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ITMOC students

10 June 2014

On the annual ITMOC Study Tour to London, ITMOC students visited London Technology Week, attended a specialist CIO workshop and visited many businesses, including Google Campus London.

The technology sector in London is growing faster than in California, according to recent research by South Mountain Economics and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The MSc Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (ITMOC) programme now incorporates an innovative three-day London Study Tour which, explains Programme Director, Dr Martin Brigham, “is designed to further students’ professional development and knowledge of cutting-edge technology and trends across the global IT and digital tech sectors.

"The London Study Tour is a unique feature of the ITMOC programme, and complements the research-led teaching and the programme’s extensive guest practitioner speaker series at Lancaster.”

This year’s tour was run to coincide with London Technology Week, an annual showcase of over 200 events for the creative tech, financial tech, retail tech and gaming sectors.

The Work Foundation served as a hub for the study tour activities, including an event with ITMOC alumni and a specialist CIO workshop. Olayinka Oni, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Nigeria, gave the keynote address at the workshop, sharing a decade’s worth of experience and insights as a CIO in Nigeria’s finance sector.

The tour also incorporated attendance at one of the world’s largest Cloud and Big Data conferences, and culminated with a visit to Google’s Campus London, based in the capital’s Silicon Roundabout.

View videos of the ITMOC study tour, guest practitioner series and London alumni event on the ITMOC video gallery.