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Map of Level 1 of the Convention Center: Level 1 Floor Plan
(Session rooms are 102A and 102B, Saturday Lunch in Room 101 G/H/I)

Map of Level 2 of the Convention Center: Level 2 Floor Plan
(Seasons - Saturday and Sunday Breakfast)

Map of Lower Level of the Convention Center: Lower Level Floor Plan
(Room L100 - Sunday Lunch)

CIST 2013 Program

October 5-6, 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota

All sessions are in Room 102A and 102B located on Level 1 of the convention center

SATURDAY, October 5, 2013

7:30-8:15 AM

Hot Breakfast Buffet and Opening Remarks

(Seasons – Level 2 Convention Center)

8:15-10:00 AM

Session 1A: Value of Information
Session Chair: Hyoduk Shin

(Room 102A)

Session 1B: Social Production
Session Chair: Sunil Wattal

(Room 102B)

1. How do you invest in IT to create Business Value? Yu-Hsiang Huang, Michael Shaw, Eric Larson and Ramanath Subramanyam.

3. Customers as advisors: The role of social media in financial markets. Hailiang Chen, Prabuddha De, Yu Jeffrey Hu and Byoung-Hyoun Hwang.

4. Hiding Publisher Identities in Ad Exchanges: Designs and Policies. Zhen Sun, Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman and Vijay Mookerjee.

4. User-Generated Content and Product Design of Competing Firms. Young Kwark, Jianqing Chen and Srinivasan Raghunathan. (†)

10:00-10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30-12:15 PM

Session 2A: Auctions
Session Chair: Matt Hashim

(Room 102A)

Session 2B: Internet Markets
Session Chair: Ali Tafti

(Room 102B)

1. Applying Structural Econometric Analysis to B2B Sequential Dutch Auctions. Yixin Lu, Alok Gupta, Wolfgang Ketter and Eric Van Heck. (†)

2. Disconfirmation Effect on Online Opinion Expression. Yi-Chun Ho, Junjie Wu and Yong Tan.

12:15-1:45 PM

Lunch, Keynote Address
(Room 101 G/H/I - Level 1 Convention Center)

Speaker: Raj Lohani
Director of Business Analytics & Market Insights, Medtronic, Inc.

" Underlying barriers to BI in organizations and lessons learned towards their remediation "

BI's ability to improve an organization's understanding of and approach to their market based on data-driven facts and insights is well understood; however, the effectiveness and real-world impact of the effort have been harder to achieve and sustain. Raj will highlight thematic barriers to BI that plague businesses, and more importantly, share some lessons learned towards remediation and advancing of the BI agenda.


Raj Lohani is the Director of Business Analytics and Market Insights (BAMI) for Medtronic Neuromodulation. In his role since joining the company in August 2011, Raj is responsible for quantitative decision support for all Neuromodulation therapies that cumulatively account for about $2 Billion in annual revenues. Pursuing a mission to create business advantage through actionable intelligence, Raj strives to leverage insights and analytics that integrate information from across the business - market research, financial forecasting, business analytics, competitive intelligence, customer relationship management as well as marketplace and environmental factors - to guide and optimize business decisions in a hyper-competitive market environment.

Prior to Medtronic Raj served as Vice President of Strategic Insights & Analytics at Cardinal Health - where he led the monitoring, analyzing and communicating of market trends and insights to shape business strategies and actions for a $90 billion business unit. Prior to Cardinal, Raj led the Marketing Sciences function at Roche Diagnostics, where he directed the design, development and execution of all custom and standardized research/analysis as well as the company’s strategic planning process.

Academically, Raj holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Business Management.

1:45-3:30 PM

Session 3A: Internet/Cloud Infrastructure
Session Chair: Byungwan Koh

(Room 102A)

Session 3B: Crowdfunding

Session Chair: Prasanna Tambe

(Room 102B)

3:30-4:00 PM

Coffee Break

4:00-5:15 PM

Session 4A: Incentive Design I

Session Chair: Dmitry Zhdanov

(Room 102A)

Session 4B: Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding
Session Chair: Rajib Saha

(Room 102B)

1. Channel Interactions on Path-to-Purchase and Beyond. Nachiketa Sahoo, Chris Dellarocas and Shuba Srinivasan.

6:30-8:00 PM

(Room 101E)

SUNDAY, October 6, 2013

7:30-8:15 AM

Hot Breakfast Buffet

(Seasons – Level 2 Convention Center)

8:15-10:00 AM

Session 5A: Mobile Economy
Session Chair: Wael Jabr

(Room 102A)

Session 5B: Health IT
Session Chair: Xiahua Wei

(Room 102B)

3. News Media Channels: Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Mobile Phone Usage. Jiao Xu, Chris Forman, Jun Kim and Koert Van Ittersum.

3. Hospital Switching and Duplicate Tests: Can Health Information Exchange Reduce Redundant Testing? Sezgin Ayabakan, Indranil Bardhan, Kirk Kirksey and Zhiqiang Zheng.

10:00-10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30-12:15 PM

Session 6A: Incentive Design II
Session Chair: Jianqing Chen

(Room 102A)

Session 6B: Social Media
Session Chair: Mingfeng Lin

(Room 102B)

1. Optimal Coordination in Distributed Software Development. Hao Xia, Milind Dawande and Vijay Mookerjee.

1. One-Way Mirrors in Online Dating: A Randomized Field Experiment. Ravi Bapna, Jui Ramaprasad, Galit Shmueli and Akhmed Umyarov.

3. Value Co-Creation in IT Outsourcing and Software Development. Emre Demirezen, Subodha Kumar and Bala Shetty.

4. Determinants of Optimal Revenue Sharing Contracts for Daily-Deal Websites.
Zhe Zhang and Shivendu Shivendu.

4. Understanding the “Few that Matter” in Online Social Production Communities: The Case of Wikipedia. Mihai Grigore, Bernadetta Tarigan, Julianna Sutanto and Chrysanthos Dellarocas.

12:15-2:00 PM

CIST 2013 Awards
ISS Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award
ISS Distinguished Fellow Awards

(L100 - Lower Level Convention Center)

3:15-3:45 PM

Coffee Break

3:45-5:15 PM

Panel Topic: Emerging Domains for IS Research
Panel Moderator: Sandra Slaughter
Panel Members: Ritu Agarwal, Paulo Goes, Ramayya Krishnan, Sandra Slaughter
(Room 102A/B)

Information systems and technologies are transforming the lives of individuals, the nature of organizations, and society-at-large. IS researchers are well versed IT impact on business and commerce. However, today many of the most interesting and important applications of IT are in domains outside of business. This panel explores interesting and important opportunities for IS researchers to apply and extend their research in new areas such as energy, transportation, healthcare, biology, social and living, politics and education that are becoming information and IT intensive. Panelists will discuss how IS researchers can leverage their knowledge and research skills in IT to study IT impact in other domains.

5:30-6:30 PM

INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) Business Meeting
(Room 102A/B)

(†) Best Paper Award Nominees