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Marek Kowalkiewicz

Professor and Founding Director of QUT Centre for the Digital Economy, Queensland University of Technology

Marek is a Professor at QUT Business School and the founding director of QUT Research Centre for the Digital Economy. He leads QUT’s research agenda to inform and influence a robust digital economy in Australia. He joined QUT from Silicon Valley, where he led innovation teams of one of the largest enterprise software vendors in the world, as a Senior Director at SAP. Before Silicon Valley, Marek worked in Singapore as Research Manager of the largest SAP Research lab in Asia. Prior to that, Marek was a Global Research Program Lead of one of SAP’s main research programs, as well as a Research Fellow at Microsoft Research Asia. Marek is passionate about bringing academic rigour, design mindset, and business insights together, to capitalise on the opportunities of the digital age. He holds fifteen patents describing his numerous contributions to enterprise software systems.


  • –present
    Professor and PwC Chair in Digital Economy, Queensland University of Technology