Keynote Speakers

Lars Mathiassen

Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar,
Professor and Co-Founder of Center for Process Innovation
Georgia State University, USA

Professor Lars MathiassenGeorgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Professor at the Computer Information Systems Department and Co-Founder of Center for Process Innovation at Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, USA.

Professor Mathiassen's research focuses on development of information services, on IT-enabled innovation of business processes, and on management and facilitation of organizational change processes. He approaches innovation and improvement initiatives with a strong focus on people skills and collaboration while at the same time emphasizing adoption of state-of-the-art technologies and methods. The philosophy underlying much of his research is discussed in Reflective Systems Development.

Lars was one of the co-founders of Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, he has served as senior editor for MIS Quarterly, he currently serves as senior editor for Journal of Information Technology and for Information & Organization, and he also serves on the editorial boards of Information Systems Journal, Information, Technology & People, and Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems.

His website can be found at

His presentation can be found here.

Ann Larkins

Director, Information Services
Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia

Ann LarkinsDirector, Information Services, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia.

Ann is the Director of Information Services at Barwon Health. She has a critical care clinical background and over 20 years' experience in the health sector.

Key to the success of the changes from paper to digital at Barwon Health has been the iterative cycles of improvement driven collaboratively with clinicians and Information Services over the past three years, with a shared vision of providing support for clinical practice and improved patient outcomes.

The next phase of work will see the progression to a true Electronic Medical Records (EMR) with evidence based decision support inbuilt by design, and increasing capacities to share that data seamlessly with patients and other treating clinicians in line with the broad aims of the e-health agenda.

Barwon Health's website can be found at