2016 was a year of continued growth for the PwC Chair in Digital Economy. We increased our research focus and continued growing the ecosystem. We expanded the reach of our activities and added hundreds of graduates to our courses. These efforts have been recognised worldwide.
The PwC Chair in Digital Economy increased its focus on cutting edge research in three main areas: environmental sensing, proactive organisation and insight-to-action. Our research reports are available here.
In 2017, you can expect further expansion from us: both the calibre of our research, as well as the real-world impact. Digital economy is not slowing down, and neither are we.
Our team will focus on “futures thinking” in 2017. A set of methods for exploring possible future scenarios in various industries will complement our “environmental sensing” expertise. Together with our strong research skills and very practical innovation sprints, we will offer a powerful combo allowing organisations to decrease their innovation latency and increase the effectiveness of their strategic planning. Our goal: no more strategic surprises for businesses and individuals!
We will also increase international collaboration. Expect world- renowned experts visiting Brisbane to work with us for a day, a week, a month or a few months. Are you one of them? Get in touch with us now!
We will continue our series of public events. Moreover, with the support of our sponsors, we will be able to continue offering them completely free of charge to participants. Every event will equip our audiences with new skills to better respond to opportunities of XXI century.
A huge thank you must go to our partners and friends of the Chair. These efforts would not be possible without your support. Special thanks to our founding partners QUT, PwC, Brisbane Marketing and Queensland Government.
Finally, we will put a strong focus on building the ecosystem. If you care about ensuring that digital economy’s opportunities are accessible to everyone, please join us! Please get in touch with us to learn about our corporate Associate Network, joint research activities, or other ways of working together. Together, we can help individuals and organisations thrive in the digital economy!
On behalf of the team,
Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz
PwC Chair in Digital Economy
2016 – A Year in Review