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Ajay Vinzé is the Earl and Gladys Davis Distinguished Professor of Business and the Associate Dean for International Programs at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University (ASU). He is also the Associate Vice Provost for the Graduate College at ASU. Prior to taking on his current administrative responsibilities, Dr. Vinze was the Founder and inaugural director of the Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology (CABIT) – an industry facing research center that builds public, private and academic alliances through collaborative projects and was the Director for the Executive MBA program. In addition to his academic responsibilities at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Professor Vinzé maintains an active international agenda. He is a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2008-2014) and his initial assignment was with the Ekonomski fakultet u Sarajevu, focused business and education issues in the Balkan region. Projects initiated in 2008 are ongoing and continue to make significant contributions to the region. In 2014, his Fulbright interest was focused on Latin America region with research and programmatic development being conducted in collaboration with faculty at Universidad ESAN and other technology/business professionals in Lima, Peru. Prior to joining ASU, Professor Vinze served on the faculty at Mays Graduate School of Business, Texas A&M University (1988-98). He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 1988.
Professor Vinze’s research is known for technology innovation and organizational relevance and has focused on topics including data analytics; emergency preparedness and response; disruptive innovation; health information exchange; economic value of ICT investments; and, collaborative computing. Dr. Vinze’s research typically drives from an active collaboration with public and private sector organizations. His publications have appeared in most leading scholarly (Information System) journals including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, Health Affairs and various IEEE and ACM Transactions. Professor Vinze’s has taught extensively in the US and internationally. In 2012, he was recognized at Arizona State University with a Faculty Excellence Award for defining edge research and creative work – the award was in recognition of the academic and social value of his research contributions.
Dr. Vinzé regularly interfaces with organizations in the US – Arizona Government IT Agency, Arizona Department of Health Services, Avnet, CHW, Cisco, IBM and Intel, and internationally in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, UAE, Vietnam and Trinidad & Tobago. Before joining the academic environment, he was business technology consultant based out of Manila, Philippines. He can be contacted at Ajay.Vinze@asu.edu or (480) 965-6685.