Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) conducts research on the strategic IT/IS management domain. Currently, our focus is on:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) from a strategic and managerial view
  • AI-Supported Organizational Decision-Making
  • Augmented Reality for Enterprise Architecture Management (AR EAM)
  • Benefits Management and Value of IT (BM)
  • Digital Strategy & Digital Transformation Management (DT)
  • Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM)
  • IT Demand Management (ITDM)
  • IT/Digital Innovation Management (ITIM)
  • Project Management (PM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • Smart City (SC)

In our research, we approach these domains from two directions: Following the design science paradigm, we develop and evaluate artifacts (e.g., process models, methods, tools) for strategic IT/IS management. In parallel, we conduct behavioral research to gain an understanding of the conditions under which these (and other) artifacts are accepted, adopted, and proven successful. We ensure that our research results have a practical and sustainable benefit by cooperating with leading enterprises and institutions.

Prof. Ahlemann will be released from teaching duties during the summer of 2018 as he will be taking a research sabbatical. From 01.04.2018 to 30.09.2018, Prof. Ahlemann will not accept or supervise any new student projects, seminar papers, and bachelor or master theses. Theses started prior to this date may be completed under the chair’s supervision. The lectures “IT Project Management” (bachelor program) and “Strategic Planning of IS” (master program) will take place as planned.

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Our teaching program grounds students in the areas of information systems for career preparation across a broad spectrum of industries.

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We are engaging in information systems research on today’s business issues. We address a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary issues at the intersection of technology, social sciences, and business.

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We enable organizations to boost digital leadership capacity, build digital resources, and improve transformational performance through a range of organizational development programs, evidence-based coaching, and executive education services.

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 Thu, 17. Oct. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Prof. Ahlemann will act as chairman of the dialogue board on “Toolgestütztes Projektmanagement” (tool-supported project management)

Frederik Ahlemann will act as the chairman and moderator of the professional conference “Toolgestütztes Projektmanagement” (tool-supported project management) on November 19 in Frankfurt/M., November 21 in Cologne, and November 26...

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 Sun, 13. Oct. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Florian Hesselmann is honored with Alumni-WiWi-Essen Award

On September 27, Florian Hesselmann received this year’s Alumni-WiWi-Essen Award at the University of Duisburg-Essen’s graduation ceremony. The faculty department’s best graduate student is honored with this Award each year.

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 Wed, 09. Oct. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Prof. Ahlemann at the Wroclaw Summer School 2013

On September 2 and 3, Prof. Ahlemann presented full day lectures on enterprise architecture management (EAM) at the Wroclaw Summer School 2013, which took place in collaboration with IS:link. The lectures covered topics such as...

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 Wed, 02. Oct. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Successful final presentation of IS Project results for industry partner

On Thursday, September 5, the student teams of this semester’s IS project successfully presented their findings to Prof. Ahlemann, Dr. Drechsler of SITM, and to the representatives of GAGFAH, the industry partner of SITM in the IS...

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 Fri, 20. Sep. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Prof. Dr. Ahlemann gave a presentation at the conference “Facharchitekur in Versicherungen” in Leipzig

Frederik Ahlemann was invited to speak at the conference “Facharchitekur in Versicherungen” in Leipzig on September 11 and 12, 2013. Most insurance companies have realized the importance of managing their business architecture....

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 Thu, 12. Sep. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Research meets Practice at SITM’s latest Research Colloquium

Another research colloquium took place at the SITM chair on Thursday, 29 August, with an honored guest from practice: Mr. Hilko Heuer, CIO at Ferrostaal GmbH. The colloquium covered topics such as cloud computing, smart grids,...

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 Mon, 02. Sep. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Prof. Ahlemann is part of a track chair at the ECIS 2014

Professor Dr. Frederik Ahlemann is involved as an associate editor in the track for “Advancing Theories and Theorizing in IS Research” at the 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2014) in Tel Aviv, Israel. The...

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 Thu, 22. Aug. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Successful evaluation of the “Bachelor Project” course

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management received the evaluation results of its “Bachelor Project” course. The level of difficulty has been rated as adequate (1.83). Students gave the course’s learning effect a...

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 Mon, 19. Aug. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Course evaluation of “Fallstudie IT-Management” completed with positive results

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management has received the course evaluation results of its case study (Fallstudie) “IT management”. The students specifically evaluated the practical relevance (1,32) and the...

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 Sun, 18. Aug. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Prof. Ahlemann invited to be a reviewer for the ICIS 2013

Recently, Prof. Frederik Ahlemann accepted an invitation to act as a reviewer for the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2013, which is the leading conference in the IS discipline. It takes place will occur...

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