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Industry Professor of Emerging Technology and Co-Director, Human Technology Institute, University of Technology Sydney

Nicholas Davis is Industry Professor - Emerging Technology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

With Professor Edward Santow, Nick is a founder and Co-Director of the Human Technology Institute, UTS's new initiative on building Australia's capability on ethical and responsible artificial intelligence. Nick's areas of expertise include innovation policy, technology and regulation, strategic foresight and multistakeholder collaboration processes.

From 2015-2019, Nick was Head of Society and Innovation and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, responsible for developing the theme of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and overseeing the development of cooperative emerging technology policy efforts around the world.

Nick is an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford's Said Business School, a Visiting Fellow at ANU in the School of Cybernetics, an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and serves on a number of boards and committees. He is also a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University's Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Previously, Nick was the World Economic Forum's Head of Europe, a Director at Oxford Investment Research and a commercial lawyer. He was also a Visiting Professor at UCL's department of science, technology, engineering and public policy (STEaPP), and an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University of Technology's Social Innovation Research Institute.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • 2022–present
    Industry Professor, Emerging Technology and Co-Director, Human Technology Institute, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2019–2022
    Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
  • 2006–2019
    Head of Society and Innovation, World Economic Forum

Education

  • 2006 
    University of Oxford, Masters of Business Administration
  • 2001 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Laws
  • 1999 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts

Publications

  • 2018
    Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution A guide to building a better world, World Economic Forum
  • 2018
    The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Shaping a New Era, Journal of International Affairs
  • 2013
    TEN Youth: Unlocking Enterprise Growth by Focusing on the Fortune at the Bottom of the Talent Pyramid, MIT Innovations
  • 2007
    Does Investment Promotion Work?, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy