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Professor Christina Soh

Prof Christina Soh is Dean of the Nanyang Business School. She is known for her work on the management of large scale package software implementation and organizational transformation. Her seminal work on identifying technology-organizational misalignments or misfits and resolution approaches was awarded the Stafford Beer award jointly by the European Journal of Information Systems and Knowledge Management Research and Practice. More recently, she has been working on the area of digital transformation, and the work was recognized by the global Association for Information Systems’ Senior Scholars as one of the 5 best papers in the field in 2018.

Her research is characterized by longitudinal fieldwork with innovative organizations in the public and private sector. She is also committed to articulating practice implications from research, and has served as SE on the MIS Quarterly Executive. The case study on DBS bank’s digital transformation, written with Sia Siew Kien, NTU and Peter Weill, MIT, won an award from the international Case Center as the most popular Information Systems case used in business programs globally in 2017.

Her teaching interests are cross-disciplinary. She was involved in the design of NTU’s first cross-disciplinary undergraduate double degree in Business and Computing, the Renaissance Engineering Program, and most recently the business school’s new specialization in business analytics. She taught strategic technology innovation management to students in the REP and MBA programs. She was awarded the Nanyang Scholar Award in 2008 for student mentoring, was Nominee for NBS Teacher of the Year in 2015, and among the top 3 teachers in the ITOM division in 2016.

Her teaching interests are cross-disciplinary. She was involved in the design of NTU’s first cross-disciplinary undergraduate double degree in Business and Computing, the Renaissance Engineering Program, and most recently the business school’s new specialization in business analytics. She taught strategic technology innovation management to students in the REP and MBA programs. She was awarded the Nanyang Scholar Award in 2008 for student mentoring, was Nominee for NBS Teacher of the Year in 2015, and among the top 3 teachers in the ITOM division in 2016.

​She has been serving in academic leadership positions for over two decades. She was concurrently the Head of the ITOM Division in the Nanyang Business School and Director of the Information Management Research Center from 1998 to 2004. During this time, the Division launched the new specialization in IT, and the Centre trained over a thousand managers in the public sector in e-government. She served as Associate Dean of undergraduate business programs from 2004 to 2008, and worked with colleagues to transform student recruitment, placement and experience. Leadership opportunities were created that significantly influenced student development. She continued to serve as Associate Dean assisting the Dean’s office from 2008-2012, and returned as Head of ITOM from 2014 to 2017 to lead the Division in new directions given the rise of digital and analytics. In 2015, she was appointed Deputy Associate Provost (Faculty Affairs), and in 2018 the Associate Provost (Faculty Affairs) where she led the leadership development program for faculty. Her many service roles include being elected to the inaugural Senate Steering committee, and to the Advisory Board of NTU’s Academic Council. She was awarded the Nanyang Service Award in 2014.

Internationally, she has served as SE, AE and on the Editorial Boards of several major journals. She has also served as co-chair or faculty mentor at many doctoral consortiums and faculty development workshops at the International Conferences of Information Systems, OCIS Division of the Academy of Management, and Pacific Conference of Information Systems. She was program co-chair for ICIS 2017. She was made a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems in 2013.

She received her Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore, and her PhD in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has two adult children who have benefitted greatly from Singapore’s education system.​

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