9am - 5pm
Wednesday 18 September - Friday 20 September 2019

6th Innovation in information infrastructures (III) workshop

Organised by the Department of Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation the workshop gathers the most important names in the field of management of information systems and related disciplines to discuss cutting-edge research around the diffusion of large-scale information infrastructures and its consequences for organising. Following the tradition of previous editions, this workshop will focus on the relationship between platform ecosystems and information Infrastructures.


Surrey Business School
Rik Medlik Building
University of Surrey

All bookings must be made by 17 September.


Prof Annabelle Gawer 

Annabelle Gawer is a world-class academic pioneer in platform strategy, a thought-leader and expert advisor on the business of digital platforms and platform-based innovation ecosystems. Author of 20 articles on platforms and of 4 books (including the newly published The Business of Platforms: Strategy in the Age of Digital Competition, Innovation, and Power with Michael Cusumano, MIT and David Yoffie, Harvard Business School), Professor Gawer’s research has been featured by the BBC, and in The New York Times, The London Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, the Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal.

Professor Gawer advises the European Commission on the regulation of online platforms as an expert member of the European Commission’s Observatory of the Online Platform Economy. She has also advised the UK Parliament House of Lords, the UK Government, and the OECD. She regularly consults for major international corporations on platform and ecosystem strategy.

Prof Youngjin Yoo 

Youngjin Yoo is the Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professor in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Design & Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. An Association of Information Systems Fellow, he is also WBS Distinguished Research Environment Professor at Warwick Business School, UK and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, UK. He is the Founding Faculty Director of xLab at Case Western Reserve University. He has worked as Innovation Architect at the University Hospitals in Cleveland, overseeing the digital transformation efforts at one of the largest teaching hospital systems in the country.

He studies digital innovation and his publishes at leading academic journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, the Communications of the ACM, and the Academy of Management Journal among others. His 2010 information systems research article is the most influential paper in digital innovation according to Google Scholar.

He has received over $4.5 million in research grant from National Science Foundation, NASA, James S. and John L. Knight Foundation, the Department of Commerce, National Research Foundation of Korea, and Samsung Electronics. He was Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly, the Journal of AIS, and the Journal Information Technology, and is on the editorial board of Organization Science, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, and Information and Organization.

He was a former senior editor of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems and an associate editor of Information Systems Research and Management Science. He has worked with leading companies including Samsung, LG, University Hospitals in Cleveland, American Greetings, Progressive Insurance, Goodyear Tire, Sotera Health, Moen, Intel, IDEO, Gehry and Partners, NASA, Parker Hannifin, Poly One and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Programme of events

A full programme will be available from 10 August.

Contact us

If you have an enquiry, please contact Jade Harris.