Oliver Knight

Oliver is a Masters by Research student at RMIT, researching Indonesia’s digital transformation. His thesis will address the adoption of digital wallets and their impact on Indonesian society. Oliver is passionate about the intersection between technology, finance, and development and hopes that his research provides valuable insights to Indonesia’s G20 presidency objective of digital transformation. More specifically, Oliver will address cultural barriers to financial inclusion (and fintech practices to address these barriers), what’s driving the digital wallet adoption in Indonesia, and the role that digital wallets play in crises. Oliver will conduct focus groups, interviews, and surveys as part of his research methods. With a keen curiosity to uncover the complexities involved in Indonesia’s digital transformation, Oliver’s thesis will contribute to broad discussions on economic anthropology and development in the ASEAN region. 

Oliver holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Finance from RMIT University, graduating in 2022, and prior to his postgraduate studies worked in commercial banking and superannuation.