Prof Alan R. Hevner

Thursday, 1 June 2023 | 09:00 – 10:00 | Auditorium


Growing Your Design Science Research Proficiency

Biographical Summary:

Alan R. Hevner is a Distinguished University Professor and Eminent Scholar in the School of Information Systems and Management in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. He holds the Citigroup/Hidden River Chair of Distributed Technology.

Hevner’s areas of research interest include design science research, digital innovation, information systems development, software engineering, distributed database systems, and healthcare systems. He has published over 300 research papers on these topics with nearly 30,000 citations to his papers.

Hevner received a PhD in computer science from Purdue University. He has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland and the University of Minnesota. Hevner is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, and a Fellow of IEEE. He is a member of ACM and INFORMS.

Additional honors include selection as a Parnas Fellow at Lero, the Irish software research center, a Schoeller Senior Fellow at Friedrich Alexander University in Germany, and the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus award from the Purdue University Computer Science Department. From 2006 to 2009, he served as a program manager at the U.S. National Science Foundation in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate.

Prof Agnis Stibe

Friday, 2 June 2023 | 09:00 – 10:00 | Auditorium


Intelligent Design for Hyper-Performance


In an era of relentless technological advancements and evolving societal needs, the pursuit of hyper-performance has become a paramount objective for organizations and societies alike. To thrive in this rapidly changing landscape, the intelligent design emerges as a vital catalyst, providing the means to unleash untapped potential and drive unprecedented outcomes. This keynote delves into the transformative power of intelligent design and its profound impact on the fabric of our organizations and societies. By weaving together insights from diverse disciplines, ranging from technology and psychology to neuroscience and energy, this keynote explores how design can unlock new dimensions of progress and forge a path toward a future that is intelligent, inclusive, and hyper-performant.

Biographical summary:

4x TEDx speaker, MIT alum, YouTube creator. World-renowned business consultant and scientific advisor at Offers an authentic science-based STIBE method and practical tools for hyper-performance. Adjunct Professor of Transforming Business Systems and Human-City Interaction at the University of Oulu. Leads the Paris chapter of the Silicon Valley Transformative Technology Community. Designed and directed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) program at EM Normandie Business School in collaboration with EPITA Engineering School. Established research on Persuasive Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently working with MIT Media Lab on the SoCity project. The first decentralized prosocial platform that empowers urban citizens to make their communities more livable and their cities hyper-performing. In this vision, business acceleration and societal wellbeing can be achieved through purpose-driven innovations that successfully blend technological advances with human nature.

Frank Seidel

Friday, 2 June 2023 | 11:50 – 12:50 | Auditorium


Making the transformative power of AI available

Biographical Summary:

Frank Seidel leads Data Transformation and Artificial Intelligence within the BMW Group IT. His teams design, build and operate the BMW AI platform, enable and build solutions on the AI platform and provide advanced data analytics services. Furthermore he leads the data transformation network, responsible for data governance across the BMW group.

He graduated from University of Karlsruhe in industrial engineering in 1998, having also gained experience in the US and Singapore. He afterwards spent 5 years in management consulting and software development focussing on the transformative nature of technology and its effect on the financial and manufacturing industry.

Frank Seidel looks back on 20 years of experience within the BMW Group covering a wide range of business and IT processes. These range from transforming HR processes to a shared service centre approach to advancing the use of modular components in vehicle development. He has also lead a large change management and leadership transformation initiative. And he took responsibility for shaping the enterprise architecture landscape of sales, aftersales and customer towards cloud based solutions.

Before taking over Data Transformation and Artificial Intelligence he headed the domain responsible for all systems concerning production integration and conformity of production, leading the redesign from legacy mainframe systems to successful cloud transformation.

Prof Suprateek Sarker 

Friday, 2 June 2023 | 15:00 – 16:00 | Auditorium

Biographical Summary:

Suprateek Sarker (“Supra”) is Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Commerce Professor (Information Technology) at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the University of Cincinnati under the supervision of Professor Allen Lee. Suprateek’s research, which typically uses qualitative approaches or mixed methods, has been published in many journals, including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, the Journal of the AIS, and the Journal of MIS. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (USA), and he has received Honorary Doctorates from two leading institutions in Europe. Suprateek currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Information Systems Research, and as the President of the AIS.