December 13, 2023: Hyderabad witnessed a historic gathering as the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2023 unfolded its vibrant tapestry of discussions, innovations, and insights. With a record-breaking participation of 45 nations and over 1000 attendees, the event marked a pivotal moment in the realm of AI and digital innovation.
The conference, a brainchild of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), took place for the first time in India, illuminating Hyderabad as the global epicenter for groundbreaking conversations. Rahul De’, Ph.D., Honorary Conference Chair, expressed, “ICIS 2023 boasts an array of 23 research tracks covering diverse facets of AI and digital innovation.”
The theme, “Rising Like a Phoenix: Reshaping Human Endeavors with Digital Technologies,” resonated profoundly, capturing the essence of exploring transformative potentials. Professor Rahul De, Honorary co-chair, reiterated, “ICIS 2023 serves as a nexus for global thought leaders to converge and envision the future of these technologies.”
The ICIS 2023 conference highlighted key takeaways, including the convergence of international scholars and practitioners to discuss AI’s societal impacts and digital strategies. Suprateek Sarker, Co-Chair, University of Virginia, USA, emphasized the cultural amalgamation witnessed at the event, combining Indian ethos with cutting-edge insights.
ICIS 2023 boasted an array of 23 research tracks covering diverse facets of AI and digital innovation
Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, Co-Chair, Aalto University, Finland, expressed delight in bringing ICIS to India, lauding the high-tech atmosphere of Hyderabad. Souren Paul, Co-Chair, Northern Kentucky University, USA, underscored the inclusivity of the event, bridging diverse global perspectives.
The event’s significance expanded beyond academia, featuring participation from industry leaders, premier IT companies, and startups. Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh, Chief Strategy Officer at Accenture, delivered a keynote speech, aligning business insights with scholarly discussions.
ICIS didn’t solely dwell in theoretical discourse but ventured into practical applications, fostering a bridge between theory and practice through dedicated sessions. The tech hub of Hyderabad served as an ideal backdrop, enriching the conference’s relevance for industry professionals and researchers alike.
A remarkable facet was the introduction of a “paper hackathon,” fostering collaborations and accelerating the publication review process for promising projects. Reflecting on the rigorous standards, only 27% of research papers are typically accepted, demonstrating the conference’s exclusivity and rigor.
As ICIS 2023 concluded its far reaching discussions and collaborations, with the torchbearer papers presented that will embark on a fast-tracked review process for potential publication in esteemed journals—a testament to the conference’s profound impact on the future of information systems and AI.
Hyderabad not only hosted a conference but became the hub where global perspectives, cultural richness, and cutting-edge innovation melded, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of information systems research and digital innovation.