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Southampton Business School

Can a marriage of information sciences and strategic leadership transform our industries? Seminar

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18:00 - 20:00
27 September 2018
Building 2, room 3043 Highfield campus University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

Event details

How can information, mathematics and analytics transform, not just what we deliver to our customers, but how we do it and how our staff are engaged, motivated and empowered?

Using a few stories – sometimes good sometime ‘horror’ – to get the discussion going this seminar will explore the high level business challenges and opportunities of information and analytics, what it means for the people at the ‘coal face’ of our businesses and what it could mean for how we select, develop and organise our teams. There will be stories of outstanding great practice as well as memorable cautionary tales. We will discuss the Cultural dimension and the challenge that we face as leaders to define and effect the changes we need.

18:00: Registration, refreshments and networking (by the entrance of Building 2)

18:45: Keynote seminar (in room 3043)

19:30: Q & A

20:00: Event Close

Please note registration closes on Monday 24th September at 11pm.

Speaker information

Paul Karas, Institute of Physics. Paul Karas recently retired Engineering Director of BAE Systems Maritime Services. Throughout his career he has sought to use the latest practical technology to deliver maximum value to customers and businesses and has learnt (sometimes the hard way) about the people, cultural and technological challenges involved. He has done this in many settings – ranging from aerospace, infrastructure and maritime, to some of the first Intelligent Systems on submarines during the ‘Hunt for Red October’ phase of the Cold War. Paul is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institute of Physics and Member of the International Institute for Complex Programme Management.

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