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Process Science: Discovering New Ways to Do Things
Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

Blockchains and DLTs: Too Complex for Quick Wins?
Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München, Germany


Process Science: Discovering New Ways to Do Things

Jan vom Brocke
University of Liechtenstein

Brief Bio
Jan vom Brocke is the Hilti Chair of Business Process Management and Director of the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein. He has been named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and is a former Vice President of the University of Liechtenstein, the Association for Information Systems and the Association for Business Research.
Jan`s work has been published, among others, in Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Communications of the ACM, and MIT Sloan Management Review. He has authored and edited over 30 books, including the International Handbook on Business Process Management, and the book BPM Cases - Digital Innovation and Business Transformation in Practice.
Jan has teaching experience from 25 universities in 13 countries on Executive, PhD, Master and Bachelor-level, incl. many of the Financial Times Top 50 Business Schools, such as the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland, the Smurfit School of Business in Ireland, the Vlerick Business School in Belgium and the University of Warwick in the UK. His work has attracted more than €40 million in research funding and it has been recognized by press mentions, among others in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Mail.
Jan has held many senor editorial roles and academic leadership positions throughout the world. He is an invited speaker at and trusted advisor to DAX 30 and Fortune 500 companies and governmental institutions as well as digital start-ups across Europe.

All happens through processes, and all happens in processes: Organizations work through processes, our lives unfold in processes. Processes are sequences of actions and events, which take effect over time and in context. They guide our every-day activities, and they dynamically change over time. Processes can make an impact on our society and environment.
So far, processes have been investigated from the lens of single disciplines, such as computer science, management science, organization science, engineering science or cognitive science. We cannot rely on a single discipline if we want to obtain a full picture of processes. We need to bundle and synthesize contributions, theories and methods from multiple disciplines.
Process Science shall provide the opportunity to accumulate interdisciplinary knowledge on processes in order to make a real-world impact. This talk will present the fundamentals of Process Science as a new promising field for research future forms of work in the a digital age. The talk will provide examples and outline a research agenda and it will also present important practical implications how organizations can apply and benefit from process science.
More information also see: https://process-science.net



Blockchains and DLTs: Too Complex for Quick Wins?

Florian Matthes
Technische Universität München

Brief Bio
Since 2002 Florian Matthes holds the chair for Software Engineering for Business Information Systems at Technische Universität München. 
The current focus of his research is on technologies driving the digital transformation of enterprises and societies: Enterprise architecture management, service platforms and their ecosystems, semantic analysis of legal texts and executable contracts on blockchains.
He is co-founder of CoreMedia, infoAsset and Tr8cy, scientific advisor of UnternehmerTUM, member of the Münchner Kreis, scientifc advisor of Noumena Digital, member of the advisory board of the Ernst Denert-Stiftung für Software Engineering, co-founder of Blockchain Bayern e.V. and initiator and organizer of  international conferences and workshops in software and enterprise engineering.

Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies  (DLTs) enable intermediary-free transaction for digital, non-copyable goods without the need to trust the other party. People, organizations and machines can enter into secure transactions and all transaction details are stored immutable and decentralized. Automated, programmable contracts can ensure contract compliance. Despite these compelling and disruptive value propositions, the adoption of public and consortium-based blockchain-based system solution outside the narrow scope of crypto finance is limited. In this talk, we identify the technical, organizational, legal and governance challenges business blockchain initiatives have to address to reach a maturity beyond a successful technical proof of concept. We hope to also provide guidance how to resolve some of these challenges.