Olgerta Tona is a senior lecturer at the Department of Applied IT at the University of Gothenburg. Olgerta’s research focuses on the organizational and societal implications of data analytics, personal data digitalization, and algorithmic systems. Her research interests are fueled by the way digital technologies have become incorporated into decisions, activities, and ways of living.
Olgerta was born and grew up in Korça, a nice city situated in the southeast of Albania. She lived for several years in Tirana, where she graduated from the University of Tirana with a Bachelor in Business Informatics. She is now living and working in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Olgerta first came to Sweden to follow a master program in Informatics at Lund University. After completing her studies, she spent a couple of years in the telecommunication industry as a practitioner. Eager to learn more, she decided to pursue her academic journey, and in 2017 she received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from Lund University.
Olgerta has taught Business Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, Decision Support Systems, and Sustainability. She has also supervised a number of bachelor and master thesis. She is currently a Managing Editor of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems; a track chair of the Business Analytics and Big data track at the European Conference on Information System; a guest Special Issue Editor in the Journal of Business Analytics; and AE at the International Conference on Information Systems.
Olgerta received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from Lund University in 2017 and defended her dissertation titled “The Journey of Mobile Business Intelligence: from Vision to Use” in January 2017 against opponent David Sammon from University College Cork. Olgerta’s primary supervisor was Sven Carlsson.
In 2018 Olgerta received the Börje Langefors award for best doctoral dissertation in Information Systems when working as an associate senior lecturer at Department of Informatics at Lund University School of Economics and Management.
The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy for Information Systems (SISA) and Olgerta’s dissertation received this motivation:
The thesis is a good example of the article and summary thesis form, with well-published articles in recognized international outlets on a contemporary theme. Of particular note is the mixed method approach, and the care taken in the summary to justify and integrate the various parts of the world: research questions, methods, articles, results, reflections. The well-organized conclusions should be of value both to researchers and practitioners.