Richard T. Watson

Research Director

Advanced Practices Council of the Society for Information Management

Symposium Roles
CIO Award Judge 2016

Richard Watson is a Regents Professor and the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He is the current Research Director for the Advanced Practices Council of the Society of Information Management and a former President of the Association for Information Systems. In 2011, he received the Association for Information Systems’ LEO award, which is given for exceptional lifetime achievement in Information Systems. For several years, he has been a visiting researcher at Viktoria Swedish ICT engaged in establishing and applying Maritime Informatics to the European shipping industry. He is an Honorary Visiting Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University.

Professor Watson has published over 170 journal articles and written books on electronic commerce, data management, and energy informatics. His work has been accepted by leading academic and practitioner journals and has been translated into several languages. He has made contribution on themes such as Group Support Systems, information service quality, web site quality, U-constructs, frugal IS, energy informatics, dominant logic, digital data streams, and episodic tight coupling. Dr. Watson has given invited presentations to practitioners and academics in more than 30 countries.