Message from the WITS President
WITS provides an interactive forum to discuss possible means to address complex business problems or societal issues with information technologies. I am thrilled to note WITS’ accomplishments since the inaugural workshop at Boston in 1991 and would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to those who have tirelessly contributed: program co-chairs, officers, board members and many others. We would not be where we are today without your dedication, commitment, and sacrifice. WITS has significantly grown not only in numbers and visibility but also in its influence on the entire IS community. The summary of WITS’ accomplishments by the Program Co-Chairs are not just impressive statistics but exhibits the true capability of the WITS community.
Today, we are experiencing large scale technological innovation and foresee an increasingly accelerated pace. Yet, we are suddenly forced to deal with enormous uncertainties resulting from the pandemic and have to adapt to a ‘new normal,’ whose terms are currently in flux. Consequently, the problems which we are facing are becoming more complex than ever before. In these unprecedented, volatile times, WITS can play a vital role toward the growth and advancement of the IS field. It is my earnest hope that in continuing our tradition of stalwart collaboration, we can, together, develop advanced solutions for intractable problems in our ever-evolving business and society using information technologies.