Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Transformation (DIET) Forum

Co-hosted by:

The broad goal of the DIET forum is for practitioners from the information systems (IS) industry and IS academic researchers to meet and understand each other’s work. Though both groups, practitioners and academics, have synergies, IS conferences traditionally have not enabled a forum for them to interact, learn from each other, and gain insights. This forum aims at initiating this interaction through research presentations, round table discussions, pitching competitions, panel discussions, and keynote talks.

Some specific takeaways from the forum would be:

  • Insights from leading experts and digital enabled start-ups.
  • Policy, research, and practical implications for both academic researchers and practitioners on IT/IS products and services.
  • Enhance awareness of both groups about current activities and trends.

The forum will focus on two key domains:

  1. Entrepreneurship and Startups – focus on IT products and services startups, the innovations that are underway and being planned, and the challenges faced by entrepreneurs.
  2. Digital Transformation and Citizen Services – Focus on issues of digitalization in firms and organizations, and on the vast scope of enabling citizen services through digital platforms, understand the challenges of high-scale, high-diversity populations (as in India).

Sunday, December 10

09:00 – 18:00 IST
(UTC +5:30)

HICC, Hyderabad

Keynote Speakers

Panelists

Agenda

Time Entrepreneurship/Startup Digital Transformation/

Citizen Services

DIET Short Presentations Agenda

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pitches DIET Short Presentations
10:00 AM – 10:15AM Coffee/Networking Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Pitches DIET Short Presentations
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote: Tech entrepreneurship: the gap between theory and practice

Kartik Hosanagar, John C. Hower Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Round table discussions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Panel Discussions – DIET: Exploring the Synergy Between Industry and Academic Research
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Keynote: Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Transformation

Ajay Kumar, Former Secretary of Defense, Government of India.

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Coffee/Networking Break
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Masterclass I

AI’s impact on creator economy: How will Generative AI reshape creative industries and how creators and managers will need to adapt.

Kartik Hosanagar, John C. Hower Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Masterclass  II

Defense Innovation Ecosystem in India

Ajay Kumar, Former Secretary of Defense, Government of India.

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Reception

DIET Forum Co-Chairs:

Souren Paul

Professor, Northern Kentucky University

H.R. Rao

AT&T Distinguished Professor, Department of ISCS, ACOB, University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA)

Entrepreneurship and Startup Track Co-Chairs:

Rashida Adenwala

President, TiE Hyderabad

Srini Chandupatla

President Elect, TiE Hyderabad

Kaushal Chari

Dean, Lubar College of Business, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Lakshmi Iyer

Chair of ISSCM Department, Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina Greensboro

H.R. Rao

AT&T Distinguished Professor, Department of ISCS, ACOB, University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA)

Digital Transformation and Citizen Services Track Co-Chairs:

Rahul Dé

Dean, IIM - Bangalore

Sumeet Gupta

Professor, IIM – Raipur

T. Ravichandran

Robert Bozzone’55 Distinguished Chair, Lally School of Management & Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Vallabh Sambamurthy

Dean, University of Wisconsin, School of Business, Madison

Committee Members:

Gaurav Bansal

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

Paras Bhatt

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Indranil Bose

IIM - Ahmedabad

Iris Junglas

College of Charleston

Vamsi Krishna Jadala

Associate Director, TiE Hyderabad

Ravi Mahamuni

TCS

Sunil Mithas

University of South Florida

Sujeet Sharma

IIM – Nagpur