Collaboration Is Key for Former IMA Executive Director
Former Executive Director, Information Management Affiliates; IU Bloomington
“We’re trying to manage today’s IT environment and also think about what’s on the horizon.”
Anne Massey describes her research interests as “the intersection between humans and their use of technology”—in particular, how technology enables or hinders collaboration.
Her research focuses on how organizations can use information technology to enable core business processes—such as product and service development—and overcome burdens to collaboration, including geography, time, and culture. Recently she has examined the use of virtual worlds as collaborative environments. She presented an overview of virtual worlds at a 2008 IMA program.
Collaboration is at the heart of Massey’s responsibilities as an information systems faculty member and IMA’s executive director. She has been a consultant for a number of IMA members, and has advised several teams of Kelley MSIS students on their capstone projects for corporate sponsors. She also helps IMA members connect with Kelley faculty and students to address IT challenges.
Through IMA, Massey wants to help people think more progressively about IT. “We’re not trying to navigate yesterday’s IT environment,” she says. “We’re trying to manage today’s IT environment and also think about what’s on the horizon.”