“Dr Rosemann, frankly, blew me away. I’d advise you -
if you have a chance to attend an event that he’s speaking at, book a seat.”

Neil Ward-Dutton, Industry Analyst, MWD Advisor


Professor for Information Systems

Head of School, Information Systems School
Science and Engineering Faculty
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia

Visiting Professor at Viktoria Swedish ICT, Gothenburg, Sweden
Fellow of the Australian Computer Society
Member of the IFIP Working Group 8.1
Founder and parter of the Research Institute on Software and Service Ecosystems (RISE)
Founder of the Australian BPM Roundtable

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Brief CV

Dr Michael Rosemann is Professor and Head of the Information Systems School, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. QUT’s  Information Systems School received a ranking of ‘above world class’ in this area of research in Australia (ERA 2012) and includes QUT’s Business Process Management Discipline, one of the largest BPM research groups in the world. Under his leadership as a Head of School, he established three industry-funded Chairs in the Information Systems School, i.e. the Woolworths Chair in Retail Innovation, the Brisbane Airport Corporation Chair in Airport Innovation and the PwC Chair in Digital Economy.

Dr Rosemann is a disruptive thinker with a digital mind and a passion for corporate innovation, revenue resilience, process design and research management. His work is focused on creating exciting future worlds with today’s possibilities that make current practices obsolete.

Dr Rosemann is the author/editor of seven books, more than 220 refereed papers in outlets such as MISQ, EJIS, Information Systems and JAIS, Editorial Board member of ten international journals and co-inventor of two US patents. His recently edited ‘Handbook of Business Process Management’ (with Prof. Jan vom Brocke) is the most comprehensive consolidation of global BPM thought leaders. It is since September 2014 available in the second edition. His publications have been translated into German, Russian, Portuguese and Mandarin.

His main contributions are the concept of a series of innovation patterns, value-driven BPM, customer process management, BPM as a service, a BPM maturity model, guidelines of business process modelling, configurable reference models, ambidextrous BPM and context-aware BPM. His current areas of interest are data markets, foresight innovation, deriving value from communities, innovation systems and effective university-industry relationships.

Michael’s PhD students have won the Australian award for the best PhD thesis in Information Systems in 2007, 2008 and 2010. He has been the Chair of the first International Conference on Business Process Management outside Europe (BPM 2007) and Co-Chair of the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2010). More recently, he was co-chair of the BPM track at ICIS 2013 (Milan) and a participating academic at the ICIS 2014 Junior Faculty Consortium (Auckland). In 2015, he will be co-chair for the BPM track and panels at ECIS 2015 (Muenster, May), PhD Colloquium Co-Chair for the ER Conference 2015 (Stockholm, October), co-chair of CoopIS 2015 (Rhodes, Greece, October), co-chair of the breakout track at ICIS 2015 (Ft. Worth, USA, December) and co-editor of a MISQ Executive Special Issue on ‘Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation’ (December). He will be co-chair of the general track at ICIS 2016 (Dublin) and program co-chair for ICIS 2018 in San Francisco together with Sudha Ram and Jan Pries-Heje.

Michael delivered among others the invited keynote at the International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2008 – Milan, Italy), the South-American BPM Conference (Santiago, Chile, 2012), the Gartner BPM Summits (2011, 2012, 2013, Sydney; 2013, London), the Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit (2012, Sydney), the IRM UK BPM/EA Conference (2012, London), the combined EMMSAD/BPMDS conferences 2012 (Gdansk, Poland), the ProzessLab Konferenz (Frankfurt, 2013), the inaugural Business Building Capability conference in Sydney (2012), the S-BPM conference (Eichstaett, Germany, 2014), the Russian BPM conference (Moscow, 2014), the Fraunhofer R&D conference (Stuttgart, 2014), the Asian-Pacific BPM Conference (Brisbane, July 2014) and the QUESTnet conference (Brisbane, July 2014). He has been the Chair of the Marcus Evans Australian CIO Summit (2010), Co-Chair of this event in 2009 and 2012, conducted the final keynotes in 2013 and 2014 and gave the opening keynote at the Australian Chief Logistics Officers Summit in February 2014. In 2015, he conducted an invited keynote at the Australian CFO Summit and will speak at the Australian CIO Summit. In October 2015, he will conduct one of the opening keynotes at the 34th International Conference on Conceptual Modelling – ER2015 (Stockholm).

Between 2009-2012 he conducted annual BPM roadshows in Brazil for ELO Group where he delivered more than 15 seminars. Since 1999, he is conducting Operations Management courses at the Northern Institute of Technology, Hamburg. Michael has been the co-founder and co-chair of the international Business Process Design workshop since 2005. He gave invited research seminars at universities around the globe including ANU Canberra, Monash University, University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, TU Munich, Louisiana State University, Stevens Institute of Technology, CELAP Shanghai, Nanyang University Singapore and IIT Delhi among others. He also spoke at conferences and events of IT vendors such as SAP, Oracle, Infosys and Cisco.

In November 2011, he has been interviewed as part of Gartner’s Fellow Interview series. His paper on ‘Toward improving the relevance of information systems research to practice: the role of applicability checks‘, published in the MIS Quarterly (2008) and co-authored with Iris Vessey, won the Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Awards for 2012, i.e. it has been chosen as one of the top 50 articles with proven impact since its publication date from the top 300 management journals in the world. He also has been the co-author of conference papers that won the best paper award at CAiSE 1999 (Heidelberg), PACIS 2004 (Shanghai), ACIS 2005 (Manly) and BPM 2010 (New York). His h-index is 51 and his papers have attracted more than 11,500 citations (Google Scholar) (April 2015) (see details at Google Scholar)

Michael has been the Chief Investigator on 5 ARC Discovery and 7 ARC Linkage projects since 2001. His research projects received funding from industry partners such as Accenture, Bank of Queensland, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Brisbane Marketing, Ergon Energy, Infosys, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rio Tinto, Queensland Government, SAP, Suncorp, Water Corporation and Woolworths. As Head of School, he has established the Woolworths Chair for Retail Innovation and the Brisbane Airport Corporation Chair in Airport Innovation within QUT’s Information Systems School. He conducts seminars for QUT’s early and mid career researchers as well as for the senior leadership group on topics such as industry networking and process improvement.

Michael regularly provides advice related to performance, innovation and process management to organisations and their executives from diverse industries including telco, banking, insurance, utility, retail, public sector, higher education, logistics and the film industry.

Michael is a member of QUT’s IT Governance Committee, the Digital Workplace Steering Committee, the Real-World Futures Steering Committee and the Digital Roadmap Team.

He has been instrumental in the design of QUT’s Masters in Business Process Management. In February 2010, Dr Rosemann was appointed as a Visiting Professor at Viktoria Institute, Gothenburg, Sweden. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Software Engineering Research Centre, Jiantong University, Beijing, China. Rosemann is one of two external members on the Learning and Innovation Strategic Forum of the St Margaret’s School, Brisbane. in 2014, he was part of external review panels for ICT schools at the University of Melbourne and the University of Wollongong. He is a member of IGI’s Global Library Advisory Committee.

Academic Qualifications

11/95 Ph. D. in Information Systems
University of Münster, Germany
Title of Ph. D.: Complexity Management in Process Models
3/92 Diplom-Kaufmann (MBA)
University of Münster, Germany

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