Published on 01/09/2023
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  • Professor Garcia Perez’s research focuses on some of the key challenges of digital transformation strategies in organisations and society
  • His recent activity has focused on cyber security management and digital resilience strategies 
  • Currently, he leads a Horizon Europe project that contributes to the sustainability, efficiency and safety of the European transport ecosystem.

Aston University has announced the arrival of digital transformation expert Professor Alexeis Garcia Perez to its College of Business and Social Sciences.

Professor Garcia Perez will join the University on 11 September 2023.

He moves from Coventry University, where he was professor of management information systems and led the Data, Organisations and Society research group within the Centre for Business in Society. 

Since 2017, he has been a visiting research scholar at Georgetown University. 

His research focuses on some of the key challenges of digital transformation strategies in organisations and society. These include the technical requirements, organisational dynamics, legal frameworks and knowledge-based considerations in the adoption of technologies within critical infrastructure sectors. 

His recent activity has focused on data-driven innovations, cyber security management and digital resilience strategies with funding from organisations from the private and public sectors including Network Rail, EPSRC, the European Commission and local government authorities.

Professor Garcia Perez currently leads a Horizon Europe project that contributes to the sustainability, efficiency and safety of the European transport ecosystem. In addition, he serves as a cyber security advisor for a number of UK and international bodies.

On joining Aston University as a professor of digital business & society, he said:

“I am honoured by the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of Aston University’s digital agenda and 2030 strategy from its Business School.

“I look forward to working with colleagues from across the University and externally, as we support the digital transformation strategies of businesses and society. 

“In particular, I plan to work with the College of Business and Social Sciences and the new Aston Digital Futures Institute to advance our understanding of emerging digital technologies and shape a more secure and inclusive digital future.”

Professor Zoe Radnor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at Aston University, said:

"I am thrilled to welcome Alexeis to Aston University as we embark on an exciting journey towards a more innovative, secure, and inclusive digital tomorrow.

“With his distinguished expertise in digital transformation, garnered through years of dedicated research and leadership, Professor Garcia Perez's arrival marks a pivotal moment for our institution. 

“Together, we are poised to push the boundaries of knowledge, spearhead transformative digital strategies and cultivate a future where technology serves as a catalyst for positive change.”

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About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiary groups – students, business and the professions, and the West Midlands region and wider society. Located in Birmingham at the heart of a vibrant city, the campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Aleks Subic is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. The Aston Business School MBA programme was ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking.

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