Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen

Professor
E-Mail: gilbert.fridgen@fim-rc.de
Phone: +49 921 55 – 4711
Room: 3.07
Wittelsbacherring 10, 95444 Bayreuth

Gilbert Fridgen, born 1980, is University Professor of Information Systems and Sustainable IT Management at the University of Bayreuth, Deputy Director of the Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT), and Deputy Director of the Research Center Finance & Information Management. Prior to his position in Bayreuth, he started his academic career at the University of Augsburg. From 2011 to 2013 he was Deputy Professor for Business Engineering, especially Finance, Operations & Information Management. From 2010 to 2013 he pursued his habilitation in Information Systems Engineering. From 2005 to 2010 he did his doctorate on IT risk/return management. From 1999 to 2005 he earned a Diploma of Managerial Economics as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electronic Commerce.

In his research, Gilbert Fridgen focusses on three major topics. Since 2015, he analyzes the business potential of the Blockchain technology, builds up the Fraunhofer Blockchain lab, and writes first publications. The most distinctive feature of Blockchain, that is not only the technology behind its most successful application Bitcoin, is that past information on the Blockchain is immutable. As it allows for transparent and trackable business processes, even with other organizations, Blockchain offers a wide range of use cases. Gilbert Fridgen’s research is contributing to check Blockchain systematically and analytically for its potential in today’s economy. Beginning with his habilitation he started to build economic models for the smart grid, aiming at advancing the German energy transition. He especially addresses Demand Side Management, i.e. the dynamic adaption of electricity demand to the increasingly volatile energy production, spanning the boundaries between management, information systems, and engineering. Furthermore, beginning with his doctorate, he furthermore addresses topics of IT transformation, i.e. the long-term evolution of large IT systems that are prone to a high complexity and therefore high risk. In various publications, he develops and evaluates innovative methods of analyzing IT portfolios in order to manage their associated risk, e.g. based on statistic measures or graph theory.

Despite his young research career, Gilbert Fridgen published many papers in renowned outlets. According to the most common and most relevant ranking for German Business Schools (JOURQUAL3), he regularly publishes papers in category A journals and conference proceedings. Several of his papers were published in the Senior Scholars’ Basket of Journals which lists the eight internationally most renowned journals in the information systems discipline. He was nominated for best paper awards at the most important conferences on information systems in Germany and Europe. He edited conference proceedings of the most important German, European and International Conferences of Information Systems. He is an active reviewer for various journals such as Business & Information Systems Engineering, Electronic Markets, the IEEE Systems Journal and the Journal of Information Technology. Professor Fridgen was a visiting scholar at the Terry College of Business (University of Georgia) in spring 2013 and is in regular exchange with colleagues from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Gilbert Fridgen was granted 7-digit research funds from European, German and State programs, the largest one being SynErgie, a platform for the aggregation of industrial energy demand flexibility funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with a total of 100 million Euros over 10 years. In terms of fundamental research, he was granted a project for the value based management of IT projects by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Furthermore, he acquired 7-digit funds for applied research projects in collaboration with companies such as Audi, Fujitsu, Hilti, McKinsey and Nord/LB. Altogether he has accumulated many years of experience in managing fundamental and applied research projects and leading people in a project setting.

Gilbert Fridgen is member of the board of the Elite Graduate Programme “Finance & Information Management”, a joint program of the University of Augsburg, the University of Bayreuth and the Technische Universität München, which was ranked one of the best graduate programs in management in Germany three times in a row by the renowned Centre for Higher Education. ​​Since 2016, he is member of the Programme Commission of the E.ON Stipendienfonds. The E.ON Stipendienfonds is a non-profit foundation (member of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft) focusing on academic exchange between Germany and Norway in the area of energy research. He received the Cultural Award Bavaria in 2010.

Publikationen

Cross-Organizational Workflow Management Using Blockchain Technology – Towards Applicability, Auditability, and Automation
to be presented at: 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2018), Waikoloa Village, United States of America, January 2018
Unchaining Social Businesses – Blockchain as the Basic Technology of a Crowdlending Platform
to be presented at: 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, South Korea, December 2017
Forging a Double-Edged Sword: Resource Synergies and Dependencies in Complex IT Project Portfolios
to be presented at: International Conference on Information Systems 2017 (ICIS), Seoul, South Korea, December 2017
Real-World Impact of Information Systems: The Effect of Seemingly Small Design Choices
to be presented at: Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Seoul, South Korea, December 2017
Ableitner, Liliane
Fridgen, Gilbert
Hosseini, Sabiölla
Schöb, Samuel
Staake, Thorsten
Tiefenbeck, Verena
An IT Project as a Plaything of its Organizational Environment – Long-Term Challenges in Financial Services
in: Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, 7, 1, 2017, p. 35-42
Bürger, Olga
Fridgen, Gilbert
Kleindienst, Dominikus
Manderscheid, Jonas
Zare Garizy, Tirazheh
Big Data Beats Engineering in Residential Energy Performance Assessment—A Case Study
in: Proceedings of the DACH+ Energieinformatik 2017, Lugano, Schweiz, 18. Paper, October 2017
Open Mobility System OMOS: The Joint Journey towards Seamless Mobility
in: Open Mobility System OMOS, September, 2017, p. 1-34
Sümmermann, Dietrich
Öge, Can Daniel
Smolenski, Michael
Fridgen, Gilbert
Rieger, Alexander
Natural and Design Science Perspective on the Business Value of IT
to be presented at: Twenty-third Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017), Boston, USA, August 2017
Neumeier, Anna
Wolf, Thomas
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Hanna-Vera
Reith, Carina
Implementation of a Blockchain Workflow Management Prototype
in: ERCIM News, July, 2017, p. 19-20
Blockchain Lab – Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Innovative Business and Process Models
in: ERCIM News, July, 2017, p. 36-37
Fridgen, Gilbert
Prinz, Wolfgang
Rose, Thomas
Urbach, Nils
Rethinking Short-Term Electricity Market Design: Options for Market Segment Integration
in: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Dresden, Germany, June 2017, p. 1-6
Rieß, Susanne
Neumann, Christoph
Glismann, Samuel
Schöpf, Michael
Fridgen, Gilbert
Ausgangsbedingungen für die Vermarktung von Nachfrageflexibilität: Status-Quo-Analyse und Metastudie
in: Bayreuther Arbeitspapiere zur Wirtschaftsinformatik, Juni, 2017
Bertsch, Joachim
Fridgen, Gilbert
Sachs, Thomas
Schöpf, Michael
Schweter, Helena
Sitzmann, Amelie
Flexible IT-platform to Synchronize Energy Demands with Volatile Markets
to be presented at: 50th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Taichung City, Taiwan, May 2017
Bauer, Dennis
Abele, Eberhard
Ahrens, Raphael
Bauernhansl, Thomas
Fridgen, Gilbert
Jarke, Matthias
Keller, Fabian
Keller, Robert
Pullmann, Jaroslav
Reiners, René
Reinhart, Gunther
Schel, Daniel
Schöpf, Michael
Schraml, Philipp
Simon, Peter
The Sustainability Imperative in Information Systems Research
in: Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 40, 2017, p. 40-52
Seidel, Stefan
Bharati, Pratyush
Fridgen, Gilbert
Watson, Richard T.
Albizri, Abdullah
Boudreau, Maric
Kruse, Leona Chandra
Guzman, Indira
Toland, Janet
Karsten, Helena
Lee, Habin
Melville, Nigel
Rush, Daniel
Butler, Tom
Watts, Stephanie
Shifting Load through Space – the Economics of Spatial Demand Side Management Using Distributed Data Centers
appears in: Energy Policy, 2017
Entwicklung Disruptiver Innovationen mit Blockchain: Der Weg zum Richtigen Anwendungsfall
erscheint in: Wirtschaftsinformatik & Management, 2017
Blockchain: Grundlagen, Anwendungen und Potenziale
in: Fraunhofer FIT, Dezember, 2016, S. 1-54
Estimating the Benefits of Cooperation in a Residential Microgrid: A Data-Driven Approach
in: Applied Energy, 180, 2016, p. 130-141
Rieger, Alexander
Thummert, Robert
Fridgen, Gilbert
Kahlen, Micha
Ketter, Wolfgang
Providing Utility to Utilities: The Value of Information Systems Enabled Flexibility in Electricity Consumption
in: Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 17, 8, 2016, p. 537-563
Energy Cooperatives as an Application of Microgrids: Multi-Criteria Investment Decision Support
in: Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Fort Worth, USA, December 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Gründler, Anna
Rusic, Milos
Virtualizing Balancing Power: An Energy-Aware Load Dispatcher for Cloud Computing
presented at: Energy Informatics & Management 2015 (EIM), Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 2015
The Influence of the Energy Spot Market on “On-the-Microgrid-Markets”
presented at: Energy Informatics & Management 2015 (EIM), Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 2015
Dorner, Verena
Fridgen, Gilbert
Trick, Rebecca
Energy Cooperatives as an Application of Microgrids: Multi-Criteria Decision Support for Investment Decisions
presented at: Energy Informatics & Management 2015 (EIM), Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Gründler, Anna
Rusic, Milos
Supply Chain Network Risk Analysis - A Privacy Preserving Approach
in: Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Münster, Germany, 49. Paper, May 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Zare Garizy, Tirazheh
Ein IKS gestütztes Modell zur Senkung der direkten Strombezugskosten am Energiemarkt mittels Kundenportfoliogestaltung
vorgestellt auf: 12. Internationalen Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), Osnabrück, Deutschland, März 2015
Betz, Michaela
Gründler, Anna
Schlott, Helen
Thummert, Robert
Fridgen, Gilbert
The Value of IS-Enabled Flexibility in Electricity Demand – a Real Options Approach
in: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), Osnabrück, Germany, March 2015
Investigation of Exogenous Shocks in Complex Supply Networks – A Modular Petri Net approach
in: International Journal of Production Research, 53, 5, 2015, p. 1387-1408
Fridgen, Gilbert
Stepanek, Christian
Wolf, Thomas
Improving Business Value Assurance in Large-Scale IT Projects – A Quantitative Method Based on Founded Requirements Assessment
in: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 5, 3, 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Klier, Julia
Beer, Martina
Wolf, Thomas
The Value of Information Exchange in Electric Vehicle Charging
in: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information System (ICIS), Auckland, New Zealand, December 2014
Toward Real Options Analysis of IS-Enabled Flexibility in Electricity Demand
in: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Auckland, New Zealand, December 2014
The By-Product Effect on Metal Markets – New Insights to the Price Behavior of Minor Metals
in: Resources Policy, 42, 1, 2014, p. 35-44
Afflerbach, Patrick
Fridgen, Gilbert
Keller, Robert
Rathgeber, Andreas
Strobel, Florian
Using IT Fashion Investments to Optimize an IT Innovation Portfolio`s Risk and Return
in: Journal of Decision Systems, 22, 4, 2013, p. 298-318
Fridgen, Gilbert
Moser, Florian
Using Financial Derivatives to Hedge Against Market Risks in IT Outsourcing Projects – a Quantitative Decision Model
in: Journal of Decision Systems, 22, 4, 2013, p. 249-264
Die Absicherung von Rohstoffrisiken - Eine Disziplinen übergreifende Herausforderung für Unternehmen
in: Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, 65, 3, 2013, S. 167-190
Fridgen, Gilbert
König, Christian
Mette, Philipp
Rathgeber, Andreas
Benefits Quantification in IT Projects
in: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), Leipzig, Germany, February 2013, p. 707-720
Beer, Martina
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Hanna-Vera
Wolf, Thomas
A Quantitative Model for Using Open Innovation in Mobile Service Development
in: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), Leipzig, Germany, February 2013, p. 71-86
Mette, Philipp
Moser, Florian
Fridgen, Gilbert
Valuation of Manual and Automated Process Redesign from a Business Perspective
in: Business Process Management Journal, 19, 1, 2013, p. 95-110
Krause, Felix
Bewernik, Marc-Andre
Fridgen, Gilbert
On Dinosaurs, Measurement Ideologists, Separatists, and Happy Souls - Proposing and Justifying a Way to Make the Global IS/BISE Community Happy
in: Business & Information Systems Engineering, 4, 6, 2012, p. 307-315
IT-Projektsteuerung – eine Methodik zum Benefits-Management mit integrierter Risikobetrachtung
in: Wirtschaftsinformatik und Management, 4, 5, 2012, S. 56-60
Blumberg, Sven
Chen, Xiao
Heidemann, Julia
Beer, Martina
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Hanna-Vera
Simulating Exogenous Shocks in Complex Supply Networks Using Modular Stochastic Petri Nets
in: Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Barcelona, Spain, June 2012
Fridgen, Gilbert
Stepanek, Christian
Wolf, Thomas
Digitale (R)evolution im Privatkundengeschäft – Aufruf an Banken zum proaktiven Handeln
in: Die Bank, 52, 6, 2012, S. 46-50
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Eistert, Torsten
Fridgen, Gilbert
Moser, Florian
Weiss, Christian
Where’s the Competitive Advantage in Strategic Information Systems Research? – Making the Case for Boundary-spanning Research Based on the German Business and Information Systems Engineering Tradition
in: The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 21, 2, 2012, p. 172-178
Business and Information Systems Engineering: A Complementary Approach to Information Systems - What We Can Learn from the Past and May Conclude from Present Reflection on the Future
in: Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 13, 4, 2012
Der Zahlungsverkehr der Zukunft
in: Bayerisch-Schwäbische Wirtschaft, 66, 4, 2012, S. 30
Inside Tomorrow’s Retail Bank
in: A.T.Kearney Inc., 2012
Eistert, Torsten
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Röder, Holger
Fridgen, Gilbert
Weiss, Christian
Moser, Florian
IT & Bankvertrieb : Ein Blick in die Glaskugel
in: Bank und Markt, 41, 3, 2012, S. 25-28
Eistert, Torsten
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Fridgen, Gilbert
Moser, Florian
An Approach for Portfolio Selection in Multi-Vendor IT Outsourcing
in: Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Shanghai, China, December 2011
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Hanna-Vera
An Idea for Modelling Exogenous Shocks on Supply Networks Using Petri Nets
in: Proceedings of the 13th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC), Luxembourg , Luxembourg , September 2011
Fridgen, Gilbert
Stepanek, Christian
Wolf, Thomas
IT-Enabled Risk/Return Management: Service-Oriented Infrastructures vs. Dedicated Systems
in: Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Helsinki, Finland, June 2011
The Effect of Bargaining Power on Fixed Price IT Outsourcing Decisions
in: Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Austin, USA, November 2010 and presented at: 5th Global Sourcing Workshop, Courchevel, France, March 2011
Fridgen, Gilbert
Krapp, Michael
Müller, Hanna-Vera
Risk/Cost Valuation of Fixed Price IT Outsourcing in a Portfolio Context
in: Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Phoenix, USA, 135. Paper, December 2009
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Hanna-Vera
Using a Grid for Risk Management: Communication Complexity of Covariance Calculations
in: Proceedings of the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, USA, August 2009
An Economic Analysis of Service-Oriented Infrastructures for Risk/Return Management
in: Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Verona, Italy, June 2009, p. 2060-2072
Complexity of Distributed Covariance Calculations
in: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications (ICOTA), Kobe, Japan, December 2007, p. 365-366
Fridgen, Gilbert
Hackenbroch, Wolfgang