Dr. Tatiana Zalan is an associate professor of management at the American University in Dubai. She has 30+ years of experience in business and academia across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In Australia she was on the faculty of the University of Melbourne, University of South Australia and Torrens University. Tatiana’s business experience includes two start-ups, one of them being a new private university in Australia, where she was the MBA Programme Director. She is now Academic Advisor to two start-ups in Dubai. Tatiana has published in academic journals, has received research and teaching awards and frequently presents at international academic and industry conferences on topics related to digital disruption, innovation, entrepreneurship, blockchain and cryptocurrencies.