Digital Fellows

The Digital Fellows Program is a global community of professional and academic influencers within the Digital Economy space, advising the Chair in Digital Economy. Digital Fellows are recognised as impactful members of the larger Chair in Digital Economy ecosystem.

What is the role of a Digital Fellow?

Digital Fellows engage in collaborative activities with the Chair in Digital Economy to proactively investigate and stimulate opportunities provided by the Digital Economy.

The program is focused on expanding the Digital Economy ecosystem through facilitation of collaborative activities, including: research, podcasts, global events and advocacy.

There are two streams of Digital Fellowships – Academic and Industry. Digital Fellows are invited by the Chair in Digital Economy according to their experience and area of expertise.

Dr Ivano Bongiovanni

Academic Digital Fellow

An expert in information security and design-led innovation, Ivano is based at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

George Cairns

Social Innovation

Having trained and worked as an architect before becoming Professor of Management, George brings together understandings of design and business and their relationship. He specialises in the use of scenario methods to explore possible and plausible future outcomes from ‘wicked’ problems, to inform decision making for social and environmental good.

Joachim van den Bergh

Smart Cities

Since September 2006, Joachim has worked as a senior research associate at Vlerick Business School in the Technology & Operations Management Area. His main research and teaching interests are focused on digital transformation and innovation, smart cities, eGovernment, and business process management.

Michael Leyer

Future of Work | Service System Design

Michael’s research is mainly empirical using quantitative data to explore the design of individual workplaces, the integration of customers and value creation in services. Next to publishing in international leading journals, he works closely with industrial partners to ensure a maximum impact of research results.

Paul Paterson

Telecom in the Digital Economy | Digital Disruption

Paul Paterson owns and operates the specialist telecommunications and digital economy consulting business, Digital Economics Advisory. Typical assignments involve economics-based advice on strategies to maximise beneficial outcome from telecommunications policies, and how economic regulation needs to change to be effective in the digital world we all now inhabit.

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The Chair in Digital Economy is a joint venture and a globally unique partnership between, QUTPwCBrisbane Marketing and the Queensland Government. The Chair sets a world-class standard for collaboration among academia, industry and government. With all its partners, the Chair in Digital Economy has a shared goal to explore and develop new creative opportunities in an age of great disruption.

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