1. Heinrich lecture was a great success!
On the occasion of the 85th birthday of Prof. Lutz J. Heinrich, the Heinrich Lecture was initiated by the Institute of Information Systems - Information Engineering. This took place on May 31st under active interest. The rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz Prof. Meinhard Lukas welcomed the audience and thanked the pioneer of digitalization for his commitment. The jubilarian has significantly shaped not only the German-speaking business informatics, but also the JKU Linz.
In the opening speech, Institute Director Prof. Barbara Krumay and Vice Rector for Teaching and Students Prof. Stefan Koch highlighted the far-reaching positive traces of Prof. Lutz J. Heinrich, which the visionary has left behind through his work. With the definition of the human-task-technology system, the foundation stone for research on information systems was laid. Despite further technological development and the digital transformation, the human being continues to take center stage. Digitization is permeating the world of work and life, and in the process the digital transformation of society must be actively shaped.
In honor of the achievements, the Heinrich Lecture is held annually. The event is established with a specialist lecture by a renowned guest speaker. With Prof. Armin Heinzl from the University of Mannheim, a trusted colleague (co-author of two standard works with Prof. Lutz J. Heinrich) could be won, who presented the principles of digital platform ecosystems in his technical lecture "Platform Ecosystems - Fundamentals, Governance and Introduction". This gave the participants an insight into the structure and functioning of platform ecosystems. Furthermore, the economic importance and introduction strategies of platform ecosystems were explained. The recording of the livestream and the presentation can be found in the attachment.
The exciting lecture generated many interesting questions, which led to a diversified discussion after the presentation. The moderation was led by Prof. René Riedl. The former doctoral student of Prof. Lutz J. Heinrich thanked in his closing words for the appreciation shown by the attendees through their participation. In the coming years, the Heinrich Lecture will take place on the campus of the university, so that we can look back on the great successes together.