I am currently on the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii attending the Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICCS). It has been really great meeting with fellow researchers, vetting ideas, and generating new research projects.
One person that I talked to at the conference wasn’t an academic, but a practitioner of IS. What amazed me about our discussion were some of the problems that she told me organizations out there were facing. While the problems are all complex (most organizational problems are), I didn’t hear anything that was impossible to fix. Most of the problems had to deal with data sharing and integration in various areas. For example, integrating disparate medical records into a single record.
In the upcoming weeks I will start to blog more about the research that I am involved in. Hopefully you will find it to be interesting.