Paolo Spagnoletti is Senior Lecturer (national qualification as Associate Professor – SECS-P/10) in Information Systems and Organization at the Department of Business and Management of LUISS Guido Carli University. He teaches courses on Digital Transformation and Business Organization at Master and bachelor level. Within LUISS Business School he is the Director of the Executive Program in IT governance and of the Digital Skills Lab a competence center collaborating with leading IT companies and professional associations. His research focuses on the architectural and emergent aspects of digital innovation with a special focus on cybersecurity, collaboration and IS design. He is interested in organizational change, ambidexterity and information infrastructures. On these topics ha has edited three books and published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in outlets such as JIT, JSIS, I&M, CAIS, ICIS, among others.
Paolo has joined LUISS in 2008 as Assistant Professor and before that he has collaborated with the Research Center in Information Systems (CeRSI), leading the LUISS research unit in projects funded by the EC and other public and private bodies. He is currently heading the LUISS unit in the EU Erasmus+ project MASTIS “Establishing Modern Master-level Studies in Information Systems”. Paolo was principal investigator of the Italian government-funded joint research project HOPES: “Help and social interaction for elderly On a multimedia Platform with E-Social best practices” (EU Ambient Assisted Living Programme) between 2010 and 2013 and he headed research on digital platform design and governance at CeRSI from 2006 to 2015. In the past he has worked as a computer forensics consultant for law enforcement agencies and as an Officer (Tenant) at the IT Department of Arma dei Carabinieri Headquarter.
Paolo serves as the Italian representative of the ERCIS network, as Vice-President of the Italian chapter of AIS and as board member of ASSIOA. Within ItAIS he has been Program Chair of the annual conference and has founded the Special Interest Group on e-leadership. Paolo serves as Executive Editor of the Springer Series Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organization and as reviewer for IS journals and conferences such as JMIS, JAIS, EJIS, AoM OCIS, and ECIS.
As a visiting scholar, he spent six months at the London School of Economics in 2003 and further two months at the CIS Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University at Atlanta in 2012. He has visited the Centre for eGovernment of the Department of Information Systems at the University of Agder in 2013. In 2015, he was awarded with an International Chair at LUISS and spent one month at the Institute for Information Management of the University of St. Gallen. He has also given seminars and lectures at the University of Rotterdam, at Paris Dauphine University and at the American University between 2012 and 2016. Until today, Paolo has raised more than € 500k research grants from the EC, the Italian Ministry of Research, the Lazio Region, and private organizations.
Paolo earned his PhD in Information Systems from LUISS University, a Master degree in Business Engineering from Tor Vergata University and a MSc in Electronic Engineering from La Sapienza University. He has also spent nine months working as a junior researcher at the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine between 2000 and 2001.