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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Digital innovation; IT diffusion; Digital healthcare; Financial inclusion; Clean Energy; Judge Business School; School of Technology

Professor Michael Barrett is a Professor of Information Systems and Innovation Studies at Judge Business School and the Director of Studies in Management at Hughes Hall.

He draws primarily on practice-based theories and knowledge exchange in cross-cultural and multidisciplinary teams for understanding digital innovation and transformation. A wide variety of ecosystems/industries (university-based ecosystems, personalized medicine, banking, energy, IoT, manufacturing, IT, finance) and companies (World Halth Organization, BT, IBM, HP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Convetry Building Society, Shell Exploration) are involved.

The applicability of Michael’s research, namely through mobile platforms for financial inclusion and clean energy and AI and online communities for health support can impact the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people

Michael's expertise on digital innovation on a wide variety of industries can impact the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people.

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