Business and Technology SIG Event: From Raw Fish to Moving Beds

Event factfile

Date of event: 14 November 2016
Event ends: 14 November 2016
Start time: 19:30
End time: 22:00
Business and Technology SIG Event: From Raw Fish to Moving Beds

Join Henley Business School's Business & Technology SIG for an evening of exploring how a small hospitality brand can differentiate through product and technology.

Taking place at the Olswang offices on High Holborn in London, our keynote speaker for the evening will be Fergus Boyd, Vice President of Digital and IT at Yotel.

Fergus will share his perspective on the technology changes that are affecting the strategy and business. He will give the story of Yotel, the changing hotel services and the challenges and opportunities from businesses like AirBnB. Fergus will also draw on his years of experience at Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. Attending this talk and our discussion will provide you with valuable insights, which are relevant to you and your business.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to network with Henley alumni and feel free to invite a guest

About the speaker:

Fergus is responsible for all digital strategy and services (web, mobile, social), IT innovation, and all back end and guest-facing technology including support of current hotel and strategic direction for IT in the cabins and shared spaces in our newer hotel.

Fergus is a serial digital entrepreneur and technology transformation agent and led award-winning IT, e-commerce and innovation initiatives in Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. He has set-up and managed high-performing teams covering in-flight entertainment, telecoms, web, mobile, live chat, innovation, agile IT development, analytics and social media. Fergus led part of BA's Product Development team who launched BA's first on-board Internet services, on-demand inflight entertainment services and flat beds in business class. He also created the first staff social collaboration initiative across the Virgin Group and also managed an open innovation initiative with UK Government agency NESTA to collaborate with Virgin Atlantic's customers to bring new services to market. Fergus was nominated as one of the top 100 UK CIOs for 2016.

Getting There


90 High Holborn,LondonWC1V 6XX