Bringing Digital to Local Government

We just ran the closing session of ‘Strategy, Management, and Service Delivery in a Digital Economy’ for Surrey County Council (SCC) here in the Business insights Lab. Opened by Head of the Business School Professor Andy Adcroft, and ably steered by CoDE’s Dr Ben Shenoy, this fifth and final session discussed what’s next for Digital […]

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vHive Launch and Digital Partnerships

CoDE was out in force at the recent launch of A New Global Venture in Digital Innovation and Animal Health — “vHive”, the Veterinary Health Innovation Engine — at the impressive main building of the new School of Veterinary Medicine – which is the hub of so much innovation at the moment that it’s hard […]

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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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Data, Totalitarianism and Anarchy

The CoDE Team’s own Dr Phil Godsiff reports in from Future Agenda’s Future of Data workshop. Future Agenda is the world’s largest open foresight programme that shares insights globally, focusing on a view of the world in 2025, across 20 key areas. The way that the ownership, nature and structure of data develop over the […]

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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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The CoDE Team and Digital Experimentation

CoDE Team members Professor Alan Brown, Dr Ben Shenoy, and Megan Beynon ran a ‘taster lab’ for the Surrey Business School’s official launch of the Business Insights Lab recently. How better to introduce Business School staff to this innovative technique for strategy and decision making posed by the Digital Economy? As an umbrella organisation for […]

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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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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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Cloud and Value in the Digital Economy

Digital is transforming – and in some cases sweeping away – the old ideas, models, and value streams, and revealing them to have been not just set in stone, but possibly fossilized. For example: information about a transaction is now worth more than the transaction itself. How can this be?   Most of us never […]

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