Leslie Willcocks

Professor, London School of Economics

Leslie P. Willcocks is Professor in Technology Work and Globalisation at the Department of Management at London School of Economics and Political Science. He heads the LSE’s Outsourcing Unit research centre and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Technology. Previously he taught at Oxford University for nine years. His doctorate is from University of Cambridge.

Leslie has a global reputation for his work in robotic process automation, AI, cognitive automation and the future of work,  outsourcing, global strategy, organizational change, and managing digital business.  He is co-author of 54 books, and has published over 230 refereed papers in journals such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, MIS Quarterly, and Journal of Management Studies. He is a regular keynote speaker at international practitioner and academic conferences, and has been retained as adviser and expert witness by major corporations and government institutions in the UK, USA and Australia.