MBA ‘Business Breakfast’ with ebay

As dawn broke without much conviction over the Piazza here at Surrey, a packed Business Insights Lab was already buzzing. MBA students from the full-time programme joined with Exec Ed participants and Surrey Business School staff over bacon rolls and Danish pastries to hear Rafael Orta, ebay’s Vice President for Global Marketing Operations, speak about […]

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Cryptocurrency and the ‘Ecology of Technology’

In the last budget, the government set aside £10m for research into cryptocurrencies – and the first grant has now been awarded to the Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy.   The EPSRC grant, CREDIT (Cryptocurrency Effects in Digital Transformations), is for £400k and will be led by Roger Maull, Professor of Management Systems at […]

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BiL Day 1: Teaching for a Digital World

  “Running sessions this week in the BiL with the MBA students. This place rocks!! This is exactly what we should be doing…teaching interactive skills and methods around innovation and entrepreneurship!   If you are on campus….come round here now! Yes now!”   The excitement is palpable at Surrey around the Business Insights Lab (BiL). […]

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ManagePlaces: Digital entrepreneurship born and raised at Surrey

The story of ManagePlaces spans business and engineering, innovation and digital entrepreneurship, Surrey Business School, and the 5G Innovation Centre – and it’s taking place at the heart of CoDE’s initiative to predict, comprehend and manage the challenges of the Digital Economy. ManagePlaces’ core product is a workflow management system for remote teams. The company […]

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A Revolutionary Digital Space

August can be a quiet time for the University, with term in abeyance and our academics in the four corners of the globe at conferences. Here on the Surrey campus, the CoDE team is helping Surrey Business School design and establish the Business Insights Lab – taking the concept of business experimentation with the application […]

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Hotelplan: Whither Tourism in the Digital Economy?

CoDE’s Business Insights Lab at Surrey Business School has gone from inception to full power in a matter of weeks – which is appropriate, really, for a Lab designed to help businesses cope with the speed and scope of change and innovation in the Digital Economy. In essence, our Lab is executive education re-configured for […]

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The Role of Experimentation in Digital Business

With huge global disruption and uncertainty from a technological, social, financial, ethical, and legal perspective, what’s the future of business in a digital economy? And what does this mean to an entrepreneur, a business person, a marketing professional, or an engineer? The answer, of course, is that we don’t really know: we’re only at the […]

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‘Agile — and Other Five-Letter Words’: A ‘Digital Discussion’ with John Turner

He’s worked as an air steward and an accountant – but in his recent talk at the Surrey Business School, John Turner was more concerned with not killing a moose…..! Part of CoDE’s ‘Digital Discussions’ series, John’s exposé on the main differences between Agile project management and more traditional (‘waterfall’) methodologies was accompanied by graphical facilitation and […]

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Law, Business, and Collaboration in the Digital Economy

Last week’s ‘digital discussion’ between the Surrey School of Law and Surrey Business School was a great opportunity to share ideas and knowledge, and brainstorm potential areas of crossover and collaboration for research. Our fields of expertise stretched from international law, human-rights law, and environmental law, all the way to the ethics of data ownership, […]

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Cryptocurrencies and Digital Business

Cryptocurrencies are a form of digital technology that removes the requirement for a centralised authority to generate use and trust in a currency.   Cryptocurrencies are instead built on cryptography to create a network of mutual trust – trust in the currency is established not through a central authority – but by every member of the […]

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