Monash Masterclass Singapore: The Digital Transformation and Global Markets

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12 September 2019 at 6:00 pm – 12 September 2019 at 8:30 pm
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Alumni; General


The digital transformation is bringing many new challenges and opportunities, at a pace not seen for more than a century.

This disruption is largely being fuelled by inexpensive connected devices, wireless technologies, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. Estimates for the speed and scale of the transformation suggest that by 2020 there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet, generating 44 zettabytes (billion terabytes) of data.

Companies and countries that successfully navigate this storm of disruption will embrace artificial intelligence while emphasising human creativity; develop nimble teams; be data driven; and create new markets that both replace existing institutions and enable innovative new products and services that are impossible today.

In this Masterclass, Professor Simon Wilkie, internationally acclaimed economist and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University and Head of Monash Business School will examine some of the profound changes affecting critical areas including metrics, markets, organisations and ultimately jobs.

Professor Wilkie joined Monash University in January this year from the University of Southern California (USC). Professor Wilkie’s career spans a remarkable array of roles that extend beyond the higher education sphere, including appointments as Chief Economic Policy Strategist at Microsoft Corporation and Chief Economist with the US Federal Communications Commission.

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