Conference Keynote Speaker

Andrew Burton-Jones

University of Queensland
MIS Quarterly Editor-in-Chief

Andrew graduated from UQ’s Commerce program in 1998 and worked for several years in IT risk management for one of the Big-4 accounting/consulting firms. He then moved to Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA, to complete his Ph.D., followed by seven years at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he became a tenured Associate Professor. He returned to UQ in May 2012.

Andrew has taught information systems in undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs, in several counties. He has a particular interest in IT governance and control, IT development, and IT strategy. He undertakes research in three areas. His first area focuses on how effectively organizations use IT. For example, he has been studying the effective use of electronic health records in health authorities. His second research area focused on improving methods to analyze and design IT systems. For example, he has examined ways to improve the specification of user requirements. His third research stream focuses on improving theories and methods used by researchers in the Information Systems discipline.

He has published in and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and other outlets. He recently completed a term as Representative for the Americas for the Association of Information Systems and commenced a term as International Representative for the Academy of Management (OCIS Division).

Alok Gupta

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, Research and Administration
University of Minnesota
ISR Editor-in-Chief

Alok Gupta holds the Curtis L. Carlson Schoolwide Chair in Information Management. He is Editor-in-Chief for Information Systems Research (ISR), a top journal in the area of information systems. He also serves as Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, Research and administration at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

His research focuses on Economic Engineering of systems – where system design explicitly considers incentives of participants – as applied to a variety of transactional systems from internet, real-time databases, B2B systems to e-commerce. He has published more than 80 journal articles in various information systems, economics, and computer science journals. More than 45 of these articles are published in premier journals — Management Science, ISR, and MIS Quarterly.

He received the LEO Award for career achievement from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in 2021, and was awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for his research on dynamic pricing mechanisms on the internet. He served multiple terms as an Associate Editor for Management Science and as Senior/Associate Editor for ISR. He has guest edited several special issues in Management Science and ISR. He has been serving as Publisher of MIS Quarterly since 2004.

Doctoral Consortium Keynote Speaker

Suprateek Sarker

University of Virginia

Professor Sarker serves on the editorial boards of a number of leading academic journals, including Information Systems Research and Information & Organization (as senior editor), Journal of MIS (as a member of the board of editors), Journal of the AIS (as past editor-in-chief), MIS Quarterly (as senior editor emeritus), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (as an editorial board member), and Information Technology & People (as an editorial advisory board member). He is also a past editor-in-chief of Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research and a past senior editor of Decision Sciences Journal.

In August 2016, the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) conferred on Professor Sarker an honorary doctorate; in December 2017, he was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS); in 2020, he received an honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) (the actual ceremony has been postponed due to COVID).

In 2020, he served as program co-chair of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the leading academic conference in the information systems discipline. He will serve as conference co-chair of ICIS in 2023. In 2021, Suprateek was elected President-Elect of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the primary global organization of Information Systems academics, with members in 92 countries.