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, 30. Jul. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Prof. Ahlemann to join delegation trip to China

Prof. Frederik Ahlemann has been invited to join the delegation trip that the Duisburg lord mayor, Sören Link, will be leading to China this year.

The trip will focus on the areas of Smart City, digitalization, e-commerce, and...

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 Fri, 20. Jul. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Prof. Ahlemann will be the session chair of "Digitizing Mobility" at the 11th Science Forum Mobility

The Faculty of Engineering will host the 11th scientific forum on Mobility on May 23, 2019. The forum will be attended by more than 200 participants from science, industry, and politics in Duisburg. The theme of the 11th...

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 Fri, 20. Jul. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Good evaluation of “Strategic Planning of IS” and “IT Projektmanagement”

The course evaluation results have been published of “Strategic Planning of IS” and “IT Projektmanagement.” In general, both lectures were positively rated.

Overall, the “Strategic Planning of IS” course was very well received....

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 Tue, 17. Jul. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Duisburg City Council ratifies the "Masterplan Digitales Duisburg" concept, which the SITM chair developed

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) has made a major contribution to the development of the “Masterplan Digital Duisburg” concept, which the Duisburg city council has ratified.

The masterplan...

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 Tue, 17. Jul. 2018   Hoffmann, David

SITM represents Smart City at CeBIT 2018 in Hannover

The SITM chair, together with the city-owned multi-service company Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (DVV), represented Smart City Duisburg at CeBIT 2018.

In cooperation with the technology partner Huawei and...

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 Mon, 16. Jul. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Launch of website for Smart City Duisburg initiative

Together with the city of Duisburg, the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management has developed a website for the Smart City Duisburg initiative. The ongoing cooperation with Duisburg aims to transform the city into...

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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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