Conf-IRM 2014

International Conference on Information Resources Management
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 21 - 23 2014


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Prof Patrick Y.K. Chau 

Patrick Y.K. Chau is Padma and Hari Harilela Professor in Strategic Information Systems at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong.  He conducts research in areas including management of information systems, e-commerce, knowledge management and IT outsourcing and has over 80 journal publications in these areas with many of them appeared in leading information systems journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, JAIS, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and others.  His work has over 8,000 citation counts with the top article with more than 1,000 citations on Google Scholar.  He was ranked No. 8 worldwide in terms of research publication productivity in major IS/IT journals (CAIS, April 2005).
He has been on the editorial boards of many journals including MIS Quarterly, JAIS, Decision Sciences, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, etc. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Information and Management and was the Co-Editor of Electronic Commerce Research & Applications and Database in 2007-2011.  He has also been very active in the IS academic community. He was Vice-President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) (2006-2008), President of the Chinese AIS (2005-2007), Founding President of the Hong Kong AIS (2006), and was recently elected as President of the Information Systems Academic Heads International (2014-2015). He has been more than ten times as track co-chair/associate editor/program committee member of ICIS/ECIS and has been five times as conference/program/doctoral consortium co-chair of PACIS.

He was appointed as Chang-Jiang Scholar (Chair Professor) by the Ministry of Education of China in 2010.  In 2013, he received the AIS Fellow Award. He is also recently appointed as Qiushi Chair Professor at Zhejiang University, China.

TOPIC – "Information Management Research in the Era of Big Data"

We, in the past few years, see the growing flow, or even inundation, of articles and reports in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, McKinsey Global Survey/Report, Boston Consulting Group, IBM Research Reports, etc., discussing the promises, opportunities and challenges of big data and/or business analytics for productivity, value creation, innovation, and business transformation. The attention generated from these and many other publications on the same topic to senior management of business organizations all over the world is no doubt phenomenal. This gives a very clear signal to us, as researchers in the fields of information systems and information management, that this is an area we should pay attention to. This talk aims to provide an overview of what we may do from a research perspective including the potential opportunities and challenges of conducting research in this big data/business analytics area. Taking a historical approach, we look at the past, the present and the possible future of information management research in the era of big data.