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Dr Advait Deshpande

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Professional biography

Advait Deshpande is a lecturer in the School of Computing & Communications.

Research interests

Advait's research interests include business agility transformation, information and communication technologies and innovation, and changes to businesses and markets.

Teaching interests

Advait is currently part of the Communications Technology (TM355) and Agile leadership and management (TZFM850) module teams. He is the presentation chair for the Agile leadership and management module.

Externally funded projects

Agile Business Consortium research grant - 2022-2025
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Jan 202331 Dec 2025ABC Ltd Agile Business Consortium Ltd

The Agile Research Network was formed in 2013 as a collaboration between experienced academics at the Open University and the University of Central Lancashire who all had a long-standing interest in understanding more about agile approaches in the IT workplace. Another common interest was our focus on understanding practice and the value of sharing research findings with practitioners. Our strap line, Bridging the gap between research and practice, neatly sums up our aims. From the beginning we have worked closely with, and been funded by, the DSDM/ABC Consortium. This collaboration has brought an objective, research-led perspective on Agile practices to ABC, its members, and the wider business agility community of practitioners. We conduct multiple research studies, publish widely, and gain international recognition for our work. Our purpose is to: • Respond to the need for case studies and research by agile practitioners • Be a critical friend to the organisations we work with • Bring a different perspective • Bring rigour through academic research • Publish research • Bring the practice perspective into research conversations • Communicate about agile research with different audiences


Less Revolution, More Evolution: Competitive Markets, Copper-based Broadband Tech, and Lessons for the Future (2023-07-24)
Deshpande, Advait and Jones, Allan
IEEE Communications Magazine, 61(7) (pp. 32-37)

Assessing the quantum-computing landscape (2022-10)
Deshpande, Advait
Communications of the ACM, 65(10) (pp. 57-65)

The challenges that challenge: Engaging with agile practitioners’ concerns (2016-09-30)
Gregory, Peggy; Barroca, Leonor; Sharp, Helen; Deshpande, Advait and Taylor, Katie
Information and Software Technology, 77 (pp. 92-104)

From denationalisation to wholesale broadband access: a retrospective of regulatory policies in the UK for the communications industry (2014)
Deshpande, Advait and Jones, Allan
Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 15(3) (pp. 232-257)

The use of 3D visualisation for urban development, regeneration, and Smart City demonstration projects: Bath, Buckinghamshire, and Milton Keynes (2014)
Bailey, Stewart; Deshpande, Advait and Miller, Alby
Bollettino Del Centro Calza Bini (BDC), 14(2) (pp. 423-435)

Broadband deployment and the bandwagon effect in the UK (2013)
Deshpande, Advait
info, 15(1) (pp. 34-47)

Sustaining Agility: Organizational Change, Factors and Theoretical Lenses (2023-05-20)
Barroca, Leonor; Sharp, Helen; Deshpande, Advait; Gregory, Peggy and Papadeas, Stavros
In : 24th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2023 (13-16 Jun 2023, Amsterdam) (pp. 115-131)

Quantum computing state-of-play and the future of the Internet of Things (2023-03-06)
Deshpande, Advait
In : 6th IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Vertical and Topical Summit at the Radio & Wireless Week (RWW) 2023 (25 Jan - 3 Feb 2023, Las Vegas, NV, USA)

Responsible AI Systems: Who are the Stakeholders? (2022-07)
Deshpande, Advait and Sharp, Helen
In : AIES '22: 2022 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (19-21 May 2022) (pp. 227-236)

Towards a comparative and integrative framework for regulatory oversight of online advertising: Challenges, mitigation strategies, outcomes, and areas of intervention (2022-06)
Deshpande, Advait; Lechardoy, Lucie and Lupiáñez-Villanueva, Francisco
In : 31st European Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS): "Reining in Digital Platforms? Challenging monopolies, promoting competition and developing regulatory regimes" (20-21 Jun 2022, Gothenburg, Sweden)

Remote Working and Collaboration in Agile Teams (2016)
Deshpande, Advait; Sharp, Helen; Barroca, Leonor and Gregory, Peggy
In : International Conference on Information Systems (11-14 Dec 2016, Dublin, Ireland)

And you call yourself technology-neutral! Technology agnosticism, telecommunications, and the powers that be (2015-07-03)
Deshpande, Advait
In : The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Annual Conference 2015 (2-5 Jul 2015, Swansea, UK)

Learning from failure: the knowledge at work with ISDN, ATM, MAN, QAM/CAP and WiMAX (2013-07-27)
Deshpande, Advait
In : International Congress of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ICHSTM) 2013 (21-28 Jul 2013, Manchester, UK)

The dream of a Digital Britain: the proposal to renationalise British Telecom in the 1980s (2012-01-04)
Deshpande, Advait
In : British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Postgraduate Conference 2012 (4-6 Jan 2012, Coventry, UK)

Neither push nor pull – the factors that made copper based DSL a mass market technology in UK (2011-08-03)
Deshpande, Advait
In : International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) 38th Annual Meeting (2011) (2-7 Aug 2011, Glasgow, UK)

An Examination of the Evolution of Broadband Technologies in the UK (2014-10-15)
Deshpande, Advait
PhD thesis The Open University