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  • CIM members, including Professor Tom Jackson, attended the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51), held at the University of Hawaii, Manoa at the start of this year. HICSS is one of the longest-standing scientific communities in the information systems and technology fields, and the 51st conference took place January 3-6th. More to follow!
  • New research on automation in the workplace by Dr Crispin Coombs (CIM Deputy Director), Professor Donald Hislop, Dr Stanimira Taneva and Dr Sarah barnard has been published by the CIPD. The full report is available here.
  • Dr Patrick Stacey is co-author of an article published in JAIS on improvisation. 
  • Charnwood Connects, co-led by Dr Gillian Rasgdell, wins prestigious international award. Read the press release here.
  • Professor Peter Kawalek joins as new CIM Director!
  • Professor Jackson comments in an article in The Telegraph (April 27 2017) about the use of 'ego-mail' at work.
  • Dr Suzanne Elayan officially joins CIM, working with Dr Martin Sykora on the Stresscapes project and with Prof Tom Jackson and Dr Sykora on the EMOTIVE project.
  • Dr Gillian Ragsdell, Reader in Information Management and leader of the Knowledge Management Research Interest Group (KM-RIG), held a well-attended 'Sustainable Management Seminar' in London February 15th 2017 - Dr Peter Heisig was the guest speaker. Details can be found here.
  • A new book by Dr Patrick Stacey, 'Managing Big Data Anayltics Projects', has just been published and is available as a Kindle-only publication from Amazon. A paperback version is due to be published later this year.
  • Dr Patrick Stacey has some new research, conducted with colleague Liu Liu from Queen Mary's London, on fitness games and users with learning disabilities. Their research was presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in January 2017. The press release can be read here.
  • We are extremely sad to announce the passing of Professor Neil Doherty, also a member of CIM and the IM discipline group at the SBE. Neil's funeral was held on the 9th of February 2017.
  • Professor Mark Hepworth passed away after a relatively brief but intense battle with motor neurone disease. You can read the press release here, and the obituary in the January 26th edition of TES Global.
  • We predicted a Trump victory in last November's US Presidential election using the Emotive app by analysing emotions in the thousands of tweets sent every day. Watch Professor Jackson and Dr Sykora talking about how EMOTIVE works (filmed in the lead-up to the US Election), or go to the Emotive website


Older news:

  • Loughborough University, in collaboration with Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA), has been chosen as a finalist in the technology category of the 3rd Sector Care Awards for ‘SMaRT Messenger’, a system which allows individual messengers to appear on a television screen. SMaRT Messenger grew out of a previous project led by Professor Mark Hepworth and Wendy Olphert of Loughborough University and NCHA. This was part of an EU project for assistive technologies, HOST. The team, including Dr Marianne Bamkin, researched the information needs of older people in one NCHA supported living residence and a “set top box” to attach to participant’s televisions was commissioned by NCHA from a software company. The technology for the original project was found to have limitations and was therefore radically altered to form SMaRT Messenger. You can read more about the project here.
  • special interview with Sir John Dermot Turing on his September 27th CIM Distinguished Speaker Series lecture ('Alan Turing, Bletchley Park and the origins of big data') is now available. You can watch the full lecture here.
  • A very insightful video can now be viewed of Andrew Fisher speaking about 'Building a Billion Dollar Business', wherein he talks about starting a business here in the UK, about how Shazam came to be and how integral information management is to the future of business.
  • A MISQ-published research paper ('Coping with Information Technology: Mixed Emotions, Vacillation and Nonconforming Use Patterns') co-authored by Prof Robert Galliers in CIM has just been named as the European Research Paper of the Year 2016 by CIONET. The CIONET blog with the announcement can be read here.
  • Prof Robert Galliers' research on the marginalisation of workers in the microtask crowdsourcing field has been published in MIS Quarterly and recently picked up as a research highlight by the LSE Business Review. The LSE article can be read here.
  • Dr Gillian Ragsdell held a Knowledge Management event for people in the energy sector on June 16th 2016. Further information can be found here.
  • CIM is pleased to welcome new staff member Dr Patrick Stacey, previously at Lancaster School of Management and Imperial College, to the SBE and CIM. 
  • CIM's 2nd International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC) was held on 12th & 13th of January. You can read about the event here.
  • Dr Gillian Ragsdell has been awarded a secondment with the ETI (Energy Technologies Institute) funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. 
  • CIM member Dr Alok Choudhary is hosting a EU-India group of world-leading academics as part of a international research partnership researching efficiencies and sustainability in the freight transportation industry. Read the full press release here.
  • A special book launch event has been organised for November 12th: CIM Visiting Professor and leading consultant John Beckford's new book The Intelligent Organisation (forthcoming, Routledge Press). Details and registration information can be found here.
  • Shazam's Executive chairman, Andrew Fisher, will be on campus for a new CIM Distinguished Speaker Lecture: 22nd September 2015: 'Building a Billion Dollar Business through Data and Social Virality'. Full details can be found here.


Please view our new events page for our a list of our latest upcoming events.

November 2016 - Tom Jackson and Martin Sykora discuss how EMOTIVE works, filmed in the week prior to the US Presidential Election

Tom Jackson




October 2016 - a new series of short films on the SBE's research impact were launched, including one with Professor Jackson and Dr Sykora on their Emotive project:



SBE Impact Innovators: Tom Jackson and Martin Sykora

To watch the other research impact videos, please go to the SBE's webpage on Impact Innovators.



September 2016 - Dermot Turing came on campus to give a very well-received presentation on Alan Turing and his work at Bletchley Park, before and after WWII.




September 2015The Distinguished Speaker Lecture with Andrew Fisher, Executive Chairman of Shazam, who gave a special talk called 'Building a Billion Dollar Business through Data and Social Virality', is availablke to watch (see links below).

This was a unique opportunity to listen to an industry leader who has led significant growth at a number of technology focused enterprises. Andrew discussed the challenges and opportunities of using data to enable agile implementation of business decisions, providing personalised and relevant experiences to millions of users and maintaining consumer trust.           

Andrew Fisher Lecture (CIM Distinguished Speaker event)


Presentation by Andrew Fisher of Shazam





Interview with Andrew Fisher on business in the digital age


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