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Stephen JK Parker

Stephen JK Parker

Adjunct Faculty


  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2015)
  • Leadership Development Program, London Business School (2001)
  • IBM Sales School (Distinction) (1996)
  • BSc (Hons), University of Durham (University College) (1983-1986)
  • Startup and Small Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MBA, BBA)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship (BBA)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (BBA)

Academic Experience

  • Fellow of Centre for Entrepreneurship, UBSS
  • Assistant Professor, SP Jain School of Global Management
  • Assistant Professor, UBSS
  • Member of CompTIA Global Training Faculty

Corporate Experience

  • Founder, 1visionOT Pty (Consulting)
  • Advisory Board Member, Niska Robotics (Robotics startup)
  • Advisory Board Member, Software Jar (Software startup)
  • GM APAC, Elements, Cloud (Software startup)
  • Founder, SmarterVineyards (IoT startup)
  • VP Market Research and Head of Cloud Strategy, rhipe (Software distribution)
  • Executive Director & COO, IMPAQ (Turnaround)
  • Associate researcher for IDC (Research)
  • Founding member of Microsoft’s global “Cloud Services Partner Advisory Council” (Research)
  • Founder, Smart Questions (Book publisher)
  • Client/Server Briefing Centre Manager, IBM (Corporate)
  • Manager of Esso UK, IT Planning and Strategy Group (Corporate)


  • Thinking of…Digital Transformation from the Director’s Perspective? Ask the Smart Questions
  • Thinking of…The Internet of Things from the Director’s Perspective? Ask the Smart Questions
  • Thinking of…Microsoft Office 365 and the Business Conversation? Ask the Smart Questions
  • Thinking of…Offering a Cloud Solution? Ask the Smart Questions
  • Thinking of…Planning for ERP in the Cloud? Ask the Smart Questions

Conference Presentations

  • SMBitPro National Conference (Digital Transformation), 2017, 2018
  • Citrix Global Summit (Business Transformation), 2016, 2017
  • IDC Channel Leadership Conference (Channel Transformation), 2014
  • Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (Business Transformation), 2010


  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Advisory Board Centre (Approved Advisor)
  • Australian Computer Society (Senior Certified Professional)

Awards & Recognition

  • Executive Dean’s Award for Outstanding Commitment to Postgraduate Teaching and Learning (UBSS, Trimester 3, 2018)