Professor Victor Gekara – Research Director

Professor Gekara is an accomplished researcher, who has developed and led several major research projects and published widely in the broad area of industry transformation, work and employment.

He has worked closely with major industry players and government departments across the globe; investigating emerging digital technologies, and their impact on businesses, industry and economies.

Professor Gekara is a sought after commentator on the future of work in the context of digital technological changes at the organisational and sectoral levels.


Andrew Thompson – Media & Research Editor

Andrew has covered the business, technology and resources sectors across Australia and Asia Pacific for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

He has worked as a journalist in East Africa, US, Europe and Asia Pacific; covering mining, media, technology and startups, for The Guardian, NPR, KRWG/PBS, and CGTN.

Andrew has also worked in research and communications for organisations, including RMIT University, The African Development Bank, Centum Investments and Angazia.


Amandeep Sehmi – Data Driven Marketer

Amandeep has worked as a marketing and communications professional, client relationship, and business development manager across a broad range of industries, focusing on planning and implementing traditional and digital marketing and communications strategies.

Amandeep teaches Marketing Management at Swinburne University, where she is currently finalising her Doctor of Philosophy in Media Marketing & Business Development.

She has also worked as a journalist with Hindustan Times in India and Migrant News in New Zealand.

Simon Thompson РPrivate Markets Analyst 

Simon has extensively covered private markets, infrastructure and tech investment. Based in London, he is a News Editor for European industry media publications.

He previously covered property and specialist finance for Bridging & Commercial.

Prior to this, he covered the US-Mexico border and economic development between Texas and New Mexico, as part of the NPR/PBS broadcasting network.