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Sampath Bemgal

Degree

PhD (anticipated completion 2020), Ivey Business School

Discipline

Information Systems

Dissertation

Title: “Generative Mechanisms of Technology Enabled Transformation: A Critical Realist Evaluation of a Hospital Lab Unit Transformation”. [A grounded theoretical study]

Committee: Prof Nicole Haggerty (Advisor); Prof Robert D. Austin; Prof Mark J. Zbaracki.

Research Interests

  • Substantive: Digital Transformation; IT-Enabled Organizational Change; IT Strategy; Information Systems; IT Project Management;
  • Theoretical/Ontological: Socio-materiality; Technology Materiality; Critical Realism; Generative Mechanisms; Causality;
  • Methodological: Process based analysis using grounded theoretical coding techniques; Regression based stats; Structural Equation Modeling – Basic and Advanced (variance).

Past Education

  • 2012 - MBA, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • 2006 - Master of Science (MS) - Computer Science, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. Thesis Title: “A Focused Search Using a Topic Specific Knowledge Base for Web Enabled Mobile Handheld Devices”. Advisor: Dr Wen-Chen Hu.
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Technology - Computer Science and Engineering, J.N.T.University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • Bemgal, S (2018). Altering Individual Interpretations during Technology Appropriation: A Socio-Material Cognitive Frame Alignment Perspective. Presented at Fourteenth Annual SIG IS CORE 2018 IS Cognitive Research Workshop held during Thirty Ninth ICIS 2018 conference on Dec 12. San Francisco, US. Submission Type: Research-in-Progress.
  • Bemgal, S (2018). Technology Materiality and Individual Sensemaking. In Proceedings of Twenty Fourth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), New Orleans, Louisiana, US. Submission Type: Completed Research.
  • Bemgal, S., Haggerty, Nicole (2017). Developing Imbrications: A New Lens for Understanding Project Management Practice. In Proceedings of Twenty Third Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Boston, Massachusetts, US. Submission Type: Completed Research.
  • Bemgal, S (2017). Shaping of Design Related Affordances for Performing IS Design Actions. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference Proceedings and Presentation. Montreal, Canada.
  • Hu, W., Bemgal, S., Fu, Lixin., Yang, H (2007). A Focused Mobile Web Search Engine Using a Topic-Specific Knowledge Base. Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS), Grand Forks, North Dakota, US.

Academic and Paper Development Workshops

  • Advanced Doctoral Consortium (Forthcoming - Aug 2019). Twenty Fifth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Cancun, Mexico.
  • MISQ Reviewer Workshop (Dec 2018). Thirty Ninth ICIS Conference Workshop held on Dec 16 in San Francisco, US.
  • Doctoral Consortium – Mid-stage Track (August 2018). Twenty Fourth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
  • Bemgal, S (April 2018). Generative Mechanisms of Technology Enabled Transformation. Academy of Management Discoveries (AMD) Paper Development Workshop. Held on April 6. University of Toronto, Canada.
  • CARMA (Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis) Methods Workshop (Summer 2016). Detroit, Michigan, US. [Courses: Introduction to R; Multivariate Statistics with R; Qualitative Methods; Content Analysis.]

Academic Service

Reviewer:

  • Academy of Management Discoveries (AMD), 2019
  • Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2017, 2018, 2019
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2017, 2018 and SIG-CORE (Cognitive Research), 2018
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 2018, 2019

Academic Experience

  • King’s University College at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.
    • Faculty Instructor - Fall 2018. Course: 3331A – Project Management. A 4th year elective course for Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) program. Class size: 34 students.
    • The course was personally designed and taught with a mix of lectures and case discussions. A total of 5 cases were discussed in class comprising of Ivey Business School and Harvard Business School case studies. Additionally, several mini-case scenarios were discussed for each project management concept.
  • Dept. of Computer Science, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
    • Instructor - Winter 2006. Hands-on Computer Lab course: Advance Java Programming with Data-structure Algorithms. Class Size: Two sections of 30 students each.
    • The course involved teaching complex data structures and algorithms to 3rd/4th year computer science students.
  • *Teaching interests include: Both IT technical based concepts as well as IT management in Organizations.

Scholarships

  • Brock Scholarship, Ivey Business School, Western University, 2015-2019
  • PhD Scholarship, Ivey Business School, Western University, 2015-2019

Previous Industry Experience

  • Manager: vSplash Techlabs. Hyderabad, India (2013-2015).
  • Associate: Technology & Venture Commercialization, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (2010-2012).
  • IT Business Analyst: Rio Tinto – Kennecott Utah Copper, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (2011-2011)
  • Software Engineer/Lead: Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (2007-2009).
  • Web Developer: Aerospace Network, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA (2004-2005).

Professional Certification

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from Project Management Institute (PMI). CAPM number: 1473908. Validity from Dec 2011- Dec 2016.