Mr Amit Kelkar

Mr Amit Kelkar


Candidate, Doctor of Philosophy with Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship
Master of Digital Communications and Culture with Merit, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Computing, University of Western Sydney.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA)

Young Australian of the Year, State Finalist 2001
Member, Golden Key Honour Society

Biographical Details

Amit has been lecturing in the Digital Cultures program since 2008. He currently lectures & co-ordinates Internet Governance (Postgraduate) and Web Transformations (Undergraduate).

Prior to joining the university Amit founded, managed and provided strategic advice to businesses for more than 15 years. His experience spans across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He has been involved in a wide range of industries including technology, government, retail, property & asset maintenance, hospitality, education and international trade (wholesale).

Amit is an avid traveller and has travelled to more than 90 countries including less travelled countries such as Iran, the ‘Stans and North Korea. He also is a passionate about food & wine.

Research Interests

  • Exploration of global governance models by examination of the political history of and cultures related to internet governance.
  • Changes in the structure, politics and modes of operation of global labour initiated through online spaces.
  • Strategic responses to changes in emerging technologies, business models and communication practices.
  • Ubiquitous/pervasive computing, in particular in health (e/mhealth) and infrastructure.

Selected Publications and Intellectual Property

  • September, 2009. Ways of knowing: the effect of data structures on epistemology, Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Knowledge Management September 2009, pp 437. Academic Publishing Limited.
  • Inventor, of the SMRTS Enterprise Architecture & business modelling methodology. SMRTS is now part of the EARMAK methodology being jointly developed with RMIT Melbourne.