Digital disruption

This is an event in the Corporate Wisdom Lecture series taking place at Leeds University Business School on Wednesday 8 May 2019

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Digital transformation isn't enough. Since 2000, over half the names on the Fortune 500 list no longer exist. The case for Digital Reinvention has arrived. Business journals are full of articles concerning the impact of technology on business. All around us, industries are being altered, and – in many cases – reinvented by the transformative power of digital technologies. To stay ahead, executives are recognising the need to change both what they do and how they do it. But change is not easy. Many companies are failing to adapt fast enough to avoid the negative, and at times dire, impacts of disruption.

This guest presentation will explore the impact of disruption and demonstrate how some organisations across all industries are re-inventing themselves.

*This event is free of charge to attend but please register above

Event format

17:30 Registration in Maurice Keyworth foyer
18:00 Presentation followed by Q&A in G.02
19:00 Networking and refreshments in Maurice Keyworth foyer
20:00 Close

For further information, please contact Rhys Gillard at

About the speaker

Alan Grogan 

Executive Partner - Cognitive Business Decision Support at IBM UKI

Alan leads the area of IBM that helps his clients embed every client function, decision and process with Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Internet of Things. He has over 15 years of data and analytics expertise working at the forefront of the big data and analytics industry during which he has helped countless companies and government bodies transform and even reinvent their approaches around data. His achievements have seen his work covered in many prestigious publications including The Financial Times,, TechUK and He is currently ranked in the Top 100 list of Data Leaders in the UK and is a regular market and industry commentator to market analysts.