Chief Mentor and Advisor
Pankaj Setia is the Founding Chair, Centre for Digital Transformation and Prof. at IIM, Ahemdabad. Earlier he worked as an Associate Professor and was the Executive Director of the Information Systems Ph.D. program at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Setia earned his Ph.D. from the Michigan State University in 2008. He was a visiting scholar at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad during 2016. He is building on the neuroscientific foundations to examine how technology influences choices. Also, he studies how organizations leverage IT applications and digital capabilities for superior organizational performance. Open source development and diffusion is another area of his interest. In addition to teaching Ph.D. level courses, he teaches undergraduates, graduate, and professional students in the enterprise systems group at the University of Arkansas. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Information Systems Research (ISR), MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Operations Management (JOM), Decision Sciences Journal, and Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). He has been ranked amongst the top 100 research scholars in information systems (IS) based on publications in leading journals and was ranked amongst the top 10 scholars based on first-authored publications in the four leading IS journals during 2010-11. His work has been presented in the conferences across the world. Also, he has presented his research at the leading information systems departments in universities across the globe, including The University of Minnesota, The Indiana University, The National University of Singapore (NUS), The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, and The Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, amongst others.