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.
Towards a Service Brokering Model for IT DepartmentsCapítulo en Memoria
Rodriguez L, Avila O. (2018) Towards a Service Brokering Model for IT Departments.15th International Conference on e-Business (ICE-B 2020). Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ISBN 978-989-758-319-3) Portugal. - 2018
Towards cloud service customization: A state of the artCapítulo en Memoria
Paez C, Avila O, Correal D. (2018) Towards cloud service customization: A state of the art.15th International Conference on e-Business (ICE-B 2020). Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ISBN 978-989-758-319-3) Portugal. - 2018
A Literature Review of Benefit Analysis Approaches for IT Projects in the Public SectorCapítulo en Memoria
Towards Personalised Multimedia ApplicationsCapítulo en Memoria
Sastoque S, Avila O, Iregui M. (2017) Towards Personalised Multimedia Applications.19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2017). Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ISBN 978-989-758-249-3) Porto, Portugal. - 2017
Uncovering the knowledge coordination process in ICT outsourcingCapítulo en Memoria
Means for Building Models to Align Information Systems Support to Specific Application DomainsArtículo
Avila O. (2015) Means for Building Models to Align Information Systems Support to Specific Application Domains.Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (ISSN 1865-1348) 228 (-), pp. 89-100. - 2015
Meta-modelling the Strategic Alignment Model for Aligning Information Systems Support to Specific Application DomainsCapítulo en Memoria
Cadre d’analyse des approches d’alignement des systèmes d’information. Contribution à la formalisation des mécanismes sous-jacentsCapítulo en Memoria
Avila O, Goepp V, Kiefer F. (2008) Cadre d’analyse des approches d’alignement des systèmes d’information. Contribution à la formalisation des mécanismes sous-jacents.Atelier en Ingénierie d'Entreprise et des Systèmes d'Information IESI’08 Francia. - 2008
Information system design and integrated enterprise modelling through a key-problem frameworkArtículo
Vers une extension du SAM (Strategic Alignment Model) pour les systèmes d'information de productionCapítulo en Memoria
Avila O, Goepp V, Kiefer F. (2008) Vers une extension du SAM (Strategic Alignment Model) pour les systèmes d'information de production.XXVIème Congrès Informatique des Organisations et Systèmes d’Information INFORSID - 2008
“A framework to analyse IS alignment approaches: Towards the definition of underlying alignment mechanismsCapítulo en Memoria
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
Industrial science and technology
University of Strasbourg-France
Technological and industrial systems
University of Technology Troyes – UTT
Systems and Computing Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Full time or part-time
Universidad de los Andes
National Institute of Applied Sciences- INSA Strasbourg
Universidad De Estrasburgo
Company or entity
Brief description of position
Full time or part-time
Capgemini Consulting – France
Worked on several international projects for customers such as Mars Inc., Renault, Alstom, and the French treasury department
Decision-making on IT choices. Business and functional analysis (UML). Development of Web modules and integration with TeamCenter PLM
EDF (Electricité de France) R&D
Identification of the contributions of Semantic Web notation languages (OWL, RDF) for knowledge modelling. Technological forecasting.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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%