VISION: To be a global, renowned, academic centre of excellence enabling management researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and intellectuals to learn, contemplate on, and disseminate knowledge on the diverse effects of contemporary technologies on business, government, and society
HISTORY: Bengaluru has been the epicentre of the Indian IT industry since the early 1990s.To build a platform for co-creation of knowledge with the Indian IT industry, IIM Bangalore launched the Centre for Software and Information Technology Management (CSITM) in 1998. Over the decades, CSITM has consolidated research, consulting, teaching, and training efforts on management issues concerning the evolving Indian and global technology industry, especially in areas related to internet governance, cybersecurity, cloud, managing innovation with IT, and so on. CSITM has been extremely active as an intellectual hub of IT management, having conducted hundreds of events hosting prominent scholars and speakers from top universities and businesses from across the globe.
ACTIVITIES: In keeping with the overall vision, the centre has been conducting various public events and has initiated several research activities. The following is a high-level categorization of the activities:
Conducting talks and seminars by renowned scholars and experts on contemporary topics that are at the intersection of technology, business, and society
Conducting conferences and summits bringing together business students, management researchers, and practitioners of technology industry
Conducting workshops to encourage young faculty and research students to conduct high quality research work and to enable them to publish their work in top tier research journals on Information Systems and other management areas
Conducting panel discussions and roundtable workshops aimed at providing inputs to lawmakers and to discuss contemporary topics concerning technology and society
Supporting research activities in emerging areas of technology management
Training and consulting activities aiding digital transformation of organizations
CSITM has been collaborating with International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA.org), Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC.in), Association for Information Systems (https://aisnet.org) and other IIMs in India, IITs and IIIT Bangalore.