Decoding the Digerati

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Start Date: 19 Feb 2015

Start Time: 6:15 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Capacity: 50

Venue: Regent's University of London, Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NS › View map

Member price: £12.00

Non-member price: £18.00

Students price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

Every business must recognise that the people and behavioural challenges of digital are more disruptive and profound than traditional technology deployments. And the good news from our findings is that the fundamental principles of organisational transformation apply as much to the digital sphere as to any other significant business change – if not more so.

Leading digital organisations consistently demonstrate a range of nine key success factors for designing, delivering and sustaining their transformations in ways that address the specific challenges of digital and exploit their opportunities. But time is running out for the rest: as technology continues to disrupt businesses and societies in unimaginable ways, it follows that the later you start, the quicker you will be left behind. This reveals the ultimate incentive for the digital ‘dinosaurs’ to join the ‘digirati’: those that succeed at digital transformation now will keep on winning in the future.

Join us for this event with our speakers Simon Dennis and Tim Phillips from Gate One Ltd.


6.15 pm   Registration
6.30pm    Presentation and Q & A
8.00pm    Networking


Tim Phillips - Managing Director

A seasoned business leader, chartered director and consultant with the grey-hairs to prove it, Tim firmly believes that the key to being an effective advisor is to help leaders make better and faster decisions, presenting the right strategic options in simple, insightful ways. He does this by combining enthusiasm, creativity, candour and an enviable kit-bag of tools from his previous experience leading large-scale programmes in a major retailer and as a management consultant with Deloitte. Tim’s memorable moment was completing the London marathon in under six hours as part of the team who were the first to carry another person around the course. His favourite quote, from American Scientist Margaret Mead, captures in a single sentence his and Gate One’s philosophy of supporting clients to achieve their transformational goals: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Simon Dennis - Director

A childhood spent climbing the Lake District fells and a consulting career honed on some of the UK’s most complex programmes have infused Simon with the firm belief that the more painful the ascent, the better the views. Since moving to the big city, Simon has spent c.14 years delivering major transformational change for a host of leading public and private sector organisations. He has recently led successful mission-critical initiatives for the BBC and TUI Travel and has worked extensively in the Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals sector, designing and executing key aspects of the Board-level change agenda at AstraZeneca, Bupa and the Department of Health (among others). Along the way, Simon has acquired deep expertise in many facets of project and programme leadership including portfolio management, benefits realisation, capability enhancement and programme assurance. He has also developed some pretty clear perspectives on how management consultancy should be delivered: with honesty, integrity, sleeves firmly rolled up and constantly seeking excellence.

Additional Information

The venue does have disabled access however please contact us with your specific requirements.


  • Refreshments provided
  • Disabled access

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Eszter Molnar Mills at or by telephone on 020 7416 6648.

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