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Keynote & Invited Speakers

Prof. Seppo J. Sirkemaa, University of Turku, Finland


Dr Seppo Sirkemaa works at Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku. His office is at University Consortium of Pori. Dr Sirkemaa holds a Ph.D. and a master degree in information systems science from the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. Dr Sirkemaa has worked at various academic positions, as professor of information systems management and as a research professor at Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. Dr Sirkemaa has been the vice director of Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Pori Unit during 2003–2008. He has acted as professor in Entrepreneurship at University of Turku.
Dr Sirkemaa has participated in several national and international research projects. He has also been active with conferences, for example as Conference Chair of the International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT) from 2015 (to present). He is active reviewer for several scientific academic journals and committee member of international conferences. Dr Sirkemaa has published over 100 academic publications.

Speech Title: Key Information Systems Management Tasks - Flexibility and Robustness
Abstract: Information systems have a key role in organizations. They should provide a robust platform for business activities and processes. In this presentation, a framework that identifies key areas in information systems management and development is suggested. Firstly, there are three main perspectives to information systems management. Secondly, it is vital to map key domains and activities in organizations information systems, so that systems would be operational even in unexpected situations. Expertise and skills in information systems management are also needed in working together within different stakeholders, to provide a robust, reliable and also flexible information systems and infrastructures in the organization.