Umar Ruhi

Dr. Umar Ruhi is an Associate Professor at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa where he teaches various undergraduate (B.Com) and graduate (MBA) level courses in Information Systems and Digital Enterprise Strategy. Additionally, he teaches in the University of Ottawa’s interdisciplinary M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in E-Business Technologies. Most of his courses comprise an integration of themes and topics related to business strategy and technology applications.

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Mitacs Globalink Undergraduate Summer Research Internship in Canada for International Students

Q1: Are you a high performing undergraduate student from one of these countries: Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Ukraine? Q2: Are you interested in the field of information systems? Q3: Are you interested in pursuing a summer research internship in Canada in 2019? If you’ve answered yes to the questions above, then you… Read More »

My GamEffective Webinar on Enterprise Gamification

As discussed in a previous blog post, my research article on enterprise gamification recently got picked up by GamEffective – a market leader in gamification platforms for employee performance and learning. I was delighted to learn that GamEffective identifies with many of the findings from my research. The company has written about my research on their website, and… Read More »

EBC7101: That’s a Wrap!

The three-week intensive course EBC7101 (Research Workshop in E-Business) has now come to an end. I had a great bunch of graduate students (mostly M.Sc. and some Ph.D.) who were working on their research projects and theses in a variety of areas ranging from healthcare analytics, open data, e-learning communities, cross-border e-commerce, online consumer reviews text-mining, and agile… Read More »

Industry Perspective of My Research on Enterprise Gamification

My research on gamification recently got picked up by GamEffective, a market leader in gamification platforms for employee performance and learning. Gal Rimon, the company’s Founder and CEO talked about my 2015 journal article on enterprise gamification in his blog post. In the blog post, Gal correctly points out my article’s main premise about “meaningful” gamification which aims… Read More »

Springer LNBIP Edited Volume for MCETECH 2017

Our edited book titled “E-Technologies: Embracing the Internet of Things” has now been published by Springer. The book comprises conference proceedings from MCETECH 2017 (Multidisciplinary Conference on E-Technologies) for which I was the Program Committee Co-Chair along with my colleagues Esma Aïmeur from the University of Montreal, and Michael Weiss from Carleton University. The book was published under Springer’s Lecture Notes… Read More »

Teaching Research Methods in Spring/Summer 2017

This summer I am going to be teaching two graduate-level research methods courses (EBC7101 and EBC7102) for Master’s and Doctoral students in the E-Business Technologies programs at the University of Ottawa. This is the fourth offering of these courses, and I have particularly enjoyed teaching these courses. Not only do I get to draw upon my formal research… Read More »

Walkthrough Tutorial: Consuming XML Web Services in Excel 2013

I just uploaded a screencast video demonstrating a few methods to consume XML web services.   In the tutorial, I demonstrate how to use a simple currency exchange web service in  three different ways: i) through a stand-alone requester agent ii) through a web browser iii) through Excel 2013 and its new WebService and FilterXML functions.   Here’s… Read More »

MBA Course on Enterprise Social Media Strategy

This summer, I’m going to be teaching an MBA seminar course titled: “Enterprise Social Media Strategy” – Link to Course Outline (PDF). As a professor at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, I’m delighted to say that this course uniquely positions us among the very few business schools in Canada that have a holistic course offering… Read More »

App Review: Trello for Project Management

Ever feel the need for a project management tool that would help you manage other project management tools you’re currently using? I know the feeling all too well. Whether it’s a software development project where you’re allocating tasks, managing revisions, tracking milestones & deliverables, or a collaborative publication project where you’re using wikis, emails, and to-do-lists, things get messy… Read More »