Congratulations are in order for Prof. Gaurav Bansal (Business Administration) and two of his students Kayla Hodorff and Kyle Marshall, whose paper on the role of gender in Information Security Policy received second place in the “best paper” category at the 11th Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference. The two-day conference held in Milwaukee, featured 22 research presentations and attracted researchers and doctoral students from all around the Midwest; Hodorff and Marshall were the only two undergraduate students represented.
UWGB Cofrin School of Business Professor Gaurav Bansal is serving as co-chair of the 11th Annual Midwest Conference on Information Systems being organized on May 19-20 at UW-Milwaukee. Business professors Vallari Chandna, Sampath Ranganathan, Meir Russ, and Soo Il Shin are serving on the program committee. The conference explores how organizations can, and do, learn, adapt and innovate to respond more effectively, efficiently, rapidly and responsibly to changing circumstances using bigger data, smarter analytics and safer security. More details here http://mwais2016.sois.uwm.edu/.
Associate Prof. Gaurav Bansal of the Cofrin School of Business, who served as president of the Midwest Association for Information Systems for the year just ending, was among the featured speakers at the 10th annual conference of the association held at Pittsburg State (Kans.) University on May 14 and 15. In his talk, Bansal highlighted the importance of regional conferences, and how they help build bridges between IS experts and their stakeholders. He highlighted that regional conferences are relatively low-budget and facilitate relationship building with the “local” industry leaders and CIOs, community, government agencies, and university administration as well. Such bridge-building exercises are generally not possible with larger conferences which can only go to bigger cities, often cost more to attend, and are generally not accessible to undergraduate students. He stressed that such regional conferences are increasingly important in an era of declining state funding, and he emphasized the need to reinforce ties with stakeholders. He highlighted that the Information Systems discipline is unique since issues such as digitization and privacy/security involve all cross-sections of society, providing a unique opportunity to involve those various stakeholders — which happens to make Information Systems research and teaching more relevant and rigorous at the same time.
Information systems professionals from academia, industry and government came together May 18-19 for a regional conference hosted by UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. Continue reading “Photos: Cofrin School of Business hosts regional information systems conference”