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)
  • Green IT and Green IS
  • 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.

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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 topics 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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 Tue, 13. Nov. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Peder Bergan gives keynote presentation at NavVis summit

Peder Bergan represented the SITM chair and DU-IT GmbH at the NavVis summit in Munich, where he held a keynote presentation about the Smart City Duisburg. 


NavVis is an international company that develops indoor-mapping...

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 Thu, 08. Nov. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT-Management searches for student assistants

The Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) is looking to hire a student assistant for various chair-related activities. The average weekly workload depends on the corresponding activity, but is usually 9...

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 Wed, 31. Oct. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Long-term cooperation between DVV and SITM renewed again

Prof. Dr. Frederik Ahlemann’s Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management has cooperated very successfully with the main IT department of the municipal multi-service group, Duisburger Versorgungs- und...

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 Mon, 29. Oct. 2018   Hoffmann, David

The SITM chair offers four new bachelor theses in the field of Smart City

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management is looking for bachelor students planning to write their final thesis in the near future. Accordingly, three interesting topics in the field of Smart City are offered:


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 Tue, 16. Oct. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Duisburg City Council ratifies the latest e-government strategy largely developed by the SITM chair

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) has made a major contribution to the development of the newest e-government strategy, which the Duisburg city administration board has ratified.


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 Mon, 15. Oct. 2018   Hoffmann, David

IS:link participates in international partner fair at the University of Enschede

IS:link will participate in the 10th Outgoing Fair "Let's Go," held by the University of Twente.

From November 19-21 the IS:link delegation will participate in various workshops, and presentations on network and exchange...

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Recent publication

This book examines the massive changes currently taking place in the business world and commonly known as “digitalization”. In addition, it describes the significant impacts of technological innovations on processes, products, services, and business models. Further, the book offers IT leaders and managers responsible for corporate IT, as well as practice-oriented researchers, valuable inspiration and guidance, the central mission of which is to encourage and enable IT to take a more proactive role in the digital transformation processes.

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Highly motivated students have the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge and creative ideas into practice at the student consulting firm act eV. In project teamthe consultants develop customized solutions for clients.

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