Christopher J. Davis, PhD FBCS

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Professor of Information Systems at the University of South Florida

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Chris is a Professor of Information Systems at the University of South Florida and currently serves as the Chairman of The Open Group IT4IT™ Forum.

Prior to his career in higher education, Chris spent 18 years in roles as an analyst and project manager in public sector and corporate organizations in the UK and Europe. His research focuses on technology adoption and diffusion and the assessment of impacts on performance and expertise, including the impact of standards and other innovations on the performance of organizations and individuals within them. Shifting business values, the delivery of ‘industrialized IT’ and the transformation of IT organizations to become service brokerages are characteristic of the emerging patterns of adoption that he and his colleagues study. Chris is particularly noted for his work on sensemaking in design. His work has been published in a range of outlets including Communications of the ACM and the MIS Quarterly.

Chris teaches software engineering and IT management courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. He holds masters’ degrees in Information Technology and Education and a doctorate in Information Systems. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and an active member of the Association for Information Systems; Association for Computer Machinery, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and The Open Group. Chris has served as Associate Editor of the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) since 2009 and the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) since 2004.

Although based in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Chris maintains close ties with colleagues at Brunel University, London and other universities in the UK, US and worldwide.