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Professor Jan vom Brocke wins famous technology award

The Association for Information Systems (AIS), the world association in this field, has singled out Professor Jan vom Brocke to receive its Technology Challenge Award.

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is the global association for scientists working in the field of information systems. It is based in the USA and has regional branches in more than 40 countries worldwide. The object of the association is to encourage research and teaching in the field of information systems. The association focuses in particular on themes of digital innovation and transformation in all areas of living and working in our modern society.

Technology prize

AIS has been conferring its Technology Challenge Award since 1995 on personalities who have performed outstandingly in the development of Information Systems as a discipline. It is particularly concerned to pay tribute to achievements in the development of innovative forms of technology. The technology prize is not awarded on a regular basis, only when nominations for the prize have been submitted and the international committee considers that a suitable candidate has been found. The last Technology Challenge Award was conferred in 2013 on Professor Michael Myers of the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Professor Stacie Petter of the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the USA. Now Professor Jan vom Brocke of the University of Liechtenstein has in turn received this coveted accolade.

The Technology Challenge Award was conferred on Professor Jan vom Brocke in recognition of his development of the web platform EDUglopedia.org – an international encyclopaedia for teaching courses in the field of Information Systems. Today the platform already provides a list of over 2500 courses from more than 500 teaching programmes, comprising over 300 institutions from 70 countries of the world. This makes EDUglopedia.org the world’s most comprehensive catalogue of study opportunities in the field of Information Systems, and it is being ever more widely used.

 

About the person

Professor Jan vom Brocke is the holder of the Hilti Chair of Business Process Management at the University of Liechtenstein, Director of the Institute for Information Systems and Pro-Rector for Research at the University of Liechtenstein.