Background and activities

About Anniken Karlsen

  • Department Head at the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences at NTNU

  • Member of the management team at the IE faculty

  • Member of the local management team at NTNU in Aalesund 

  • Ph.D. in Information Science from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Bergen 

  • Master of Information Technology, speciality in Health Informatics, from The University of Aalborg

  • Siviløkonom from The Norwegian School of Business and Administration (NHH) with one year full teacher training

  • Computer Engineer from Møre and Romsdal University College of Engineering

Corresponding to her formal education, Dr. Anniken Karlsen's research interests span the fields of Technology Strategy,  Systems Development, Corporate Governance, Change Management and Service Innovation.

She has lectured a number of topics, including Datamodelling and Databases, Systems Development and Modeling, Practical Project Management and development of E-commerce applications.

Karlsen has done empirical research within a range of sectors, such as the maritime, the marine, offshore, food, health, consultancy and banking. She has participated in the SmallBuild+ EUREKA Eurostar research project, addressing survival and growth within the construction sector. A main goal is to contribute strategic ICT skills, improvement tools and techniques  for increased financial sustainability. 

In addition to doing research, development and lecturing at the intersection of technology and organizational development, Karlsen, among others, is a Board member of NOKOBIT and participates in the management team of ExcITEd (Centre for Excellent IT Education) and TEFT.

Please refer to her CV or CRISTIN (the Current Research Information System in Norway) for further details. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Karlsen, Anniken Th; Persson, Anne; Gudfinnsson, Kristens. (2017) Kontinuerlig endringsarbeid : Helhetlig virksomhetsledelse. Fagbokforlaget. 2017. ISBN 9788245021318.

Part of book/report

  • Hansen, Irina-Emily; Karlsen, Anniken Susanne Thoresen; Mork, Ola Jon; Mørk, Max Ingar; Persson, Anne. (2016) Planning for waste minimization at a factory floor: a student Project to support smarter home Production practices. SEFI Annual Conference: Engineering Education on Top of the World: Industry University Cooperation.
  • Karlsen, Anniken; Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2015) Digital Art Application Development: A Project to Increase Motivation in Systems Development Courses for Bachelor Students in Computer Engineering. Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2015 14th International Conference, ICEC 2015, Trondheim, Norway, September 29 - Ocotober 2, 2015, Proceedings.
  • Persson, Anne; Karlsen, Anniken; Gudfinnsson, Kristens. (2015) Towards a generic goal model to support continuous improvement in SME construction companies. The Practice of Enterprise Modeling: 8th IFIP WG 8.1. Working Conference, PoEM 2015, Valencia, Spain, November 10-12, 2015, Proceedings.
  • Wang, Hao; Karlsen, Anniken; Engelseth, Per. (2015) Big data for the Norwegian maritime industry. Network security and communication engineering : Proceedings of the 2014 International conference on network security and communication engineering (NSCE2014), Hong Kong, December 25-26, 2014.
  • Karlsen, Anniken; Opdahl, Andreas Lothe. (2012) Enterprise modeling practice in a turnaround project. NOKOBIT 2012 :Universitetet i Nordland 19. - 21. november 2012 : Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi.
  • Engelseth, Per; Karlsen, Anniken; Verwaart, Tim. (2011) Modelling Fresh Strawberry Supply "From-Farm-to-Fork" as a Complex Adaptive Network. Proceedings of the 5th International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks.
  • Karlsen, Anniken. (2011) Enterprise modeling practice in ICT-enabled process change. The Practice of Enterprise Modeling.
  • Engelseth, Per; Karlsen, Anniken; Mork, Ola Jon. (2010) "Product Value" as Boundary Object in Maritime Supply (case study). Configuring Next Generation Supply Chains : Abstracts of papers presented at the 15th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2012) : July 4th-7th, 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Alm, Kristian; Engelseth, Per; Karlsen, Anniken. (2009) Discourses of implementing information systems in corporate merger : a case study from the food exporting industry. System dynamics and innovation in Food networks 2009 : proceedings of the 3rd International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in food Nettworks, February 16-02, 2009, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria.
  • Engelseth, Per; Karlsen, Anniken. (2008) A Provisional Framework for Studying Information Connectivity in Food Networks. System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks : Proceedings of the 2nd International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks.
  • Karlsen, Anniken. (2008) A research model for enterprise modeling in ICT-enabled process change. 1st IFIP WG 8.1 Conference, PoEM (15:20008:Stockholm) : The practice of enterprise modeling.
  • Karlsen, Anniken; Engelseth, Per. (2008) Packages and information connectivity in supply networks. Nordic Logistics Conference (20 : 2008 : Helsinki, Finland) : Beyond business logistics.


  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Kaasbøll, Jens Johan; Karlsen, Anniken Th; Eikebrokk, Tom Roar; Netteland, Grete. (2018) Proceedings from the annual NOKOBIT (&UDIT) Conference held at Svalbard the 18th-20th of September 2018. 2018. NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi (1).
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Netteland, Grete; Kaasbøll, Jens Johan; Karlsen, Anniken Th; Eikebrokk, Tom Roar. (2017) Proceedings from the annual NOKOBIT (&UDIT) conference held in Oslo the 27th-29th of November 2017. 2017. NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi (1).
  • Sindre, Guttorm; Eikebrokk, Tom Roar; Karlsen, Anniken Th; Kaasbøll, Jens Johan; Netteland, Grete; Opdahl, Andreas Lothe; Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs. (2016) NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi, Proceedings fra NOKOBIT 2016, Bergen, 29.-30. november 2016. 2016. NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi (1).
  • Sindre, Guttorm; Fog, Jørgen; Kaasbøll, Jens Johan; Netteland, Grete; Opdahl, Andreas Lothe; Munkvold, Bjørn Erik; Karlsen, Anniken. (2015) NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi, Proceedings fra NOKOBIT 2015, Ålesund, 24.-25. november 2015. 2015. NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi (1).
  • Karlsen, Anniken. (2012) PhD thesis: Enterprise Modeling to Support ICT-enabled process Change. 2012. ISBN 978-82-308-2131-2.


  • Rosbach, Marius; Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2019) Mener foreldre og skole må påvirke jentene. NTNU-leder har stor tro på jenteprosjekt. [Avis]. 2019-02-09.
  • Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2018) Digital transformation. IPIT kickoff meeting ; 2018-06-04 - 2018-06-06.
  • Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2018) Helhetlig virksomhetsledelse, digitalisering og programledelse for organisering og gjennomføring av endring. Lunch med innhold . NTNU Universitetsbiblioteket; Ålesund. 2018-02-22 - 2018-02-22.
  • Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2018) Muliggjørende teknologier; ledelse i den nye tid. Nettverksmøte med tema Endringsledelse og digitalisering Offentlig · . Arrangør: DND Vest Nordvestlandet og Den norske dataforening; NTNU i Ålesund. 2018-11-27 - 2018-11-27.
  • Rong, Ragnhild; Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2018) Helgapraten: Dama som ikke følger strømmen. Sunnmørsposten [Avis]. 2018-09-01.
  • Øien, Geir Egil Dahle; Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2018) Our Digital Future – Upcoming opportunities and challenges. Innotown 2018 pre-event . NTNU; Innovasjonsareaen ved NTNU. 2018-05-29 - 2018-05-29.
  • Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2017) Digitization as a driver for green competitiveness. Future businesses. Invited speaker at Lunch Seminar : Green competitiveness . ÅKP Blue Innovation Arena; Norwegian Maritime Competence Center. 2017-09-28 - 2017-09-28.
  • Karlsen, Anniken. (2015) Enterprise Modeling and Lean principles and practices as techniques to tackle business challenges. Fundator Seminar . Fundator; Hotel Augustin, Trondheim. 2015-10-15 - 2015-10-16.
  • Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2015) Lean & Six Sigma. Gjesteforelesning . Master Course Global sourcing and supply network management; Ålesund. 2015-02-09 - 2015-02-09.
  • Karlsen, Anniken; Tvedt, Terje. (2014) Erfaringer fra studiepoenggivende praksis i ingeniørutdanningen ved bygg og datastudiet. Studiepoenggivende praksis i ingeniørutdanningen . HiÅ i samarbeid med Nasjonalt råd for teknologiutdanning; Høgskolen i Ålesund. 2014-12-09 - 2014-12-10.
  • Karlsen, Anniken. (2013) Prosessendring og virksomhetsmodellering. Vestkyst . Admit; Tjeldstø/Hordaland. 2013-03-13 - 2013-03-13.
  • Hovik, Hilde; Kommisrud, Elisabeth; Græsdal, Terje; Karlsen, Anniken. (2012) Fylkets første eurostar. Sunnmørsposten [Avis]. 2012-08-20.
  • Karlsen, Anniken. (2011) Virksomhetsmodellering og IT-ledelse. Foredrag i Dataforeningen, Nordvestlandet . Dataforeningen; First Hotel Atlantica. 2011-01-20 - 2011-01-20.
  • Karlsen, Anniken. (2010) Systemutviklingsmetoder. DnD Ildsjelsamling . Styret for Dataforeningen Nordvestlandet; Ålesund. 2010-02-05 - 2010-02-05.
  • Engelseth, Per; Karlsen, Anniken. (2008) IKT utvikling ved bedriftsfusjon: en casestudie. Presentation held at Innovasjonsforum IKT - Den Norske Dataforening . Den Norske Dataforening; Ålesund. 2008-04-22 - 2008-04-22.
  • Karlsen, Anniken. (2008) IT som endringsdriver i Supply Chain Re-engineering prosjekter - Presentasjon av foreløpig PhD-arbeid. SMARTLOG-arrangement/Synlighet i verdikjeder - fokus på handelskjeder . SINTEF; Trondheim. 2008-06-18 - 2008-06-18.