Blog Posts by Alan Brown

Alan Brown

Alan W. Brown is Professor in Digital Economy at the University of Exeter Business School where he co-leads the Initiative in Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX). Alan’s research is focused on agile approaches to business transformation, and the relationship between technology innovation and business innovation in today’s rapidly-evolving digital economy. After receiving a PhD in Computational Science at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Alan spent almost 2 decades in the USA in commercial high-tech companies leading R&D teams, building leading-edge solutions, and driving innovation in software product delivery. He then spent 5 years in Madrid leading enterprise strategy as European CTO for IBM’s Software group. Most recently Alan co-founded the Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE) at the University of Surrey where he led research initiatives in 4 EPSRC-funded research projects.

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The 4 Key Elements of Your Digital DNA

Q: What’s the difference between a £100 haircut and a £10 haircut? A: About 3 weeks!
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Why a Focus on Your Software Delivery Maturity is Essential to Digital Transformation

I was talking to an old friend of mine this week who told me that he had recently bought a new car. He decided to get a Tesla ...
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Who are Your Digital Influencers? Five Key Voices of Our Digital Age

I was participating in online interviews this week for a research project, waxing lyrical about the challenges of digital tra ...
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TLDR Culture and Learning to Learn in a Digital Age

One of the great joys in life is watching your children grow and find their own way in the world.
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The Human Dimension of Digital Transformation

Ask any organization what is their most important asset, and the most common answer will be “our people”.
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Spring Forward: Why Now is the Time to Reassess Your Digital Values

Just a few days ago I had my first Covid vaccination jab.
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Why the Power of Digital Transformation Comes With Huge Responsibilities

I have always had a deep-seated fear of software and its consequences.
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The Problem with Putting Your Trust in Data

As an avid football fan, I was keenly interested when earlier this year 
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