Viswanath Venkatesh, who completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota in 1997, is an Eminent Scholar and Verizon Chair of Business Information Technology at the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential scholars in business and economics, both in terms of premier journal publications and citations. His research focuses on understanding the diffusion of technologies in organizations and society. For over a decade, he has worked with several companies and government agencies, and has rigorously studied real-world phenomena. His favorite project focuses on rural India and improving the quality of life of the poorest of the poor—which he has presented in various forums including at the United Nations. The sponsorship of his research has been about US$10M. His work has appeared in leading journals in human-computer interaction, information systems, organizational behavior, psychology, marketing, medical informatics, and operations management. Over various periods, including the most recent 5-, 10-, and 15-year periods (e.g., 2015-’19, 2010-’19, 2005-’19), he has been the most productive in terms of publications in the premier journals in information systems (i.e., Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly) and best paper awards (e.g., Academy of Management Journal). His works have been cited over 115,000 times and about 36,000 times per Google Scholar and Web of Science, respectively, with an h-index of 74 and i-10 index of 117. He has been recognized to be among the most influential scientists (e.g., Thomson Reuters’, Emerald Citations, SSRN, PLoS Biology), with a recent ranking of 659th (out of ~8 million scientists in all fields) and 1st in the field of information systems. He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate, MBA, exec MBA, PhD, and executive courses. Student evaluations have rated him to be among the best instructors at the various institutions, and he has received teaching awards at the school and university levels. He has performed extensive administration and service including a long stint at Arkansas as the director of the information systems PhD program. In 2009, he launched an IS research rankings website, affiliated with the Association for Information Systems (AIS), that has received many accolades from the academic community including AIS’ Technology Legacy Award. He has served in editorial roles in various journals including Management Science, MISQ, ISR, Journal of the AIS, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP), Production and Operations Management(POM), and Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ). He is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Information Systems Society, INFORMS.