Michael Rosemann

Professor of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Michael Rosemann is Professor and Head of the Information Systems School, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. QUT’s Information Systems School received a ranking of ‘above world class’ in this area of research in Australia (ERA 2012) and includes QUT’s Business Process Management Discipline, one of the largest BPM research groups in the world.

Dr Rosemann is a disruptive thinker with a passion for corporate innovation, process design and research management. His work is focused on creating exciting future worlds with today’s possibilities that make current practices obsolete.

Dr Rosemann is the author/editor of seven books, more than 220 refereed papers, Editorial Board member of ten international journals and co-inventor of two US patents. His recently edited ‘Handbook of Business Process Management’ is the most comprehensive consolidation of global BPM thought leaders. His publications have been translated into German, Russian, Portuguese and Mandarin.

His main contributions are the concept of a series of innovation patterns, value-driven BPM, customer process management, BPM as a service, a BPM maturity model, guidelines of business process modelling, configurable reference models, ambidextrous BPM and context-aware BPM. His current areas of interest are data markets, foresight innovation, deriving value from communities, innovation systems and effective university-industry relationships.

Michael’s PhD students have won the Australian award for the best PhD thesis in Information Systems in 2007, 2008 and 2010. He has been the Chair of the first International Conference on Business Process Management outside Europe (BPM 2007) and Co-Chair of the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2010). He will be a contributing academic to the ICIS 2014 Junior Faculty Consortium (Auckland 2014), panel co-chair for ECIS 2015 (Muenster, May 2015) and PhD Symposium Co-Chair for the ER Conference 2015 (Stockholm, October 2015).

Michael delivered among others the invited keynote at the International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2008 – Milan, Italy), the South-American BPM Conference (Santiago, Chile, 2012), the Gartner BPM Summits (2011, 2012, 2013, Sydney; 2013, London), the Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit (2012, Sydney), the IRM UK BPM/EA Conference (2012, London), the combined EMMSAD/BPMDS conferences 2012 (Gdansk, Poland), the ProzessLab Konferenz (Frankfurt, 2013), the inaugural Business Building Capability conference in Sydney (2012), the S-BPM conference (Eichstaett, Germany, 2014), the Russian BPM conference (Moscow, 2014), the Fraunhofer R&D conference (Stuttgart, 2014), the Asian-Pacific BPM Conference (Brisbane, July 2014) and the QUESTnet conference (Brisbane, July 2014). He has been the Chair of the Marcus Evans Australian CIO Summit (2010), Co-Chair of this event in 2009 and 2012, conducted the final keynotes in 2013 and 2014 and gave the opening keynote at the Australian Chief Logistics Officers Summit in February 2014. Between 2009-2012 he conducted annual BPM roadshows in Brazil for ELO Group where he delivered more than 15 seminars. Since 1999, he is conducting Operations Management courses at the Northern Institute of Technology, Hamburg. Michael has been the co-founder and co-chair of the international Business Process Design workshop since 2005. He gave invited research seminars at universities around the globe including ANU Canberra, Monash University, University of Melbourne, TU Munich, Louisiana State University, Stevens Institute of Technology, CELAP Shanghai, Nanyang University Singapore and IIT Delhi among others.

In November 2011, he has been interviewed as part of Gartner’s Fellow Interview series. His paper on ‘Toward improving the relevance of information systems research to practice: the role of applicability checks‘, published in the MIS Quarterly (2008) and co-authored with Iris Vessey, won the Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Awards for 2012, i.e. it has been chosen as one of the top 50 articles with proven impact since its publication date from the top 300 management journals in the world. He also has been the co-author of conference papers that won the best paper award at CAiSE 1999 (Heidelberg), PACIS 2004 (Shanghai), ACIS 2005 (Manly) and BPM 2010 (New York). His h-index is 50 and his papers have attracted more than 10,000 citations (Google Scholar) (August 2014) (see details at Google Scholar)

His research projects received funding from industry partners such as Accenture, Australia Post, Bank of Queensland, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Brisbane Marketing, Ergon Energy, Infosys, Rio Tinto, Queensland Government, SAP, Suncorp, Water Corporation and Woolworths. As Head of School, he has established the Woolworths Chair for Retail Innovation and the Brisbane Airport Corporation Chair in Airport Innovation within QUT’s Information Systems School. He conducts seminars for QUT’s early and mid career researchers as well as for the senior leadership group on topics such as industry networking and process improvement.

Michael regularly provides advice related to performance, innovation and process management to organisations and their executives from diverse industries including telco, banking, insurance, utility, retail, public sector, logistics and the film industry.

He has been instrumental in the design of QUT’s Masters in Business Process Management. In February 2010, Dr Rosemann was appointed as a Visiting Professor at Viktoria Institute, Gothenburg, Sweden. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Software Engineering Research Centre, Jiantong University, Beijing, China. Rosemann is one of two external members on the Learning and Innovation Strategic Forum of the St Margaret’s School, Brisbane. He is a member of IGI’s Global Library Advisory Committee.


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