Earlier this week, Dr Rikke Duus was invited as a speaker at the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ (CABS) Executive Education Symposium on “Accelerating AI and Digital Transformation”. The event was attended by senior Business School leaders, innovators in executive education, entrepreneurs, and educators.
The event focused on how emerging technologies, including generative AI and data science, are accelerating business practices; and how Business School executive education can provide business leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to drive digital transformation in their organisations.
Dr Duus spoke specifically about how Business Schools can embed emerging technology in executive education, custom and MBA programmes to assist participants with their digital upskilling. This is a significant challenge for organisations across industry sectors. In her teaching on the UCL MBA, Rikke works with senior leaders from across the world to identify how their organisations can not only embrace new technology but also use digital technologies to create greater value for their ecosystem partners.
Rikke has researched how individuals and organisations digitally transform for several years with publications in The European Business Review, Frontiers in Psychology, The World Economic Forum, and media coverage by CNN, Newsweek, CBS and Discover. Her research is also focused on digital skills development, acquisition, and dissemination, and several of her tried-and-tested methodologies have been published with Harvard Business Publishing Education.
She is currently researching how AI may be a force for good in enabling organisations to accelerate their efforts to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.