A Roundtable Discussion: How Do You Start Without Knowing Where You’re Going?

Universities generally make decisions based on empirical evidence. And, historically, this has worked. It’s a tried and tested approach: logical, reliable, safe. The problem when it comes to digital transformation is that no one yet knows how things will develop and evolve within the next five years, let alone twenty. But a university’s success is reliant on working towards that future, regardless. As a direct result of this comes the biggest hurdle in getting board-level buy in for digital transformation: you’re asking decision makers to commit to the unknown.

In this roundtable session, led by Precedent’s chairman and founder Paul Hoskins, we invite attendees to join the discussion in examining and attempting to answer the following questions:

  • How does a university become ‘digital at heart’?
  • Is it possible to begin a transformation project without defining ROI?
  • Is it possible to identify goals and objectives without a fixed future state in mind?
  • How does a university choose the first small steps toward greater change?
  • How can predictive analytics be used to inform digital decision making for universities?

Summary:

  • Title: A Roundtable Discussion: How Do You Start Without Knowing Where You’re Going?
  • Type: Master class which lasts for about 2.5 hours
  • Hashtag: #B7
  • Facilitator: Paul Hoskins, Precedent
  • Date and time: 14.50-17.30 on Wednesday 12 July 2017

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