Nash Milic (Nebojša A. Milić)

A Little Bit More About Me: Service, Professional Experience and Personal Interests





Information Systems are a vibrant and diverse community that helps countless scholars and professionals to improve their careers. However, IS community could not be sustained without the help from its members. Since IS community helped me a lot throughout my career, I felt obliged to do my part and to contribute back.

I started by accepting review roles for our almost all major conferences in the IS field (for additional details please feel free to consult my Vita). Reading the papers while they were still fresh was an exhilarating experience for me. I hope I managed to provide constructive and value adding critique to the authors without being too harsh.

Another opportunity to serve the IS community appeared during the very end of the submission period for ICIS 2015 when I happily accepted the role of a Local Review Coordinator. This role got me so involved with ICIS2015 that I decided to volunteer there as well. Although I initially believed that service work will not be recognized by the community members, the ICIS15 attendees proved me wrong. Not only that, but I have received dozens of thank-you emails, and many approached me during the conference to personally thank me for my service! As a result of so many positive memories, I was delighted to accept to serve as a Local Review Coordinator for the ICIS 2016. As a result of my service to the Information Systems community, the Association for Information Systems honored me with the AIS Doctoral Student Service Award.  

All in all, giving something back to the IS community is always a very pleasant and rewarding experience for me. I will always be very open to serve the IS community again.


Professional Experience


The non-academic part of my career initially progressed in parallel with my academic career. I started in the non-government sector where I served two terms as a board member in a regional higher education non-government organization (NGO). My main responsibilities consisted of steering and managing the organizational structure, coordinating activities with the existing partners and establishing partnerships with new organizations. As a result of my performances I was appointed to serve as a board member in the parent NGO which had operated on the national level. The most important achievements as a board member on the national level include creating the framework for cooperation between academia and corporate sector, as well as organization wide statutory reforms designed to better align the organization with the external conditions. A steady and proven track record created the momentum which led me to the Chairman position. As Chairman I managed to successfully fine-tune the reforms I had started, influence the content of the Higher Education Law and participate in the creation of the National Youth Strategy for the coming decade. During my board and Chairman terms I actively managed multiple projects that were being implemented by the organizations in which I served, in addition to working on project manager roles as a freelancer. Coincidentally, my term in the organization ended just as I was finishing my undergraduate studies.

Guided by the need to learn more, I decided to continue my studies abroad and to steer my career towards research. This decision created an opportunity to implement my expertise and research ideas in an environment that consisted of major German consulting and logistics companies. The project was realized under the institutional support of the head research organization for the Information Systems in Europe. As a coordinator of that research oriented project I managed a team which successfully assessed the maturity of the organizational Enterprise Architecture (EA) activities, created a custom tailored set of metrics based on the widely used EA frameworks and delivered a complete strategic roadmap for achieving the desired organizational goals for the stakeholder company.

After I had completed my Master studies in Germany, I accepted the offer to join the Ph.D. program in Information Systems at a well known institution in the Northern America. Upon the completion of all departmental requirements, I was promoted to the role of Doctoral Candidate. During my Ph.D. studies I worked as a Research Assistant and as Teacher of Records.

For a detailed overview of my professional experience, please feel free to consult my Vita.


Personal Interests


In general, I am drawn to the activities which inspire me to be inventive and creative. My hobbies are the following:

Hiking, Exploring the World and Meeting Different Cultures

Multicultural environment in which I grew up inspired me to explore the world and to meet with different cultures and ways of life. In addition to travelling and sightseeing the well-known routes, I also love to hike around the less-known places and to document my adventures with a DSLR camera. Apart from understanding the world better, I believe that a multicultural perspective allows me to interact better with the increasingly diverse students and faculty members.


Digital Design

This website was designed by me from scratch. The same holds for the presentations accompanying MIS Quarterly Executive journals. I also enjoy designing and printing 3D objects. During the Summer of 2016, I replicated dozens of sculptures from the Getty Villa Collection for my personal collection.


Haute Horlogerie

Collecting pieces of haute horlogerie also ranks high among my interests. My favorite complications are mechanical chronographs, tourbillions and minute repeaters.


In addition to the horology hobby, I recently got interested in the automotive engineering as well. Unfortunately, I am still not any good at it. Last summer I had spent 6 hours replacing a regular aux glove box cable with a gold plated one. Thus, whenever my Baby Benz needs a regular service I drive it to the authorized mechanic... For now!

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