CSSE Seminar Series

From Self Service Discovery, Data Preparation to Data Story Telling: the Swiss Army End User


Prof. Carsten Felden


Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Saxony, Germany)

Time & Place

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:00:00 NZDT in Erskine 315


A postulated end user autonomy is an increasing topic in business departments. But this subject is related with a lot of questions like:
- What different kinds of end user autonomy exist?
- Who actually needs IT for which purpose?
- Does a centralized data integration is still necessary?
- What are business oriented analytical needs?
- What are the effects on user interfaces?

Those raised questions are related with unmet requirements, overrated end users, data quality, visualization needs, and an open discourse about centralized IT versus decentralized IT. This talk is addressing the mentioned bullet points to discuss together with the audience about their own experience and to gain some confirmability, why this issues are coming up. It shall also lead to a discussion about a research agenda which brings together researchers from computer science, information systems, and business administration to gain insights and to develop new artifacts to increase the scientific body of knowledge. 
Note that this seminar is sponsored by the IEEE NZ Computer Society.


Univ-Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Carsten Felden is director of the Department of Management Information Systems at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Saxony, Germany). He holds the chair of Information Management and Management Information Systems. On the one hand side, his research deals with the topics Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, information visualization, and XBRL. On the other hand side, he analyzes the effects of online tools on social networks and collaboration in working environments. His research is published in several highly ranked journals and conferences. He is chairman of TDWI Europe and was member of the board of directors of XBRL Germany. Currently, he is the dean of the Faculty of Business Administration.