Industry Forum

The Industry Forum is a platform for information systems scholars and practitioners from both private and public sectors to come together and discuss the latest topics of interest. The Industry Forum at ECIS 2024 focuses on the conference theme “people first” and showcases examples of how digital technology can empower people to co-create.


Industry Forum Panel 1

Information Systems Research from Practice

Tuesday 18 June 2024, 14:00-15:30

This panel explores effective methods for conducting Information Systems Research from Practice—a research approach that entails the generation of knowledge directly from real-world interventions. The panel discusses genres like Action Research, Design Science Research, and Information Systems Clinical Research that illustrate this research approach. The panel aims to refine the conceptualization of this research paradigm and establish quality criteria. Furthermore, the panel endeavors to produce a collaborative agenda paper with contributions from the audience.

Keynote: Brian Donnellan, Maynooth University, Ireland


  • Leona Chandra Kruse, University of Agder, Norway
  • William Kettinger, Clemson University, USA
  • Matthew Mullarkey, University of South Florida, USA
  • Annamina Rieder, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Moderator: Jan vom Brocke, University of Münster, Germany & ERCIS – European Research Center for Information Systems

Industry Forum Panel 2

Exploring the Metaverse: Diverse Perspectives and Future Trends

Tuesday 18 June 2024, 16:00-17:30

The panel aims to shed light on various aspects of virtual worlds, including practical applications in virtual and augmented reality, virtual building architecture, and Metaverse experiences. It features four field experts who will share their insights and discuss current and future metaverse trends. The panelists will engage in a lively conversation with the audience to encourage an interactive and informative session.


  • Maria Touloupou, Untltd.Studio, Cyprus
  • Ioannis Bekiaris,, Cyprus
  • Chris Christou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Yiannis Lapatas, PwC Experience Center, Cyprus

Moderator: Savvas Chadjichristofis, Neapolis University, Cyprus