about

Olivia is currently two years into a PhD in information systems, where she examines data governance and how organizations can organize to better gain value from their data assets. Her research is deeply interdisciplinary; shaped by her background in information systems management, international studies and language as well as her joint affiliation with both the Department of Political Science and Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University. Although a scholar at heart, Olivia approaches her academic work in close collaboration with IT practitioners, continously seeking to bridge theory with practice.

Olivia is self-proclaimed tech savvy, an ardent LEGO enthusiast and frequently ventures out into Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. She is passionate about design, dancing, biking and obsessively nurtures her 13 house plants. Olivia enjoys airports and has lived in Turkey, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Denmark. She is also a proud proponent of pineapple on pizza.

 
 

skills

academic writing

theory building

scientific presentation

data analysis

teaching

practical application

 

english

danish

french

turkish

eXPErience

2017 - 2018

DIGITALISERINGS-
INSTITUTTET

Research Assistant

Engaging in research and contributing to theory building on  Digital Transformation and what capabilities are required for companies to generate value from new technologies

2013 - 2015

AALBORG UNIVERSITY

Teaching Assistant

Teaching workshops in English grammar and academic communication and grading assignments on discourse theories and international relations.

2014

IBM

Intern, Global Technology Services

Working a on a Portable Modular Data Center, updating VP in preparation for planning and exec reviews and managing Expertise Assessment Data and sales education budget 

2016 -

AALBORG UNIVERSITY

PhD, Information Systems

A research field cutting across computer science, information technology and management, focusing on the design, implementation and use of information systems in organizations

2015 - 2018

AALBORG UNIVERSITY

Master of Science (MSc), Information Technology

A masters in IT focusing on development, implementation and management of information technology in organizations to gain value  

2012 - 2015

AALBORG UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Language and International Studies

An interdisciplinary bachelor, focusing on language, communication and culture, as well as politics, international relations and policy 

2009 - 2011

ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

International Baccalaurate (IB)

An international diploma programme providing high school education around the world 

 

OLIVIA BENFELDT NIELSEN.

phd student, information systems