Panos joined the Management Science group at Alliance Manchester Business School as a Professor of Digital Innovation in September 2019. Previously, he held positions at the Warwick Business School (WBS), Lancaster University's Management School (LUMS), and the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, where he earned his PhD. He is also a Fellow of the Cambridge Digital Innovation Centre.
His research focuses on the transformative potential of digital technology, including digital platforms, infrastructures and artificial intelligence. He has carried out funded research projects with a range of organizations on innovations in digital infrastructures and platforms, ranging from healthcare and financial IT infrastructures, mobile payment platforms, and smart grids. His research has been published in journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, the Journal of the Association of Information Systems and Organisation Studies, among others. His research has also appeared in Thinkers50, The Guardian, The Conversation, CBS News, Raconteur, ZDnet and other media outlets.
Panos currently serves as an Associate Editor at MIS Quarterly. He has also served as a guest Senior Editor for the ISR Special Issue on Platforms and Infrastructures in the Digital Age. Since 2010, he has also served as an Associate Editor for the International Conference of Information Systems and the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, in the Organizational, Communication & Information Systems (OCIS) division, among other conference roles.
Panos regularly engages in executive and professional events on the transformative potential of digital technology. He has previously led the launch of an Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network (AIIN), based at WBS, but spanning departments across the University of Warwick, including Computer Science and the Medical School. He has also co-organized a number of Digital Health Forum events. Together with the AIIN, these events have achieved significant outreach and engagement of senior practitioners and policy leaders embedded in the digital innovation ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and academics.
He has received research, editorial and teaching awards, including the British Academy Rising Star Award for research contributions in digital infrastructures and platforms, the MISQ Outstanding Associate Editor award, and multiple awards for teaching at the MSc and MBA programs.