Prof. Dr. Peter Buxmann

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Peter Buxmann is Full Professor and head of the Software & Digital Business Group at Technische Universität Darmstadt, international speaker, senior advisor to the business community, and podcast host for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He is also a member of numerous supervisory and management bodies, including the advisory board of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – the Internet Institute in Berlin, and the supervisory board of Eckelmann AG, Wiesbaden, where he is co-responsible for digital transformation.

His research focuses on applications and impacts of artificial intelligence, the digitalization of business and society, and the future of digital work. He is the author of more than 300 publications, which have appeared in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Harvard Business Review, Die Welt, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and in international journals (e.g., Management Information Systems Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Technology, European Journal on Information Systems, Information Systems Journal) and conference proceedings (e.g., International Conference on Information Systems and European Conference on Information Systems).

One focus of his work is business transfer. He has been a speaker at many events, including the Software Business Conference at MIT, the annual congress of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, ECM World in Düsseldorf, the Hamburg IT Days and the Frankfurt IT Days. In addition, he is active in continuing education for companies, particularly in the areas of digital transformation and artificial intelligence. Peter Buxmann has co-founded two companies himself, supports a large number of start-ups and is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the HIGHEST Innovation and Start-up Center at Technische Universität Darmstadt. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the TechQuartier in Frankfurt.

Peter Buxmann was born in Frankfurt in 1964. He studied economics with a focus on information systems at the University of Frankfurt, where he also received his doctorate. After a research and teaching period at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, he habilitated. From 2000 – 2004 he was Professor of Information Systems and Information Economics at Technische Universität Freiburg before transferring to Technische Universität Darmstadt.