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Keynote Addresses at ACIS 2023

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Title of keynote presentation: To be announced

Jason Thatcher

Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Thatcher holds the Tandean Rustandy Endowed Esteemed Chair for the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. He also holds faculty appointments at the Technical University of Munich, the Information Technology University-Copenhagen, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Jason studies individual decision-making, strategic alignment, and workforce issues related to the effective and secure application of information technologies in organizations. His more recent projects direct attention to cybersecurity and social media. He works on these topics with colleagues in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Jason’s work appears in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, and other outlets. Jason has published (or forthcoming) papers in Financial Times 50 listed journals about once a year since earning his Ph.D. He appears on the MIS Quarterly’s most prolific authors list, placing him in the top 35 or so active researchers in the Information Systems discipline. Jason credits his productivity to his students and co-authors, who make the work fun, engaging, and exciting to complete.

Jason maintains an active research agenda. According to,  he was ranked the most productive author on the AIS Senior Scholars list in 2014, 2020, and 2021 as well as the most productive scholar in Information Systems between 2018 and 2021. Since earning his Ph.D. in 2002, some rankings place Jason as the 10th most productive scholar out of 9,000+ active researchers in his discipline. According to GoogleScholar, his work has been cited more than 12000+ times.

Jason serves as Senior Editor at Information Systems Research as well as Journal of the Association for Information Systems and has served as Senior Editor at MIS Quarterly. He served on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Sciences, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He was recognized as a top Associate Editor by Information Systems Research.

Jason teaches undergraduate courses, MBA workshops, and Ph.D. Seminars. He won the College of Business and Behavioral Science 2008 Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award at Clemson University. He has mentored Ph.D. students in the United States, Denmark, Germany, and Hong Kong. Jason was named to the Circle of Compadres by the KPMG Foundation for contributions to mentoring minority Information Systems Ph.D. students in the United States.

Research in Translation: Life beyond PhD

Jenine Beekhuyzen

Thought Leader, Author, Creative Director and Queen of NVivo

Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen OAM is Australia’s #1 independent qualitative researcher. Her accolades include the Claudio Ciborra Award for innovation in research at ECIS 2012 for her doctoral studies exploring illegal file sharing communities, and an Order of Australia Medal in 2020 endorsed by the Queen of England for her contributions to Information Technology, and to women. The OAM recognises her efforts to turn research into practice through her community volunteering and her decade leading the not for profit Tech Girls Movement Foundation. Through Techgirls, Jenine has engaged more 15 000 school students hands on in STEM entrepreneurship, with more than half a million young readers of her series of Tech Girls Are Superheroes books. Based on the apps developed in her program, she chaperoned 45 female school students over 4 years to Silicon Valley to pitch their apps to the world’s biggest companies including Google, Facebook and Ebay. She has fundraised more than $1.5 million for Techgirls.Her advocacy stems from her pioneering research in gender and IS which began in 2000 in the WinIT project, extending to her research evaluating the Go Girl interventions which was awarded the Leone Warne Prize at ACIS in 2010. With many of her 70+ peer reviewed publications written outside of paid academic positions, Jenine has published her work numerous times in the Basket of 8 and she has mentored many doctoral students in the IS community. To expand that impact beyond IS, she established Research Central, an online community to help doctoral students fast track their research. Touted as the Queen of NVivo, Jenine has trained thousands of doctoral students in rigorous and transparent qualitative research supported by NVivo. Her innovative work on systematic literature reviews using NVivo with other IS scholars is well cited and useful for all researchers. Her book with SAGE publishers in the UK, Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo, is due out in 2024. She will also appear on Australian TV screens in 2024 with her reality based show, Future Fixers.Jenine’s most recent research is on the Digital Divide, mentoring and role models. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Queensland Business School, a Visiting Fellow in the Engineering Faculty at the University of Technology Sydney, and an Adjunct Fellow at Griffith University.