Program: Organisation Design with Big Data

May 16-17, 2013

Organised by IBM, Organisational Design Community, and the Interdisciplinary Center for Organisational Architecture/ Aarhus University

May 16, 2013

15:00 – 16:00 Registration and Cofffee
16:00 Session 1 Chaired by Organisational Design Community
16:00 – 16:10 Welcome Philippe Raimbourg, Professor, standing in for the President of the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne 1
16:10 – 16:25 Why Big Data? Børge Obel, ICOA
16:25 – 16:30 Introduction to the agenda Børge Obel, ICOA
16:30 – 17:00 Keynote: Academy Volker Markl, Professor, DIMA - Technische Universität Berlin
17:00 – 17:30 Keynote: Industry Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman, IBM Europe 
17:30 – 18:00 Keynote: Government André Richier, European Commission
19:30 – 24:00 Dinner

Herve Rolland, General Manager IBM France, standing in for Alain Benichou, President, IBM France

Syoum Négassi, Professor, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne 1

May 17, 2013

08:25 – 08:30 Session 2 Chaired by IBM - Diem Ho, IBM
08:30 – 09:00 Big Data Survey Bernard S. Meyerson, IBM Fellow & Vice President, Innovation, IBM USA
09:00 – 10:00

Breakout sessions to finalise the work group report

Five workgroups (*):

  1. University/Business driven Applications
  2. University/Public driven Applications
  3. Data Challenges
  4. Organisation Impacts
  5. Partnership/Fellowship
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 13:00 WG reports: report and recommendations

Workgroup chairs:

  1. Jacob Kjær Eskildsen, Professor, Aarhus University
  2. Maria Chiara Pettenati, Doctor, ICON Foundation
  3. Irad Ben-gal, Professor, Tel Aviv University
  4. Dolly Mastrangelo, Doctor, Independent IT Consultant
  5. Fabien Mieyeville, Professor, Ecole Centrale de Lyon


13:00 – 14:00 Buffet Lunch and Networking
14:00 Session 3 Chaired by ICOA  - Rick Edgeman
14:00 – 15:00 Distinguished works in research, skills and applications in big data and organization design

Juan Carlos Marcos, Accenture

Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon University

Ton Engbersen, IBM

15:00 – 15:55 Participant Discussion ODC moderator - Fabrizio Salvador
15:55 – 16:25 Closing keynote: Big Data as a driver for organizational design Jay Galbraith, Galbraith Management Consultants
16:25 – 16:30 Concluding Remarks Charles C. Snow, Penn State University
16:30 Adjourn and have safe trip home


Work Groups: Participants are invited to contribute to the work of the workgroups prior to the meeting on May 16-17 through conference calls and wiki.

Objectives to elaborate on: the state of the art, prior art, current and future work, foreseen issues/challenges, and recommendations for the way forward, on the five pillars to tackle Organization Design and Big Data.

  1. University/Business driven Applications: how to access, organise, and develop values from Big Data to create competitive edges, to improve productivity in business and to create new processes and knowledge in scientific technical works?
  2. University/Public driven Applications: how to access, organise, and develop values from Big Data to meet societal challenges, to optimize public utility usages and to reduce waste?
  3. Data Challenges: how to address legal and technological issues concerning security, privacy, organization and ease of use of Big Data?
  4. Impacts on Organisation Design: how to address the management and practitioner skills upgrade or shortage and the organisation design to meet the challenges imposed by the advent of Big Data?
  5. Partnership/Fellowship: how to organise or create public private partnerships for research collaboration, skills development and for accessing to private and public funding to take advantage of big data availability?