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Richard T. Watson, LEO Award

Richard T. Watson

Richard T. Watson, the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Terry College of Business, has received the LEO Award for “exceptional lifetime achievement in information systems” from the Association for Information Systems.

Watson was presented the award at the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems held Dec. 4-7 in Shanghai, China.

 The LEO Award is the highest honor given by the AIS and is named after one of the world’s first commercial applications of computing, the Lyons Electronic Office. The award recognizes “truly outstanding individuals in the information systems community, both academics and practitioners, who have made exceptional contributions to research in and the practice of information systems.”