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Embracing a Digital Future: Ways of Working and Future Tech

26 Oct 2018

Limited places are available to University staff interested to hear from three guest speakers about their collective experiences of transformation and change.

Embracing a digital future - staff event

Wednesday 31 October 2018

2pm to 3.30pm, followed by refreshments and networking

Lecture Theatre B, Simon Building, University of Manchester

Organised as a collaboration between IT Services and the Library, this event has been made possible thanks to funding from the University’s Investing in Success scheme. If you’re interested in the topic, we’d welcome your attendance. Please book your place via Eventbrite – and come ready to ask questions! 

Who are the speakers?

  • Mindy Jhakra – Technology Manager at Expedia
  • Christopher Barnatt – Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Freelance Academic
  • Suzie McFarlane – Technology Leader at ASOS 

Each speaker is from a different industry and will do a short presentation, followed by panel discussion and questions from the audience.

Refreshments will follow in the Simon Building Cafe, providing an opportunity for networking and continued discussion.

Background to the event

Last year’s disruptive technology is now everywhere. Every other car is an Uber, students have pizza Deliveroo’d to campus. But what next? Technology is changing the environment in which we operate and the expectations of the customers and stakeholders we support. How do we embrace and lead on new ways of working to provide an excellent service?

Questions about the event

Please direct any questions to the event organisers: