Tomi Dahlberg
Ph.D. (Econ)

Professor of Practice, Information Systems Science (Department of Management and Entrepreneurship)

tkmdah@utu.fi
+358 29 450 4024
+358 50 337 3190

Rehtorinpellonkatu 3
Turku





Areas of expertise
Business strategy; Digital Strategy; Governance and management (hereafter man,) of IT; Governance of data; Data integration and federation; Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies; IT man. best practices; CIO/CDO work; Board work, corporate governance; IT due diligence in M&As; Process modeling; Master and reference data man.; Innovation process ISs; Project portfolio man.; Selection of ISDMs; Data center man.; Financial risk man.; E&M payments, virtual currencies; IT sourcing; Innovation financing

Biography

I have worked as a professor level academic researcher since August 2000 at Aalto University School of Business, University of Jyväskylä, Åbo Akademi University and Turku School of Economics, Currently I work as an information systems science (ISS) professor (management of digital business, POP) at Turku School of Economics, the business School faculty at the University of Turku.

I currently also work as a board professional in finance and IT service provider companies, e.g. in the board of Danske Mortgage Bank Plc., and accept board membership at the maximum in 3-4 companies at a time. I have been in the board of over a dozen companies since 1995.

I have worked professionally with IT since 1975 first in expert, then in managerial, and since 1984 in director/executive positions. The titles of my position from the functional perspective include CIO or IT director for 15 years. CTO or R&D director for 5 years, Business Division Head for 10 years, CEO or deputy CEO for 5 years Since 2009 I have worked primarily as a board professional with a short period as an executive consultant in 2009-2016). In additions to incumbent companies I have worked with several start-ups, and cumulatively with over 100 enterprises.

I do academic research on topics from which I have practical experience, typically as an executive. I have usually also consulted enterprises and/or mentored executives in these topics. My current role as the chair of ICT leaders Finland, the chair of selection committee for the CIO of the year and the digitalization executive of the year, the chair of the Finnish standardization committee for the ISO/IEC 38500 and 20000 standard families and in the collection and analysis of IT and digitalization barometer data provide useful insights to my academic research. I’m able to probe the relevancy of my research ideas, research questions and the results of my studies against these insights. In academic research, the most important starting point is, still, good knowledge about prior research, relevant theoretical basis and suitable methodologies. I attempt to conduct research on topics where these three preconditions – own practical experience, own consultancy/mentoring and/or easy accessibility to industry experts, profound theoretical and methodological understanding – meet and merge. During the recent years I have reviewed 20-25 journal and conference articles annually, which is my maximum capacity. I’m in the editorial organizations of a few magazines and a few conferences. Active reviewing helps me to improve my own research. 

With all my activities I attempt to help Finnish and other enterprises to perform better in the pursuing of the objectives with the means of IT deployment and digitalization. 



Research

 I conduct currently research with my Ph.D. students and fellow researchers mainly on the following topics:

  • Digitalization of supply chains by deploying blockchain, API and robotics technologies, 
  • IT governance and systemic value creation especially inter-organizational and ecosystem IT governance,
  • CIO and CDO work including IT benefits realization. I use the survey data of IT and digitalization barometer,   
  • Data management and governance, especially (product) master data management and federation by developing further the federative approach to data management,
  • Selection of information systems development methods,
  • Payment services research, most notably mobile payments and virtual (crypto) currencies. A significant proportion of citations to my articles come from this research topic
I do academic research on topics from which I have practical experience, typically as an executive. I have usually also consulted enterprises and/or mentored executives in these topics. My current role as the chair of ICT leaders Finland, the chair of selection committee for the CIO of the year and the digitalization executive of the year, the chair of the Finnish standardization committee for the ISO/IEC 38500 and 20000 standard families and in the collection and analysis of IT and digitalization barometer data provide useful insights to my academic research. I’m able to probe the relevancy of my research ideas, research questions and the results of my studies against these insights. In academic research, the most important starting point is, still, good knowledge about prior research, relevant theoretical basis and suitable methodologies. I attempt to conduct research on topics where these three preconditions – own practical experience, own consultancy/mentoring and/or easy accessibility to industry experts, profound theoretical and methodological understanding – meet and merge. During the recent years I have reviewed 20-25 journal and conference articles annually, which is my maximum capacity. I’m in the editorial organizations of a few magazines and a few conferences. Active reviewing helps me improve my own research.

The List of publications currently (7.9.2018) includes 40 of my publications, I have some 30 other publications published since the year 2000 and other material related to publications, which can be found from Researchgate and Google Scholar. Push the link here 


Teaching

I have taught courses on approximately 10 different topics such as option theory and various IT topics.

Currently I lecture on courses with the following topics:

  • Strategic management and governance of digital business and IT
  • Contemporary strategy work (digital strategy)
  • Management and governance of data (DMBOK and federative approach to data governance)
During the last 18 months I have given guest lectures on Data architecture, selection of informations systems development methods, Blockchain technology, the content of the CIO profession

In education I attempt to combine the state of the art of academic knowledge and the practice of the same issues.



Publications
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Data Federation in the Era of Digital, Consumer-Centric Cares and Empowered Citizens (2018) Well-Being in the Information Society. Fighting Inequalities. WIS 2018 Tiina Nokkala, Tomi Dahlberg
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

How to address master data complexity in information systems development - A federative approach (2018) ECIS 2018 Proceedings Tomi Dahlberg, Altti Lagstedt, Tiina Nokkala
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

A Longitudinal Study on the Perceived Roles of IT and the Corporate IT Function with Influences on CIOs’ Work Equilibria in a Media Company (2017) Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2017 (HICSS-50) Tomi Dahlberg, Päivi Hokkanen, Mike Newman
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Data Federation By Using a Governance of Data Framework Artifact as the Tool – Case Clinical Breast Cancer Treatment Data (2017)
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXVIII Tomi Dahlberg, Tiina Nokkala, Jukka Heikkilä, Marikka Heikkilä
(
A3 Book chapter)

Digital Supply Chain Transformation toward Blockchain Integration (2017) Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2017 (HICSS-50) Kari Korpela, Jukka Hallikas, Tomi Dahlberg
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

How IT Governance Practices Contribute to Inter-Municipal ICT Cooperation and Its benefits: Indeed, “The Emperor Has No Clothes” (2017)
International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance
Tomi Dahlberg, Ari Helin
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Longitudinal Study on the Expectations of Cloud Computing Benefits and an Integrative Multilevel Model for Understanding Cloud Computing Performance
(2017) Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2017 (HICSS-50): Tomi Dahlberg, Hannu Kivijärvi, Timo Saarinen
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Socio-Technical Punctuated Equilibrium Model Enhanced with Social Network Theory: As the Descriptor of Changes in the Equilibria of CIO Work (2017)
International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance
Tomi Dahlberg, Päivi Hokkanen, Mike Newman
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Understanding The Changes In The Role And The Tasks Of Cios: An Evolutionary Boundary Model (2017) Dahlberg Tomi, Hokkanen Päivi, Newman Mike, Hyvönen Harri
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Volume, benefits and factors that influence inter-municipal ICT cooperation in relation to ICT-related social services and healthcare services (2017)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare
Ari Juhani Helin, Tomi Dahlberg
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Why and how do municipal areas govern interorganizational ICT : indeed, “The emperor has no clothes” (2017) ECIS 2017 Proceedings Tomi Dahlberg, Ari Helin
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Data Federation By Using a Governance of Data Framework Artifact as the Tool - conference proceedings version (2016) Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases - EJC 2016. Tampere Tomi Dahlberg, Tiina Nokkala, Jukka Heikkilä, Marikka Heikkilä
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

How Business Strategy and Changes to Business Strategy Impact the Role and the Tasks of CIOs: An Evolutionary Model (2016) 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (2016) Tomi Dahlberg, Päivi Hokkanen, Mike Newman
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

How Business Strategy and Technology Impact the Role and the Tasks of CIOs: An Evolutionary Model (2016)
International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance
Tomi Dahlberg, Päivi Hokkanen, Mike Newman
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

IT-barometri 2015 Presentaatio (2016) Tomi Dahlberg
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

IT Investment Consistency and Other Factors Influencing the Success of IT Performance (2016) Strategic IT Governance and Alignment in Business Settings Tomi Dahlberg, Hannu Kivijärvi, Timo Saarinen
(
A3 Book chapter)

Suomalaisten pankkien digitaalinen edelläkävijyys syntyi yhteistyöllä (2016)
Talous & yhteiskunta
Dahlberg Tomi, Halén Marco
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

The Emperor with No Clothes – Inter-Organizational ICT Cooperation within Municipal Regions (2016) Building Sustainable Health Ecosystems: 6th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society, WIS 2016, Tampere, Finland, September 16-18, 2016, Proceedings Tomi Dahlberg, Ari Helin
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

The MDM Golden Record is Dead, Rest in Peace – Welcome Interpreted Interoperable Attributes (2016) Tomi Dahlberg
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Towards an Integrative, Multilevel Theory for Managing the Direct and Indirect Impacts of IT Project Success Factors (2016) Proceedings of the 49th HICSS conference Tomi Dahlberg, Hannu Kivijärvi
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)


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