Chris Brauer – Keynote Speaker

Director of Innovation, Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

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Specialist Subjects

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Transformation


  • English


Dr Chris Brauer is a public academic and Director of Innovation in the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr Chris is a world-renowned researcher specialising in high-impact studies at the intersections of human behaviour, emerging technologies, and socioeconomic change. His research has featured in over 400 media outlets worldwide including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC Newsnight, BBC Click, CNN, CNBC, China Central TV, Forbes, USA Today, Globo, NPR, and the Sunday Times.

‘Dr Chris’ brings to life his animated and energising public speaking engagements through data and real-world examples from his and other research on topics ranging from artificial intelligence automation and augmentation to digital transformation and behavioural economics. All of his research is conducted in collaboration with industry partners including leading research on the Science of Common Ground for the award-winning Heineken ‘Open your World’ campaign, exploring the Future of Experience with Adobe, analysing the impact of AI on jobs, tasks and workforce productivity with IBM Watson and IPSoft, leading Microsoft’s annual AI research since 2018, and conducting the world’s largest experiment on driver behaviour in 10 countries with Shell.

His current research activities include explorations seeking to resolve the ‘productivity paradox’ of organisations struggling to unlock the value of their AI and RPA investments, developing frameworks for the critical path to integrating Digital Skills into organisational workforces, and exploring the dimensions of industry competitiveness impacted by the Covid-19 global pandemic crisis.

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