Conference Schedule

Day 1
Thursday, April 2, 2020

5:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Day 2
Friday, April 3, 2020

8:00 am


8:30 am

Welcome – MIS Department Head Maric Boudreau & Hugh Watson

8:45 am

Welcome – UGA Provost Jack Hu & Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs Mike Pfarrer

9:15 am

Session #1 Deans’ Panel (Trends and Opportunities: Education in the era of AI)

Panelists: Ramayya Krishnan (Carnegie Mellon University), Moez Limayem (University of South Florida), Paul Pavlou (University of Houston), Bruce Weber (University of Delaware)
10:15 am


10:45 am

Session #2: Innovative Ideas and Practices (Curriculum Changes, Advisory Boards, Badges)

Hugh Watson (University of Georgia), “Include Students on Your Advisory Board.” Lakshmi Iyer, (Appalachian State University), “Include Badging in Your MIS Courses.” Craig Piercy (University of Georgia), “Integrate Cloud Computing into the MIS Curriculum.” David Schuff (Temple University), “Redesign Your Courses around APIs, Microservices, etc.”
11:45 am

Gartner Group’s Campus Access - Bob Trotter (Partner)

12:15 pm


12:45 pm

Session #3: Keynote speaker: Bill Franks (AI & Big Data)

1:45 pm

Session #4: AI in the MIS curriculum / research

Panelists: Vijay Khatri (Indiana University), Bloomington De Liu (University of Minnesota), T. Ravichandran (Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute), Alex Tuzhilin (New York University), Andy Wasser (Carnegie Mellon University)
3:00 pm

Leave for debate (walking break)

3:30 pm

Session #5: Debate at Demosthenian Hall (AI and the Future of Work)

5:00 pm

Tailgate Event (at Coca-Cola Plaza)

Day 3
Saturday, April 4, 2020

8:00 am


8:30 am

Association for Information Systems: Updates - Alan Dennis (President)

9:00 am

Session #6 Hot takes on IS-related issues (Publishing, Curriculum, Outreach, Future of the IS Field)

Lars Mathiassen (Georgia State University), “The Need for Clinical Research as a New Publication Genre.” Deepak Khazanchi (University of Nebraska, Omaha), “MIS Programs Should Adopt a ‘Stackable’ Educational Model.” Leif Flak (University of Adgar) and Rick Watson (University of Georgia), “MIS Departments Should Adopt a Village.” Munir Mandviwalla (Temple University), “What Are We Really Teaching (and does it fit today).” Jason Thatcher (University of Alabama), “The Future of the MIS Discipline.”
10:15 am


10:45 am

Session #7 IS Fundraising Best Practices

Panelists: Maric Boudreau (University of Georgia), Sue Brown (University of Arizona), Rich Klein (Florida International University), Radhika Santanam (University of Oklahoma), Raghu Santanam (Arizona State University)
11:45 am

Session #8 From the Editors: Initiatives and Trends

Panelists: Anandhi Bharadwaj (Management Science), Dorothy Leidner (Journal of the Association for Information Systems), Arun Rai (MIS Quarterly)
12:30 pm

Concluding thoughts / box lunches