Prof. Dr. José M. Tribolet

Short Biography

José Tribolet is Full Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DEI)  and at the Department of Engineering and Management (DEG) (Joint Appointment) at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is senior researcher at the Information Systems Group at INESC-ID He serves presently as Professional Post-Graduation Coordinator of DEI/IST, which offers presently  3rd Degree DFA Bolonha courses, fully described at Tecnico Leadership Graduate Academy home page.  He serves presently as Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DEI/IST).

His main academic interests are in the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Engineering , Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Transformation, Since 2000 he has completed with success the supervision of ten Ph.D. students in Enterprise Engineering. 

Dr. Tribolet holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1977). He was a member of the research staff of Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1977 through 1979. He spent a full sabbatical year (1997-98) at MIT´s Sloan School ofManagement. He was a guest professor at IWI - the Institute for Information Management of the University of St. Gallen, in Switzerland,during the spring term of 2012.

He founded in 1980 the first non-state owned research institute in Portugal, INESC – Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering. INESC is today a holding of six research institutes nationwide, three of them having become formal Associated Laboratories of the Portuguese Science System. Dr. Tribolet is the President of INESC. He has been Chairman (4 years) of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Chairman (6 years) and Vice-President for Post- Graduate Studies of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of IST. He is a founding member of the Portuguese Engineering Academy and a founder of the Informatics Engineering College of the Portuguese Engineers Professional Association.

Dr. Tribolet has been playing an active international role in the development of the new area of Enterprise Engineering: he founded and co-chaired the track on “Organizational Engineering” at ACM´s SAC Conferences from 2004 through 2009; he founded and co-chaired the new track on Enterprise Engineering, at the 2007 European Information Systems Conference. He has created, the new track on Enterprise Engineering, at HICSS Conference, starting in 2010. He plays a leading role in the CIAO! consortium. He was the General Chairmen of the 2013 IEEE Conference on Business Informatics He his co-editor of the Springer Enterprise Engineering book series. He was until December 2016 an associate editor of BISE - the Business and Information Systems Engineering Journal.

Dr. Tribolet maintains an active professional profile, personally advising top executives on matters involving Enterprise Information Systems, Architecture, Engineering, Governance, Strategy, Alignment, Transformation and Knowledge Management aspects. He works or has worked with companies such as Portugal Telecom, Portucel-Soporcel, Águas de Portugal, Moviflor, Jerónimo Martins, Grupo Sá, and several Departments of the Portuguese Public Administration, in particular, the Attorney General´s Office (PGR) and the Ministry of Justice (IGFEJ),  InIR, INCI, IMPIC, and local municipalities, such as the Câmara Municipal de Sintra and a Empresa Municipal Cascais Ambiente. He was atively engaged in GPERRTIC, a 6 year national strategic program to rationalize and improve the Information Systems and IT infrastructures of the Portuguese public administration, where he served as a member of its Advisory Board.

Research Interests

  • Enterprise Engineering
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Governance
  • Enterprise Transformation

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