Benjamin Weaver

Doctoral student, Lecturer

Personal profile


Since 2006 I have been part of the Lusax research project, an engaged scholarship collaboration between the security industry and LUSEM. The purpose of the Lusax project has been to investigate the effects of the paradigmatic change from analogue and mechanical to digital and network-enabled technology platforms within the industry. My personal research project is a longitudinal study of the security industry and involves perspectives such as digitalization, technological disruption, security and surveillance and the social shaping of technology.


I teach and supervise thesis work on a number of courses at the Departments of Informatics and Business Administration. My teaching is focused on topics such as technology, strategy, management, innovation and digitalisation and AI. I am currently course director for the course Digitalisation and AI from an Organisational and Societal Perspective, and I also teach a module on the same topics on the Master’s in Management (MiM) and International Strategic Management master’s programmes. Between 2012-2019 I was the course director for the Mobile Industry Dynamics master’s course, that provided an overview of the new tech landscape, with a focus on digital business models and the disruptive effects of mobile on the traditional ICT industry. Together with two colleagues, I developed a version of this course into a MOOC. Launched on Coursera in 2017, Digital Business Models was LUSEM’s first MOOC, with over 26,000 global learners to date. Previously, I have also taught practitioners through EFL, an executive education provider connected to LUSEM.


In addition to my academic output, I have been involved in numerous outreach activities, e.g. public speaking engagements and media participation related to my research in the security and ICT industries.

Professional work

In addition to my academic research activities, I have led or participated in several consulting and collaborative research projects on topics related to ICT and digitalisation for clients such as Ericsson and Axis Communications.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Information Systems, Social aspects
  • Business Administration

Free keywords

  • Technological change
  • Security
  • Surveillance Studies
  • Disruption
  • Innovation and Industrial Dynamics
  • Social Shaping of Technology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digitalization
  • AI and society
  • AI ethics


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