Better Boards Conference 2023

Better Boards Conference 2023 Forging Strategic Pathways BRISBANE, 2–3 JUNE 2023


How will the economy of algorithms shape the future of boards?

Prof. Marek Kowalkiewicz

Professor and Chair in Digital Economy, QUT Business School

Marek is a Professor and Chair in Digital Economy at QUT Business School. He joined QUT from Silicon Valley, where he led global innovation teams as a Senior Director at SAP. Before Silicon Valley, Marek worked in Singapore as a Research Manager of the largest SAP Research lab in Asia, focusing on Machine Learning. 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. He holds fifteen patents describing his contributions to enterprise software systems. He is a keen long-distance trail runner.

We live in a world in which bots engage with other bots, people, and businesses. They buy and sell products, hire and fire people, and they create and share ideas and art. These bots have a significant impact on individuals, organisations, and the entire economy: a new economy, the economy of algorithms, emerges.

In this talk, Marek will discuss how organisations should respond in this new economy. Can artificial intelligence be of meaningful help to boards? What governance mechanisms should be introduced? How should decision-makers collaborate with artificially intelligent agents?

Join this session to understand how the economy of algorithms will shape the future of boards.

This session is brought to you in partnership with QUTs Business School and the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.

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