PhD defence: Robert Lorenz Törmer

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Robert Lorenz Törmer has submitted his thesis entitled: 
The Architectural Enablement of a Digital Platform Strategy

This dissertation substantiates the claim that a company’s innovation-readiness for the digital future hinges on the architecture of its existing Information Technology setup. By elaborating on the digitalization journey of the LEGO Group, the thesis explains how companies create innovation-enabling platform architectures internally to overcome previous limitations to digital innovation as well as international expansion into digitized markets. The research portrays the Enterprise Architecture (EA) function as a central capability to guide the transformational journey and provides a contingent conceptual understanding of the architecting process

Primary Supervisor:
Professor mso Stefan Henningsson
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Philip Yetton
BL Deakin Business School
Deakin University  

Assessment Committee:
Professor Jan Damsgaard (Chair)
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Principal Research Scientist Jeanne W. Ross
Center for Information Systems Research
MIT Sloan School of Management

Professor Suprateek Sarker
McIntire School of Commerce
University of Virginia

The thesis is available here

CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in HOW60 4.01

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 21 February 2020
Time 13:00 - 15:00
Location Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3 (SPs12 Ørsted Aud.)
2000 Frederiksberg
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