MSU Moorhead will host the fifth annual conference of Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) May 21-22, and will also host the Healthcare Service Management and Modeling workshop on May 21.

The MWAIS conference is set to provide an excellent platform and forum for researchers, visionaries, practitioners, and doctoral students to share their ideas, present their research and chart the future course of technology in emerging domains of Business. The conference will have a special emphasis on issues related to service enterprises, healthcare, social computing, mobile computing, etc. Visit Conference URL

Keynote speakers:

Vallabh Sambamurthy (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1989) is the Eli Broad Professor of Information Technology at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He is the founder of the Center for Leadership of the Digital Enterprise (, a research center at the Broad School that is dedicated to issues associated with the convergence between information technologies and business strategy, business processes, innovation, and governance.

Tim Brookins is a Distinguished Engineer working in the Microsoft Business Division. The special designation of “Distinguished Engineer” at Microsoft is an acknowledgement of the key role being played by a technical contributor, whose high level of performance, technical vision, expertise and world-class leadership is instrumental in developing and driving products and standards for Microsoft and the technology industry into the future. They are recognized technical leaders in the industry. Tim joined Microsoft in 2001 as part of the Great Plains Software acquisition and has over 16 years of experience in the business applications space.

The Healthcare Service Management and Modeling workshop, held in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and Oklahoma State University, will feature invited speakers, panels, and research presentations from academics and various sectors representing the healthcare industry. Visit Workshop URL