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Kristine Dery is the Professor of Work, Technology and Innovation, and Associate Dean Curriculum and Learning- Post-experience at Macquarie Business School. She leads the strategic development and delivery of all post graduate programs for executives with business experience looking to upskill or transition to new roles. These courses include: MBA, GMBA, Master of Applied Finance and a suite of Executive Education open and bespoke programs including micro-credentials. Kristine is also an Academic Research Fellow with MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR).

Kristine’s current research explores what it takes for large companies to transform their workforce to be relevant in a digital world. Together with colleagues at MIT CISR, Kristine has recently published a framework that helps firms understand the degree to which their workforce is future-ready. Kristine’s previous research has explored the employee experience in the context of Agile Ways of Working, Virtual Connectivity, and also what it takes to attract and retain the Talent with the digital skills to successfully deliver on the challenges of new digital business models. She works closely with research colleagues both at MIT CISR and Macquarie Business School to ensure that her research is integrated into the broader context of digital transformation.


Relevant experience:

  • Kristine delivers executive education on digital transformation to companies world-wide including: North America, Japan, South Africa, and Australia. These programs are multifaceted and designed to meet the needs of senior leadership and Boards. She works with senior leaders on interactive sessions in these programs based on her own research but also digital transformation more broadly
  • Kristine is a regular keynote presenter at industry conferences and events themes around digital transformation such as the Adapt conferences (CIO Edge) in Australia, Worktech in London and Sydney, Digital Workplace X in the US, NetHope, Puerto Rico.
  • Kristine regularly delivers bespoke digital workshops and executive education to large corporations in a wide range of sectors. She has developed a highly interactive teaching style for senior leadership audiences both in person and in virtual contexts.
  • Her research has formed the basis of several practitioner frameworks to guide executives through the process of identifying their current stage of future-readiness for digital. These frameworks together with a series if deeply insightful case studies provide a useful springboard to more active discussions on how they will move their organisations forward.
  • Kristine regularly writes for both academic and practitioner publications such as Sloan Management Review (SMR), Management Information Systems Quarterly Executive (MISQE), The Economist, and others. She is also a senior editor for MISQE translating high quality academic research into more practitioner-focussed publications.


Kristine’s expertise has a particular focus on the employee experience but both her research and her teaching are developed in the context of digital transformation more broadly including: strategic data management, customer-obsessed digital transformations, architecting the digital business model, and designing businesses for innovation. She not only delivers rigorous and relevant content but applies more agile ways of working in the classroom. This ensures that participants not only have insights into the challenges of the digital world but also how to work differently to meet those challenges. Her experience in understanding the needs of audiences and designing bespoke learning sessions to meet those needs have been widely appreciated by executive audiences in both face-to-face and virtual contexts.

Education/Academic qualification

Information Systems, PhD, Alignment of Human Resources and Information Systems Strategy, The University of Melbourne

Award Date: 20 Mar 1992

External positions

Non-executive Board Director of ACER, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Jan 2022 → …

Academic Research Fellow, MIT Center of Information Systems Research

Jun 2014 → …


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