Can we design robust systems?
How might we build organisations that are resilient?
Can governance mechanisms enable us to create less fragile societies?
Centre for Future Enterprise Robust Theme Leader Prof. Kevin Desouza presents
Robustness, Resilience, and Fragility: Beyond the Alphabet Soup?
Friday 9 October 2020, 11am-11:45am
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This presentation is part of Centre for Future Enterprise’s E-Future Enterprise Forum.
A Forum that provides a platform to share latest research and engage in stimulating debate with an academic and industry audience.
This presentation is free and open to QUT community and industry interested in building robust future enterprises.
ABSTRACT: Robustness, Resilience, and Fragility: Beyond the Alphabet Soup?
Can we design robust systems? How might we build organisations that are resilient? Can governance mechanisms enable us to create less fragile societies? These are a few questions that I will explore in this presentation. Drawing on my work since the early 2000s, I will share my views on these questions. My research projects have spanned examination of terrorist networks to the workings of intelligence communities, disaster and crisis response systems, managing information systems in complex environments, the design of smart cities, and the governance of emerging technologies in the public sector. The goal of this presentation is not to answer these questions, but to share ideas on how inter-disciplinary research efforts might enable us to design evidence-driven solutions to tackle some of our most vexing societal challenges.
Kevin C. Desouza is a Professor of Business, Technology and Strategy in the School of Management at the QUT Business School at the Queensland University of Technology and the Robust Enterprise Theme Leader within Centre for Future Enterprise. He is a Non-resident Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He formerly held tenured faculty posts at Arizona State University, Virginia Tech and the University of Washington and has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Università Bocconi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Ljubljana. Desouza has authored, co-authored, and/or edited nine books. He has published more than 140 articles in journals across a range of disciplines including information systems, information science, public administration, political science, technology management, and urban affairs. Several outlets have featured his work including Sloan Management Review, Stanford Social Innovation Research, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Businessweek, Wired, Governing, Slate.com, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR, PBS, and Computerworld. Desouza has advised, briefed, and/or consulted for major international corporations, non-governmental organizations, and public agencies on strategic management issues ranging from management of information systems, to knowledge management, innovation programs, crisis management, and leadership development. He serves as senior editor for the Journal of Strategic Information Systems. Desouza has received over $2 USD million in research funding from both private and government organizations.
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