Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Kautz

Guest Researcher

Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Kautz

Karl will be visiting scholar in Summer 2024


Karl currently holds the position of Professor of Digital Business at the School of Accounting, Information Systems, and Supply in the College of Business and Law at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He has served as  the Deputy Head of School Research and Innovation. He joined RMIT in January 2017 from the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia where he held a professorship in IT Management and Innovation and held the position of Associate Dean Research at the Faculty of Business. Before relocating to Australia Karl held positions as Professor in Information Systems and Information Systems Development at Copenhagen Business School and as Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Computing Centre as well as other academic positions in the UK and Germany. Karl received his PhD in Information Systems from the University of Oslo, Norway, and his MSc in Computer Science from the Technical University in Berlin, Germany. Karl’s research interests and competencies are in Digitalization, Digital Transformation, IT Management and Innovation, Information Systems Development, Diffusion and Adoption of IT and digital Innovations, the organizational and societal impact of IT as well as Software Process Improvement, Software Quality Management, and Knowledge Management and he has published widely in these areas. Karl is the co-founder and former chairperson of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 on the Adoption, Transfer and Diffusion of IT. Karl is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Information Systems and has served the Information Systems (IS) community in numerous capacities as editor, senior editor and board member of journals such as Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Information Technology & People, the Journal of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) and the Communications of the AIS as well as conference and track chair for well reputed IS conferences such as the AIS and IFIP conference series. Karl is a former member of the AIS Region 2 Board in his role as General Chair of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2018 which was held in Portsmouth, UK. He is also a member of the Executive of the Australian Council of Professors and Heads of Information Systems (ACPHIS) formerly as convener of the ACPHIS PhD Medal and currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Information Systems.