Eoin Whelan is a lecturer in Business Information Systems at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He also is a visiting professor at IESEG in France. His research interests focus on understanding how technologies such as social media and big data influence productivity, innovation, and decision making. His publications on these topics have appeared in the 3* journals MIT Sloan Management Review, Information Systems Journal, R&D Management, Journal of Information Technology, and Information & Organization. Prior to joining academia, Eoin worked as a business analyst in Ireland, New Zealand, and the U.S.