December 21, 2022
Suzanne Rivard has received the 2022 AIS LEO Award, recognizing outstanding scholars who have had a global impact on the field of information systems.
The Full Professor in the Department of Information Technologies received this honour on December 12, at the International Conference of Information Systems, in Copenhagen.
The LEO Award has been presented annually since 1999 by the Association for Information Systems (AIS). It is named for the world’s first business application of computing, the Lyons Electronic Office (LEO), launched in 1951.
To be eligible for the award, nominees must have made sustained and exceptional scientific contributions throughout their careers. They must be regarded as preeminent representatives of their national or regional information systems community. Other criteria include serving as role models for colleagues and students, recognition in other fields, and exemplary professional and personal integrity.
LEO Award nominations are submitted every year to a committee of AIS members, which examines applications and chooses the winner.
Professor Rivard earned her doctorate from the Richard D. Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, becoming the first woman in Canada to hold a PhD in Information Systems.
Over the course of her career she has received many distinctions, including:
She helped define the field of research in information systems by developing, with her colleagues Henri Barki and Jean Talbot, a keyword classification scheme widely used by scholars in the field.
Professor Rivard has also made major contributions to advancing knowledge in the area of risk assessment and management for information system development projects, IT outsourcing and the implementation of integrated software; her work in this field has been frequently cited.
Her research on resistance to IT implementation is also widely recognized, and she has published a number of papers on this topic in scientific journals with co-author Liette Lapointe.
She has over 2,000 publications to her credit, ranging from scientific and professional papers to communications, books, book chapters and research reports.