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. Furthermore, he is founder and co-director of the Fraunhofer Blockchain Lab. 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 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.

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). While collaborating closely with companies and public institutions he acquired further third-party funds for applied research projects, i.a. from partners such as Audi, Baur Versand, Hilti, McKinsey, Nord/LB, and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. 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

A Solution in Search of a Problem : A Method for the Development of Blockchain Use Cases
presented at: AMCIS 2018 : 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems, New Orleans, USA, 2018
Fridgen, Gilbert
Lockl, Jannik
Radszuwill, Sven
Rieger, Alexander
Schweizer, André
Urbach, Nils
A Privacy Preserving Approach to Collaborative Systemic Risk Identification : the Use-case of Supply Chain Network
in: Security and Communication Networks, 2018
Zare Garizy, Tirazheh
Fridgen, Gilbert
Wederhake, Lars
Challenges and Opportunities of Blockchain-based Platformization of Digital Identities in the Public Sector
presented at: Workshop on Platformization in the Public Sector, 26th European Conference on Information Systems, Portsmouth, UK, 2018
Fridgen, Gilbert
Guggenmos, Florian
Lockl, Jannik
Rieger, Alexander
Don't Slip on the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) : A Taxonomy for a Blockchain-enabled Form of Crowdfunding
presented at: 26th European Conference on Information Systems, Portsmouth, UK, 2018
Fridgen, Gilbert
Regner, Ferdinand
Schweizer, André
Urbach, Nils
Solution-based Innovation : A Method for Emerging Technology Use Case Development
presented at: Workshop Blockchain Research – Beyond the Horizon, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Portsmouth, UK, 2018
Fridgen, Gilbert
Lockl, Jannik
Radszuwill, Sven
Rieger, Alexander
Schweizer, André
Urbach, Nils
Towards a Theory of Decentral Digital Process Ecosystems : Evidence from the Case of Digital Identities
presented at: Workshop Blockchain Research – Beyond the Horizon, Portsmouth, UK, 2018
Lockl, Jannik
Rieger, Alexander
Fridgen, Gilbert
Röglinger, Maximilian
Urbach, Nils
Developing an Evaluation Framework for Blockchain in the Public Sector : The Example of the German Asylum Process
presented at: 1st ERCIM Blockchain Workshop 2018, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 2018
Fridgen, Gilbert
Guggenmos, Florian
Lockl, Jannik
Rieger, Alexander
Schweizer, André
Urbach, Nils
Blockchain and smart contracts : Technologies, research issues and applications

Schütte, Julian
Fridgen, Gilbert
Prinz, Wolfgang
Rose, Thomas
Urbach, Nils
Hoeren, Thomas
Guggenberger, Nikolas
Welzel, Christian
Holly, Steffen
Schulte, Axel
Sprenger, Philipp
Schwede, Christian
Weimert, Birgit
Otto, Boris
Dalheimer, Mathias
Wenzel, Markus
Kreutzer, Michael
Fritz, Michael
Leiner, Ulrich
Nouak, Alexander
Do Not Forget About Smart Towns : How to Bring Customized Digital Innovation to Rural Areas
in: Business & Information Systems Engineering, 2018
Hosseini, Sabiölla
Frank, Leonhard
Fridgen, Gilbert
Heger, Sebastian
Cross-Organizational Workflow Management Using Blockchain Technology – Towards Applicability, Auditability, and Automation
presented at: 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa Village, 2018
Fridgen, Gilbert
Radszuwill, Sven
Urbach, Nils
Utz, Lena
One Rate Does Not Fit All : An Empirical Analysis of Electricity Tariffs for Residential Microgrids
in: Applied Energy, 2018
Fridgen, Gilbert
Kahlen, Micha
Ketter, Wolfgang
Rieger, Alexander
Thimmel, Markus
Forging a Double-Edged Sword : Resource Synergies and Dependencies in Complex IT Project Portfolios
presented at: 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Seoul, South Korea, 2017
Radszuwill, Sven
Fridgen, Gilbert
Real-World Impact of Information Systems : The Effect of Seemingly Small Design Choices
presented at: Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Seoul, Südkorea, 2017
Ableitner, Liliane
Fridgen, Gilbert
Hosseini, Sabiölla
Schöb, Samuel
Staake, Thorsten
Tiefenbeck, Verena
Unchaining Social Businesses : Blockchain as the Basic Technology of a Crowdlending Platform
presented at: 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, South Korea, 2017
Schweizer, André
Schlatt, Vincent
Urbach, Nils
Fridgen, Gilbert
Blockchain und Smart Contracts : Technologien, Forschungsfragen und Anwendungen

Schütte, Julian
Fridgen, Gilbert
Prinz, Wolfgang
Rose, Thomas
Urbach, Nils
Hoeren, Thomas
Guggenberger, Nikolas
Welzel, Christian
Holly, Stefan
Schulte, Axel
Sprenger, Philipp
Schwede, Christian
Weimert, Birgit
Otto, Boris
Dahlheimer, Mathias
Wenzel, Markus
Kreutzer, Michael
Fritz, Michael
Leiner, Ulrich
Nouak, Alexander
Big Data beats engineering in residential energy performance assessment : a case study
presented at: DACH+ Energieinformatik 2017, Lugano, Switzerland, 2017
Fridgen, Gilbert
Guggenmos, Florian
Regal, Christian
Schmidt, Marco
Open Mobility System OMOS : The Joint Journey towards Seamless Mobility

Sümmermann, Dietrich
Öge, Can Daniel
Smolenski, Michael
Fridgen, Gilbert
Rieger, Alexander
Blockchain Lab : Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Innovative Business and Process Models
in: ERCIM News, 2017
Fridgen, Gilbert
Prinz, Wolfgang
Rose, Thomas
Urbach, Nils
Ausgangsbedingungen für die Vermarktung von Nachfrageflexibilität : Status-Quo-Analyse und Metastudie

Bertsch, Joachim
Fridgen, Gilbert
Sachs, Thomas
Schöpf, Michael
Schweter, Helena
Sitzmann, Amelie
Rethinking Short-Term Electricity Market Design : Options for Market Segment Integration
presented at: 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market, Dresden, Deutschland, 2017
Rieß, Susanne
Neumann, Christoph
Glismann, Samuel
Schöpf, Michael
Fridgen, Gilbert
Flexible IT-platform to Synchronize Energy Demands with Volatile Markets
presented at: 50th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Taichung City, Taiwan, 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
Entwicklung Disruptiver Innovationen mit Blockchain : Der Weg zum Richtigen Anwendungsfall
in: Wirtschaftsinformatik & Management, 2017
Fridgen, Gilbert
Radszuwill, Sven
Schweizer, André
Urbach, Nils
Flexible IT Platform for Synchronizing Energy Demands with Volatile Markets
in: Procedia CIRP, 2017
Schott, Paul
Ahrens, Raphael
Bauer, Dennis
Hering, Fabian
Keller, Robert
Pullmann, Jaroslav
Schel, Daniel
Schimmelpfennig, Jens
Simon, Peter
Weber, Thomas
Abele, Eberhard
Bauernhansl, Thomas
Fridgen, Gilbert
Jarke, Matthias
Reinhart, Gunther
Implementation of a Blockchain Workflow Management Prototype
in: ERCIM News, 2017
Fridgen, Gilbert
Sablowsky, Bernd
Urbach, Nils
An IT Project as a Plaything of its Organizational Environment : Long-Term Challenges in Financial Services
in: Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, 2017
Bürger, Olga
Fridgen, Gilbert
Kleindienst, Dominikus
Manderscheid, Jonas
Zare Garizy, Tirazheh
Die nachhaltige Universität : Plädoyer für einen interdisziplinären und ideologiefreien Diskurs
in: Spektrum, 2017
Fridgen, Gilbert
Guggenmos, Florian
Planer-Friedrich, Britta
Nachhaltigkeit durch Flexibilität : die Vernetzung von Unternehmen mit dem Stromsystem
in: Spektrum, 2017
Fridgen, Gilbert
Ländner, Eva-Maria
Schöpf, Michael
Natural and Design Science Perspective on the Business Value of IT
presented at: Twenty-third Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017), Boston, USA, 2017
Neumeier, Anna
Wolf, Thomas
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Hanna-Vera
Reith, Carina
Shifting Load through Space : the Economics of Spatial Demand Side Management Using Distributed Data Centers
in: Energy Policy, 2017
Fridgen, Gilbert
Keller, Robert
Thimmel, Markus
Wederhake, Lars
The Sustainability Imperative in Information Systems Research
in: Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2017
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
Estimating the benefits of cooperation in a residential microgrid : a data-driven approach
in: Applied Energy, 2016
Fridgen, Gilbert
Rieger, Alexander
Thummert, Robert
Kahlen, Micha
Ketter, Wolfgang
Towards a descriptive Framework of Demand Side Flexibility
presented at: Erasmus Energy Forum 2016, Rotterdam, 2016
Fridgen, Gilbert
Drasch, Benedict
Schöpf, Michael
Trick, Rebecca
Blockchain : Grundlagen, Anwendungen und Potenziale

Schlatt, Vincent
Schweizer, André
Urbach, Nils
Fridgen, Gilbert
Providing Utility to Utilities : the Value of Information Systems Enabled Flexibility in Electricity Consumption
in: Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2016
Fridgen, Gilbert
Häfner, Lukas
König, Christian
Sachs, Thomas
Energy Cooperatives as an Application of Microgrids : Multi-Criteria Investment Decision Support
presented at: 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2015, Fort Worth, Texas, 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Gründler, Anna
Rusic, Milos
The Influence of the Energy Spot Market on “On-the-Microgrid-Markets”
presented at: Energy Informatics & Management 2015, Rotterdam, Niederlande, 2015
Dorner, Verena
Fridgen, Gilbert
Trick, Rebecca
Virtualizing Balancing Power : An Energy-Aware Load Dispatcher for Cloud Computing
presented at: Energy Informatics & Management 2015, Rotterdam, 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Keller, Robert
Thimmel, Markus
Wederhake, Lars
The Value of IS-Enabled Flexibility in Electricity Demand : A Real Options Approach
presented at: 12th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2015), Osnabrück, 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Häfner, Lukas
König, Christian
Sachs, Thomas
Wirtschaftsinformatik an der Universität Bayreuth
in: Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation, 2015
Urbach, Nils
Eymann, Torsten
Fridgen, Gilbert
Röglinger, Maximilian
Energy Cooperatives as an Application of Microgrids : Multi-Criteria Decision Support for Investment Decisions
presented at: Energy Informatics & Management 2015, Rotterdam, Niederlande, 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Gründler, Anna
Rusic, Milos
Ein IKS gestütztes Modell zur Senkung der direkten Strombezugskosten am Energiemarkt mittels Kundenportfoliogestaltung
presented at: 12. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), Osnabrück, Deutschland, 2015
Betz, Michaela
Gründler, Anna
Schlott, Helen
Thummert, Robert
Fridgen, Gilbert
Improving Business Value Assurance in Large-Scale IT Projects – A Quantitative Method Based on Founded Requirements Assessment
in: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Klier, Julian
Beer, Martina
Wolf, Thomas
Investigation of Exogenous Shocks in Complex Supply Networks : A Modular Petri Net Approach
in: International Journal of Production Research, 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Stepanek, Christian
Wolf, Thomas
Supply Chain Network Risk Analysis : A Privacy Preserving Approach
in: European Conference on Information Systems, 2015
Fridgen, Gilbert
Zare Garizy, Tirazheh
The By-Product Effect on Metal Markets : New Insights to the Price Behavior of Minor Metals
in: Resources Policy, 2014
Afflerbach, Patrick
Fridgen, Gilbert
Keller, Robert
Rathgeber, Andreas
Strobel, Florian
Toward Real Options Analysis of IS-Enabled Flexibility in Electricity Demand
presented at: 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014), Auckland, New Zealand, 2014
Fridgen, Gilbert
Häfner, Lukas
König, Christian
Sachs, Thomas
The Value of Information Exchange in Electric Vehicle Charging
presented at: 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014), Auckland, New Zealand, 2014
Fridgen, Gilbert
Mette, Philipp
Thimmel, Markus
Die Absicherung von Rohstoffrisiken : eine Disziplinen übergreifende Herausforderung für Unternehmen
in: Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, 2013
Fridgen, Gilbert
König, Christian
Mette, Philipp
Rathgeber, Andreas
Benefits Quantification in IT Projects
presented at: 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2013), Leipzig, Deutschland, 2013
Beer, Martina
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Hanna-Vera
Wolf, Thomas
A Quantitative Model for Using Open Innovation in Mobile Service Development
presented at: 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2013), Leipzig, Deutschland, 2013
Mette, Philipp
Moser, Florian
Fridgen, Gilbert
Using Financial Derivatives to Hedge Against Market Risks in IT Outsourcing Projects – a Quantitative Decision Model
in: Journal of Decision Systems, 2013
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Fridgen, Gilbert
König, Christian
Using IT Fashion Investments to Optimize an IT Innovation Portfolio's Risk and Return
in: Journal of Decision Systems, 2013
Fridgen, Gilbert
Moser, Florian
Valuation of Manual and Automated Process Redesign from a Business Perspective
in: Business Process Management Journal, 2013
Krause, Felix
Bewernik, Marc-Andre
Fridgen, Gilbert
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, 2012
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Fridgen, Gilbert
König, Wolfgang
Röglinger, Maximilian
Wagner, Christian
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, 2012
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Müller, Günter
Fridgen, Gilbert
Röglinger, Maximilian
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, 2012
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Müller, Günter
Fridgen, Gilbert
Röglinger, Maximilian
Digitale (R)evolution im Privatkundengeschäft – Aufruf an Banken zum proaktiven Handeln
in: Die Bank, 2012
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Eistert, Torsten
Fridgen, Gilbert
Moser, Florian
Weiss, Christian
Inside Tomorrow’s Retail Bank

Eistert, Torsten
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Röder, Holger
Fridgen, Gilbert
Weiss, Christian
Moser, Florian
IT & Bankvertrieb : Ein Blick in die Glaskugel
in: Bm : Bank und Markt, 2012
Eistert, Torsten
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Fridgen, Gilbert
Moser, Florian
IT-Projektsteuerung – eine Methodik zum Benefits-Management mit integrierter Risikobetrachtung
in: Wirtschaftsinformatik & Management, 2012
Blumberg, Sven
Chen, Xiao
Heidemann, Julia
Beer, Martina
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Hanna-Vera
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, 2012
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Günter
Röglinger, Maximilian
Simulating Exogenous Shocks in Complex Supply Networks Using Modular Stochastic Petri Nets
presented at: 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Barcelona, Spain, 2012
Fridgen, Gilbert
Stepanek, Christian
Wolf, Thomas
Der Zahlungsverkehr der Zukunft
in: Bayerisch-Schwäbische Wirtschaft, 2012
Fridgen, Gilbert
An Approach for Portfolio Selection in Multi-Vendor IT Outsourcing
presented at: 32nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Shanghai, China, 2011
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Hanna-Vera
An Idea for Modelling Exogenous Shocks on Supply Networks Using Petri Nets
presented at: 13th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC), Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2011
Fridgen, Gilbert
Stepanek, Christian
Wolf, Christian
IT-Enabled Risk/Return Management : Service-Oriented Infrastructures vs. Dedicated Systems
presented at: 19th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Helsinki, Finnland, 2011
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Fridgen, Gilbert
Information Technology : Instrument and Object of Risk/Return Management

Fridgen, Gilbert
The Effect of Bargaining Power on Fixed Price IT Outsourcing Decisions
presented at: CIST 2010 : Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Austin, TX, USA, 2010
Fridgen, Gilbert
Krapp, Michael
Müller, Hanna-Vera
An Economic Analysis of Service-Oriented Infrastructures for Risk/Return Management
presented at: 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2009), Verona, Italy, 2009
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Fridgen, Gilbert
Hackenbroch, Wolfgang
Risk/Cost Valuation of Fixed Price IT Outsourcing in a Portfolio Context
presented at: 30th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2009), Phoenix, Arizona, 2009
Fridgen, Gilbert
Müller, Hanna-Vera
Using a Grid for Risk Management : Communication Complexity of Covariance Calculations
presented at: AMCIS 2009 : 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, California, 2009
Fridgen, Gilbert
Complexity of Distributed Covariance Calculations
presented at: 7th International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications (ICOTA), Kobe, Japan, 2007
Fridgen, Gilbert
Hackenbroch, Wolfgang