|Purdue University, Ph.D.|
Benn Konsynski is an Advisory Board Member of Atlanta-based FiPath, formerly, the leading online destination for retirement planning, education, and analysis. FiPath allows people to manage, connect, learn and share information about retirement planning through a unique social media community, in a financial services vertical.
Professor Konsynski is also the George S. Craft Distinguished Professor of Business Administration for Information Systems and Operations Management at Emory University in Atlanta. He arrived at the Goizueta Business School at Emory in 1992. Professor Konsynski is currently the Information Systems, Doctoral Chair for the Decision and Information Analysis area. He currently teaches in the Executive MBA, Doctoral IS, and, Evening MBA programs. Prior to Goizueta, he spent 7 years on the faculty at the Harvard Business School. While at Harvard, he taught in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. Prior to Harvard, he was a Professor at the University of Arizona, where he was co-founder of the universityâ€™s multi-million dollar group-decision support laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. He was also named Baxter Research Fellow at Harvard, and Hewlett Fellow at The Carter Center.
Professor Konsynski specializes in issues of digital commerce and information technology in relationships across organizations. This work involves extensive domestic and international fieldwork on inter-organizational systems, electronic data interchange (EDI), channel systems, electronic integration, information partnerships, and the digital marketplace. He has employed extensive domestic and international fieldwork as a basis for analysis of best practice and theory development in these rapidly developing areas.
He is the author of â€œInformation Systems and Decision Processesâ€. He has published in such diverse journals as Management Science, Communications of the ACM, Harvard Business Review, IEEE Transactions on Communications, MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Data Communications, Decision Science, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. While at Harvard he wrote many cases involving EDI, IS partnerships and the digital marketplace. Benn has served in the past as a consultant on management and technology issues with many organizations. Some of the companies include, UPS, IBM, TESSCO Technologies, Harbinger, AT&T, Northern Trust, Texas Instruments, U.S. Army, Digital, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, MicroAge, Ernst and Young, the Bank of Montreal, Plasti-line, J.C. Penney, Aetna Insurance Company, Turner Broadcasting Corporation, and Dillardâ€™s Department Stores. He serves on the board of directors at TESSCO Technologies, Miller-Zell, Nu-Bridges, The Management Education Alliance, and other companies and non-profit institutions.