Presentation by Professor Peter Marshall
Royal Society Room
Tuesday, 3rd November 2009 Commencing 8.00pm until 10.00pm
About the Speaker
Professor Peter Marshall graduated in Mathematics from the University of Western Australia and then travelled to the UK and worked in Pilkington Glass’s Central Operational Research Department, while completing a post-graduate Diploma in Statistics and Operational Research at the University of Liverpool, UK. Peter returned to Australia, taught mathematics at Curtin University for some years, and then completed a PhD in manufacturing systems at Monash University. Peter then taught and researched in Information Systems at various Australian Universities including Monash, Curtin, Edith Cowan and Mt Eliza Business School. Peter has also held a number of business positions including that of Manufacturing Marketing Manager in General Electric Information Services, Melbourne and Management Information Systems Manager within the Amatil Group of companies. Currently, Peter holds the Woolworth’s Chair in Information Technology and Systems at the University of Tasmania.
Brief Abstract of the Talk
The nature of research and knowledge in Information Systems. The modes of research in Information Systems including a consideration of the two major research paradigms in Information Systems. The key topics or knowledge areas in Information Systems. The issues and challenges facing information systems practitioners, or why should we study information systems? The potential benefits of the discipline of information systems to business, government and the community at large.