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The coming 4th industrial revolution: challenges and opportunities for busi...
Tue 2 May 2017, 17:30 – 19:30 BST
The coming 4th industrial revolution: challenges and opportunities for business, policy makers and society.
Dido Harding, UK Top 100 Woman in Business, former CEO of Talk Talk, member of the House of Lords.
In recent years Dido Harding been named repeatedly as one of the most powerful women in the UK by BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Over the years, she has occupied senior positions with many of the country’s best known companies including Thomas Cook, Woolworths, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and most recently as the Chief Executive of Talk Talk. She serves as a non-executive director of The Court of the Bank of England and sits on the boards of British Land and Cheltenham Racecourse. In 2014, she was made a life peer in recognition of her significant contribution to the world of business.
In this Distinguished Lecture, Dido will not only draw upon her experience from the worlds of business and public service but she will explore the challenges and opportunities of the coming 4th industrial revolution and its likely impacts across business, public policy and wider society.
Business School Distinguished Lecture Series: Future Impacts
From the ongoing ripples of the 2008 financial crisis to Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump, we are living through a period of increased instability perhaps not seen since the cold war. Against a backdrop of austerity, insecurity and profound technological change we ask six experts from across the worlds of business, journalism and activism what they think the 21st century may herald for us across a range of subjects?
As we try to identify and explain what these changes and upheavals mean and where they may lead, so we engage with some of the bigger questions and topics relevant to not only to the university community but the wider world beyond.
The series is hosted by Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University. Professor Evans brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Series and the University as whole having previously been President and Director General of the Centre for the New Europe (2002-2005) in Brussels, Executive Director of Public Affairs at the Independent Healthcare Association in London and Head of the Slovak Prime Minister's Policy Unit in Bratislava. Prior to this, Professor Evans was Assistant Director of the Foundation for Defence Studies in London. He holds an MSc and a PhD from the London School of Economics as well as an MBA from the Open University Business School.