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Start date  : 31 January 2018
End date: 1 February
Start time  : 05:00 pm
End time  : 09:00 pm
Location  :  ESCP Business School London Campus

ESCP Business School  and its Creativity Marketing Centre were delighted to announce our free “Tech Days: At the Crossroads between Management and Technology”. The event took place on 31 January – 1 February 2018 at the ESCP Business School London Campus.

This fascinating event gave participants the opportunity to hear the latest on digital transformation, disruptive technology and uncover crucial insights of how the leadership of the future will be impacted.

The aim of this forum was to enlighten the audience and explore the benefits of:

  • Artificial intelligence and how businesses can reshape customer engagement
  • Hub of All things (Private Data Technology)
  • How to leverage technology to develop a competitive advantage
  • Industry 4.0: The Digital Transformation of the Value Chain in Fashion
  • Leadership in the Industry 4.0, management of the future


Day 1 – 31 January 2018

17:00 – 18:00: Session 1- Hub of All Things

Hsin-Hsuan Meg Lee, Assistant Professor of Marketing at ESCP Business School and Co-Director of the MSc in Marketing & Creativity (MMK)

Irene Ng, Professor of Marketing and Service Systems at WMG, University of Warwick; Chairman and Chief Economist of the HAT Foundation

Irene introduced the Hub of All Things, Private Data Account technology that was founded out of over £3m in research funding from the EPSRC and RCUK. The HAT’s docker-contained personal database stores our online data for us through the use of open APIs, giving individual Internet users a digital persona that reflects their genuine identity and transforming the multi-trillion dollar digital economy in the process.

18:00 – 19:00: Session 2 – Industry 4.0. : The Digital Transformation of the Value Chain in Fashion

Valerie Moatti,
 Professor ESCP Business School, Academic Director Lectra Chair Fashion & Technology
Celine Abecassis-Moedas, Professor, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa and ESCP Business School, and Academic Director Lectra Chair Fashion & Technology

Robert Diamond, Founder and CEO, Fernbrook Partners
Laetitia Hugé
, Vice President, Product Marketing, Product Development Fashion, Lectra
Hiba Siddiqui
Store of the Future at Farfetch
Evelthon Vassiliou
, CEO, Alison Hayes
Pierre Mercier
, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Dan Hartley, Global Head of Digital Commerce at All Saints

19:00 – 20:00: Networking drinks


Day 2 – 1 February 2018

09:00 – 16:00: Session 3 – Young Leadership Forum – Industry 4.0 Case Study
Private session only for ESCP Business School students.

16:30 – 18:00: Session 4 – Tech Career Forum
A roundtable discussion on the future of careers opportunities within the technology space. Open to ESCP Business School students and external guests.

18:00 – 19:00: Session 5 -Industry 4.0 Display
Executive Master in Manufacturing Automation and Digital Transformation (EMMA) participants will showcase their Industry 4.0 projects and innovations to all attendees.
+ Networking & Refreshments

19:00 – 20:30: Session 6 – Leadership 4.0 Panel Discussion

Giovanni Scarso Borioli, Assistant Professor of Information & Operations Management, ESCP Business School and Director of the Executive Master in Manufacturing Automation and Digital Transformation


Jonathan Chippindale, Chief Executive, Holition
Terence Tse,
 Associate Professor of Finance, ESCP Business School
Mauro Fenzi , CEO, COMAU SpA
Nicholas Petrovic,
 CEO, Siemens France
Stefano Perego,
 Head of  Customer Fulfillment, Amazon UK
Tony Whitehorn,
 CEO, Hyundai UK
Simon Mercado,
 Director, ESCP Business School London Campus

The cluster of disruptive digital technologies commonly referred to “Industry 4.0” is attracting attention at many levels, and is already challenging the way we define jobs and functions, from product design to shop-floors. Little attention so far has been dedicated to how digital technologies are changing the job of leaders. At ESCP Business School we strive to inspire and educate tomorrow’s business leaders, and we are looking into the future to understand the future leadership “literacies”. In this exclusive session, a panel of CEOs and Top Executives of international companies, will share their insights on how their own job is changing, and together we will set an agenda for Companies and Business Schools to “future-proof” tomorrow’s business leaders.

20:30 – 21:30: Networking drinks

Attendees had the chance to meet the speakers, our world-class faculty, students and network with other like-minded people.