Prof. Dr. Claudia Loebbecke, M.B.A.

Department of Media and Technology Management

University of Cologne

Rm 214, Pohligstr. 1, 50969 Cologne, Germany

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Claudia Loebbecke holds the Chair of Media and Technology Management at the University of Cologne. Since 2015, she has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Scientific Institute for Infrastructure and Communication Services ('WIK') and 'WIK Consult', a 100% subsidiary of WIK (Board Member 2018-2022), since 2019 as External Scientific Advisor in the project 'KI.NRW' funded by the state of Northrhine-Westfalia ('Land NRW') and organized by Fraunhofer IAIS, and since 2021 as Member of the Administrative Board of the Regional Public Broadcaster WDR ('WDR Verwaltungsrat'), 2016-2021, she was Deputy Board Member of the Broadcasting Council ('WDR Rundfunkrat').

She is Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (since 2018) and of the European Academy of Sciences (since 2004).

She received a Master Degree (1990) and a Ph.D. (1995) in Business Administration, both from the University of Cologne, Germany, and an M.B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA (1991). To study in the US, she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship (1986/87) and a DAAD Scholarship (1990/91). In 2013, she received the Executive Certificate 'Management and Leadership' from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in 2018 she successfully completed the MIT's Executive Education Course 'Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy'. Also since 2018, she holds the title 'Certified Board Member' ('Zertifizierter Aufsichtsrat') awarded by Steinbeis Business Academy in Berlin.

2016-2021, she was Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Regulatory Issues of the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway ('WAR der Bundesnetzagentur'), 2012-2020 Board Member of the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics; 2013-2016 'Board Member' and 'Division Head' of the 'European Academy of Sciences' (EURASC), 2015 Founding Scientific Director of the 'Grimme Research Institute at the University of Cologne'; 2011-2013 Member of the High Level Group (HLG) on Innovation Policy Management to the European Council, and 2005-2006 elected President of the global Association for Information Systems (AIS), which named her AIS Fellow in 2012, and a Distinguished Member cum laude in 2019. Since 1991, she has been member of the Honor Society 'Beta Gamma Sigma'.

Claudia Loebbecke serves as 'Honorary Board Member' of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS), as 'Advisory Board Member' of Information Systems Research (ISR) and the Journal of Information Technology (JIT) as well as on several international editorial boards. Between 1997 and 2015, she was seven years Senior Editor of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) und twelve years of the Journal of Strategic Information System (JSIS).

Her previous employments include INSEAD (France), McKinsey & Co. (Germany), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong/PRC), Erasmus University (Rotterdam, NL), and Copenhagen Business School (DK). Later research stays brought her to the Sloan School/MIT (US), Bentley University (US), the University of New South Wales (Sydney, AUS), INSEAD (FR), London School of Economics (UK), LUISS University (IT), and University of Paris-Dauphine (FR).

In 2011, she received the first prize of the global Research Competition of the 'Society for Information Management' ( for her study 'Assessing Cloud Readiness' with Dr. B. Thomas and T. Ullrich (both Continental AG). Her research focuses on business models, management and regulation aspects in light of digital and creative goods as well as on the innovative use of new media, information, and telecommunication technologies including artificial intelligence in the context of launching and digitally transforming business models, knowledge management, and organizational forms. She has published over 250 internationally peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers and has contributed to the development of more than twenty in-depth case studies in eight different countries.

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