Frederik Ahlemann holds the chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT Management at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He obtained an Information Systems Diploma from the University of Münster, Germany and worked as a project management consultant for two years. Following this period, he joined the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Osnabrück where he obtained his doctorate in 2006. He subsequently joined the European Business School, Germany as an Assistant Professor where he headed a competence center for strategic IT/IS management. In 2012 he was appointed full professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Prof. Ahlemann's research interests are project portfolio management, enterprise architecture management, and IS strategy. His projects are funded by major German enterprises from the automotive, software, and professional services industries. Prof. Dr. Ahlemann has authored and co-authored more than 80 scientific and professional publications, has won several research and teaching awards, and is a renowned speaker and consultant.