Dr Yves Pigneur is head of the Information Systems Institute of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has a doctoral degree of the University of Namur in Belgium in information systems and his research was about computer-aided requirement engineering. He has been a Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Lausanne since 1984 and has held visiting professorships at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and University of Bristish Columbia in Vancouver.
He has served as the principal investigator for many research projects involving information system design, requirements engineering, information technology management, innovation, and e-business. Dr. Pigneur is the Swiss representative of IFIP TC 8 as well as being chairperson and program chair of several conferences (IFIP, ISDSS, AIM). He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Systèmes d'information & management (SIM).