Former ISIG Professor Bob Galliers was the recipient of the prestigious AIS Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 (Pictured). The LEO award, established in 1999, recognises truly outstanding individuals in the field of information systems. It is the second time it has been given to a former ISIG professor, the first being to Prof Frank Land in 2003.
Bob Galliers has con tributed extensively to the field of Information Systems for over 30 years, in various leadership positions and on three continents.
During the 1980s he became Curtin University's inaugural Professor of Information Systems, serving as Head of the School of IS for seven years, during which time he lead the development of Australia\'s first Master\'s program to focus on the strategic, management and organizational issues and impacts of IT. He returned to the UK in 1989 as Lucas Professor of Business Management Systems at Warwick Business School, holding the directorship of its Master\'s program in Business Management Systems until he became Dean in 1994. In 1998 he stepped down as Dean and moved to INSEAD, France on a visiting professorship, before joining the LSE\'s Department of IS, where he was Research Director. He moved to the USA in 2002 as Provost of what was then Bentley College. He became Bentley University\'s inaugural University Distinguished Professor in 2009, having served as Provost for seven years during which time he headed up Bentley\'s progress to university status and EQUIS and EDAMBA accreditations.
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