Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Netta Iivari

Netta Iivari is a Professor in Information Systems and research unit leader of INTERACT research unit in University of Oulu. She has background in Cultural Anthropology as well as in Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction. She gained her Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology 2001 and in Information Processing Science 2003. She received her doctoral degree in Information Systems in 2006. Her long lasting research interest concerns understanding and strengthening people's participation in shaping and making their digital futures. Her research has addressed packaged and open source software development contexts as well as empowering children through design and making. Her research is strongly influenced by interpretive and critical research traditions. She has a specific interest in the development and utilization of culture and discourse oriented lenses as well as in the examination and support of transdisciplinary research and design. She holds editorial positions in respected HCI and IS journals and has actively published in high-quality IS and HCI journals and conferences (over 130 scientific publications.

Rikard Lindgren

Rikard Lindgren is a professor of Informatics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and guest professor at the University of Borås, Sweden. He is also research director and co-founder of Swedish Center for Digital Innovation. His research has been published in European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Organization, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Research Policy, Sloan Management Review, and other outlets. In 2003, he was awarded the OR Society’s Stafford Beer Medal for the best paper published in European Journal of Information Systems and Knowledge Management Research and Practice. In 2017, he was awarded the runner-up European Research Paper of the year. Professor Lindgren currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and the advisory board of Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. Previously, he has served as an associate editor of Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly, associate/senior editor of Information Systems Journal, and editor-in-chief of Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. In 2011, he was awarded the Best Associate Editor of Information Systems Research. On a regular basis, he has served as track chair for international conferences such as European Conference on Information Systems and International Conference on Information Systems.


Doctoral Consortium Faculties

Margunn Aanestad

Margunn Aanestad is Professor of Information Systems at the University of Agder, Norway, and has earlier worked in the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway, from which she also acquired her PhD in 2002. Her basic degrees are in electronic engineering with a specialization in medical technologies, but her PhD work and later research has taken a cross-disciplinary view on sociotechnical phenomena. While drawing on organizational studies, CSCW and STS, she has published primarily in IS outlets, including EJIS, ISJ, ISR, JAIS, JIT, JSIS and MISQ. She is member of several IS journals’ editorial board and also the AIS’ current Task Force on open access policy.  Her research has addressed the implementation of digital services that transform organizational and inter-organizational collaboration, particularly in the healthcare sector, such as digital collaboration, patient-centered solutions, and personalized medicine. She also has an interest in public health information systems in the global South. Theoretically, she has contributed to the research stream on information infrastructures within the IS field. Her current research investigates what characterizes digital platform ecologies in a public sector domain, which has more complex value creation and value capture mechanisms than the commercial domains, in which most existing platform research is conducted. In addition, ongoing research projects investigate the effects of digitalization (in the form of automation and platform-based collaboration) on the workforce’s competency requirements, and how policy can stimulate industry’s utilization of digital technologies to transform into more sustainable business operations.

Tina Blegind Jensen

Tina Blegind Jensen’s research focuses on organizational and managerial issues of information systems with a particular interest in the impact of digital technology on people in organizations. She has published articles in leading journals and frequently presents her work in major conferences on topics such as digital transformation of work, people analytics, sensemaking practices, institutional structures, identity, and healthcare information systems. Some of her work can be found in Organization Science, Information and Organization, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, as well as in the proceedings of IS and Organizational Studies conferences. Tina is an editorial board member of three leading IS journals and serves in various organizing capacities in major international conferences on management information systems. She takes a lot of joy in mentoring PhD scholars and junior faculty members.

Sirkka Järvenpää

Dr. Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa is Professor of Information Systems and Bayless/Rauscher Pierce Refsnes Chair in Business Administration at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin.  At The University of Texas at Austin, she serves as the Director of the Center for Business, Technology and Law. She has held many distinguished appointments such as the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School and Finnish Distinguished Professor at Aalto University. She was the first woman to hold the title of Finnish Distinguished (Fidipro) Professor. Her work has appeared in information systems, management, accounting, marketing, psychology, and anthropology journals. She recently published a co-authored book “Words Matter: Communicating Effectively in the New Global Office.” Dr. Jarvenpaa has received numerous best paper awards in information systems and management journals. Dr. Jarvenpaa serves or  has served as the senior editor or editor-in-chief for several journals:  Journal of Association for Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research,  Organization Science.  She has served in numerous other leadership positions in her field. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Business Administration from University of Minnesota.  She is a recipient of Association of Information Systems (AIS) Fellow and LEO Awards (LEO stands for Life Time Achievement of Exceptional Global Contributions in the field of information systems). She has been awarded three honorary doctorates.

Lars Mathiassen

Lars Mathiassen is Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor in Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University. His research interests focus on digital innovation and engineering and management of IT-systems. More particularly, he has worked with software engineering, business process innovation, IT-enabled change and health informatics. His research has been extensively published in journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Research Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Information Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Software, and Communications of the ACM. He is a co-author of Professional Systems Development—Experiences, Ideas and Action, Computers in Context—The Philosophy and Practice of Systems Design, Object-Oriented Analysis & Design, and Improving Software Organizations: From Principles to Practice. He has served as senior editor for MIS Quarterly and currently serves as senior editor for Organization & Information, Journal of Information Technology and Engaged Management ReView. Extensive CV and publication record are available at  

Michael Myers

Michael D. Myers is Professor of Information Systems at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand. His research interests are in the areas of qualitative research methods in information systems, digital transformation, and the social, organizational and cultural aspects of digital technologies. He won the Best Paper award (with Heinz Klein) for the most outstanding paper published in MIS Quarterly in 1999.

Michael served as a Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly from 2001-2005 and as a Senior Editor of Information Systems Research from 2008-2010. He also served as President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in 2006-2007 and as Chair of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.2 from 2006-2008. He currently serves as Senior Editor of three journals: European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Organization, and Pacific Asia Journal of the AIS. Michael is a Fellow of AIS.

Ojelanki Ngwenyama

Ojelanki Ngwenyama is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa; Research Professor of Information Systems, University of Cape Town; Professor and Director, Institute of Innovation and Technology Management, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and Professorial Research Fellow in Information Systems and Analytics, Deakin University Business School, Melbourne, Australia. He holds a D.Phil (honoris causa, 2009), Faculty of Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa, a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1988) from The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton; an MBA (1985) from Martin J. Withman School of Management, Syracuse University, NY, USA. Prof. Ngwenyama has published more than 100 scholarly articles and several books. He is on the editorial boards of European Journal of Information Systems (Senior Editor), Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Information Systems Frontiers and Journal of Information Technology for development.

Ojelanki Ngwenyama was Visiting Professor at University of South Africa; Visiting Research Professor at Institut d’ Economie et Management de Nantes, Université de Nantes, France; Visiting Research Professor in Inter-Organizational Information Systems, University of Munster, Germany; VELUX Foundation Visiting Research Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (2012); Andrew Mellon Foundation Mentorship Professor at University of Cape Town, South Africa (2011). He is also Visiting Research Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark, since 1997; Docent in Computer Science & Information Systems, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, since 1994; Visiting Research Professor of Informatics, Aarhus Business School, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2006-2009; Visiting Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1992-2001. His past permanent appointments were at Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA and York University, Toronto.