Entries by Kevin Desouza

Information Systems Research that Makes a Difference: A Modest Proposal

I will be speaking at SDA Bocconi School of Management on March 7, 2017. Thanks to Ferdinando Pennarola, Department of Management and Technology, for hosting the visit. Information Systems Research that Makes a Difference: A Modest Proposal I believe that research needs to be conducted in a manner that advances the greater public good, especially in fields that are of […]

Science & Civics: Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute released a report on Science & Civics: A Guide for Collaborative Action. Today, it is necessary and urgent to defend the vital role of science in a healthy civic life. This report begins with the premise that there is a gap in both civic literacy and scientific literacy in the United States. The […]

Big Data and Planning: PAS Report Published by American Planning Association

The American Planning Association has released a report that I co-authored with Kendra L. Smith. Big Data and Planning Data sets are growing so large and complex that using them is like drinking from a fire hose. Feeling overwhelmed? Help is on the way. Big data isn’t the problem; it’s the solution — and this PAS Report shows […]

Realizing the Promise of Cognitive Computing Systems

I am launching a new project in the area of Cognitive Computing Systems. Below is a brief description of the effort. You can read a recent post that I did for Brookings here. If you are interested in collaborating on this project, please contact me. Project Description Every major technology player is investing serious financial and human capital […]

IT Governance in the Public Sector – Journal of Management Information Systems

An article I co-authored with Gregory S. Dawson (Arizona State University), James S. Denford (Royal Military College of Canada), Clay K. Williams (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), and David Preston (Texas Christian University) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Management Information Systems. An Examination of Effective IT Governance in the Public Sector Using the […]

Salzburg Global Forum on the Future of Public Service

Heading to Salzburg, Austria to spend a few days at the Schloss Leopoldskron to discuss the Future of Public Service hosted by the Salzburg Global Forum. For more details, please see here. Familiar public services and institutions are in the early stage of radical renewal that may render them unrecognizable by 2050. New technologies and societal […]

Predictive Analytics and Higher Education

An article I co-authored with Kendra Smith appears in the September/October Issue of EDUCASE Review. The article was the cover feature for the issue. You can access the article here. Predictive Analytics: Nudging, Shoving, and Smacking Behaviors in Higher Education With predictive analytics, colleges and universities are able to “nudge” individuals toward making better decisions and exercising rational behavior […]

2016 EGPA Annual Conference, 24-26 August 2016

I will be presenting a paper at the 2016 EGPA Annual Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands. Frugal Technology and Innovation to Design Smarter Cities In this paper, I will explore opportunities for frugal technology and innovation to design smarter cities. I will draw on several case studies of smart city development efforts in North America and Asia. The […]

Challenges in Inter-Disciplinary Research, University of Ljubljana

I will be visiting the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana from August 28-31. I will deliver one research seminar and connect with colleagues on several research projects. I have held a visiting professor appointment at the University of Ljubljana since 2009. Challenges in Inter-Disciplinary Research: Strategies from Crafting Research Ideas to Publishing In this presentation, I […]

Facebook and the 2016 US Elections

Over the last few months, I have been working with my research team on several papers that examine how the 2016 US Elections are playing out on Facebook. We have several research notes on our project published on Brookings Institution TechTank Blog. Tracking presidential campaigns on Facebook Which topics do presidential candidates discuss on Facebook? What is the […]