WISRD

WISRD (Workshop on Information Systems Research and Development)

From 1993 to 2004, WISRD, a small, annual, invitation-only workshop, founded by Profs. Burt Swanson and Lynne Markus, brought together Information Systems faculty, doctoral students, and alumni of four major IS research programs in Southern California for mutual learning on a theme of current interest. Among the benefits of the Workshop were professional relationships and collaborations that continued throughout the year. Held at the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead, the Workshop was organized and funded in part by the UCLA Anderson School’s Information Systems Research Program. Claremont Graduate University, University of California, Irvine, and University of Southern California also participated.

After a hiatus of several years, on June 13, 2008, WISRD 2.0 was initiated with a meeting at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School, hosted by Prof. Omar El Sawy. Looking ahead, the plan is to hold future WISRD 2.0 meetings at different schools around Southern California.

Brief History of WISRD at Lake Arrowhead

WISRD

Date

Theme

Special Guest

1

April 23-25, 1993

"Research for Practice"

 

2

April 9-10, 1994

"The New IS Professional"

Michael Vitale, Ernst & Young

3

March 31-April 2, 1995

"Documents in the Digital World"

Blake Ives, SMU

4

April 19-21, 1996

"Electronics and the Dim? Bright? Future of the University"

Peter Rothstein, Lotus Institute

5

March 21-23, 1997

"Resources for the Region: Developing Southern California’s IT Infrastructure"

John D. Hwang, City of Los Angeles

6

April 17-19, 1998

"The Enterprise Package Phenomenon—and its implications for teaching, research and practice"

 

7

April 16-18, 1999

"Important Current Problems in IS Research"

John L. King, UCI

8

April 14-16, 2000

"The Electronic Economy"

Ron Wood, IBM

9

April 20-22, 2001

"Business Impacts of Peer to Peer Networking"

Cynthia Beath, UT Austin

10

April 19-21, 2002

"The Future for Web Services"

John Hagel

11

March 28-30, 2003

"Learning from IT Innovation Practice"

Jeanne W. Ross, MIT

12

March 19-21, 2004

"Organizational Learning with IT"

Brian Pentland, Michigan State