MIS Academic Leadership Conference


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The Information Systems Area of the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management will host the 8th Management Information Systems Academic Leadership Conference April 11-13, 2019, on the UT Dallas campus. Open to IS faculty, program directors and deans, the conference will provide participants opportunities to discuss best practices in MIS academic leadership.

The conference will include panel discussions of graduate and undergraduate curricula, research, recruiting and strategic issues pertaining to IS academic leadership. Registration is open to anyone with an active MIS leadership role.

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Conference Chairs

Mark Thouin

Mark Thouin

Director, MS ITM Program

Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas

Atanu Lahiri

Atanu Lahiri

Associate Professor, Information Systems

Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas

Gaurav Shekhar

Gaurav Shekhar

Program Manager, MS ITM Program

Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas

Conference Details

Sessions of the 8th MIS Academic Leadership Conference will take place in the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) and the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center (DGAC).

Address

Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson TX 75080

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Day 1: April 11, 2019 | Thursday

Conference Check-in

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Venue: Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

Welcome Reception

Day 2: April 12, 2019 | Friday

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Panel Discussion: Graduate Programs

Chair: Dr. Andy Wasser, Associate Dean, Carnegie Melon University

Panelist: Dr. Bill Neumann, Professor of Practice in MIS, University of Arizona

Panelist: Dr. Yang W. Lee, Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Panelist: Dr. Rick Wilson, Head of Department of MSIS, Oklahoma State University

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Keynote Address

Carolyn Carlson, Director, Healthcare Intelligent Cloud Technical Sales, Microsoft Corporation

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Panel Discussion: Academic Research

Chairs: Dr. Paul Pavlou, Senior Associate Dean, Temple University and Dr. Sumit Sarkar, Director Ph.D Program, The University of Texas at Dallas

Panelist: Elena Karahanna, UGA Distinguished Research Professor

Panelist: Dr. Anandhi Bharadwaj, Professor of Information Systems, Emory University

Panelist: Dr. Prabhudev Konana, Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Welcome Address

Dr. Hasan Pirkul, Dean and Caruth Chair, Naveen Jindal School of Management

12:10 PM – 1:30 PM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Panel Discussion: Undergraduate Recruiting

Chair: Dr. Andrew Urbaczewski, Department Chair, University of Denver

Panelist: Dr. Rick Wilson, Head of Department of MSIS, Oklahoma State University

Panelist: Dr. Naveen Gudigantala, Associate Professor, University of Portland

Panelist: Dr. Kellie Keeling, Associate Professor, University of Denver

Panelist: Dr. David Green, Division Chair, Governors State University

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Talk: AIS Education Initiatives

Dr. Heikki Topi, AIS Vice President of Education

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Panel Discussion: Graduate Recruiting

Chair: Dr. Bipin Prabhakar, Chair, Information Systems Graduate Programs, Indiana University

Panelist: Dr. Andy Wasser, Associate Dean, Carnegie Melon University

Panelist: Dr. Bill Neumann, Professor of Practice in MIS, University of Arizona

Panelist: Dr. Allen Johnston, Associate Professor, The University of Alabama

Panelist: Dr. Andrea Everard, Professor of MIS, University of Delaware

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Break

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Panel Discussion: Undergraduate Programs

Chairs: Dr. Richard Klein, Associate Dean, Florida International University and Dean Qiang Ye, School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin

Panelist: Dr. Raghu Santaram, Department Chair, Arizona State University

Panelist: Dr. Heikki Topi, Professor, Bentley University

Panelist: Dr. Sandeep Purao, Trustee Professor, Bentley University

Panelist: Dr. Choon Ling Sia, Head and Professor, City University of Hong Kong

Panelist: Anna Sidorova, Associate Professor, University of North Texas

6:00 PM

Venue: Urban Rio, 1000 E. 14th Street, Plano, TX 75074

Social Event and Networking Dinner

Day 3: April 13, 2019 | Saturday

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Panel Discussion: Industry Engagement and Advisory Boards

Chair: Dr. Deepak Khazanchi, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Panelist: Jyoti Lynch, Chief Information Officer, Jamba Juice

Panelist: Neelu Sethi, SVP, Chief Information Officer, Reddy Ice

Panelist: Michelle Johnson, SVP, Chief Information Officer, The Freeman Company

Panelist: Sherif Mityas, Chief Experience Officer, TGI Fridays

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Venue: JSOM 1.606

Big Ideas

Chair: Dr. Mark Thouin, Director Graduate Information Systems Program, The University of Texas at Dallas

Presenter: Dr. Mark Thouin – Internship Stories on LinkedIn

Presenter: Dr. Luvai Motivalla – Industry Partnerships

Presenter: Dr. Deepak Khazanchi – The Future of IS is Multidisciplinary

Presenter: Dr. Tony Gerth – Mainframes Live On

Presenter: Dr. Rick Wilson

Presenter: Dr. Atanu Lahiri – IT Security

Presenter: Dr. Rudy Hirschheim – Assessing Scholarly Influence is Going to Get a Whole Lot Harder in the Future

Presenter: Dr. Dawn Owens

Presenter: Gaurav Shekhar – Building of an engaged student through Industry Alliances

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