Keynote Speaker

Prashant Palvia, Ph.D.

Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA)
Chief Editor, JGITM (SSCI, impact factor: 0.917)
Associate Editor, Information & Management (SSCI, impact factor: 1.788)

Dr. Prashant Palvia is Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor in the Bryan School of Business & Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Dr. Palvia served as Department Head from 2000 to 2004, Information Systems Ph.D. Program Director from 2003 to 2008, and McDowell Research Center Director from 2007 to 2011. Prior to 28 years in academics, he had 9 years of industry experience. He received his Ph.D., MBA and MS from the University of Minnesota and BS from the University of Delhi, India. Fifteen students have received their Ph.D. under his guidance. Prof. Palvia received UNCG’s senior research excellence award in 2005. He has worked extensively in the field of Global Information Technology Management (GITM) and chairs the annual GITMA world conference, the next one being in Bangalore, India in June 2012 ( He also chaired the EMR Implementation conferences at UNCG in 2010 and 2011.


Professor Palvia is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Information Technology Management (JGITM), and is on editorial board of several journals. His research interests include global information technology management, healthcare IT, virtual teams, open source software, electronic commerce, media choice theory, and trust in exchange relationships. He has published 94 journal articles in such outlets as the MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Communications of the ACM, Communications of the AIS, Information & Management, Decision Support Systems, and ACM Transactions on Database Systems, and 173 conference articles. He has co-edited four books on Global Information Technology Management; the last one was published in 2007.