Keynote Speakers

w_rms_blob_commonProf. Frédéric Adam
“From Researchers to Principal Investigators – the changing face of Research in Decision Support Systems”

Frédéric Adam is Professor in Business Information Systems in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems and Head of the Graduate School of the College of Business and Law at University College Cork in Ireland. He holds Doctorates from the National University of Ireland and Université Paris VI, France. His research focus has been in the area of decision-making and decision support, initially in the context of business management. Lately this focus has extended to the area of clinical decision making and the role of mobile technologies in healthcare systems.

He has over 30 journal papers published in international journals including Information and Management, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, the Journal of Information Technology and the Business Process Management Journal. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Decision Systems and the Chair of the Working Group 8.3 on Decision Support Systems of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).

One of his most recent project involves seeking to develop a roadmap for perinatal health information systems research within the INFANT Research Centre at University College Cork. This incorporates investigating mobile computing and Big Data Analytics in the delivery of key healthcare services to specific segments of the population, such as expectant mothers, diabetes sufferers, populations in third world countries and other extreme cases of reliance on medical services. In collaboration with colleagues including Prof Louise Kenny, Dr Simon Woodworth and Dr Ciara Heavin, Frédéric is developing and leading INFANT’s Connected Health research thematic area.

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