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Fortune is a postdoc researcher at the Made Smarter Innovation: Centre for People-Led Digitalisation. He brings with him several years of industry and academic experience on digital transformation, digital technologies adoption and use both in industry and society, as well as research expertise in the area of ICT for Development (ICT4D) research. He graduated with a PhD in Economics and Management from Tomas Bata University in Zlin, the Czech Republic; MBA from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands, and a Master's degree in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester. As a research staff member of the Centre, Fortune will collaborate with partners from the manufacturing companies in the UK with the aim of conducting research on success metrics for the adoption of industrial digital technologies within manufacturing companies in the UK.

Prior to joining the Centre, he worked as a Business Transformation Manager with Liverpool John Moores University on an Innovate UK funded management knowledge transfer partnership project which involved a UK small business that sought to scale up its operations through a comprehensive transformation of its business processes and service offerings. His research interests include impact of digital technologies across industry and society, digital transformation, digital transformation for sustainable development, ICT for development research and development economics.

Fortune's research agenda includes: Digital transformation, digitalisation, Industry 4.0/5.0, digital technologies in business and society, ICT for development research, development economics, digital technologies and sustainable development

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Economics and Management, Doctor of Philosophy

27 Sep 201715 Jul 2021

Award Date: 15 Jul 2021

International Business Administration, Master of Business Administration

26 Oct 201418 Sep 2015

Award Date: 18 Sep 2015

Security and Risk Management, Master in Science

4 Mar 201311 Nov 2014

Award Date: 23 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • Digital Technologies
  • Digitalisation
  • Digital Transformation
  • HB Economic Theory

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