The Professor Sir Roland Smith CEO Lecture 2018

Wednesday 26 September 2018, 6:30pm to 9:00pm


Institute of Directors, London, UK - View Map

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Alumni, Postgraduates, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

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The Unexpected Ways Data Can Drive Entrepreneurship

As the CEO of Experian North America, one of the world’s largest data and analytics companies, Craig Boundy combines a British education with global expertise to steer the business.

At this year's Professor Sir Roland Smith CEO Lecture Craig will address the ways in which data is advancing modern economies, as well as impacting large and small companies. As he brings a global view of this topic, he will also share some tips on navigating US business culture, providing an amusing look at the differences with the UK.

Craig Boundy is Chief Executive Officer of Experian North America. He is responsible for $2.4 billion in revenue for Experian, which unlocks the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society.

A Lancaster University Management School graduate, Craig's early career was in the telecoms sector in the UK with BT and Cable & Wireless before becoming UK CEO of Logica, and joining Experian in 2011 as Managing Director of Experian UK and Ireland.

Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

6:30pm - Registration

7:00pm - Lecture

8:00pm - Networking Reception

9:00pm - Close

Refreshments will be available at this event.

Professor Sir Roland Smith, who sadly died in 2003, was one of the UK’s top business academics and a leading businessman with extensive links in the North West. His widow, Lady Joan Smith, funds and supports the advancement of Strategic Management within Lancaster University Management School. This lecture series commemorates Sir Roland’s significant contribution to the UK’s academic and business communities.

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