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Information systems under the spotlight

Some of the world's foremost experts in the fields of information systems, electronic commerce and knowledge management will be gathering in Wellington for the 10th Australasian Conference on Information Systems from December 1-3.

Hosted by Victoria University, it's the first time this major international conference has been held in New Zealand and it has attracted a record attendance number.

Dr David Keane, conference chair, says the conference's purpose is to promote a strong and growing IS discipline by providing a forum that facilitates communication between IS researchers in Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

Keynote speakers include Lynne Markus, Professor of Management and Information Science at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University. Her research focuses on the role of information and communication technology in organisational design, performance and change. She has received research grants from the National Science Foundation and from the Office of Technology and Assessment at the US Congress

Other speakers include Professor Brent Gallupe, Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Information technology at Queens University, Canada, whose research interests include knowledge management systems and global information management. Ralph Norris, ASB Bank's Managing Director and Chairman of the Information Technology Advisory Group advising the Minister of Technology and member of the Prime Minister's Y2K task force will also be speaking at the conference.


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Issued by the Communications Unit of Victoria University of Wellington. For further information please contact Dr David Keane on 04 463-5875 or 025-201-8744 or refer to the conference web-site at www.vuw.ac.nz/acis99/

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