Current Business Information Systems Research Candidates
Shamim started his Phd research on a full-time basis from Semester 2, 2012 and he is supported by the Business School scholarship. His research area is Information Systems (IS) Risk Management in the Financial Business Cloud. The research attempts to explore IS risks associated with cloud models adopted by the financial firms. The focus is on end-to-end electronic trading eg. FX, Stock trading, e-payments, etc which rely on real-time Information Systems. He aims to carry out a case study using data from the financial /banking sector.
Shamim worked for 15 years in various IT roles based in Japan & Australia and he has experience with both Technology and Financial companies, e.g. Intel, Savvis, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Deutsche Bank. During the first 10 years he worked hands on in data centre operations and the last 5 years in IT Governance areas, ie. IT Change & Incident management as well as Project Management, Disaster Recovery (DR), Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and IT Audit & Compliance.
Shamim has a Bachelor degree in International Relations from the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and a Masters degree in International Business & Management from the International University of Japan (IUJ). He is a member of several professional organizations including ISACA, AIS, ISOC (Internet Society) and has been a guest lecturer in Bangladesh & Japan on Data centre management and IT Governance topics.
Bronwyn's research focus is on sustainable supply chain management and decision making. She is also the Research Manager at the Sustainability Transparency and Accountability Research (STAR) Lab, a joint initiative of the US Studies Centre and the Business School established in 2012.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wollongong and her Master's degree from the University of Western Sydney. She has over 25 years experience in a variety of sectors including mining, engineering, local government, finance, and textile and apparel manufacturing. She has held management positions in addition to working as a consultant in supply chain management, product design and development, strategy, human resources, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, health and safety, industrial relations, and quality management.
Bronwyn regularly speaks to industry, media and community groups on sustainable production and consumption, particularly around textiles and clothing.
Steven's proposed PhD research is motivated by his work as Management Consulting practitioner and will explore Strategic Sourcing with particular focus on IT outsourcing. Steven plans to use the Cloud Computing phenomenon as his candidate technology and apply constructs such as capability maturity as well as success and risk variables in IT outsourcing.
Steven has completed a Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology at The University of Sydney and received a first class honours for his thesis in Information Systems (e-commerce management). He has worked in the private sector for over a decade for Tier 1 consultancies and most recently for a boutique management consultancy. He plans to leverage this knowledge and experience in his part time research candidature.
Max holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Commerce from the University of Sydney, specialising in Management, International Business and Finance. Prior to joining academia, Max worked in the chemical trading industry specialising in Eastern European markets and at the University of Sydney in a number of administrative positions.
Max's teaching expertise focuses on first-year introductory business units, strategic management and competitive advantage. His strong commitment to teaching has been acknowledged by multiple Dean's Citations for Tutoring and nominations for the Business School Excellence in Tutoring Award.
Max's research interests include Corporate Strategy and Information Security. His current thesis project explores contemporary approaches to information security strategy in Australian businesses. Key stakeholders are being consulted in this research including representatives from leading business organisations, government organisations, consultants and IT companies.