Digitalising Businesses for the Future

Thursday 11 October 2018, 4:30pm to 8:15pm


Lancaster Conference Centre, Lancaster, Lancashire - View Map

Open to

Alumni, Postgraduates, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

This event is free. Please ensure you register your place on Eventbrite.

Event Details

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, are hosting their first Engagement Day event, the topic is Digitalising Businesses for the Future.

The event aims to pull together academics, practitioners, policy makers and students to share cutting-edge research with examples from industry to promote collaboration and innovation around pressing societal and economic issues.

This theme will explore the ongoing digital transformation of society and the impact of digitalisation on entrepreneurship, firm strategies, leadership, and innovation.

We hope you will be able to join us and take the opportunity to connect with colleagues and guests to share strategic knowledge on digitalising businesses for the future.


16:30 – 17:00: Welcome Coffee

17:00 – 17:05: Welcome | Prof Maria Piacentini

17:05 – 17:10: The Departments History | Prof Ellie Hamilton

17:10 – 17:15: The Departments Future | Prof Duncan Angwin

17:15 – 17:20: An Introduction and Overview | Prof Florian Bauer

17:20 – 17:45: Session 1: The Digital Start Up - Opportunities and Challenges

  • Dr. Li Xiao | Lecturer | LUMS
  • Michael Gibson | Chair, CEO |Digital Lancashire, Miralis Data

17:45 –18:20: Session 2: The Strategic Management of Digital Transformation

  • Dr. Robert Demir | Lecturer | LUMS
  • David Durnford CEO | Fat Media

18:20 – 18:50: Coffee Break

18:50 –19:15: Session 3: Leading the Digital Transformation

19:15 –19:30: Discussion: Where do we go from here?

19:30 – 20:15: Get together (light networking dinner)

Contact Details

Name Dr Li Xiao

Telephone number

+44 1524 594026