Walter Daniel Fernandez

Professor of Information Systems, UNSW

I am a Professor at the School of Information Systems and Technology Management, UNSW Business School. After two decades in the corporate sector, I moved into academe to continue my research on management of major projects and programs of digital transformation. I have published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in top international conferences and journals. I’m an active member of the global information systems (IS) community. I serve on editorial boards of first-tier academic journals and I am a recognized expert on exploratory qualitative research.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Professor of Information Systems, UNSW Sydney
  • 2011–2013
    Associate Professor, Australian National University
  • 2005–2013
    Co-Director, National Centre for IS Research, Australian National University

Education

  • 2003 
    QUT, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Governance of information technology programmers: achieving accountability, control, and success
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2010
    Advanced Steam Generating Receivers for High Concentration Solar Collectors
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Solar Institute
  • 2009
    Adoption and Effective Use of Information Communication Technologies in Indigenous Communities in Australia
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2005
    The Key Strategies in Firms’ Realization of Value from ICT
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2004
    Achieving Value from ICT: Key management strategies.
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Department of Communications Information Technology and the Arts

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Information Systems
  • Academy of Management
  • Founding Chair of the AIS Special Interest Group on Grounded Theory Methodology
  • Charter Member of the AIS Special Interest Group on IT Project Management
  • Australasian Association for Information Systems
  • International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2 Information Systems and Organisations
  • Project Management Institute

Research Areas

  • Information Systems (0806)
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