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Deep Tech PDW at ICIS 2021

  • 1.  Deep Tech PDW at ICIS 2021

    Posted 23 days ago

    Dear TIM Community,

    We are delighted to announce the upcoming Paper Development Workshop: "Deep Tech: Emerging Opportunities in Innovation and Entrepreneurship" at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2021 Conference. 

    Deep technologies, usually referred to as technologies based on cutting-edge science with long research and development processes, are receiving increasing attention from investors and policy as a means to solve the most pressing societal challenges, leverage new business opportunities, and increase global economic growth.

    Despite its potential and the recent rise of the term, deep tech remains a 'black box' for both practitioners (i.e. traditional investors who associate deep tech with high risks, long gestation periods, and uncertainty of their development paths), but also for IS and management scholars who have lagged in assimilating what deep tech is and the innovation processes producing deep tech. Scholarly literature defining deep tech and exploring its challenges and opportunities is scant, at best.

    To respond to the increasing need to fundamentally understand deep tech, this PDW sets out to establish a shared understanding of the unique nature of deep technologies and to shed light on its implications to innovation and entrepreneurship. The goal of the PDW is to help to build strong research in such topics within IS, which inspires and informs other related management disciplines.

    The PDW will start with a panel discussion among IS scholars with interests in deep tech from different perspectives in IS and an accomplished deep tech entrepreneur and startup advisor. The panel members are: 

    • Michel Avital -Professor at the Department of Digitalization in Copenhaguen Business School.
    • Richard Baskerville - Regents' Professor and Board of Advisors Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems, J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and Professor (partial appointment) in the School of Management, Curtin Business School, at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.
    • Samir Chatterjee is the Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Design & Management at CGU's Center for Information Systems & Technology (CISAT).
    • Meltem Ballan - digital technology corporate executive, entrepreneur, and startup advisor with a doctorate in complex systems

    The panel will be followed by semi-structured roundtable discussions with participants to shape emerging research opportunities for future deep tech research. All participants will give and receive feedback on their ongoing research from senior scholars and peers.

    The PDW will take place in the week of December 12-15, 2021. Given the pandemic, this year ICIS 2021 – and thus this PDW- will be delivered in a hybrid format.

    To participate in the Professional Development Workshop, please read up on the PDW in the document attached.

    Applications have to be submitted to Laia Pujol Priego lpujolp@iese.edu before October 31st, 2021 (Application deadline). Submitted short paper drafts will be peer-reviewed by the PDW organizers and decisions about acceptance will be communicated until November 15th.

    The Workshop Organizers are looking forward to hopefully seeing you in Austin (Texas) or online in December.

    Best wishes,

    Angelo Romasanta, Ramon Llull University, ESADE Business School

    Laia Pujol Priego, IESE Business School, University of Navarra

    Jonathan Wareham, Ramon Llull University, ESADE Business School

    Hannes Rothe, ICN Business School

    Angelo Romasanta
    ESADE Business School