Mr Amit Kelkar
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).
Amit is a Lecturer in the Digital Cultures Program and Director of consulting firm Postmodern. He also delivers guest lectures at RMIT in Melbourne and for TAFE in NSW. In the Digital Cultures programme, he is the unit co-ordinator and lecturer for Internet Cultures and Governance (Semester 1), Digital Research & Publishing (Semester 2) and Web Production (Semester 2 and Summer School).
Amit has founded and managed businesses for more than 15 years in Australia, New Zealand and India. His diverse business portfolio has included software development, books, wine, online products and management consultancy. It is largely in his capacity as Principal Consultant of Postmodern (Asia-Pacific) that he has consulted to a wide range of industries on issues including organisational and technology strategy, business modelling and knowledge management. He also has significant experience with working with high-tech start-ups at the management, advisory and board levels.
For his efforts in business, Amit was nominated for the Young Australian of the Year awards in 2001. Please see his curriculum vitae for more information.
- currently pursuing a PhD examining changes in power, epistemology and ontology that may come about with the proliferation of ubiquitous computing technologies. His other research interests include:
- critical analysis of knowledge management schemas such as the semantic web;
- affordances and limitations of software which arise from the political decisions made during the software development process;
- the relationship between power and culture in internet governance and its implications on broader issues of global governance and;
- further development of the PM Integrated business modelling methodology which he invented.
- 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.