Stephan Aier is a professor and senior lecturer at the School of Computer Science at the University of St.Gallen. He co-heads the Architectural Coordination Group (ACG) at the university’s Institute of Information Management (IWI-HSG) and serves as IWI’s Executive Director.
Stephan studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Berlin, where he received his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in 2006. Stephan was elected Assistant Professor at HSG in 2009, finished his habilitation in 2016, was appointed Privatdozent in 2017, Affiliated Professor in 2020 and Senior Lecturer in 2021 at the University of St.Gallen.
Today, Stephan is active in fundamental research in the areas of enterprise-wide information systems, enterprise architecture, data management and analytics, and digital platforms funded by public research organizations and for applied research funded by industry partners. He gained industry experience in projects at AXA, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Telekom, HP, IBM, Munich Re, Motorola, Novartis, SAP, Swiss Post, Swiss Re, UBS, and others.
Stephan has published more than 150 articles on enterprise architecture, integration, and platforms. His research is published among others in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), Electronic Markets (EM), and MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE). Stephan is active in undergraduate, graduate, and executive education as well as in company specific in-house programs. He is a regular speaker at practitioner conferences and seminars.