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Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald is Director of Lero – Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software where he previously held the role of Chief Scientist. He holds an endowed professorship, the Krehbiel Chair in Innovation in Business & Technology, at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where he also served as Vice President of Research and an EMPOWER researcher. He was recently elected as President of the Association for Information Systems, the global body for information systems worldwide. He holds a PhD from the University of London and his research interests lie primarily in software development, encompassing open source and inner source, crowdsourcing software development, agile and lean software development, and global software development. His publications include 17 books and almost 200 peer-reviewed articles in the leading international journals and conferences in both the Information Systems and Software Engineering fields. Prior to taking up an academic position, he worked in the software industry for about 12 years, including positions with Citibank in Frankfurt and Brussels.