|AIS LEO/Fellows Lecture Series: “Clash of the Titans,” starring Izak Benbasat and M. Lynne Markus|
The "AIS LEO/Fellows Lecture Series" was initiated at AMCIS 2009 to create opportunities for us to learn from some of our past LEO or Fellow award winners as they reflect on their careers, their lives, their colleagues, the field of information systems and more. The goal is to give us insights into our own lives and careers by drawing on their experiences and wisdom. LEOs are outstanding scholars who have made exceptional global contributions to the field of Information Systems. They are role models and an inspiration to their colleagues and students in the field of Information Systems. Moreover, they command respect from individuals outside the IS field. They are highly esteemed for their exemplary professional and personal integrity. This year's session will feature LEOs Izak Benbasat (The Canada Research Chair in Information Technology Management, University of British Columbia) and Lynne Markus (The John W. Poduska, Sr. Professor of Information and Process Management, Bentley University), two iconic members of our field.
This year, instead of formal lectures, Professors Benbasat and Markus have opted for a shared and free-wheeling interview, moderated by Cynthia Beath . The two LEOs are unaware of the questions they will be asked, which have been prepared with assistance from countless anonymous colleagues. The questions have been selected to engage the two LEOs in a thoughtful conversation about their pasts and futures, their delights and frustrations, their triumphs and troughs. Professors Benbasat and Markus will also question each other, and the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions, too.
When : Saturday, Aug 14, 10:30-12:00
Where : Nazca 1, Swissotel
IZAK BENBASAT is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Canada Research Chair in Information Technology Management at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal Management Information Systems and Information Systems Journal. He was editor-in-chief of Information Systems Research, editor of the Information Systems and Decision Support Systems Department of Management Science, and a senior editor of MIS Quarterly. He became a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2002 and received the LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievements in Information Systems from the Association for Information Systems in 2007.
M. LYNNE MARKUS is the John W. Poduska, Sr. Professor of Information and Process Management at Bentley University. Professor Markus's teaching, research, and consulting interests include enterprise and inter-enterprise systems, IT governance, and IT-enabled organization change. She is the author/editor of five books and over one hundred articles; her research has been supported by numerous government and industry grants. She was named Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2004 and received the AIS LEO Award for Exceptional Lifetime Achievement in Information Systems in 2008.
CYNTHIA BEATH is Professor Emerita of Information Systems at the McCombs School of Business, UT Austin. She received her PhD degree from UCLA. Before embarking on her academic career, Cynthia worked in private industry in several information systems development and consulting positions. Her research focuses on the joint management of information technology assets by information systems specialists, their business partners and their technology service suppliers. Her research has been published in leading IS research journals and she has served as an editor for several top IS journals.