Professor Nancy Pouloudi Greek President at AIS
Professor Nancy Pouloudi, Head of the Department of Management Science and Technology has been elected to the position of President (President Elect) in the Council of the Association of Information Systems (AIS). This election is of great value for the Greek scientific community and the Athens University of Economics and Business.
AIS serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide.
It is the first time that a Greek scientist is taking over the helm of AIS, while it is worth noting that Professor Nancy Pouloudi is the 3rd female President since 1994, when AIS was founded. Αs she stated "It is an exceptional honor to be elected President of AIS. My goal is to improve the scope and quality of services that AIS offers to its members, taking into account the needs of colleagues from underrepresented countries, strengthening ties with the business world and society, and undertaking innovative actions that will meet the needs of our time for digital and hybrid services. My participation in decision-making, at international level, is an additional opportunity to highlight internationally the particularly remarkable work of the Greek university community that studies the development, management and use of information systems».
Professor Nancy Pouloudi was selected as candidate by the AIS Nominating Committee and was elected, after being voted by all AIS members. Her term begins in September 2022, for a period of three (3) years. During her term of office, she assumes the duties of President Elect, President, and Past President, in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year respectively.
Nancy Pouloudi holds a first degree in Informatics (AUEB) and a MSc and a PhD degree in Information Systems, both from the London School of Economics (UK). Her research focuses on organizational and social issues in IS adoption and implementation. Her recent work studies user post-adoption behavior (SIG Grounded Theory Methodology 2021 Best Paper Award Runner-Up) and the impact of cloud computing and the pandemic in the work and personal contexts of IS use. She has worked in a number of European Union funded projects on e-business, e-government, digital health and e-society, and is currently studying children’s digital maturity (digymatex.eu) and gender equality in business schools (targeted-mpi.eu). She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Management, IT for Development, Health Policy & Technology, and the International Journal of Society, Information, Communication and Ethics. She has formerly served as Senior Associate Editor at the European Journal of Information Systems and as Associate Editor at IT & People. She was Region 2 Representative on AIS Council (2010-2013) and regularly serves on the AIS Region 2 Board and the Executive Committee of the Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS). Her service has been recognized by the 2016 AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award and the 2020 AIS Technology Challenge Award.