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Michael Barrett


Prof. Michael Barrett, Professor of Information Systems and Innovation Studies at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Michael Barrett is Professor of Information Systems and Innovation Studies at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He has previously served as Director (Associate Dean) of Programmes and as Subject Group Head of Organizational Theory and Information Systems. His research examines how digital technologies can be used to enable business innovation. He has worked for Oracle Canada Corporation in IT consulting and business development and during his tenure he won the Most Valuable Employee Award. He has also worked for Colgate Palmolive as an industrial engineer and as a production manager. Over the years he has consulted and provided executive education for a variety of organizations including Qatar Foundation, BT, IBM, World Health Organization, Bank of China, and Statoil. He is currently Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly, and is on the editorial board of Organization Science. His research has been published in journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science.

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Prof. Bill Maurer, Dean of Social Sciences & Professor of Anthropology & Law, University of California, Irvine

Bill Maurer is Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology and Law, University of California, Irvine. He is the author of How Would You Like to Pay? How Technology is Changing the Future of Money, among many other publications. The Director of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he coordinates research in over 40 countries on how new payment technologies impact poor people’s wellbeing. His work explores the technological infrastructures and social relations of exchange and payment, from cowries to credit cards. His work has had an impact on US and global policies for mobile payment and financial access, and it has been been discussed in venues ranging from Bloomberg Businessweek to NPR’s Marketplace. He was appointed to the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences of the US National Research Council in 2015, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a new project on bitcoin, and consulted with the US Department of Treasury on the redesign of the US $10 bill.

He received his BA from Vassar College and his MA and PhD from Stanford University.

 Dr Susan Scott

Dr. Susan Scott, Associate Professor (Reader) of Information Systems, Department of Management, London School of Economics

Dr Susan Scott is an Associate Professor (Reader) at the Department of Management, London School of Economics & Political Science. She has published widely on technology, work and organisation from a management studies perspective. Many of these publications examine the role of information systems in the transformation of work practices within the financial services sector. Among the topics that she has focused on are decision support systems and risk management; the rise of electronic futures trading; strategies for organizing post-trade information systems; and the institutionalization of core international payment systems. In these studies she explores the dynamic relationships connecting strategy, organizational structure, and operations (particularly information infrastructures). Corollary to this is an enduring interest in the complexities of managing change (see her publications on organisational reputation risk, software implementation and best practice). She has also published a body of theoretical work examining sociomateriality which explores the materiality of digital innovation with field studies in the travel sector and book publishing. She has developed these research interests into core themes that feed into her MSc teaching on global business management and BSc teaching on project management and business transformation.

Her background includes a BA in History and Politics (SOAS), MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems (LSE), and a PhD in Management Studies (University of Cambridge).