Smarter Decision Making in Digital Maturing Environments

Increase your organisation’s capacity to tap into smarter decision making by optimising operations of both emerging technologies and legacy systems.

Your expert facilitators Prof. Kevin Desouza, Prof. Malcolm Thatcher & Catherine Batch

Kevin C. Desouza is a Professor of Business, Technology and Strategy in the School of Management at the QUT Business School. He is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the China Institute for Urban Governance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He has held tenured faculty appointments at the University of Washington, Virginia Tech, and Arizona State University. A number of outlets have featured his work including Sloan Management Review, Stanford Social Innovation Research, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Businessweek, Wired, Governing, Slate.com, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR, PBS, and Computerworld. Desouza has advised, briefed, and/or consulted for major international corporations, non-governmental organizations, and public agencies on strategic management issues ranging from management of information systems, to knowledge management, innovation programs, crisis management, and leadership development. Click here to learn more about Kevin Desouza.

Malcolm Thatcher is a Professor of Digital Practice in the QUT Graduate School of Business. Professor Thatcher is a career technologist and has held senior executive leadership positions in both the public-sector and the private-sector. In 2018, Professor Thatcher published a book on Digital Risk and Governance titled The Digital Governance Handbook for CEOs and Governing Boards, which regularly features in Amazon's best seller list under Corporate Governance. Professor Thatcher has served on a number of Boards and Committees, including QUT Council where he also acted in the role of Chancellor of the University. In 1991 Professor Thatcher was the inaugural recipient of QUT’s Outstanding Alumni Award for the then Faculty of Information Technology and in 2016, Professor Thatcher was named as one of Australia’s Top 50 CIOs by CIO Magazine. Click here to learn more about Malcolm Thatcher.

Catherine Batch joined QUT as a Sessional Academic in 2013 and this year joined QUTeX as a corporate educator. Before joining QUT, Catherine gained experience working in London, Dublin, Sydney and Brisbane in senior management and consulting roles. She productised her Masters project into a media training app and recently divested a payments business she developed for small business. She currently teaches MBA and eMBA courses and has previously taught Corporate Media Strategy and Issues and Crisis Management. Her PhD research is on the role trust plays in AI for AS200 companies. Her aim is to assist ASX200 companies considering AI to enhance online communication, understand the significant factors which are crucial to maintaining trust. Click here to learn more about Catherine Batch.

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