As an expert in digital innovations and strategic IT applications, Dr. Alavi is a thought leader on IT strategy, a recognized educator and advisor with extensive experience in leadership development and organizational capability building for a digital age. She advises executives on topics of IT and digital strategies in organizations including Marriott, Siemens, Sodexo, the American College of Physicians, and the World Bank to marry thought leadership and real world experience.
Dr. Alavi is a sought-after speaker at national and international forums and conferences, and has taught in executive programs at some of the world’s most prestigious business schools. She has authored numerous published papers and served on the editorial boards of several prestigious business and technology journals. In recognition of her professional achievements, she received the prestigious Association of Information Systems Fellows Award, an award given by peers in recognition of the recipient as a role model and inspiration to colleagues and students within the discipline. Dr. Alavi was also awarded the distinguished Marvin Bower Faculty Fellowship at Harvard Business School.
Dr. Alavi served on the advisory board of Center for Knowledge-based Enterprise at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and was twice appointed by the Governor of the State of Georgia to the Georgia Technology Authority Board. She currently serves as a member of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Strategic Advisory Board of Valor Ventures.
Dr. Alavi holds a B.A. in mathematics and computer science from State University of New York at Buffalo, an M.S. in computer and information sciences, and a Ph.D. in management information systems from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Alavi lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is married to Dr. Henry H. Molouki, a physician in private practice.