CSWIM'07 Keynote Speakers:
Professor Michael Shaw, Ph.D.
College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois, USA
The Emerging Role of Chief Information Officers and Implications to Information Systems Research
The information systems (IS) research discipline is relatively young. As such we in the IS academic research community are constantly in the process of trying to reach a greater consensus on our research focus and direction, especially with respect to who our main stakeholders are and what research they would be interested in having us to work on. In this talk I would like to address issues concerning the management of enterprise information technology (IT), i.e., the managerial problems faced by the typical Chief Information Officers (CIO).
I will use a couple of empirical studies and cases to describe what I call the "CIO problems," including IT-strategy alignment, IT portfolio management, risk management, process management, and IT governance. Research opportunities in these areas, the methodology we are developing for the CIO to use, and implications to business practices will also be discussed.
Speaker Bio: Michael J. Shaw is Hoeft Endowed Chair in Information Technology Management and Director of the Center for Information Systems and e-Business Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he has been on the faculty of the Department of Business Administration since 1984. He has published extensively in the information systems and electronic commerce areas. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Information and e-Business Management. He is currently a Faculty Fellow of National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).
President, SAP Labs China
Strategies and Tools for Success in Developing, Integrating and Running Enterprise Applications
IT needs to drive down cost through standardization, while being flexible enough to augment those standard applications with new innovative processes. Enterprise SOA is the blueprint of a service-oriented architecture for current and future SAP customers. It combines the reliability and extensive functionality provided by the extensive enterprise applications with the flexibility of open-standard-based services. Model driven development has also been used to enhance the productivity and quality, and business domain experts have been integrated into the development cycle to provide increased agility. In addition, a full platform is required for business process modeling, composition, and integration, which has changed the enterprise application development horizon.
Speaker Bio: With over 20 years experience in the global software industry, Mr. Shang-Ling Jui has worked for SAP in China for over 12 year, previously as the Senior Vice President of SAP Greater China. Mr Jui was appointed as the President of SAP Labs China in November 2003 and his main responsibility is to establish and develop the SAP Labs China as a world class R&D organization within SAP's global development network.
Since 2005, Mr. Jui has been teaching as a guest professor at the School of Software and Microelectronics, Peking University, with a main focus on global software development and ERP solutions. Since 2006, Mr. Jui has been invited by the European Union to serve as an accreditation expert of the European judges for Sino-EU Information Technology Cooperation Projects to safeguard and council joint IT projects.