Dr. Gerald Grant is Director of the Centre for Information Technology, Organizations, and People (CITOP), Full Professor, and Coordinator of the Information Systems Area at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is the Principal Investigator and Co-Lead of the Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (BEKH). He obtained his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom. He is co-author of the book The Value Imperative: Harvesting Value from Your IT Initiatives.
Dr. Grant has consulted for the Commonwealth Secretariat in the U.K. and the COMNET Foundation in Malta on projects related to the digital divide, ICT capacity building and the development of national ICT strategies in Commonwealth countries. In this capacity, he has planned and facilitated seminars and workshops for senior government officials in the U.K., Malta, East and Southern Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. He was the program coordinator for the Commonwealth-sponsored “Regional Initiative for Informatics Strategies”. In addition, he assisted in drafting the report of the Commonwealth Action Program on the Digital Divide in 2005. He has served on two Mayor’s Task Forces for the City of Ottawa (Canada): the e-Government and IT Taskforce and the Governance Taskforce. He has been an advisor to the Government of Jamaica on its National ICT policy and strategy. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Connected Canadians. Dr. Grant was selected as one of the 2016 Distinguished Men of Honour by the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) of Canada
Dr. Grant’s research focuses on the strategic management of digital information technology in private and public sector organizations, with a particular focus on business value delivery and IT governance. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Information and Management Journal as well as Associate Editor of the Information Technology for Development Journal. He previously served as Senior Associate Editor of the European Journal of Information Systems and an Associate Editor of the Journal for Global Information Management. He is co-chair of the Executive Committee of The International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM). He is a member of the Advisory Board for DPI-Association for Public Sector Information Professionals.