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Michael Rosemann

Director, Centre for Future Enterprise, and Professor for Innovation Systems, Business School, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Michael Rosemann is the Director of the Centre for Future Enterprise and a Professor for Innovation Systems at the Business School, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.

Dr Rosemanns main areas of research are corporate innovation (eco)systems, revenue resilience, process management and trust management. His work is focused on creating compelling future worlds with today’s possibilities that make current practices obsolete. As a researcher and advisor to board rooms and senior executives he is committed to advancing research-informed knowledge and confidence in order to appreciate the emerging design space and to create an increased ‘sense of ambition’.

Previously, he has been QUT’s Executive Director, Corporate Engagement in 2017 and 2018. In this role, he has been committed to the design of sustainable, mutually beneficial partnership models between significant industry partners and QUT. This included in particular multi-disciplinary engagements and a focus on reducing research and curriculum latency, i.e. the time it takes to react to emerging developments in QUT’s research and teaching portfolio.

Prior to this role, he was Head of QUT’s Information Systems Discipline (2010-2011) and Head of the Information Systems School (2012-2016). QUT’s Information Systems research received a ranking of ‘well above world standard (5/5)’ in this area of research in Australia (ERA, December 2015) and includes QUT’s Business Process Management Discipline, one of the largest BPM research groups in the world. Under his leadership as a Head of School, he established three industry-funded Chairs in the Information Systems School, i.e. the Woolworths Chair in Retail Innovation, the Brisbane Airport Corporation Chair in Airport Innovation and the PwC Chair in Digital Economy.

In 2016 he was seconded to QUT’s Real Difference project where he developed among others the rapid redesign methodology NESTT. The NESTT has so far been used for the re-design of four significant processes within QUT and has also been adopted by organizations such as the University of Auckland. More recently, he released with Prof Max Roeglinger a new BPM capability framework considering the affordances of the digital economy and created the concept of an O(pportunity)-Room in cooperation with an Australian ASX20 organisation.

Dr Rosemann is the author/editor of seven books, more than 300 refereed papers in outlets such as MISQ, EJIS, Information Systems and JAIS, Editorial Board member of ten international journals and co-inventor of two US patents. His ‘Handbook of Business Process Management’ (with Prof. Jan vom Brocke, second edition) is a comprehensive consolidation of global BPM thought leaders. His publications have been translated into German, Russian, Portuguese and Mandarin.


  • –present
    Professor of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology