SDEIS Professor named to Advanced Practices Council’s Inaugural Research Advisory Board

March 15, 2019


Professor Gabriele Piccoli

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – Gabriele Piccoli, Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair of Information Sciences and professor at Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems in the E. J. Ourso College of Business has been named to the first Research Advisory Board of the Advanced Practices Council.

“I have been doing research for SIM APC for over a decade,” said Piccoli. “The combination of practical CIO perspectives and academic insight makes the work very rewarding. I am honored to deepen my involvement as a member of the research advisory board.”

Advanced Practices Council (APC), an exclusive CIO and senior information technology leadership program of SIM (formerly the Society for Information Management), announced the formation of the Research Advisory Board for 2019, comprised of six world-renowned technology professors and researchers. The advisory board will provide strategic counsel to APC members and extend their reach to the best thinking and practices worldwide. Several board members will participate in the upcoming June APC meeting in Cambridge, Mass., along with professors from the Harvard Business School and local technology leaders.

"We are honored to include these renowned innovation leaders as part of our team," stated Madeline Weiss, director of the Advanced Practices Council. "Their insights, research and far-reaching networks will help members exploit competitive opportunities for their companies."

Other members of the board include: members of the Advanced Practices Council's Research Advisory Board are: Richard Watson, Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy at Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia; Michael Goul, associate dean and professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University; Vijay Gurbaxani, Taco Bell Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science and director of the Center for Digital Transformation at UCI Paul Merage School of Business; Michael Wade, professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD, Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation and director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation; and George Westerman, senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management and principal research scientist, Workforce Learning, MIT Jameel World Education Laboratory.

About the Advanced Practices Council (APC)

The Advanced Practices Council was founded in 1991 by Harvard Business School professor Warren McFarlan and the leadership of SIM, a global association of over 5,000 IT leaders. The Advanced Practices Council is an exclusive research, collaboration and networking membership program for leading senior IT executives across industries. Members learn from world-class researchers and practitioners through on-site meetings, sponsored reports and electronic collaboration. For more information:

About the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems

The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department to assist organizations with issues related to entrepreneurship, information systems, analytics and business intelligence, as well as innovation and technological change, and offer enhanced career opportunities for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana. For more information, visit


Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business