IRC Seminar, presented by Professor Alan Brown: "How to Succeed in Delivering Digital Transformation"
The widescale adoption of digital technology is driving major changes in how organizations view their role and deliver value to clients. As a result, they are undergoing a digital transformation with deep impact on their ways of working. This session considers the impact of digital transformation on business and society, and assesses how organizations are responding to adapt the way we work, live, and interact. In response, the session will outline the goals and approach being adopted by the DIGIT Lab, a UK national research centre supported by EPSRC focused on accelerating digital transformation in large established organizations (LEOs). With reference to the work of this centre, the opportunities and challenges for LEOs will be reviewed and the role of business leaders in driving change will be explored.
Short Bio on presenter: Professor Alan Brown is a university professor, researcher, coach and trusted adviser to start-ups and established organizations across the public and private sector. His work is focused on leading agile approaches to business transformation and understanding the relationship between technology innovation and business innovation in today’s rapidly evolving digital economy.
He is founder and director at Unities, a strategic advisory group in digital transformation, and holds a Professorship in Digital Economy at the University of Exeter Business School where he is Director of the DIGIT Lab, a UK National Research Centre in Digital Economy.
Previously, Alan spent over 2 decades in commercial high-tech companies in the USA and across Europe where he led R&D teams, built leading-edge solutions, and guided innovation activities in large scale software product delivery.
Alan holds a PhD in Computer Science and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society. In 2019 he also received a Fellowship from the Alan Turing Institute, the UK national institute for AI & data science.