Óscar Javier Ávila Cifuentes
Profesor Asociado

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GoogleScholar

  • PhD - sciences and industrial technologies, University of Strasbourg
  • MSc - technological and industrial systems, Troyes University of Technology - UTT
  • Systems and computing engineering, National University of Colombia

Oscar Avila has worked for more than 12 years on international consulting projects in Europe and Latin America. In Europe, he worked for the international consulting company CapGemini, where he served as a consultant and IT project and service manager in serveral industrial sectors such as: energy and utilities, defense, railway, automotive and agri-food. In Latin America he has worked as a consultant and IT analyst in sectors such as banking, distribution and state sector.

Oscar defended his PhD thesis on Business / IT alignment at the University of Strasbourg in 2009. He obtained a postdoctoral fellow in 2010 from the car industry to research on adaptation of IT process methods for modelling manufacturing processes. In addition, he holds an MSc in IT from the University of Technology of Troyes (2005) and a Computing engineering degree from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Research Group:

Interests and Research lines:

  • Strategic alignment of Information Systems
  • IT service management, IT project management
  • Customer experience transformation
  • Domain specific IS, cyber physical production systems

2014-10

COMUNICACION EFECTIVA

ALGORITMICA Y PROGR. OBJ. I

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

2014-19

COMUNICACION EFECTIVA

2014-20

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

ALGORITMICA Y PROGR. OBJ. I

2015-10

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

2015-20

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

2016-10

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

2016-20

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

2017-10

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

2017-20

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

2018-10

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

ALGORITMICA Y PROGR. OBJ. I

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

2018-20

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

2019-10

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

2019-20

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

2020-10

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

2020-20

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

2021-10

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SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

2021-20

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GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

2022-10

TI EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES

PROYECTO DE GRADO

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

2022-20

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

SISTEMAS TRANSACCIONALES

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

2023-10

SISTEMAS TRANSACCIONALES

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

2023-20

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

PROYECTO DE GRADO

SISTEMAS TRANSACCIONALES

2024-10

PROYECTO DE GRADO

SISTEMAS TRANSACCIONALES

SISTEMAS EMPRESARIALES

GESTIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE TI

Steering committees

  • Chair – 2nd International Workshop on Transforming the Digital Customer Experience (DigEx-2020) held in conjunction with the 23rd International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS-2020), University of Colorado, USA
  • Chair – 1st International Workshop on Transforming the Digital Customer Experience (DigEx-2019) held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS-2019), Sevilla, Spain, 2019.
  • Chair and organising committee member – 2nd professional forum on IT service management, Bogotá, Colombia, 2017
  • Chair and organising committee member – 1st professional forum on IT service management, Bogotá, Colombia, 2015

Session Chair – Program Committee

  • Program committee member – 23rd International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2020)
  • Program committee member – International Workshop on Transforming the Digital Customer Experience (during 2 years: 2019 and 2020)
  • Program committee member – International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems ICEIS (during 5 years: 2015- 2019)
  • Session chair – 15th International Join Conference on E-Business and Telecomunications ICETE (2018)
  • Program committee member – International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering ENASE (during 3 years: 2015-2017)
  • International Board of Reviewers member – IEEE International Conference on Information Management and Technology (ICIMTech 2016), Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Member of the focal groups of the Program for Excellence in Electronic Government (PEGEL), which is a joint project of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Colombian Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MinTIC).

Academic activities with the industry

  • Founder and director – Uniandes  – SAP NextGen Innovation Hub (2018 – up-today)
  • Primary Faculty Coordinator – SAP University Alliances – University of los Andes (2014 – up-today)
  • Jury member – National innovation awards – Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) (2019), Cartagena, Colombia
  • Jury/panel member – 2019 SAP Innovation Contest – SAP Colombia (2019), Bogotá, Colombia
  • Chair – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Enterprise Information Systems’ Project Exposition – event supported by SAP Colombia and Universidad de los Andes (2018 – 2019), Bogotá, Colombia

 

Education

Degree Discipline Institution Year
Ph.D Industrial science and technology University of Strasbourg-France 2009
M.Sc Technological and industrial systems University of Technology Troyes – UTT 2006
B.Sc Systems and Computing Engineering Universidad Nacional de Colombia 2003

 

Academic experience

Institution Rank Tittle When Full time or part-time
Universidad de los Andes Assistant profesor Assistant professor 2013- Present FT
National Institute of Applied Sciences- INSA Strasbourg Postdoctoral researcher Postdoctoral researcher 2010 FT
Universidad De Estrasburgo PhD Student Doctoral researcher 2006-2009 FT

 

Non-academic experience

Company or entity Title Brief description of position When Full time or part-time
Capgemini Consulting – France Consultant Worked on several international projects for customers such as Mars Inc., Renault, Alstom, and the French treasury department 2010-2013 FT
Alstom Transport R&D Engineer Decision-making on IT choices. Business and functional analysis (UML). Development of Web modules and integration with TeamCenter PLM 2008 FT
EDF (Electricité de France) R&D R&D Engineer Identification of the contributions of Semantic Web notation languages (OWL, RDF) for knowledge modelling. Technological forecasting.    
DISAN S.A. IS Analist Requirements elicitation and business processes modelling (UML). Leadership

of the implementation in several branches

   

 

Certifications or professional registrations

Colombia, Professional Card on Computing and systems engineering

 

Current membership in professional organizations

Member of the Association for Information Systems – AIS

 

Honors and awards

  • PhD fellowship: Allocation de recherche ‐ France, French Ministry of Education
  • Mention “excellent” by the jury after the defense of my PhD thesis, University of Strasbourg
  • Qualification to work as a professor in French universities, French Ministry of Education

 

List of the most important publications and presentations from the past five years

  1. Avila O. “Preventing Business and Information Technology Misalignment When Introducing Technology Changes”. International Journal Of Business Information Systems (ISSN 1746-0980), pp. 1-13. 2017.
  2. Avila O, Garces K. “Change Management support to preserve Business – Information Technology Alignment”. Journal of computer information systems (ISSN 0887-4417), pp. 1-18. 2016
  3. Garcés K, Avila O. “A Change Management Review: Extracting Concepts to Preserve Business and IT Alignment”. Lectures Notes in Business Information Processing (ISBN 978-3-319-11460-6) Prague, República Checa. 2016.
  4. Avila O, Sastoque S. “A survey on availability calculation and definition for Information Technology services”. Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016) (ISBN 9789860491029) Chia-i Chia-I, Taiwan. 2016.
  5. Goepp V, Avila O. “An Extended-Strategic Alignment Model for technical information system alignment”. International Journal Of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (ISSN 0951-192X) 28 (-), pp. 1275-1290. 2015.
  6. Avila O, Goepp V. “Means for Building Models to Align Information Systems Support to Specific Application Domains”. Lectures Notes in Business Information Processing (ISBN 978-3-319-11460-6) Poznan, Polonia. 2015.
  7. Avila O, Goepp V, Kiefer F. “ATIS: a method for the complete alignment of technical information systems”. International Journal Of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (ISSN 0951-192X) 24 (11), pp. 993-1009. 2011
  8. Goepp V, Kiefer F, Avila O. “Information system design and integrated enterprise modelling through a key-problem framework”. Computers in Industry (ISSN 0166-3615) 59 (7), pp. 660-671. 2008

 

Percentage of time available for research or scholarly activities

Teaching 50%, Research 25% and Curricular Committee 25%

Percentage of time committed to the program

100% (Full Time)