We need to cultivate inter-disciplinary and engaged research and education which is oriented towards today’s major societal challenges, such as achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). Digital technologies are central in addressing the SDGs, and several of the SDGs have targets and indicators that relate to access to ICT and the internet. Digital technologies can play a central role to support the provision of social goods such as healthcare, education, and economic income.
However, digitalization can also undermine the aim of sustainability. The production, use and discharge of the involved technologies have detrimental environmental impacts, the digital economy can exacerbate inequalities, and the digital social space may have harmful consequences. This pose demands to both the IS research field, to IS practice and the wider society to resolve how we together can create sustainable digital futures.
In this conference we propose to take stock of the progress towards sustainable digital futures and to stimulate debate on how to reach the SDGs. We intend to both inspire and challenge ourselves as academics by inviting IS practitioners and companies to showcase solutions to sustainability challenges, and to challenge researchers to address core and urgent questions towards sustainable digital futures.
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The ECIS 2023 Industry innovation forum brings together information systems scholars and practitioners from private and public sector. Several showcase examples will be presented to stimulate debate around hot topics related to the relationships between digital transformation and sustainable development – as well as necessary measures to ensure mutually beneficial co-creation between practice and academia.
08:00-09:00 Pre-Forum Snack & Coffee
09:00-09:15 Opening – ECIS 2023 Industry Innovation Forum Chairs
09:15-10:00 Keynote Speaker: Professor Morten Dæhlen, University of Oslo
Break and mingling
10:30-12:00 Session 1 New Partnerships for Sustainable Digital Transformations
Session chair: Leif Skiftenes Flak, University of AgderThe session showcases the national Norwegian GoForIT collaboration, currently consisting of around 40 IT companies and 12 academic institutions, working together to identify knowledge gaps related to digital transformations and sustainability, sharing experiences, and establishing new practices building new knowledge.
- Mali Hole Skogen, Director for sustainability and new technologies in ICT Norway and leader of GoForIT
- Jan vom Brocke, Professor at the University of Lichtenstein
- Pia Virmalainen Jøsendal, Manager, Bouvet ASA
- John Krogstie, Professor at NTNU and Leader of NTNU Digital
- Open discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch and Mingle in the Adjacent Exhibition Area
13:00-14:30 Session 2 The Role of Digital Technology for Clean Energy production, Grid Optimization and Smart Energy & Flexibility Utilization
Session chair: Monika Hattinger, University West, Sweden.
- Svein Jørgen Sønning, Head of technology in NODES
- Elena Parmiggiani, Associate professor at the NTNU
- Open discussion
14:30-15:30: Wrap-up with Fika
Session chair: Crispin Coombs, Reader, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
- What are the key practical takeaways from the day?
- How to get practice-oriented research published in the top journals
- Leif Skiftenes Flak, University of Agder, Norway. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Crispin Coombs, Loughborough University, United Kingdom. E-mail: C.R.Coombs@lboro.ac.uk
- Monika Hattinger, University West, Sweden. E-mail: email@example.com