Dr Carsten Sørensen

  • Associate Professor (Reader) in Digital Innovation
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, UK
  • 21/02/2022
Advisor, Project lead Technology and Innovation

Personal Summary

Dr Carsten Sørensen is Reader (Associate Professor) in Digital Innovation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Carsten has since 1989 been affiliated with a number of Danish, Swedish and British institutions.

Carsten’s research has since the late 1980s been concerned with the digitalization of organisational processes, have spans software development, manufacturing, telecommunications, and many others. Carsten has studied both the digital transformation of enterprises, and the further extension to understand how digital platforms and -infrastructures forms the foundation of contemporary business operating and innovation arrangements. In particular, he has the past years related the general theoretical insights into digital infrastructure innovation to the context of infrastructures based on distributed ledger technologies providing collectively agreed means of digital value exchange. He has had a keen interest in understanding the digital transformation impact on work since the early 2000s.

He has extensive EU research project experience from 1992 and international project experience from 1990. He served 1996-2006 as Research Director of Laboratorium for Interaction Technology at Trollhättan Uddevalla University (Sweden), and since 2014 Visiting Professor at University West, Sweden. 

Carsten’s research is published widely, for example in MIS Quarterly, ISR, ISJ, JIT, Information & Organization, The Information Society, CSCW Journal, and the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. He was for a decade Senior Editor for The Information Systems Journal. He has supervised and co-supervised 20 PhD students to completion and acted as examiner at 32 PhD vivas. Carsten has been actively engaged as advisor and executive educator with a range of organisations. Carsten convened the first LSE course dedicated to distributed ledger technology — an online certificate course in cryptocurrency disruption, and was instrumental in the LSE signing up to run a Hedera.com node. 

Carsten served as a member of the Board of Directors of LSE Enterprise, and he is a Non-Executive Co-Founder and Board Advisor for RedGirraffe.com and MyTaskBar.com. He also in the past served as a member of the Advisory Board for the iSociety project at The Work Foundation and Academic Advisor for The Institute for Innovation & Information Productivity. Carsten has since the late 80s been actively engaged as consultant and executive educator.  A very small sample of these are; Google, Microsoft, PA Consulting Group, IMF, Orange, Intel, Vodafone, AXA, Mastercard, Gartner, The Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (consortium of large organisations), Skype, Telenor, UBS, LloydsGroup, Prudential, The Danish Ministry of Science, EDS, UBS, GEMS, Carphone Warehouse.

Carsten has a BSc in Mathematics (01/1985), a BSc in Computer Science (08/1986), a MSc in Computer Science (01/1989), and a PhD in Information Systems (02/1993) from the Aalborg University in Denmark.

He is fluent in spoken and written Danish and English, fluent in spoken Swedish and has some knowledge of spoken German and French.

digital infrastructures; digital innovation; distributed ledger technologies, blockchain, crypto currencies, non-fungible tokens, information services automation; mobile platforms; mobile technologies; the future of work


Department of Management