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Dr Chekfoung Tan

Dr Chekfoung Tan

Lecturer in Applied Project Management
Job title:
Lecturer in Applied Project Management
Higher qualifications:

BSc Computer Science (University Putra Malaysia), MSc Business Informatics (Henley Business School, University of Reading), PhD in Informatics (Henley Business School, University of Reading)

Professional organisations:
Certified Enterprise Architect by TOGAF
Certified Project Management by PRINCE2
Professional member of BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT (MBCS)
Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS)

Chekfoung Tan graduated with first class honours in Computer Science degree at University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia in 2005; and distinction in the Master of Business Informatics at University of Reading, United Kingdom in 2011. Her research interests are organisational semiotics, digital business ecosystem, business technology consulting, enterprise architecture, project management and health informatics. She has published in a number of journals and prestigious IS conferences which include the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

She has years’ experiences working in a consultancy environment. The IT projects she has been working in include knowledge management solution for a global non-profit organisation in the UK, information architecture development for a UK hospital, application rationalisation project  for a UK council, the global service desk implementation for a cigarette manufacturing company in UK, tills and stock system testing for a managed pub company in UK, incident management for an oil and gas company based in Australia and an e-procurement project for public agency in Malaysia.

Research and scholarly output:


Journal Article

Tan, C., Liu, K., and Sun, L. 2013. "A Design of Evaluation Method for SaaS in Cloud Computing," Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (6:1), pp. 50-72.

Pan, Y.-C. & Tan, C. 2016. Three Dimensional Norm-Based Knowledge Management for Knowledge Intensive Business Service Organizations: An Organizational Semiotics Perspective. International Journal of Knowledge Engineering, 2

Book Chapters

Tan, C., and Liu, S. 2012. "Information Architecture for Pervasive Healthcare Information Provision with Technological Implementation," in Patient Safety and Quality Dimensions of Health Informatics, V. Mitchell, S. Gulliver, D. Rosenorn-Lanng and W. Currie (eds.). IGI Global.

Liu, K. & Tan, C. In Press 2015. Semiotics in Digital Visualisation. In: Cordeiro, J., Maciaszek, L. A. & Filipe, J. (eds.) Enterprise Information Systems. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Case Report

Tan, C., Liu, K. & White, E. 2013. Information Architecture for Healthcare Organisations: A Case of The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. University of Reading and The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (internal use).



Conference Papers

Tan, C., Liu, K., Sun, L., and Spence, C. 2013. "An Evaluation Framework for Migrating Application to the Cloud: Software as a Service," in: 2nd International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science (LISS 2012). BeiJing Jiatong University, China: Springer, pp. 967-972.

Tan, C., and Liu, K. 2013. "An Organisational Semiotics Inspired Information Architecture: Pervasive Healthcare as a Case Study," in: 14th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisation (ICISO). Stockholm, Sweden: pp. 35-44.
Tan, C., Liu, K., and White, E. 2013. "Information Architecture for Healthcare Organizations: The Case of a NHS Hospital in UK " in: Thirty Fourth International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS2013). Milan, Italy.

Kwanroengjai, J., Liu, K., Tan, C., and Sun, L. 2014. "Operational Alignment Framework for Improving Business Performance of an Organisation," 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2014), Lisbon, Portugal.

Tan, C., Sun, L. & Liu, K. 2015. Big Data Architecture for Pervasive Healthcare: A Literature Review. 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2015). Münster, Germany.

Sun, L., Tan, C., Liu, K., Robertson, S., Cook, M. & Collins, C. 2016. Open Digital Business Ecosystems: A Pathway for Value Co-Creation. 17th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisation (ICISO2016). Campinas, Brazil