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Dr Dimitrios Salampasis

Senior Lecturer, Emerging Technologies and FinTech


      Dr Dimitrios Salampasis is an award-winning global thought leader, educator, researcher, and sought-after keynote speaker, passionate about FinTech, global affairs, sustainability, and emerging technologies nexus.
      Dr Salampasis is the FinTech Capability Lead, Director, Master of Financial Technologies, and Senior Lecturer of Emerging Technologies and FinTech Innovation at the Swinburne School of Business, Law, and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.
      Dr Salampasis is a Visiting Professor of FinTech at the University of Québec at Rimouski, Canada, a Blockchain and FinTech Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, a Visiting Faculty at the School of Management in Fribourg, Switzerland, and an Academic Council Member of the Global FinTech Institute.
      Dr Salampasis is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow within the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a member of the CPA Australia Digital Transformation Centre of Excellence.
      Prior to joining academia, Dr Salampasis worked in management consulting, legal services and public sector being involved in global advisory activities on emerging market geopolitics and investing, assisting companies in developing long-term strategic focus and sustainable market business strategies.
      Dr Salampasis is the recipient of the 2022 Innovation Excellence Award by the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the 2021 Blockchain Educator of the Year Award by Blockchain Australia and the 2021 Swinburne University Vice Chancellor's Engagement Award - Industry Engagement (Individual).
      Dr Salampasis publishes in international peer-reviewed academic journals and books and his work is regularly presented in major international conferences and invited keynote presentations around the world. Dr Salampasis’ research interests revolve around the organizational, human, technological and ESG sides of innovation and open innovation in financial services and FinTech innovation. His areas of specialist expertise, research, teaching, industry engagement, policy and advisory work revolve around the emergence and development of FinTech-enabled business models, Blockchain for business and public sector, corporate sustainability and human rights, synthetic identity fraud and scams, quantum computing for financial services and public sector, along with the relevant global FinTech-related regulatory and policy interventions.
     Dr Salampasis is regularly involved in advisory work with key private, public, and governmental stakeholders of the Australian and international FinTech and broader business ecosystem. He has a strong media presence in Australia and abroad.
     Dr Salampasis is a trusted partner to C-Level Executives, CEOs and Boards of leading corporations, start-ups and government officials leading global innovation and change. Dr Salampasis has been playing an instrumental role in shaping Australia’s FinTech innovation policy and advocacy agenda by participating in working groups, providing expert strategic advice and critical policy analysis, and submitting research-grounded responses to policy consultations.
     Dr Salampasis has been actively supporting Australian and international ecosystem stakeholders by identify synergistic opportunities, incubating new strategic opportunities, and curating conversations of policymaking, ESG and regulatory implications and direct impact on business models and organizational transformations.
     Dr Salampasis has received international recognition for his global perspective and creative research and thought leadership approach for thinking about innovation and the evolution of the financial technologies landscape, together with, his novel practice-infused curriculum innovation in terms of designing and contextualizing a transformational, industry-relevant and career pathing learning and development experience across multiple modes of delivery.

Research interests

FinTech; Blockchain; Quantum Computing; Innovation and Technology Management; Fraud and RegTech; Modern Slavery

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Financial Institutions (incl. Banking) - 350204
  • Technology Management - 350307
  • Innovation Management - 350705

Teaching areas

FinTech;Emerging Technologies;Blockchain Technology;Cryptocurrencies;Technology and Strategic Innovation for Business


  • 2022, National, Innovation Excellence Award , Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 2021, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Engagement Award - Industry Engagement (Individual), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2021, Swinburne, Commendation for teaching excellence, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2021, National, Blockchain Educator of the Year , Blockchain Australia


Also published as: Salampasis, Dimitrios; Salampasis, D.; Salampasis, D. G.; Salampasis, Dimitrios G.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Application of Blockchain in port supply chains *; iMOVECRC
  • 2019: Scoping Study for AtlasTrend *; AtlasTrend Pty Ltd
  • 2018: Autonomous Vehicle Technology along the Supply Chain: Emerging Implications for the Insurance Marketplace *; iMOVECRC
  • 2017: What’s your Story? Social entrepreneurship *; City of Port Phillip

* Chief Investigator

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