Monash Masterclass: The digital transformation and global markets

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26 March 2019 at 6:00 pm – 26 March 2019 at 8:30 pm
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Global Business


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, will examine some of the profound changes that will affect the three critical areas of metrics, markets and organisations and jobs.


  • 6:00pm - Registration and Refreshments
  • 6:30pm - Masterclass followed by Q&A
  • 7:30pm - Networking with light refreshments
  • 8:30pm - Close

25 March, 2019

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About the presenter

Professor Simon Wilkie

Professor Simon Wilkie
Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, and Head, Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia.

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.He joined Monash University in January this year from the University of Southern California (USC), where he was Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics, Communication and Law in the USC Gould School of Law. He was previously head of USC’s Department of Economics and the USC Center for Communication Law and Policy.Professor Wilkie has a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Rochester, and a BComm (Hons) first class in Economics from the University of New South Wales.His research has particularly focused on game theory, its application to business strategy, economic and regulatory policy design, and the economics of the communications industries.With an exceptional record for advancing multi-disciplinary collaborative research and leveraging its potential to transform policy and create lasting impact, he is widely published on the subjects of spectrum auctions, game theory and telecommunications regulation in leading scholarly journals.