The Great Digital Convergence: here to stay?

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University of Hertfordshire

N003 - De Havilland Campus

Mosquito Way

Hatfield

AL10 9EU

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The Hertfordshire Executive MBA Masterclass Series


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The rise of the ‘sharing economy’ is causing the convergence of public, private and community sector business models. Large corporates are striving to be agile and foster intrapreneurship, public sector organisations are aspiring to be commercial and even the Church of England puts its Bishops and Deans through an MBA.

Digital is driving this convergence. Existing players look over their shoulders for upstart disruptive technologies. Social media is omnipresent. Digital is flattening hierarchy. And we can now flit between different sectors as we craft our own careers.

But how much of this is real rather than hype? What might happen next? Indeed, is it a good thing?

About the speaker: Julian Bowrey

Julian has long experience of public policy making in central and local government latterly as a Deputy Director in the Department for Communities and Local Government. He specialised in local government improvement, digital transformation and regional governance. Before joining the Civil Service, Julian worked for Cambridgeshire, Thamesdown, Reading and Bath councils in various policy roles. Since leaving the Civil Service in 2015, he has become a director of Silicon Abbey, a start-up social enterprise, building a digital future in Hertfordshire.

Julian has degrees from the University College, London, Bristol and Hull universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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This event is in collaboration with the Business Academy.

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The event will be followed by drinks, nibbles and networking on the mezzanine.

Tea and Coffee: 17:00-17:30

Talk: 17:30-18:15

Q&A: 18:15-18:30

Networking: 18:30-19:00.

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N003 - De Havilland Campus

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Hatfield

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