I was humbled to have the opportunity to present at the recent INAIS webinar series. The event ran very smoothly and the participants made very thoughtful comments. It was a delight for me.
The AIS India chapter is doing an excellent job through its webinars and workshop series to strengthen interactions between world renowned scholars and Indian IS research community around topics that are both contextual to India and relevant to the entire IS domain. These activities will go a long way in building a strong research culture among young IS scholars from India, I wish them good luck for their plans
The AIS India Chapter has been doing a great job of bringing together and expanding the academic IS community in India. They have held a number of conferences and workshops within a relatively short period of time, and are involved in the virtual ICIS 2020 and the future ICIS 2023. They are also building connections with overseas IS scholars for networking and collaboration.
When I began my Ph.D. journey in 2015, I felt the need for a community which could help in accessing the network of senior IS scholars in India, providing an opportunity to interact and learn to strengthen our research efforts. AIS India Chapter (INAIS) is fulfilling this need in every aspect. Be it the twelve-week long ‘Rendezvous with Information Systems Researchers’ workshop, the author development workshops, the ICDE Conference or the research workshop at IIM Trichy, they have helped develop the IS community in India. My thanks to INAIS for all the opportunities and look forward to more of these.
I have been extremely impressed to see the growth in India Chapter of AIS (INAIS) since its inception in 2017. They have engaged several senior scholars from IS to offer research development workshops to build and strengthen the research of local scholars. The team has worked tirelessly even during COVID-19 times to offer several virtual workshops and networking opportunities. In addition, they have co-hosted conferences in collaboration with local institutions to expand their reach and impact. They certainly embody the spirit and goals of AIS Communities. I congratulate the founding members/executive team and wish INAIS continued growth and success.
I found AIS India Chapter Webinar series beneficial on two counts – getting to hear the language of established IS researchers / meet them virtually, and get introduced to some concepts, which I would not otherwise have explored. The sessions were well organized – thank you to the organizers. Look forward to more such sessions from INAIS.
Early carrier academicians like me need a platform to exchange ideas that bring together researchers of various domains. Though there was an umbrella assemblage like AIS, a localized association has provided a much-needed platform for IS faculty and doctoral students in India to network with scholars from India and abroad. In its early years itself, INAIS has undertaken many initiatives and has been instrumental in organizing workshops and seminar series inviting senior IS scholars worldwide. I can’t wait to see this becoming the biggest subnetwork under AIS.
INAIS has provided numerous avenues to its members to develop and enhance their research capabilities, present and seek feedback on their research, and interact with well-known international scholars. Within the short span of its existence, INAIS has become an excellent forum for young Indian IS scholars to engage intellectually, develop a network of like-minded academics, and solicit feedback from the vibrant INAIS community. I am quite sure that INAIS will serve as the much desired platform to bring Indian IS scholarship on the global IS map.
I have seen the birth and growth of the AIS India Chapter (INAIS). It would not be wrong to say that INAIS has established the Information Systems (IS) researchers, scholars, and students in India as a community in a short period, just like AIS has done it globally. It is a true microcosm of IS in India. INAIS has successfully organized or helped in organizing top conferences, workshops, and webinars for the community. I am sure that INAIS has become the platform that will shape the future scholars in India and contribute at the global level. In the future, I would like INAIS to see that Industry leaders and practitioners also associate with it and be part of this microcosm.