Keynote Speakers


Robert W. Zmud

Michael F. Price Chair in MIS, Price College of Business

University of Oklahoma  

"Business Technology Management: Research Synthesis and Future Directions"

Abstract: Business Technology Management (BTM) refers to the set of capabilities organizations must acquire or develop in order to effectively and efficiently apply information technology in supporting business operations, tactics and strategy.  The presentation will define the scope of BTM, critically assessing prior research efforts and accomplishments.  Finally, recommendations are given delineating both future research objectives and directions. 

Thom Dunning

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

Powering Cyber-research in the 21st Century 

Abstract: Since its creation by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the state of Illinois in 1986, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has been a leader in the development and deployment of new computing and software technologies for the scientific and engineering community. Many recent NSF reports have stressed the need for a national cyberinfrastructure for science and engineering with tools, services, and resources far beyond those currently available. To meet the needs of scientists and engineers in the 21st Century, NCSA will:

   Create cyberenvironments for science and engineering to enable scientists and engineers to take full advantage of the resources available in the national cyberinfrastructure.

   Provide cyber-resources for science and engineering to ensure the most demanding scientific and engineering problems can be solved in a timely manner.

   Explore innovative systems for science and engineering to define the pathway to petascale computing and beyond.

In addition, NCSA staff intends to collaborate with faculty and staff at UIUC and other universities to move cyberinfrastructure into the classroom. This will bring the benefits of the national cyberinfrastructure are made available to educators and students throughout the country. In this overview, we will discuss all of these issues.