Technology Innovation for the Next Generation

When: 13th Feb 2018, 19:00 - 13th Feb 2018, 21:00
Where: University of West London, Room number: BY.03.006, St Mary's Rd, London, W5 5RF
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS West London Branch
Price: Free
Further Information: Further Information
  • 7.00 pm - 7.30 pm Networking and Refreshments
  • 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm Talk and Q&A 
  • 8.30 pm - 9.00 pm Networking & Close

Event details:

Digital transformation is impacting businesses and institutions across all industries. While we hear a lot about how technological innovations, such as the internet of things, big data, blockchain and other digital technologies, are reshaping business models and creating new opportunities, we hear remarkably little about what this means for leaders and leadership. One sector that is going through significant change is the Higher Education (HE) sector, which contains the institutions that develop our next generation of leaders. Digital Transformation in UK HE institutions is paramount for enhancing the student, staff and academic customer experience.

Leading people and organisations through this profound process of digital transformation is a new and a significant leadership challenge. In this talk, Kuldip Sandhu will discuss the challenge of leading digital transformation in Higher Education and what new skills and knowledge leaders need to thrive in this challenging new environment. He will be joined by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) from a leading University who has been dealing with these issues. They will both look at the trends in HE and IT and the key facets that are required for the CIO to lead this change and how an agile data-driven approach enables the iterative achievement of business outcomes. A digital transformation use case at a leading UK Russell Group University will be presented.

About the speaker:

Kuldip is a C-level Digital / IT Transformation and Change Programme delivery specialist with 22+ years working in IT across public and private sectors internationally having worked for PwC, TCS, HP, Reuters and the UK MoD in the past and now is the Managing Director of Innovative Quality Solutions Ltd.

He has worked with multiple renowned clients including RBS, Citigroup, Saxo Bank, State Street, AIA, Aviva, Scottish Widows, EDF Trading, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, First Data Corporation, Slaughter & May, Coventry City Council, University of London International Academy, University of Cambridge and Durham University; and vendors such as HP, CA, BMC & Microsoft, and IT managed service providers.

He is passionate and excited about delivering digital/IT change to enhance the engagement of customers and to deliver efficiencies and improve IT maturity. He brings Digital and IT strategy development, IT best practice, implementation, delivery, and benefits management expertise.