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Rick Watson

Research Director

Digital Frontier Partners


Comments and conversations are welcome.

Rick is a Regents Professor Emeritus of the University of Georgia. For about a decade, he was the Research Director for the Advanced Practices Council of the Society of Information Management and a visiting researcher at the Research Institutes of Sweden (RI.SE). In 2021, the University of Liechtenstein awarded him an honorary doctorate.

He has published over 200 journal articles and written books on electronic commerce, data management, and energy informatics. His most recent book is Capital, Systems, and Objects. He has given over 300 invited presentations to practitioners and academics in more than 30 countries. He was educated at the University of Western Australia (BSc, Dip Comp), Monash University (MBA), and the University of Minnesota (PhD).