Published on 17/01/2024
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  • Leadership Matters: Leading digital change will take place at Aston Business School on Tuesday 6 February 2024
  • Attendees will have an opportunity to network and learn how leaders can foster digital transformation
  • Panel speakers include representatives from BT, ZOLL Medical Corporation and EAST VILLAGE.

Aston University’s leadership insights series, Leadership Matters, is returning for its first event of 2024 on Tuesday 6 February.

Hosted by Aston Business School alumni relations team, Leadership Matters provides business professionals with an opportunity to network, as well as hear from a panel of business leaders on best practice and current challenges.

Leadership Matters: leading digital change will focus on how business leaders can foster digital transformation in their own organisation.

It will be chaired by Alexeis Garcia Perez, professor of digital business and society, at Aston University and the panel will consist of Howard Watson, chief security and networks officer at BT, Mark Webster, former international vice president of ZOLL Medical Corporation and Tara Attfield-Tomes, founder and managing director of EAST VILLAGE.

Professor Alexeis Garcia Perez said:

“Digital transformation means continuously shaping business models and strategies.

“Leading digital change requires aligning many moving parts, from technology infrastructure to corporate culture.

“As business leaders, discussions like this about leading digital transformation are crucial for spreading best practices, benchmarking progress and supporting each other as we seek to adopt emerging technologies and develop new business capabilities at the current pace of innovation.”

To register for a place, click here.

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

For over a century, Aston University’s enduring purpose has been to make our world a better place through education, research and innovation, by enabling our students to succeed in work and life, and by supporting our communities to thrive economically, socially and culturally.

Aston University’s history has been intertwined with the history of Birmingham, a remarkable city that once was the heartland of the Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing powerhouse of the world.

Born out of the First Industrial Revolution, Aston University has a proud and distinct heritage dating back to our formation as the School of Metallurgy in 1875, the first UK College of Technology in 1951, gaining university status by Royal Charter in 1966, and becoming The Guardian University of the Year in 2020.

Building on our outstanding past, we are now defining our place and role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (and beyond) within a rapidly changing world.

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