Sandra Peter

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BSc (Hons) UBB; MA MPhil. TiU; PhD UTS
Director, Sydney Business Insights

Rm 4050
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 5022
sandra.peter@sydney.edu.au
@sandraapeter
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Bio

Dr Sandra Peter is an innovator, researcher and educator. She leads the Sydney Business Insights strategic initiative to deliver on the University of Sydney Business School’s commitment to be an engaged, relevant and influential voice on major issues and trends. She contributes to public conversations, research and critical thinking by working with leading thinkers in industry, government and community.

Sandra researches and works on a wide range of initiatives and programs to provide the business community and public with a deeper understanding of complexities and insights into the future of business. She has also implemented a range of innovative educational practices and initiatives, including pop-ups and hackathons, and tacked future focused topics from artificial intelligence to failure in ‘The Future of Business’.

She has research degrees both in Business and Education.

Sandra hosts the Sydney Business Insights podcast and The Future, This Week (over 100 episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Libsyn or wherever you get your podcasts).She has contributed to thought pieces, op eds, interviews and research in the Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Australian and the ABC.

Selected publications

2019

Conference Proceeding

Hovorka D, and Peter S (2019) How the Future is Done 52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS 2019; Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, United States.

2018

Journal Article

Peter S, and Deimann M (2018) On the role of openness in education: A historical reconstruction (Open Praxis, vol. 5 issue 1, January - March 2013, pp. 7-14) Distances et Mediations des Savoirs (Distance and Mediation of Knowledge), 23. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Hovorka D, and Peter S (2018) Future? What Future?: Absence in Research 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018); Association for Information Systems (AIS), San Francisco.

Hovorka D, and Peter S (2018) Futures as Matters of Concern: Research Problematizations ISF 2018 Workshop: Theorising Society in Information Systems; Australian National University (ANU), Australia.

Book Chapter

Hovorka D, and Peter S (2018) Thinking with Monsters Living with Monsters? Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology; Springer, Cham, 159-176. [More Information]

Report

Buchanan J, Ryan R, Anderson M, Calvo R, Glozier N, and Peter S (2018) Future Frontiers Analytical Report: Preparing for the best and worst of times; NSW Department of Education, Sydney, 1-62. [More Information]

2016

Conference Proceeding

Peter S (2016) Pop-Ups And Hackathons: New Horizons In Teaching And Learning Habits In Business Schools OLC Innovate 2016; OLC Innovate, United States.

2013

Journal Articles

Peter S, and Deimann M (2013) On the role of openness in education: A historical reconstruction Open Praxis, 5 (1), 7-14. [More Information]

Peter S, and Farrell L (2013) From Learning in Coffee Houses to Learning with Open Educational Resources E-Learning and Digital Media, 10 (2), 174-189. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Peter S, and Deimann M (2013) Open education: Are we at the crossroads? OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference OCWC 2013; OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference OCWC 2013, Bali, Indonesia,.

Peter S, and Farrell L (2013) Massive Open Online Courses and Open Courseware: emerging challenges, promises and futures OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference OCWC 2013; OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference OCWC 2013, Bali, Indonesia,.

Peter S, and Farrell L (2013) Forging futures: how the concept of the social imaginary can help make open access education a movement worth supporting Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2013 (AARE 2013); Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Deakin ACT.

Peter S, and O'Connor K (2013) Open educational resources and the (missing) educational debate: Engaging with past literature in a future-facing field Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2013 (AARE 2013); Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Deakin ACT.

2012

Conference Proceedings

Patterson C, and Peter S (2012) Compatibility and Complementarity: Using Multiple Methodologies AARE-APERA 2012; AARE -APERA 2012, Sydney, Australia.

Peter S, and Deimann M (2012) Open vs. Free Online Courses: More than a petty difference? WERA 2012; WERA 2012, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Peter S, and Farrell L (2012) Constituting data: experiencing and/ or remembering AARE�?APERA 2012; AARE�?APERA 2012, Sydney, Australia.

2010

Conference Proceedings

Peter S, and Farrell L (2010) Global education: an examination through the lens of Institutional Ethnography AARE 2010; AARE 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

Peter S, and Farrell L (2010) From café education to internet café education AARE 2009; AARE 2009, Canberra, Australia.

Recent Units Taught

  • BUSS5001 Firms, Markets and Business Management

  • BUSS5002 Business Fundamentals

  • BUSS6101 Elective Option

  • BUSS6101 The Future of Business

  • MMGT6688 The Future of Business

Newsroom articles

  • Tackle technology, economic students are told 31 May 2019

    The Australian

    The Australian reported on a talk from Dr Sandra Peter, Director of Sydney Business Insights, delivered at the HSC Economics Day 2019.

  • Switch to kill the golden goose 11 Dec 2018

    The Australian

    The Australian quoted Dr Sandra Peter, Director of Sydney Business Insights, about the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission suggesting Facebook and Google change the way they access users’ personal data.

  • Mummy, Can I Marry My Avatar? AI Means You Might Be Able To 21 May 2018

    Broadsheet

    Broadsheet mentioned experts from the Business School will appear on a panel discussion with Digital Mike, an interactive computer-generated virtual human, at Vivid Sydney.

  • The likeness of being in a world of virtual reality 18 May 2018

    Australian Financial Review

    Australian Financial Review interviewed Dr Sandra Peter and Professor Kai Riemer on their appearance on a panel discussion with Digital Mike, an interactive computer-generated virtual human, at Vivid Sydney.

  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg protects his privacy, not ours 13 Apr 2018

    The Australian

    The Australian quoted Dr Sandra Peter, Director of Sydney Business Insights, about Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg’s statement to a US Senate hearing.

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