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Prof. Dr. Thomas Widjaja

Professor Thomas Widjaja

Professor Thomas Widjaja has held the Chair of Business Information Systems since 2016. He is also one of the principal investigators of the DFG Research Training Group 2720 "Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE) – Digital platform-based value creation and its implications for data exchange, organisation and socio-economic development". Previously, he gained his doctoral and habilitation degrees at Technische Universität Darmstadt and was a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland in Washington, at IESE Business School in Barcelona and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Professor Thomas Widjaja has held the Chair of Business Information Systems since 2016. He is also one of the principal investigators of the DFG Research Training Group 2720 "Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE) – Digital platform-based value creation and its implications for data exchange, organisation and socio-economic development". Previously, he gained his doctoral and habilitation degrees at Technische Universität Darmstadt and was a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland in Washington, at IESE Business School in Barcelona and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

‘In my research, I examine amongst other things how consumers’ permission to use their data is affected when companies use these data not only for internal purposes but transfer them on to other companies in their networks. What changes when networks of companies use customer data to put new products and services on the market? This question is interesting from both the supplier and consumer side. In this field, I very much value the exchange with colleagues from different disciplines.'

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Professor Widjaja's research focuses on data-based business models and privacy, IT architecture management of business information systems and digital services.
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Professor Robert Gregory from the University of Virginia is going to open our distinguished keynote series on 'Digital Platform Ecosystems'. Our University's host Professor Thomas Widjaja explains why he is looking forward to his guest.

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