Renowned IT scholar joins UOW’s ranks
Professor Karlheinz Kautz, who has taken up an appointment as Professor of IT Management and Innovation in the School of Information Systems and Technology, plans to help regional industry exploit their potential of digital innovation.
Before joining UOW Professor Kautz held a professorial position at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, in Systems Development. At CBS Professor Kautz was also Director of Studies of one of Europe’s oldest degree programs on Information Systems, Technology and Business Administration.
His scholarly achievements comprise research in the technical, social, organisational and economic aspects of IT and software development and design including work on the management of information systems (IS) including studies of industry and business process innovation.
Professor Kautz is internationally recognised in these areas and he is currently associate editor of the Communications of the AIS and is a former working group chairman of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP).
Professor Kautz is a regular keynote speaker on Information Systems conferences. Born in Enger, Germany, he received a computer science degree from the Technical University Berlin (West) (MSc) and his doctorate from the University of Oslo, Norway, in 1993.
Professor Kautz is the author of about 200 refereed articles and two books, including Software Processes & Knowledge – Beyond Conventional Software Process Improvement with Peter Axel Nielsen, 2008. He received a Silver Core Award for exceptional service to IFIP in 2009.
Professor Kautz intends to use his combination of academic qualifications and skills as well as his widespread international network to strengthen the position of the School of Information Systems and Technology in Australia and internationally.
He also intends to support regional industry to exploit their potential of digital innovation.