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Dr Martin Wynn

ASSOCIATE PROF IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

I am an experienced IT professional specialising in e-business, information systems and IT project management. Research studies focus on IS implementation in developed and developing worlds, risk and knowledge management, and technology transfer. Chevron icon

Biography

Martin Wynn is Associate Professor of Information Technology in the School of Computing and Engineering. He has 20 years experience in industry as an IT professional and senior manager at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals and HP Bulmer Drinks, where he was IT Controller for 10 years. Since his return to academia in 2002, he has focussed on developing knowledge transfer activities and was the academic supervisor on 20 knowledge transfer partnership projects with local industries. This provided the base material for his recently published book University-Industry Technology Transfer in the UK: Emerging Research and Future Opportunities. Other research interests include information systems strategy development, digital transformation, risk management and sustainability. He has successfully supervised 12 doctoral students, is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons): Geography, University of Durham, 1973
  • MA: Geography, University of Durham, 1977
  • PhD: Town and Country Planning, Nottingham Trent University, 1981
  • PGCFHE, Education, University of Gloucestershire, 2003

Teaching & Research

Teaching

Project management, e-business, information systems strategy development and implementation.

Research

The new digital technologies – Big Data, Analytics, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence – present SMEs with significant challenges. IT managers have typically gained approval of a hard won IT strategy over the past decade – often based on integrated business software packages and increased use of e-business – but are now bombarded with new technologies and questioned by senior managers about how to best use them for the overall benefit of the company, usually within very tight budgets. Building on existing models in the IT literature, company case studies are used to develop a process based approach to assessing and implementing the new technologies and incorporating these into overall IT strategy.

Publications

More publications from Dr Martin Wynn can be found in the Research Repository.