Digital Innovation in Veterinary Medicine: CoDE, Zoetis and vHive

The recent revolutionary changes in data-management practices in livestock farming, driven by the continued intensification of livestock farming alongside the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), is another example of how the rapid technological advances that characterise the Digital Economy are changing the face of another business sector. CoDE is as ever at […]

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Postcards from the Edge: Life in digital entrepreneurship

Make a good product. Market it. Sell it. Make money. Seems pretty straightforward, right? DEAL Day 4 hit the ground running, with a full-on day ‘behind the scenes’ of digital entrepreneurship and innovation. The bizarre and cutthroat world of pitching, funding, and acquisition was a complete revelation to most, with David Plans and Alan Brown […]

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‘DEAL’: Digital education for startups

‘A great first day of the DEAL workshops. A very useful and provocative intro from David Plans, some Digital Economy “ducking and diving” from Alan Brown, then a really wonderful seminar and workshop from Annabelle Gawer for the rest of the day, exploring the changing nature of value and ecosystems due to Digital Platforms. A […]

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Business Model Insights: Lessons for Tech Startups

The nature, scope, and impact of innovation is changing. Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, says that the dominance of large companies over small companies is over and in today’s business world “it is fast fish which eats the slow fish”. But what is an effective innovation strategy for the digital economy? And […]

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Blockchain, Brexit, and Digital Governance

CoDE’s ‘man about Europe,’ Dr Phil Godsiff, reports that if it’s summer it must be Brussels. Phil attended a blockchain conference organised by the Cobden Centre, a free trade think tank, where he contributed as one of the experts at a Round Table convened by and for MEPs. He followed that up with a workshop […]

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‘A Business within a Business’: Digital Banking

The CoDE team’s latest exploratory discussion was with a well-known French multinational bank and financial services company, to find out how CoDE’s unique blend of ‘on it’ and ‘in it’ could add value to a financial institution with an eye for digital innovation in banking. As Professor Alan Brown, co-director of CoDE, explained, ‘There’s a […]

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‘Enter, Riding a Folding Scooter’: eFOLDi and the Entrepreneurship MSc

CoDE’s crowdfunding specialist Jim Sears, Senior Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is combining the synergies of crowdfunding, technical innovation, and local enterprise to develop the Entrepreneurship MSc at Surrey Business School . This is one of CoDE’s key aims too: to work across traditional ‘silos’ to tackle the trickiest problems the Digital Economy can […]

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The Hubris Project and Digital Leadership

He’s an easy target, but – could The Donald be a ‘poster child’ for The Hubris Project? In one Trump speech on record, there were: 257 self-references, including: ‘I’m really rich’; ‘I’m proud of my net worth’; ‘I’ve done an amazing job’; ‘I beat China all the time — all the time’; ‘Rebuild the country’s […]

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CoDE, The Economist, and ‘Platform Anxiety’

CoDE and the University of Surrey were mentioned prominently in The Economist recently, in an article focused on platforms, which referred to the research of Professor Annabelle Gawer, Digital Platforms expert and our newest team member. Not just a member of the team – but Co-Director of CoDE and Professor of Digital Economy at Surrey […]

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Digital Entrepreneurship Advanced Lab

At CoDE, we believe that vacation is for those who can afford to stand still. While everyone else goes on holiday, we’ll be in the Business insights Lab as usual, plotting and scheming and generally solving the world’s digital problems before the world knows it has them. Make your summer count too: unlock the Digital […]

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‘Digital Skills for the Agile Enterprise’

Don’t miss the chance to get stuck in and have fun with the CoDE team on 10th May, as we host a workshop focused on Digital Skills for the Agile Enterprise. Organizations today feel mounting pressure to respond more quickly to their customer and broader stakeholder needs. Not only is the drive for increased business […]

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Questions of Innovation and Veterinary Pathology

Within CoDE, one of our main strategic arguments is that the Business School can be a really significant enabler for connecting the other Schools to business. We’ve been engaged at several levels with our colleagues in the Vet School, including running several highly-regarded workshops with local Vet practices and SMEs, and it’s really starting to pay […]

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CoDE and IBM: Changing relationships and IT

Rapid advances in technology are creating significant pressure on businesses and individuals to work in new ways to adapt their practices. While many of the changes in behaviour fit neatly into existing ways of working, some shifts are causing completely new paradigms and practices to emerge. The continual re-alignment of technology and business change is […]

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Trust and Vulnerability in a Digital Economy

The CoDE Team is thrilled to report that we have received approval for funding the EPSRC project we submitted at the end of last year to the Trust, Identity, Privacy, and Security (TIPS) call. This was a proposal involving Warwick, Cambridge, West of England, and Surrey to the amount of over £1.2M over 24 months. […]

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‘Ecology of Technology’ or Digital Labyrinth?

In the Business Insights Lab, CoDE team members Alan Brown, Roger Maull, Phil Godsiff, David Plans, Ben Shenoy, and Kris Henley ran a lab-style workshop for a team from Huntswood, the UK’s leading specialist resourcing and consultancy firm in governance, compliance and complaints. In a full day of presentation and discussion, we explored the tricky […]

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Social Entrepreneurship Meets Digital Innovation

The Business Insights Lab (BiL) hosted the final panel presentation session of the Wates Family Enterprise Trust (WFET) Social Enterprise programme.  WFET funded the programme last year to encourage and train the University’s postgraduate community – across all Faculties – to get involved with social enterprise.  The WFET awards panel was chaired by Janet Preston, […]

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Cryptocurrencies: Bad, Good, and Everything In Between

CoDE’s Dr Richard Adams along with Dr Glenn Parry, with an award from RCUK’s Digital Economy NEMODE Network+, organised two influential workshops for mixed practitioner, policy-maker and academic audiences exploring Cryptocurrencies and the applications of Blockchain. The first workshop, Cryptocurrencies: Evil Empire or Digital Saviour? run in association with the Oxford Technology Media & Finance […]

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Digital and the Arts

CoDE was in day-long discussions recently with a well-known music company, using the Lab space to address the challenging issue of how to harness digital media to best exploit the company’s vast and iconic music catalogue. We were joined by a young music professional and one of the University’s Senior Lecturers in Music, to add […]

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‘Big Data in Banking’ Round Table

The CoDE team’s Roger Maull, Professor of Management Systems in the Surrey Business School, was a featured panellist at the ‘Big Data in Banking’ Talend-Roundtable Event in London. Under discussion: Are legacy systems holding banks back from innovating? According to a new industry survey by Talend, 48% of banking industry professionals polled cite the limits […]

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James Herriot v SuperVet: Whither digital veterinary medicine?

Can digital innovation and cutting-edge research sit comfortably in a traditional sector with its roots in communication and personal relationships? This was the question the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Senior Management Team tackled recently, assisted by CoDE team members Dr Ben Shenoy and Professor Alan Brown, in a ‘business lab’ held in our new Business […]

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