Ravishankar Sharma

AUH Campus

  • 1984 : BSc  in Computer Science (with minor in Mathematics and Economics) from Brandon University, Canada
  • 1986 : MSc  in Computer Science from the University of Regina,  Canada (thesis research: developed a prototype for adaptive information retrieval)
  • 1991 : PhD in Management Sciences from the University of  Waterloo, Canada (thesis research: developed and tested a formal method for socio-technical systems evaluation)
  • Fellow (Institution of Engineering & Technology) & Chartered Engineer (UK)
  • Member of College of Senior Scholars & College of Academic Leadership, Association for Information Systems
  • Digital Innovation and Enterprise

  • Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

    December 2020 – present : Professor of Information Systems & Technology Management.

  • University of Canterbury Business School, New Zealand

    June 2017 – Dec 2020 : Chair of Information Systems Group

  • ESSEC Business School, Asia-Pacific Campus

    September 2016 – May 2017 : Visiting Professor of Information Systems

  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    January 2004 – August 2016 : Associate Professor of Knowledge Management (tenured since 2010) at School of Communication & Information

    October 2002 – October 2003 : Senior Fellow (School of Computer Engineering)

    July 2004 – October 2006 : Director (India Strategy) and Deputy Head of International Relations

    September 1991 – August 1994: Member of Academic Staff, School of Applied Science (Founding Head of Information Studies)

    1998 – 2002: Adjunct Associate Professor of Management of Technology at the Nanyang Business School.

  • University of Waterloo, Canada

    September 1988 – August 1991: Senior Research Engineer, Centre for the Evaluation of Communications-Information Technologies (CECIT)

  • St Francis Xavier University, Canada

    September 1986 – September 1990: Assistant Professor of Computing Sciences (Adjunct appointment during 1988-1990 academic years)

  • IBM Global Services & Deloitte Consulting

    September 2000 – September 2002: Communications Industry Principal – Asean / South Asia

    1. USD 10 million P&L and 50 resource responsibility for the communications sector services business in Asean / South Asia ranging from thought leadership to concept selling to project delivery

    2. Led engagements in the bid and delivery of IBM’s BSS, OSS and digital media suite of solutions for key accounts

    3. Successfully negotiated win-win partnerships with vendors, service providers and customer management

    4. Responsible for practice development, engagement management and delivery of competencies

    5. Certified for e-business, project management, quality assurance, coaching/mentoring and team-selling

    6. Directed the delivery of solutions in the 3G mobile, CRM and xSP business lines.

  • Deutsche Telekom Asia

    August 1994 – September 2000: Director (Multimedia Competency Centre)

    1. Empowered with budgetary control of business unit for marketing and delivery of specialist services; responsible for technology and business scouting, implementing technology transfer, developing people, and managing core competencies

    2. Established first ever Deutsche Telekom Innovation Management (T-Nova) service-house outside of Germany, with the charter of provisioning advanced solutions to major customers in the region

  • 3. Led international projects covering Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Hong Kong such as the Berkom testbed, S-ONE and MSC

  • Served as technical advisor to government and industry in several major advanced IT projects (for example, Singapore's Digital TV Technical Committee, Malaysia’s MSC, ITU WG on Private Sector Issues)/

  • Appointed to the Singapore National Information Infrastructure Technical Committee on Standards for a 2-year term in 1998, co-chairing the networks group

  • Reviewer for professional academic journals (IEEE trans., JAIS, MISQ, etc), member of organizing committee for (IEEE, AIS) conferences, and panelist for CNBC - Asian Business News' technology segments

  • Member of Working Group (Project Management) – ITU Centre of Excellence for Asia and Pacific, March 1999 – November 1999

  • Member of National InfoComm Competency Centre Accreditation / Certification committee from Dec 2003 to Jun 2005

  • Strategic technical advisor to startups such as Extrada Inc. (www.extrada.com), webflo Inc. (www.webflo.cc), Nexlabs Pte. Ltd. (www.nexlabs.com) and Comwerks Pte. Ltd. (www.comwerks.com) and telecom industry advisor to Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific

  • Advisory services in knowledge management to Health Promotion Board (Singapore) and Tata Consultancy Services (AP)

  • Member of Singapore’s Media Development Authority’s Interactive & Digital Media Expert Group from 2007 to 2010.

  • expert reviewer for the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Research Excellence program from 2008 – 2009.

  • Panel of experts for Most Admired Knowledge City (MAKi) Award in 2009

  • Member of Multimedia Technology & Design Programme Advisory Committee at SIM University for 2010 & 2011

  • Board Member of ICEB Consortium from 2012 – present. President of Consortium in 2015.

  • General Chair of 13th International Conference on Electronic Business (Dec 2013).

  • Member of editorial advisory board of The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society (2006 to 2012), Webology – an online international journal (2008 to 2018), Innovation Magazine (2010 to 2016), Journal of Information, Information Technology and Organisations (2012 – 2014), International Journal of Electronic Business (2017 to 2020), Digital Business – an open access journal launched by Elsevier (2020 – ).

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2002 to 2010), International Journal of Digital Media Broadcasting (2008 to 2018), International Journal of Knowledge Society Research (2010 to 2014), International Journal of Electronic Business (2020 – ), Sustainability) Journal of Business & Management (2019 – present); Area Editor (DSS & Analytics) of Health Systems (a Taylor & Francis journal, Sep 2019 – ).

  • Academic Advisor to Vienna-based Knowledge for Development Without Borders from 2017 to 2019.

  • Founding Director of Centre for Inclusive Digital Enterprise (www.CeIDE.org) from Jan 2018 to present. CeIDE has been a Research Partner of Digital Inclusion Alliance of Aotearoa (DIAA) wef Sep 2019.

  • Guest Editor (with Nir Kshetri) of Special Section on Digital Health in International Journal of Information Management (2019).

  • Guest-Editor (with Aijaz Shaikh & Eldon Li) of Special Issue on Advances in Recommendation & Suggestion Systems in Electronic Markets journal (2020).

  • Guest Editor (with Aijaz Shaikh & Stephen Bekoe) of Special Issue of Sustainability (an MDPI journal) in ICMT for Sustainable Development (2021).

  • Programme Co-Chair of International Conference on Electronic Business – ICEB ’20 (Dec 2020).

  • Area Editor (Blockchain, DLT & Fintech) for ICIS ‘ 21.

1. Sharma RS, Mokhtar IA, Ghista DN, et al. Digital literacies as policy catalysts of social innovation and socio-economic transformation: Interpretive analysis from Singapore and the UAE. Sustainable Social Development 2023; 1(1): 2167. https://doi.org/10.54517/ssd.v1i1.2167  

2. Dhanjoo N. Ghista & Ravi S. Sharma (2023) Rethinking higher education for the 4th Industrial Revolution: Synergetics in global social transformations and society building. Journal of Policy and Society 1(1): 141. http://dx.doi.org/10.59400/jps.v1i1.141  

3. Pouyan Jahanbin, Stephen C. Wingreen, Ravishankar Sharma, Behrang Ijadi, Marlon M. Reis, Enabling affordances of blockchain in agri-food supply chains: A value-driver framework using Q-methodology, International Journal of Innovation Studies, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2023, Pages 307-325, ISSN 2096-2487, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijis.2023.08.001.  

4. Jahanbin, P., Sharma, R.S.,Wingreen, S.T., Kshetri, N., Choo, K.-K.R. Towards CRISP-BC: 3TIC specification framework for Blockchain Use-Cases. IET Blockchain 3, 159–168 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1049/blc2.12038   

5. Dhanjoo Ghista and Ravi S. Sharma (2023). “Universities as Agents for Innovation, Living Values, Sustainable Community Development and Progressive Society Building.”. International Journal of Development Research, 13, (06), 63149-63156. http://journalijdr.com/sites/default/files/issue-pdf/26799.pdf   

6. Arnob Zahid & Ravishankar Sharma (2023). “Personalized Health Care in a Data-Driven Era: A Post–COVID-19 Retrospective” Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Digital Health, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 162-171, ISSN 2949-7612, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcpdig.2023.04.002.  

7. R. Sharma et al., (2022) "Technomoral Affordances of Artificial Intelligence in Data-Driven Systems," IEEE Computer, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 76-81, Oct. 2022, doi: 10.1109/MC.2022.3190785.  

8. Sharma RS, Mannava PN, Wingreen SC. (2022). Reverse-Engineering the Design Rules for Cloud-Based Big Data Platforms. Cloud Computing and Data Science 3(2):1-21. Available from: https://ojs.wiserpub.com/index.php/CCDS/article/view/1213   

9. Ravi Sharma, Kevin Jones, Warwick Anderson, Anushia Inthiran & Maryam Tabatabaee (2022) The digital transformation of higher education – “uni for nothin’, MOOCs for free”?, Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, 24:1, 34-60, https://doi.org/10.1080/15228053.2021.1889741  

10. Sharma, R.S., Wingreen, S.C., & Janarthanan, S.B.T. (2022). Design principles for hadoop-based platforms: A reverse-engineered design-science approach. Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences, 25(S2), 1-19. https://www.abacademies.org/articles/design-principles-for-hadoopbased-platforms-a-reverseengineered-designscience-approach-13636.html   

  • 1984 : placed on the Honours List, Brandon University.

  • 1985 : elected Treasurer of Brandon University Students’ Union for a 1-year term.

  • 1988 : awarded an Ontario government graduate award for 3 years.

  • 1989 : elected graduate representative to the University of Waterloo Senate for a 2-year term.

  • 1994 : elected Senior Member of the IEEE, Chartered Engineer (United Kingdom) and Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

  • 1998 : selected for inclusion in the 30th and subsequent editions of Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.

  • 1999 : cited as a mentor in the National Science and Technology Board’s database of prominent researchers; registered as an ITU-D expert in the area of multimedia communications.

  • 2000 : awarded the standards council merit award by the PSB, Singapore

  • 2002 : presented with The Order of the Sheaf by the President of Brandon University for services rendered as an alumnus.

  • 2004 : commended by the Director of the International Telecommunications Union – Development (Dr Hamedoon Torre) for contributions to the Regional Working Group.

  • 2006 : selected as Distinguished Teacher by MBA students of Telecoms Management class at SP Jain Institute of Management (Dubai).

  • 2007 : appointed Honorary Professor of Management at Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia).

  • 2007 : received Research Outstanding and Award Recognition (ROAR) from NTU.

  • 2008 : Paper published by VINE given the Outstanding Paper Award by Emerald Group Publishing at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence

  • 2011 : admitted as Fellow of Institution of Engineering & Technology; Sam & Sharma recognized as “outstanding paper” at 9th Annual International Smart Sourcing Conference, IIT Delhi, 5-6 January 2011.

  • 2012 : Best Paper Award for Soe, Kaur & Sharma (2012) at 12th ICEB in Xian.

  • 2014 : elected President of the International Electronic Business Consortium.

  • 2015 : appointed as a Fellow of the EDB-funded Institute for Asian Consumer Insights.

  • 2016 : received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian acclamation).

  • 2018 : Best Paper Award for Sharma & Kale at 18th ICEB in Guilin.

  • 2020 : Biographical listing in Marquis’ 2020 Who’sWho in the World.

  • INS601 Research and Knowledge Discovery
  • INS 604 Digital Platforms &Business Models