Richard Welke, Ph.D., has held many roles over 25 years to bootstrap dormant units to create a series of new units within the prevailing university structure. Not replicating. New visions for going forward. Dr. Welke is director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, and professor and previous chair of the Center for Process Innovation, e-Commerce Institute, GeM (Global e-Management program) EMBA, and the CIS department at Georgia State University. He was a co-founder of several of the information systems disciplines that are now-major academic organizations, (ICIS/AIS, TIMS College on IS, IFIP WG 8.2).