Digital Innovation and the Curse of the Smart Machine
It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times
Reader at London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Extensive digital “land grabs” are facilitating evermore intimate codified and algorithmic relationships between the analogue and digital aspects of ourselves, each other and the world we inhabit in general. The increased digitising is presenting both new possibilities, but also significant challenges, for research within the social study of technology. The aim of this keynote will be to outline the most important of these challenges. The talk will argue that digital innovation already now is challenging our current research practices to move beyond a fixation on studying the smart machine.
Dr Carsten Sørensen is Reader (Associate Professor) in Digital Innovation within Department of Management at The London School of Economics and Political Science (carstensorensen.com). He also holds visiting professorships at University West and Halmstad University in Sweden and is 2015/16 a recipient of an Otto Mønsted Visiting Professorship at Copenhagen Business School. Carsten holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has since the 1980s researched digital innovation, for example innovating the digital enterprise through mobile technology (enterprisemobilitybook.com), and the innovation dynamics of mobile infrastructures and -platforms (digitalinfrastructures.org). Carsten has published widely within Information Systems since 1989 (scholar.carstensorensen.com), for example in MIS Quarterly, ISR, ISJ, JIT, Information & Organization, The Information Society, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, and Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. He is presently Senior Editor for The Information Systems Journal. Carsten also has extensive experience as a Principal Investigator on a number of national, EU, and industry research grants in the UK and Sweden with a total budget of over £3million. He is a member of the Board of Directors of LSE Enterprise (www.lse.ac.uk/enterprise) and special advisor to the Customer Contact Association. Carsten as for a number of years been engaged in assisting and assessing digital start-ups and has for 25 years been actively engaged in academic consultant and executive education with a broad range of organisations – IMF, Microsoft, Google, PA Consulting, Orange, Vodafone, Intel, GEMS, to name just a few.
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