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Event Chairs

Conference Co-Chairs


Markus Helfert
Dublin City University
Ireland


Brief Bio
Markus Helfert is Director of the Business Informatics Group at Dublin City University, and a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the School of Computing, Dublin City University (Ireland). He is senior academic at Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre. He is a research affiliate at The Open Government Institute at Zeppelin University in Germany. His research interests include Information Management, Innovation, Cloud Computing, Service Science, Enterprise Architecture and Open Data and Smart Cities. Currently he advises several small and medium sized Enter prise in relation to Innovation and IT Management. Markus Helfert has authored more than 200+ academic articles, journal and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences. He is member of international programme committees and reviewer and associate editor of several IS journals. Dr. Helfert has received national and international grants from agencies such as European Union (FP7; H2020), Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. Prior to his appointment at Dublin City University, he held a research position at the Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen. Dr. Helfert holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), an MSc from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and a BSc from Napier University in Scotland (UK). ... More >>


Claus Pahl
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Italy
http://www.inf.unibz.it/~cpahl/


Brief Bio
Prof. Pahl is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Prior to moving to Italy in early 2016, he was a Principal Investigator and the Architecture Theme Lead of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) Prof. Pahl was also involved as a Funded Investigator in the Irish Software Research Centre Lero as well as a Funded Investigator at the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology (formerly CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content CNGL).

 

Program Co-Chairs


Víctor Méndez Muñoz
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB
Spain


Brief Bio
Dr. Víctor Méndez Muñoz has a main background in big data management and distributed systems. He participated in scientific international projects in physics and bioinformatics like AGATA, LHCb, ENRM and EISCAT, collaborating with several more. Currently, he is Head of Software Development at Mind the Byte, a bioinformatics company specializing in computational drug discovery using a pay-per-use SaaS platform (Software as a Service). He also works in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) as a part time professor. He holds the program chair in INSTICC conferences in the fields o cloud computing, big data, complexity and the internet of things, as well as editorial collaboration in some journals of high impact. ... More >>


Donald Ferguson
Columbia University
United States


Brief Bio
Dr. Donald F. Ferguson is vice president and chief technology officer for Dell’s Software Group. Dell named Don a Senior Fellow in January 2013 Don is the only person to have been an IBM Fellow, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Dell Senior Fellow. Don leads the architecture, implementation design, technical strategy and innovation for Dell Software Group products and solutions. Don also works with colleagues across Dell to help ensure integration and innovation for software solutions spanning all of Dell’s businesses. Some of Don’s recent solution focus at Dell has been on hybrid cl ud management, BYOD/mobility management and security, and end-to-end next generation connected security. ... More >>

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