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Festival of Numbers

Welcome to Lancaster University Management School's Festival of Numbers where we will be celebrating all things numbers on 25 May 2022.

Numbers. They’re everywhere – and at LUMS we’re fascinated by them.

From planning a government's budget, to managing your bank balance; calculating the global distribution cost of a product, to auditing big business; funding the NHS, to project managing HS2, wherever you look, numbers are essential.

Whatever your passion, numbers probably underpin it. That’s why we'd like to share with you some of the amazing ways they are crucial, not just for accountants and economists, but right across business and management.

Our Festival of Numbers offered a wide variety of sessions to choose from. Join us on 25 May to discover more about the Management School, our academic expertise, and our award-winning specialist careers support; experience a style of learning that challenges you to think differently; and be inspired by our exceptional alumni.

Read on to discover the schedule and register for your place.

Festival of Numbers Headliner: Craig Boundy

Craig Boundy is currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Experian, a role he was appointed to in April 2022.

Prior to his COO role, Craig served as Chief Executive Officer of Experian North America where he was responsible for the company’s North America business lines, including Credit Services and Decision Analytics, Consumer Services, Vertical Markets (Automotive and Health) and Marketing Services.

Experian has been known primarily as a credit bureau, but in recent years under Craig’s leadership, the company has expanded its business around using data and analytics to help people manage their financial lives and protect their identity; to help companies manage, protect and grow their businesses; and to make a difference in society. Most recently, the company introduced its United for Financial Health campaign, designed to empower and protect vulnerable consumers to improve their financial health.

Under Craig’s leadership, Experian North America built a workplace culture of inclusion, and was recognized as a Great Place to Work for the third year in a row. The company ranks in the top 20 Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance and the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2022. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation granted the company a perfect score in its Corporate Equality Index.

An accomplished global business leader, Craig joined Experian in 2011 as Managing Director of Experian UK and Ireland before becoming CEO of North America in 2014. Prior to Experian, Craig was CEO of Logica in the United Kingdom, having joined the organization in 2008 as CEO of Global Operations. Before that, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Cable & Wireless’s business in Europe, the United States and Asia. Previously, Craig served as Sales Director and then COO at Energis. His early career was with British Telecommunications.

Born and raised in England, Craig attended Lancaster University, graduating in management studies and German.

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What's On

Explore the Festival of Numbers. Our exciting lineup will include LUMS staff, alumni, and special guests.

All times are in BST (GMT +1)

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