Simon M Polovina

Prof. Dr. Simon Polovina engages in roles that draw upon his expertise in Enterprise Architecture and Conceptual Structures (CS), which harmonises the human conceptual approach to problem solving with the formal structures that computer applications need to bring their productivity to bear.

Prof. Dr. Polovina is a Reader in Business Computing within the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He was a Principal Investigator for the recently completed European Commission 7th Framework Programme project CUBIST (“Combining and Unifying Business Intelligence with Semantic Technologies”), where he applied CS and co-managed the project. CUBIST centred on applying smart technologies (namely CS and the Semantic Web) to Business Intelligence. It was a €4m project funded under topic 4.3: Intelligent Information Management. Simon is the Enterprise Architect for CENTRIC (Centre of excellence in terrorism, resilience, intelligence & organised crime research).

Prof. Dr. Polovina is Co-Chairman of the Global University Alliance that partners with the LEADing Practice (Leading Enterprise Architecture Development) practitioner community. Simon has many years of industrial experience in accounting and information and communication technologies (ICT), and has published widely with over 90 learned publications to date.

His interests include the use of Smart Applications and how they can detect novel or unusual transactions that would otherwise remain as lost business opportunities or represent illicit business or criminal activity. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA). He has expertise in Enterprise Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture, Business Process Management, SAP technologies, Web technologies, Java, Object-oriented Analysis and Design, Conceptual Modelling of organisations as Multi-agent Systems, and in Interaction Design.