Marek is the founding director of QUT Research Centre for the Digital Economy, following his five-year appointment as PwC Chair in Digital Economy, a joint initiative of PwC, Queensland Government, Brisbane Marketing, and QUT. As the centre director, he leads QUT’s research agenda to inform and influence a robust digital economy in Australia.
He joined QUT from Silicon Valley, where he led innovation teams of one of the largest enterprise software vendors in the world, as a Senior Director at SAP. Before Silicon Valley, Marek worked in Singapore as Research Manager of the largest SAP Research lab in Asia. Prior to that, Marek was a Global Research Program Lead of one of SAP’s main research programs, as well as a Research Fellow at Microsoft Research Asia. Marek is passionate about bringing academic rigour, design mindset, and business insights together, to capitalise on the opportunities of the digital age. He holds fifteen patents describing his numerous contributions to enterprise software systems.
Marek shares his knowledge with wider communities through podcasts, newsletters, keynotes. He is a member of the Library Board of Queensland, Queensland AI Hub Advisory Board, and the Ministerial ICT Advisory Committee. In 2016, as a member of Opportunities for Personalised Transport Review Taskforce, he helped shape Queensland’s ride-sharing legislation. Marek frequently contributes to public sector digital transformation initiatives on federal, state, and local levels.
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