Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 3, 2017             Vol. 18, No. 18

In this issue

1) How can managers create a successful digital transformation?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) How can managers create a successful digital transformation?

by Ciara Heavin and
Daniel J. Power

Digital transformation is a complex concept and challenging goal that holds a variety of meanings for a diverse set of stakeholders. In a recent Forbes article, Kerschberg (2017) contends that technology is central to organizational digital transformation, in particular adopting analytics, big data, mobile, cloud, IoT, and application development. While technology may be at the core of digital transformation, successful digital transformation requires excellent leadership, a supportive culture, and new business processes. Digital transformation is a complex task.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

08/30/2017 VRDC Fall 2017 announces sessions from Google, Facebook, NASA, and more. Check release.

08/28/2017 Big Data and Predictive Analytics symposium. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. Submission deadline Friday, September 8, 2017 for Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium: Analytics for Societal and Organizational Transformation, December 10, 2017, Seoul, South Korea. Check here.

2. Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 48th Annual Meeting, November 18-20, 2017, Washington, D.C. Check here.

3. Submission deadline December 15, 2017 for the 2018 Open Conference of IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems, June 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Check here.


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