The Ted Rogers School of Management will advance its research and teaching leadership in digital transformation with the appointment of Dr. Ravi Vatrapu as the new Loretta Rogers Research Chair in Digital Enterprise.
The Loretta Rogers Research Chair Program, which was established in 2007 and made possible through a significant leadership gift from the Rogers family, attracts outstanding scholars to advance and enrich innovative and societally relevant research and learning experiences at TRSM.
“I am delighted to join the Ted Rogers School of Management and Ryerson University,” says Dr. Vatrapu. “Digitization of products and services, digitalization of processes and datafication of entities result in both opportunities and challenges for organizations. As the Loretta Rogers Research Chair in Digital Enterprise, I look forward to collaborating with colleagues, students and organizations to address the promises and pitfalls of digital transformation of organizations.”
Dr. Vatrapu most recently served as a Professor of Computational Social Science at the Department of Digitalization of the Copenhagen Business School and the Director of the Centre for Business Data Analytics at the school. This Centre conducts research on the intersections of computer science and social science with specific applications to managers in companies, teachers in schools and residents in cities. He also served as a Professor of Applied Computing at Kristiania University College.
His primary research interests include areas such as social business, social media, big data analytics and e-government and e-politics. He has received several Best Paper Awards and nominations at research conferences throughout his career. He has also co-authored two books: Social Set Analysis and Measuring and Visualizing Learning in the Information-Rich Classroom.
Dr. Vatrapu holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Graduate Certificate in International Cultural Studies from the East-West Center & University of Hawaii, a Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Applications from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Computer Science and Systems Engineering from Andhra University.
“We are delighted to add a senior professor to reinforce our strength in the digital transformation of organizations. Dr. Vatrapu joins the Ted Rogers School of Management as the new Loretta Rogers Research Chair in Digital Enterprise,” says TRSM Dean Daphne Taras. “Not only will he help strengthen our research program, he will also make significant contributions to industry, policy and society.”