11th IndustryConnect Workshop


Friday | 03. April 2020


09:00 - 10:30

  • Opening of the 11th IndustryConnect workshop
    Petra Schubert & Susan Williams
  • [Activity] Introduction to the new participant
    Personal introductions by the new participants
    Moderation: Sebastian Bahles & Berit Gebel-Sauer
  • Survey-Insights: Results from the survey
    Petra Schubert
  • [Activity] Keynotes
    “Teams, Slack, Connections & Co. – many tools for the same use case”
    Selected participants
  • [Activity] Quick-Poll: Portfolio driven issues of participants
    Moderation: Florian Schwade

10:30 - 10:45



  • Taxonomy for tools within the Digital Workplace
    Review of existing classifications and suggestions for a classification
    Petra Schubert & Susan Williams
  • [Activity] Brainstorming/Poll: Dimensions of the taxonomy
    Feedback and collaborative development of the taxonomy with the participants
    Moderation: Petra Schubert

12:05 - 12:15


12:15 - 12:30

  • Wrap-up
    Review and summary of the online workshop and planning of the upcoming months
    Petra Schubert & Susan Williams


End of the event


Sebastian Bahles

Research Assistant

Sebastian Bahles is a research assistant at the Center for Enterprise Information Research (CEIR) at the University of Koblenz and is Managing Director of the University Competence Center for Collaboration Technologies  (UCT). In addition he works as a lecturer for Enterprise Collabroation at the Euro-FH Hamburg. His research focuses on community management and workspace types in enterprise collaboration systems.

Prof. Dr. Petra Schubert


Petra Schubert is a Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Koblenz. She is the Director of the Competence Centre for Collaboration Technologies (UCT) and is co-founder of IndustryConnect. She is an expert in conducting industry research and co-developed the eXperience case study methodology. Her research interests are in the area of Enterprise Systems with a specific focus on large-scale software systems such as enterprise resource planning and collaboration systems.

Prof. Dr. Susan P. Williams


Sue Williams is a Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Koblenz. She is head of the Enterprise Information Management Research Group and its two research labs, the Information Design Lab and the Enterprise of Things Lab and is co-founder of IndustryConnect. She is an interdisciplinary researcher with expertise in the areas of social and organisational informatics. Her research examines complex socio-technical change (STC) and the use-centred design of information artefacts and the digital workplace.

Dr. Söhnke Grams

Research Assistant

Dr. Söhnke Grams is a Research Assistant in the Business Software Research Group at the University of Koblenz. He holds a degree in Business Administration (equivalent to Master) of the FHDW Hanover and graduated with a Master´s degree in Marketing and Channel Management at the University Göttingen. Following his studies, he worked as World Wide Community Coordinator at Ubisoft Blue Byte. His current research focuses on Benefit Realisation Management of Enterprise Collaboration Systems.

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