Marissa Takahashi is the Manager of the QUT Digital Observatory under the Institute for Future Environments. Marissa holds a PhD in Business Information Systems, an MBA from The University of Queensland Business School and MSc in Information Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan. She has worked in the private industry and other research organisations. Her research interest lies at the intersection of business, technology, and innovation. Her PhD research focused on Collaborative Research Project Networks and Research Impact using qualitative method and social network analysis.