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The School of Management’s Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC) is proud to partner with Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune, India to host an exciting seminar series on “The Digital Future for Business & Society: Perspectives on AI Challenges and Opportunities”

These highly engaging and thought provoking seminars will explore various perspectives on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its transformative potential presented in a recent perspective article by Dwivedi et al. (2019). 

The seminar series will present various perspectives from several leading expert speakers to highlight the opportunities and challenges posed by the rapid emergence of AI.

To register your place or for more information, contact Professor Yogesh K Dwivedi directly on:


Date & time

Seminar title

Dr Arpan Kar

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India

20th Jan 2021

(1 pm UK Time)

Artificial Intelligence: Evolution, Scope and Adoption

Mr Vasileios Galanos

27 Jan 2021

(11.30 am to 12.30 pm UK Time)

The interplay of expectations and expertise in the construction of artificial intelligence (AI): insights from historical, sociological, and political groundings

Professor Marijn Janssen

Professor of ICT & Governance, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

4th Feb 2021

(1 pm UK Time)


Adaptive governance for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Dr Emmanuel Mogaji

School of Marketing, Events and Tourism, The University of Greenwich, UK

10th Feb 2021

(1 pm UK Time)

AI adoption in Financial Services Provision in Emerging Economies

Professor John S Edwards

Aston Business School, Aston University, UK


17th Feb 2021

(1 pm UK Time)

Explaining decisions made by AI systems – and by people

Dr Kenneth Le Meunier-FitzHugh

Associate Professor in Marketing, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK

24th Feb 2021

(1 pm UK Time)

How is Artificial Intelligence use in Sales?

Prof Rony Medaglia

Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

3rd March 2021

(1 pm UK Time)

Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector: Opportunities and Challenges ahead

Mr Santosh K Misra, IAS

CEO, Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency & Commissioner of e-Governance, Govt of Tamil Nadu, India

10th March 2021

(12 noon to 1 pm UK Time)

Public policy challenges of AI

Professor Yanqing (Yan) Duan

Business School, The University of Bedfordshire, UK

17th March 2021

 (12.30 pm to 1.30 pm UK Time)

How AI and Human Decision Makers Can Work Together for Better Decision Making: Emerging Challenges and Research Opportunities

Dr Paul Walton

Capgemini, UK


24th March 2021

(1 pm UK Time)

Successful transformation with AI

Dr Rohit Nishant

Université Laval, Canada

31st March 2021

(1 pm UK Time)

Artificial Intelligence and Grand Social Challenges: Emerging empirical evidence and agenda for research

Dr Amber Young

Information Systems Department, University of Arkansas, USA

12th May 2021

(1 pm UK Time)

Building an Emancipatory Future for Workers and Machines

Dr Jak Spencer

Urban Scale Interventions, London, UK

19th May 2021

(1 pm UK Time)

People-Centred Artificial Intelligence

Dr Crispin Coombs

School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK

9th June 2021

(1 pm UK Time)

What Is It About Humanity That We Can’t Give Away To Intelligent Machines?

Dr Shahriar Akter

School of Management & Marketing, The University of Wollongong, Australia


Dr Katina Michael

School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Arizona State University, USA

16th June 2021

(12 noon UK Time)

Addressing algorithm bias in AI-Driven Customer Management

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