Although we cannot meet in person in Hyderabad, ICIS 2020 program chairs and social chairs are committed to bringing you the tastes, sounds, and experiences unique to India! Throughout the conference, special social events and networking breaks will provide you with the opportunity to connect with others while learning, from distinguished IS academics, new skills including cooking traditional Indian cuisine, Indian dance, and practicing yoga.

Take a Yoga Break with 

  • Galit Shmueli onMonday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15
  • Manju Ahuja on Wednesday, December 16

Learn How to Cook an Indian Dish with 

  • Atreyi Kankanhalli on Monday, December 14
  • Priya Seetharaman on Monday, December 14
  • Sunil Wattal onTuesday, December 15
  • Ravi and Sofia Bapna on Wednesday, December 16
  • Abhay Mishra on Wednesday, December 16

Learn an Indian Dance with  

  • Saonee Sarker on Tuesday, December 15

See a list of our events and recipes here. And if you would like to cook along, you may want to make sure you have the necessary ingredients.  

We are looking forward to seeing you at these Flavors of India social events next week!

ICIS 2020 Social Events Co-Chairs
Adrija Majumdar, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Carolina Alves de Lima Salge, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
Lior Zalmanson, Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University
Rong Zheng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

ICIS 2020 Conference App Now Available

The ICIS 2020 schedule is now available via the Conference App. Please visit ( You can also access the Conference App on a mobile device by downloading it from the app store ( We remind you that you must first register for ICIS 2020 ( to access the Conference App.

The ICIS 2020 Conference App has all the important information you will need for the event, and features to enhance your event experience. We encourage all attendees to download and access the app prior to attend the conference. Any updates, changes and alerts will be communicated via the mobile app only!

Enter your first and last name, as well as your email address. You will be sent a verification code via email within ten minutes. Once you have entered your verification code, you will have access to all of the app’s advanced features! Please note verification codes can take up to ten minutes to arrive in your inbox. Only those who have registered for ICIS 2020 will have access to the Conference App.

The ICIS 2020 Conference App features a unique meeting link for every session throughout the conference. Simply click on the “Join Meeting” link under each session’s title or the link within each session description to join at the assigned time. Meeting links will be added a few days prior to the start of the conference.

Experience the Flavors of India at ICIS 2020

Although we cannot meet in person, ICIS 2020 program chairs and social chairs are committed to bringing you the tastes, sounds, and experiences unique to India! Throughout the conference, special social events and networking breaks will provide you with the opportunity to connect with others while learning, from distinguished IS academics, new skills including cooking traditional Indian cuisine, Indian dance, and practicing yoga.

NeuroIS PDW: Call for Participation

Register now for early access to ICIS 2020 Proceedings

IMPORTANT: Register now for early access to ICIS 2020 Proceedings.

The ICIS 2020 proceedings will be available to ICIS 2020 Registrants in the AIS eLibrary on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. The author-videos will be available on the first day of the conference.  It is anticipated that ICIS 2020 proceedings will be available to all AIS Members in the AIS eLibrary in first quarter 2021.

AIS To Honor Keynote Speaker Narayana Murthy Founder, Infosys Limited

The Association for Information Systems Leadership Excellence Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and innovation in the use and development of information systems. The 2020 AIS Leadership Excellence Award will be presented to Narayana Murthy Founder, Infosys Limited, during his keynote presentation at ICIS 2020.

Murthy founded Infosys in 1981. Infosys is, today, a highly-innovative software services global company listed on NYSE in the US and on the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai with over $12 billion (USD) in revenue and about $58 billion (USD) in market capitalization.

Murthy conceptualized, articulated and implemented the Global Delivery Model (GDM) which has become the backbone of the Indian software industry. GDM is based on collaborative distributed software development principles and has resulted in the delivery of superior quality software to global customers delivered on time and within budget. Mr. Murthy also introduced the concept of 24-hour work day to the world.

Under Murthy’s leadership, Infosys became the leader in innovation in technical, managerial and leadership training, software technology, quality, productivity, customer focus, employee satisfaction, and physical and technological infrastructure.

In 2014,Murthy was ranked 13th among CNBC’s 25 global business leaders and listed among the ‘12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time’, by Fortune in 2012. He has received Legion d’honneur from France, CBE from Britain and Padma Vibhushan from India. The Economist ranked him among the 10 most-admired global business leaders in 2005. Murthy is ranked among the top 10 of the Financial Times’ list of “Business pioneers in technology”, published in March 2015.  He is the first Indian winner of Ernst and Young’s World Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Murthy was elected as a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019. He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is also a member of the Board of Governors and Trustees of the Asian Institute of Management, Manila. He received the Founders Medal in 2018, the Hoover medal in 2012 and the Ernst Weber Medal in 2007, all the three from IEEE. He has received Thomas Jefferson medal and James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award.

Currently, Murthy serves on the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, New Jersey and the United Nations Foundation. He has served on the boards of Ford Foundation in New York, HSBC and Unilever in London.

He has served as a member of the boards of various well-known universities in the US like Cornell University, Wharton School, the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the Rhodes Trust at Oxford. He was the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), the #1 business school in India, and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).

He is a member of the advisory board of the University of Tokyo (Japan), ESSEC Business School (France), IESE Business School (Spain) and Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC – Brazil).

He has also served on the international advisory boards of Yale University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, William F. Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business, Singapore Management University INSEAD, Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok), the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), and the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore.

He is married. His wife, Sudha, is a well-known author. They have two children.

Preparing for ICIS 2020

For the first year in its 41 year history, ICIS 2020 will be presented in a virtual format. While the conference delivery might be different than previous conferences, attendees can expect to experience the high quality research presentations and networking opportunities that have become synonymous with ICIS.

To prepare for ICIS 2020, please check all technology platforms prior to the start of the conference. Visit to learn more.

Honoring Members at ICIS

AIS leadership and ICIS Program Chairs are excited to continue the tradition of honoring leaders and researchers in the field of information systems.

On Monday, December 16, AIS leaders will present the LEO and Fellow Awards during the Keynote Presentation. The LEO Award, named for the world’s first business application of computing (The Lyons Electronic Office), recognizes truly outstanding individuals in the field of information systems.  The AIS Fellow Award honors individuals who have made excellent research, teaching, and service contributions to information systems, both on the local and global level.

On Tuesday, December 15, ICIS 2020 will announce all conference paper awards, including:

  1. Best Completed Research Paper Award
  2. Best Theory Development Paper Award
  3. Best Short Paper Award
  4. Best Student Completed Research Paper Award
  5. Best Paper Award on Information Systems, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation
  6. Best Student Paper Award on Information Systems, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation

On Wednesday, December 16, AIS leaders will present a variety of AIS membership awards including the Doctoral Student Service Award, AIS Impact Award, Early Career Award, Sandra Slaughter Service Award, and AIS Technology Awards.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss these exciting opportunities to honor Information Systems colleagues.

Registration Grants Available to Doctoral Students

Application submission is closed, and applicants notified. The ICIS 2020 India Grant Program is excited to provide financial support to doctoral students who would like to register and attend ICIS 2020. The conference, to be held virtually from December 13 to 16, offers opportunities for research presentations, panel discussions, and networking. The deadline to apply was November 2, 2020.

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