Traci Carte, Ph.D.

Traci Carte, Ph.D.

Conference Co-Chair

Director, School of Information Technology, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Dr. Carte is the VP of Conferences for AIS. She has also served in various conference leadership roles for ICIS and AMCIS. She has conducted research in the area of technology and leadership.

Vaneetha L. Crampton, PMP, CSM, SAFe Agilist, M.IS

Vaneetha L. Crampton, PMP, CSM, SAFe Agilist, M.IS

Conference Co-Chair

Scrum Master, State Farm Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL

Vaneetha is a certified scrum master and an agile coach in the Enterprise Technology department at State Farm.

She has been a board member for the BIS Advisory Committee, PMI-CIC, State Farm AsiaNET and the McLean County India Association. She is passionate about community service.

Debbie Seifert, Ph.D.

Debbie Seifert, Ph.D.

Conference Co-Chair

Chair, Department of Accounting, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Dr. Seifert’s teaching areas are cost and managerial accounting theory. Her research interests are accounting ethics and whistle-blowing. She is also a CPA and a CMA with work experience in both public and private accounting.

Matthew L. Nelson, CPA, Ph.D.

Matthew L. Nelson, CPA, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Accounting & Business Information Systems, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Dr. Nelson teaches in the area of Information Systems, Business Analytics, IT Strategy. His research interests include business rules technology, open-source software, business analytics, technology adoption and diffusion, vertical standards development consortia, and the value of IT.

Bahae Samhan, Ph.D.

Bahae Samhan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and BIS, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Dr. Samhan is an experienced teacher in the areas of Management Information Systems. He is also certified by Microsoft as a software engineer and a database administrator. His research on health IT appeared in a variety of quality research journals and top conference proceedings.