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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Hype and Reality in the Digital Economy

Surrey Business School and Surrey Chambers of Commerce joined forces late last week to present the inaugural ‘Technology Forum’, discussing ‘The Internet of Things: What are the real opportunities?’ CoDE Team member Dr Ben Shenoy was among the panellists presenting their take on what the IoT means now for the digital economy, and where this […]

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A Brief History of Digital

Roger Camrass, Surrey Business School’s new Visiting Professor of Management Practice, recently gave some of our Masters students the benefit of his experience in a seminar entitled ‘IT Strategy: Back to the Future.’ With forty years in the IT sector to his name, plus extensive entrepreneurship experience, Roger is unusually well-positioned to give an overview […]

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‘Business in the Digital Economy’ Series: For the modern digital enterprise (yours)

At CoDE, we think the new Professional Business series from Palgrave MacMillan is well worth a closer look – especially as it’s an evolving work that’s actively looking for new ideas and proposals. It’s aimed at non-technical, mid-senior executives and business managers, and is filling an important knowledge gap between business leadership and the digital […]

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The Challenges of Innovation in a Corporate Environment

By Alan Brown and Kris Henley.   We are seeing the rise of the ‘intrapreneur’, as more and more large corporates grasp the necessity for innovation from within. In our digital economy, fostering and nourishing the intrapreneur ideally should run parallel with growing relationships between large enterprises and wholly separate SMEs, who team up to […]

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Dystopia and Digital Technology: An urgent message from 1968

Reading ‘The Crowdsourcing Scam’  recently was an unsettling reminder of the very real and present tensions in the relationship between individual, technology, and government. The menacing dystopian threat implied in the pervasiveness of digital technology is something most of us are certain we’re immune to – after all, we’re the ones with our fingers on […]

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Innovation, and How to Act Small When You’re Big

What are the characteristics of a start-up that the CIO can adopt, to challenge and reconfigure their business thinking, and ultimately act as a channel of new ideas and innovative working into the large digital enterprise? This is a key issue for us at Surrey CoDE, as we explore and refine our understanding of agile […]

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Entrepreneurship and the Digital Conversation

Our drop-in for business here on the Surrey campus on 11th February was a great success, bringing together a wealth of knowledge, expertise and curiosity around the questions posed by the digital economy. Local entrepreneurs at various stages of the innovation process jumped straight into the CoDE conversation and really helped us propel it forward. […]

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