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Ivano Bongiovanni

Lecturer in Information Security, Governance and Leadership / Design Thinking, The University of Queensland

Ivano’s research focuses on the risks associated with the Digital Economy, in particular the managerial implications of information security. he also works on design thinking and design-led innovation and facilitates design-inspired workshops. Ivano joined The University of Queensland in March 2020 after having worked with the University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School (2018-2020). Ivano is also a Digital Fellow with the Chair in Digital Economy at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a member of the Australian Risk Policy Institute (ARPI). Prior to his current appointment, Ivano worked for nearly two years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the PwC Chair in Digital Economy at QUT, a team tasked with supporting public and private organisations in their transition into the Digital Age. At the PwC Chair, Ivano was also in charge of running Innovation Sprints aimed at producing innovative digital solutions to wicked organisational problems, by applying design thinking methodologies. In June 2016, Ivano obtained his PhD from QUT, with a thesis that explored organisational vulnerability to safety and security disruptions in Australian international airports. From 2009 to 2012, he was a lecturer and researcher with Bocconi University and SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan). With a background in International Relations and Security Management built in Europe and in Australia, Ivano has extensive professional and academic experience in the fields of Risk and Crisis Management, Management Consulting and Management of International Organisations.

He graduated summa cum laude with a double degree (MSc) in Economy and Management of Public Administrations and International Institutions (Bocconi University, Milan) and in International Security (Sciences Po, Paris). Ivano also holds a BSc in International Relations (Turin University). In 2005, he was an Erasmus student in Political Science at Sorbonne University (Paris IV).


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow
  • 2012–2017
    Lecturer and Researcher, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
  • 2016–2017
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PwC Chair in Digital Economy at QUT, Brisbane
  • 2009–2012
    Lecturer and Researcher, Bocconi University and SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan
  • 2008–2008
    Intern, Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN, Geneva
  • 2005–2006
    Deputy Venue Security Manager, Organising Committee for the XX Winter Olympics, Turin 2006
  • 2002–2005
    Police Officer, Italian Ministry of the Interior, Dept. of Police


  • 2016 
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, PhD in Risk Management
  • 2009 
    Bocconi University, Milan, MSc in Economy and Management of Public Administrations and International Institutions
  • 2008 
    Sciences-Po, Paris, MSc in International Security
  • 2005 
    Turin University, BSc in International Relations