Marek is an academic and industry leader with extensive global experience in conducting academically sound research, co-innovating with industry and university partners, and delivering innovative products to the market. Currently, as Professor and head of Chair in Digital Economy, as well as leader of the Embracing Digital Age research theme, he leads the digital research agenda of Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Prior to joining QUT, Marek was based in Silicon Valley where he was Senior Director of Products and Innovation at SAP. He has 13 patents and is a frequent keynote speaker, presenting to global government and corporate audiences.