Dear Members of the International Information Management Association (IIMA),
I am both
honored and excited to address you as the incoming President of IIMA. It is with great humility and enthusiasm that
I take on this role, and I am deeply appreciative of the trust you have placed
in me to lead this phenomenal organization. My warmest welcome is extended to
all of you as we embark on a journey to advance information systems in academia
and the professional realm.
As we go
through the year to come, it is essential to acknowledge the immense
contributions of our past presidents, board members, and every member who has
dedicated their time and effort to make IIMA the wonderful community it is
today. Their commitment to the field and to this association has paved the way
for us to carry the torch forward.
The field of
information management systems is rapidly evolving, and the importance of our
work cannot be overstated. In a world driven by digital transformation
including the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence, our association
plays a vital role in bridging the gap between academia and the professional
sphere. It is our responsibility to facilitate knowledge exchange,
collaboration, and innovation to stay at the forefront of developments in this
coming term, we will focus on several key initiatives to achieve our vision:
Knowledge Sharing: We will create platforms for members to share their research,
experiences, and insights through our online and offline platforms. This will
include our upcoming conference in Manchester, UK in September 2024. The details will be forthcoming by the end of
Q4’23. Knowledge sharing will also be
facilitated with community engagement opportunities this year through virtual
workshops/guest speaking that allow us to explore cutting-edge developments and
Educational Opportunities: We will work towards providing resources for faculty, students, and
professionals to expand their knowledge in information systems. This may
include providing information on trending topics in our offline/online
platforms and making the upcoming conference in Manchester, U.K., more
accessible for students.
Strong Industry Connections: To ensure that our efforts remain relevant and impactful, we will
strengthen our ties with each other by developing connection points by using
online/offline platforms. We will also
build strong connections with industry leaders, encouraging dialogues and
partnerships that can drive innovation and opportunities for our members.
Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community where
every voice is heard and valued. Our association will strive to reflect the
rich tapestry of backgrounds and experiences in our field where it is a place
Publication Opportunities: We are committed to advancing high-quality research publications in
IIMA’s signature Journal of International Technology and Information Management
(JITIM) with a comprehensive marketing strategy to increase the visibility of
JITM in academic and professional circles. Specifically, as a beginning, the
goal is to use social media and academic networks to promote JITM and its
association is not merely an organization; it is a family, a community, bound
by common goals and shared values. We are a collective force for change,
progress, and innovation. Our diversity is our strength, and our unity is our
power. We have the potential to shape the future and create a lasting impact.
remember that every great journey begins with a single step. We now usher in a
new era of leadership so let us take that step together. Let us embrace change
as an opportunity to grow, learn, and adapt. The challenges we face may be
significant with competing options for resources especially, but our
determination to overcome obstacles is even greater. Let us be unwavering in
our commitment to our mission to grow our community, and let our passion fuel
and motivate is not only the duty of a President but a shared responsibility.
As members, your ideas, your creativity, and your dedication will be the
driving force behind our success. So, I encourage each and every one of you to
engage, contribute, and lead in your own way. Whether you’re a long-standing
member or new to our association, your voice matters, and your perspective is
invaluable. Please email me at any time with your perspectives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In closing, I am excited to serve as your President, and I am eager to work with you all in the coming year to advance the goals and mission of the IIMA that can be found here. Together, there is nothing we cannot achieve. Our collective potential is limitless. Thank you for your trust, your commitment, and your passion. I am excited to lead this extraordinary association into a future where together we will reach new heights and make a lasting impact on our world. Let’s work together to build the future we’ve always dreamed of. Thank you again for the opportunity to lead, and let’s embark on this incredible journey together!
Please take a moment to connect to the IIMA on LinkedIn which will serve as our virtual community to stay connected on all things IIMA:
International Information Management Association | Groups | LinkedIn
Alison Munsch, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)