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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 Mon, 01. Oct. 2018   Anna Khodijah

SITM project offered during the winter term: Convergence of Management and IT Consulting Services in the Digital Transformation Age

In the coming winter term, the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management will offer bachelor students an IS project dealing with management and IT consultancies' service offerings in the digital transformation age. ...

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 Fri, 14. Sep. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Two papers accepted for 52nd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS)

We are proud to announce that two papers were accepted for presentation and publication for the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS):

Rehring, K., Greulich, M., Bredenfeld, L. & Ahlemann, F.: Let’s get...

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 Fri, 14. Sep. 2018   Hoffmann, David

SITM chair won the Best Reviewer Award at this year´s BIS conference

We are proud to announce that the chair of Information Systems and strategic IT-Management won the Best Reviewer Award at this year´s BIS (Business Information Systems) conference. This award is a confirmation of the chair’s high...

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 Mon, 27. Aug. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Appointment of Prof. Ahlemann to the Steering Committee of the Smart City Duisburg initiative

We are happy to announce that Prof. Ahlemann was appointed to the Steering Committee of the Smart City Duisburg initiative. The members will make important decisions on the implementation of the digital masterplan and on...

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 Mon, 27. Aug. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Prof. Ahlemann’s assignment as leader of the working group E-Government in Duisburg’s Smart City Initiative

As part of the Smart City Duisburg initiative, several workshops on different topics related to a Smart City will be offered from the start of September. Both professional participants and Duisburg citizens have been invited to...

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 Mon, 30. Jul. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Smart City Duisburg kick-off event

Prof. Frederik Ahlemann presented the Master Plan Digital Duisburg and the Smart City Duisburg Innovation Center at the kick-off event "Digitaler Masterplan Duisburg" in the auditorium of the Haniel Academy in Duisburg Ruhrort on...

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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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