What universities can teach digital workplace people

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Paul Miller
Paul Miller is Chief Creative Officer and Founder of DWG, and has given many inspirational talks on the digital future of work, for Microsoft, IKEA, Google, Accenture and Harvard Business Review, and written three books. His latest book is Nature of Work – The new Story of Work for a Living Age


In his role as Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Digital), Ross leads on the University's ambitious new digital strategy and the delivery of its “Digital Campus”.
Dr L Vargas
By day, Dr. Lauren ‘L’ Vargas is a digital dragon wrangler with 20 years experience assisting organizations with their community and communication strategies. Vargas is an independent researcher and consultant of Your Digital Tattoo, as well as a ‘One by One’ Research Associate with the University of Leicester.

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“Technology is allowing us to rethink the entire model for higher education, where the power is, how the conversation works, and how we best use our time and our resources.”

– Ross Parry, University of Leicester

In this episode, we look to our academic contemporaries for digital workplace inspiration.

University of Leicester is leading the way with its “Digital Campus”. More than just the university’s web presence, Ross Parry, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Digital), and Lauren Vargas, Digital Fellow, explain what the “Digital Campus” is and share some remarkable examples of how technology is being used across the university to enhance learning and teaching, facilitate research and improve efficiency in management and administration.

Listen in awe at how the university is providing an integrated digital experience for its staff and students, understand how the corporate world can learn from this bold digital strategy, and ask yourself – is your workplace really a “digital campus”?

Show notes, links and resources for this episode:
University Digital Strategy: Building the Digital Campus
What Microsoft is thinking about now – and in the future – and what it tells us (Microsoft’s Envisioning Center)

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