Current standing Committees are listed below.  To inquire about or join an ISSIP Committee, please send an email to [email protected].

Conferences Committee – Oversee ISSIP Conference activities

Chair: Haluk Demirkan, Professor, University of Washington
Dr. Haluk Demirkan is an innovation and analytics evangelist, maestro, data gig, recognized leader, experienced practitioner (~ 20 years), awarded consultant, accomplished scholar (~ 15 years), active applied researcher, cross-disciplinary teacher, effective mentor, invited speaker, productive author (150+ pubs) and professional student. He is a Professor of Service Innovation and Business Analytics at University of Washington (UW), Tacoma , and the Co-Founder & Board of Director of ISSIP (  More…

Elections & Nominating Committee – Administers ISSIP Nominations and Elections.


Chair: Ralph Badinelli, Professor, Virginia Tech

Ralph Badinelli is a professor in the Department of Business Information Technology of the Pamplin College of Business of Virginia Tech. He received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Management from the Krannert Graduate School of Business of Purdue University, an M.S. degree in Physics from Purdue University, and a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics from Hofstra University. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Dr. Badinelli worked as Production Planning Supervisor for the optics division of a west-coast laser manufacturer. More…

Executive Committee – Oversees the execution of ISSIP strategy

Chair: Rama Akkiraju, President, ISSIP, Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Rama Akkiraju is a Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and a member of Academy of Technolgy at IBM. She is presently leading the mission of people insights at IBM’s Watson division. Some of the technologies being researched include inferring people’s personalities, emotions, communication tones, attitudes, and intentions etc. from social media data by employing psycho-linguistic, Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques. More….

Membership Committee – Helps members engage in various ISSIP projects

Chair: Corben Wall, Project Specialist, Cisco

Corben currently works for Cisco Systems as a project manager and has a background in IT operations and business transformation. Designing, implementing, and optimizing operational support processes by working across diverse stakeholder teams globally are at the core of his role. When not running around Cisco’s RTP campus, Corben is an avid traveler and can often be found reading books in coffee shops around London. More…