Vallabh Sambamurthy is the Eli Broad Professor and Associate Dean of Outreach and Engagement at the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 1989. Previously, he was a faculty in the business schools at The University of Maryland and The Florida State University. He helped the launch of the top-10 MS program in Business Analytics at the Broad College of business at the Michigan State University. An outstanding researcher, he has served on the editorial board of leading journals, such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Management Science. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Information Systems Research from 2005-2010. His scholarly accomplishments and teaching have been well recognized. He received the Leo award from Association of Information Systems in 2017, was selected as the Distinguished Fellow of the Information Systems Society at INFORMS in 2011 and the Distinguished Alumnus of the National Institute of Technology (Tiruchirapalli, India), amongst others. He has received numerous awards, including the William Beal Distinguished Faculty Award, the highest honor accorded by Michigan State University in 2014. Also, he has written various books. He has consulted with executives and worked with academics in China, Taiwan, Singapore, India, and Hong Kong. He has done research and consulted with several Fortune 500 firms including AstraZeneca, 3M, Intel, Bell Atlantic, Freddie Mac, and BellSouth. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Financial Executives Research Foundation, and the Advanced Practices Council (APC).
Fred Davis is Professor and Bobby G. Stevenson Chair in Information Technology at the Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University. He earned his Ph.D. at MIT's Sloan School of Management (1986) and had served on the business school faculties at various universities: the University of Arkansas, University of Maryland, the University of Minnesota, and University of Michigan. Dr. Davis has taught at the undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and executive levels. He is well-known for introducing the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) that explains the individual adoption of technology. His early works published in the leading journals MIS Quarterly and Management Science are the most highly cited articles in those journals, over the last fifty years. Dr. Davis is listed in ISI HighlyCited.com, which features “the world's most influential researchers.” Per Google Scholar, he has 114603 citations to his works1. In addition to his ongoing work on technology adoption, Dr. Davis has been researching neurosIS–a domain of information systems research that builds on the foundations of cognitive neuroscience. His works on the topic have featured in the leading information systems journals–Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly. Dr. Davis has conducted research and consulted with various organizations, including Alltel, AT&T, Bell Laboratories, Chevy Chase Bank, Chrysler, Citibank, Ford Motor Company, IBM, J.B. Hunt, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, Sam's Club, Tyson Foods, and Xerox. Also, he has worked with several federal, state, and local government.