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Business Information Systems Seminars

The Discipline of Business Information Systems seminar organiser is Sebastian Boell.

Upcoming Seminars


14th Jun 2017 - 10:00 am

Venue: Rm 5040, Abercrombie Building (H70)

Speaker: Prof Igor Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney

Title: Designing business systems in complex and disruptive environments

The seminar will describe how to organize creativity, innovation and business model development in a way that provides a seamless transition from an idea generated through team brainstorming to a business solution. It shows how this can be done by combining tools, processes, and practices into business system design processes.

The focus will be on wicked problems found in today’s complex and disruptive environments. The seminar makes a distinction between problem and solution spaces. In the problem space it shows how to combine tools and processes suitable to find important stakeholder problems and visualizations that illustrate these in a holistic context. It thus goes beyond collecting post-it notes but looks at ways capture stakeholders thoughts and ideas to frame problems in terms of wider perspectives. Ways to present them through visualizations are outlined. It then describes ways to frame solutions in both internal and external perspectives, such as resilience, and form joint value propositions.

It shows the relationship to the tools and methods used Stanford University and the Double Diamond method of the British Design Council, and will refer to application in industry and teaching and learning throughout the presentation.

Prof. Hawryszkiewycz is Professor of Information Systems at University of Technology, Sydney. His area of expertise is in Information Systems design, which over time has included database design, structured systems design and currently focuses on designing systems in wicked and disruptive environments that call for collaborative business teams to create interdisciplinary solutions. His work has included both research as well as industrial applications and has been reported in over 250 publications and 6 text books. The seminar will describe how framing design in perspectives such as social structures, processes and knowledge can lead to solutions that satisfy criteria such as resilience and complexity. It will use examples in industry and teaching throughout the presentation. The seminar will focus on his latest book “Designing Creative Organizations: Tools, Processes and Practices”.

RSVP: Please RSVP by email to: business.infosystems@sydney.edu.au