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Monday, February 20th, 2017

Program Board meeting at Luxembourg for the 29th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAISE), June 12-16 2017, on Digital Connected World – Informed, Disruptive Business Transformation. The theme addresses the needed business transformations to guarantee organizational survival in a continuously changing world …


Design a Better Business

Monday, February 6th, 2017

new book “Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills, and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation”, by Patrick Van Der Pijl, Justin Lokitz and Lisa Kay Solomon

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Innovation playground

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Long chat with Sam on the Innovation Playground and evolution of the ABC concept (Amenity, Brand, Culture)


VPC video

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Translating the slides and subtitling in Japanese and Spanish the video explaining the Value Proposition Canvas, with the support of Adelphi, in view of my visit to Tokyo and Santiago de Chile this spring.

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Thesis defence at Cork

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Jury with Prof. Frédéric Adam for a thesis at University College at Cork, defended by Carolanne Mahony. Her thesis extends one of her research papers presented in 2013 at ECIS. The paper was entitled “A Tool For Analysing e Information Behaviour Of Expectant And New Mothers”.

“This paper presents a tool that analyses the information behaviour of expectant and new mothers. The Information Behaviour Analysis Tool (IBAT) is based on a theoretical model of information behaviour that is adapted from extant literature. We use interview and activity diary data from the first stage of a longitudinal exploratory study to create and demonstrate the tool. The IBAT can be used to map the information behaviour of new and expectant mothers from beginning to end. Three different search episodes are used to demonstrate the efficacy of the tool and to highlight different types of search strategies. These examples demonstrate the variability of uncertainty as a factor during information behaviour and the interaction it can have when processing different information resources.

Contributions à la multi-disciplinarité en SI

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Jury avec Oscar Pastor et Bénédicte Legrand, pour l’Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) de Saïd Assar (web), Paris 1 – Sorbonne,  sur des “Contributions à la multi-disciplinarité de l’informatique et des SI”.

“Saïd adopte une vision élargie des sciences de l’informatique pour présenter ses différents travaux consécutifs à la collaboration avec des équipes de recherche différentes. Un des objectifs de cette HDR est de montrer comment cette vision concourt à clarifier son parcours de chercheur, à situer ses contributions scientifiques, ainsi qu’à expliciter une compréhension holistique et multidisciplinaire des approches de recherche autour de l’artéfact informatique et sociotechnique. 

Design Science Research in IS

Friday, January 6th, 2017

CUSO activity “Design Science & Design Thinking” in Ovronnaz, with Jean-Henry Morin (UniGe) and Kil-Soo Suh 서길수 (Yonsei University, Seoul)


The objective is to introduce PhD students in information systems (IS) and computer science (CS) to the methodological foundation of design science research and design thinking. This Winter School is part of the Doctoral Program of Computer Science offered by the “Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale” (CUSO), but is open for participants from other Swiss universities. Detailed information is available on the CUSO website

Market Opportunity Navigator

Friday, December 16th, 2016

always a pleasure to meet and chat with Marc Gruber (EPFL) and Sharon Tal-Itzkovitch (Technion) on their “Market Opportunity Navigator” tool and their soon coming book “The Market Opportunity Navigator: 3 steps to backing the most valuable opportunity” by Pearson International.


AIS Outreach Award

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Honoured to have received the AIS Outreach Award, given for the first time by AIS at ICIS’2016, Dublin (award)

“The AIS Outreach Practice Publication Award was created to recognize members who successfully transfer research to practitioner audiences in practice-based publications (more)

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news on the HEC web site here

PhD seminar on open innovation

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Dina participates to the PhD in management sciences seminar on Open Innovation & Open Business Models (web), organised by Henry Chesbrough (Berkeley) and Wim Vanhaverbeke (NUS) in Barcelona.

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The seminar will be followed by the 3rd Annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) in Barcelona.