Viswanath Venkatesh, who completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota, is a Distinguished Professor and Billingsley Chair at the University of Arkansas. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential scholars in business and economics, both in terms of premier journal publications and citations (e.g., Thomson Reuters’ highlycited.com, Emerald Citations, SSRN). His research focuses on understanding the diffusion of technologies in organizations and society. His favorite project focuses on improving the quality of life of the poorest of the poor in India—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, and included best paper awards (e.g., Academy of Management Journal). His works have been cited over 107,000 times (Google Scholar) and about 35,000 times (Web of Science), with an h-index of 73 and i-10 index of 115. He developed and maintains an IS research rankings web site that has received many accolades from the academic community including AIS’ Technology Legacy Award. He has served in editorial roles in various journals. He is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Information Systems Society, INFORMS.