Digital Transformation – Technology, Operational and Educational Perspectives
Dr Bjorn Jager
28th February 2019 at 13:00pm
Mithras House, University of Brighton
Bjorn’s current research focuses on digital transformation from technological, operational and educational perspectives. In his research talk on the 28th February he will present some current projects, the first being a B2B transaction ledger based on blockchain technology for the furniture industry. The second project address barriers to adopting a circular economy model and the third discusses educational issues in preparing the digital workforce, with examples of best- and worst practice in teaching business processes and enterprise systems.
Bjorn Jager is an Associate Professor in informatics at Molde University College, Specialised University of Logistics, Norway. Jager is the leader of the Supply Chain Management and Information Systems research group, their current projects include IoT Technologies for collaborative planning and control in supply chains (2015–2019, budget 500 000 GBP), and The Digitalisation of Value Chains, and Data Analysis and Visualisation (2017–2021, budget 320 000 GBP. Jager holds an MSc in Nuclear Physics (1989), and a PhD in Informatics (2000) both from the University of Bergen. He has worked four years at ABB Nera as a group leader at SCADA R&D and has s had research stays and sabbaticals at University of Pittsburgh, USA, Curtin University, Australia, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic and Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He teaches classes in ERP with SAP, Business processes and ERP, Effects on logistics performance from RFID and EPCIS, and Bitcoin-Blockchain Programming. The primary academic partner at Brighton Business School is Dr Arvind Upadhyay with whom he is working on research activities including writing journal papers and a proposal to run a special issue in Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.