Dr Alexander Budzier is the Fellow in Management Practice in the Field of Information Systems at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Alexander's research focuses on using data to understand and manage the challenges of high-risk, high-value projects, not only in the field of IT but also in hard and soft infrastructure, energy, mega events and organisational change. Alexander’s current research focuses on the challenges of IT-enabled change, the changing nature of projects, and how to embrace risk. He is teaching and developing courses on the subjects of project and programme management, risk management and systems thinking. At Oxford, he regularly teaches on the MSc for Major Programme Management, the MBA and MPP programme and at the Major Project Leadership Academy, a leadership development programme for the top project managers in the UK civil service. Alexander designs and conducts learning and development programs for private and public sector organisations to build their individual and organisational capabilities to master the challenges of working with, in and around projects, programmes and portfolios.

He completed his doctoral studies at Saïd Business School in 2014 on “Theorizing Black Swans” and holds a master in computer science and management from Dresden Technical University. Prior to joining Oxford he worked at T-Mobile International and was a consultant with McKinsey's Business Technology Office in Düsseldorf and Chicago, where he advised clients on IT and operations issues.

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