15.nov, 12:00 ICT-315 "Digital Ecosystems: challenges and opportunities for research and practice"
Tarkvarateaduse instituudi seminaril reedel, 15.11.2019 kell 12:00 esineb Eusebio Scornavacca (Baltimore'i Ülikool, USA) teemal "Digital Ecosystems: challenges and opportunities for research and practice".
Seminar toimub ruumis ICT-315.
Eusebio Scornavacca on Regina Erlenheimi doktoritöö Designing Proactive Public Services üks oponentidest.
Digital Ecosystems: challenges and opportunities for research and practice
In 2014, the total number of mobile-connected devices has exceeded the world’s human population and it is forecasted to surpass the 12 billion mark by 2022. The widespread adoption of new integrated forms of pervasive computing, alongside advances in ubiquitous networks and the proliferation of fluid multi-device platforms are enabling the rise of Ubiquitous Digital Ecosystems. The pervasive nature of these technologies is nurturing a state of perpetual connectivity that is blurring the temporospatial boundaries of human and machine interaction - paving the way in our society to a number of ‘paradox of technologies’ that are simultaneously emancipating and enslaving. These fluid and evolving sociotechnical-ecosystems pose important challenges and opportunities for academics and practitioners. In this presentation, we explore the evolution of digital technologies - from stationary data processing devices to ubiquitous digital ecosystems. Rather than focusing on disruptors, we focus on disruption and its broad repercussions for individuals, organizations and society. We highlight the associate risks and potential consequences of the hectic diffusion of these technologies with the aim to stimulate a dialogue on what risks we are willing to take in order to benefit from the affordances that digital ecosystems provide and how can we create a smart, inclusive and sustainable future.
Eusebio Scornavacca is Parsons Professor of Digital Innovation at the University of Baltimore and director of the UB Center for Digital Communication Commerce and Culture. He also holds the John P. & Margaret M. Thompson Chair in Management Information Systems at the Merrick School of Business. A sought after speaker, he is frequently delivering keynotes and lectures around the world. Prior to joining UB, Professor Scornavacca was a faculty member and director of research at the School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He is a research fellow in the Consumer and Organizational Digital Analytics Research Center at King’s College, London. Professor Scornavacca has also held visiting positions in Japan, China, Italy, France, Finland, Egypt, Brazil and New Zealand. He is globally engaged in a number of research initiatives investigating the impact of emerging digital technologies at the individual, organizational and societal levels. His research interests include disruptive digital innovation, digital ecosystems, algorithm delegation and digital entrepreneurship. During the past 20 years he has conducted research in a wide range of industries, including research sponsored by the private sector. Professor Scornavacca serves on a number of editorial boards and conference committees. His research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Information Technology, Communications of the ACM, Computers in Human Behavior, Decision Support Systems, Communications of the AIS, Information & Management, Television & Media, the Journal of Computer Information Systems and the International Journal of Learning Technology.