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. 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 responsible for digital transformation.

One focus of his work is the transfer to business. He has given speeches at many events, including the Software Business Conference at MIT, ECM World in Düsseldorf, the Hamburg IT Days and the Frankfurt IT Days. Furthermore, he is dedicated to business education, particularly in the areas of digital transformation and artificial intelligence. Peter Buxmann has co-founded two companies, 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 – after managing and helping to establish the center for five years. He is also a member of the steering committee of the TechQuartier in Frankfurt. Together with Holger Schmidt, he hosts the FAZ podcast “Artificial Intelligence”.

His research focuses on the digitalization of businesses and society, methods and applications of artificial intelligence, and the tension between data economics and privacy. He is the author of more than 300 publications, which have appeared in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 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).

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. He habilitated after a research and teaching period at the Haas School of Business at the University of California in Berkeley. From 2000 – 2004 he was Professor of Information Systems and Information Economics at Technische Universität Freiburg, before transferring to Technische Universität Darmstadt.