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, 23. Apr. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Presentation of the “Digital master plan for Duisburg” at the Chinese Spring Festival

At this year's fourth Chinese Spring Festival, organized by the Confucius Institute Metropolis Ruhr, our chair presented the concept for the development of a “Digital master plan for Duisburg.” We developed this master plan in...

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 Thu, 29. Mar. 2018   Hoffmann, David

SITM paper presented by Kevin Rehring at Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2018

The paper “Put your glasses on: Conceptualizing affordances of mixed and virtual reality for enterprise architecture management” by Kevin Rehring, David Hoffmann, and Frederik Ahlemann was presented by Kevin Rehring at the...

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 Wed, 28. Mar. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Development of a digital master plan for the city of Duisburg

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM), in cooperation with the city of Duisburg and the Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (DVV), made a major contribution to the development of a...

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 Tue, 27. Mar. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Job offer for student assistant position at the SITM chair

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management has three student assistant positions vacant. The position includes the following activities: 

Join an industry collaboration to develop and manage Smart City research...

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 Wed, 21. Mar. 2018   Hoffmann, David

SITM makes Duisburg smarter

We are very proud to announce that the chair of Information Systems and strategic IT Management is part of the Duisburg smart city project. It is our goal to provide innovative ideas and guidance that help Duisburg become a role...

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 Tue, 20. Mar. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Successful presentation of the track “Strategisches IT-Management” at MKWI 2018

Last week, Prof. Frederik Ahlemann (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Prof. Nils Urbach (Universität Bayreuth), and Prof. Reinhard Schütte (Universität Duisburg-Essen) led the track "Strategisches IT-Management" (strategic IT...

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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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