Professor Michael Barrett is now Professor of Information Systems & Innovation Studies in the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His research field includes digital innovation, AI and online communities for health support, digital healthcare innovation for personalized medicine; FinTech and disruptive innovation in banking; mobile platforms for financial inclusion and clean energy; Internet of Things and smart manufacturing; IT and globalisation; service innovation; knowledge exchange in cross-cultural and multidisciplinary teams.
Michael is the 2016 Distinguished Scholar for the OCIS Division at the Academy of Management. As part of the ESRC's Expert Advisory Group, he helps inform their strategic engagement of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF); a £1.5 billion fund distributed across multiple delivery partners to be spent on international development research over the next five years. He has served as head of the Organization Theory & Information Systems group, Director (Associate Dean) of Programmes, and Director of the MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation (ISO) programme at Cambridge Judge Business School. He is currently Academic Director of Cambridge Digital Innovation and has served on the Steering Board of the Cambridge Service Alliance.
He has had several editorial responsibilities including: Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly, Associate Editor of Information Systems Research, Senior Editor of Information & Organization and Senior Editor of the Journal of the Association of Information Systems. Michael has also served as a member of the Editorial Board of Organization Science. He has contributed to articles in The Economist, The Times, and The Financial Post, and has served as an external examiner at Oxford University, the University of Edinburgh and the London School of Economics.
Michael has worked as an industrial engineer for Colgate Palmolive and won the Most Valuable Employee award for consulting and business development at Oracle Canada. He continues to work closely in research and executive education for a number of organisations, including Thomson Reuters, Statoil, Bank of China, China Mobile, BT, IBM, HP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coventry Building Society, Shell Exploration, and the World Health Organization.
Michael got his BSc degree in the University of the West Indies, and then obtained his Msc and MBA degree in the University of Ottawa and McMaster University respectively. He obtained his PhD degree in the University of Cambridge.