In December of 2009, several founders of the Information Systems (IS) academic discipline gathered for a
panel discussion at the International Conference on Information Systems to present their visions for the
future of the field, and their comments were summarized in the inaugural issue of TMIS [Davis et al., 2010;
J. F. J. Nunamaker et al., 1991]. To assure a robust future, they argued, IS journals, conferences, reviewers,
promotion committees, teachers, researchers, and curriculum developers must broaden the scope of IS. This
article explores the need for a broader vision to drive future development of the IS discipline.