RISING STAR AWARDS'

KNOWLEDGE SHARING DAY


29 SEPTEMBER 2022

WeAreTheCity are committed to supporting our Rising Star Alumni, and in partnership with Warwick Business School, we are providing our winners with the opportunity to attend a complimentary full-day, knowledge sharing event.

Rising Star winners will be welcomed to Warwick Business School’s London base at The Shard, where they will hear from thought leaders in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour and more. There will be opportunities to network with fellow winners, alumni and WBS faculty.

*Please note: this is an invite-only event

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WARWICK BUSINESS SCHOOL

A world class Business School at the heart of a world class University.

We believe in the power of business to change the world for the better, and that business schools should have a significant role in fuelling that change.

We’re here to support and motivate every member of our community to unlock their full potential and achieve their ambitions. But we’re not here to hold hands. We’ll challenge you along the way to be the best that you can be.

Founded at the University of Warwick in 1967, we have over 53,000 alumni in 167 countries. Our base at The Shard, in the heart of London, is the perfect location and environment for our Executive Education portfolio; ideal for building your network, increasing your knowledge and impact, and with close ties to the international business community.

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“We are excited to have the opportunity to be hosting this year’s WeAreTheCity Rising Star Alumni “Knowledge Sharing Day” Event at our London base at The Shard in September. The day will be focussed on thought leadership and consist of a variety of talks from our influential academics covering a wide range of topics from leadership through to bias in AI. There will be a buffet lunch and the opportunity to network with fellow attendees, WBS alumni and  staff throughout the day, and all with the amazing backdrop of the London skyline!”

PENNY TRIANTAFILLLOU | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, WARWICK BUSINESS SCHOOL
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AGENDA

Arrival and registration

Welcome by Vanessa Vallely, WeAreTheCity; Karen Barker, Director of Recruitment & Marketing at WBS; and James Hayton, Pro-Dean for External Affairs, WBS

With James Hayton, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This talk will cover the following:

  • What are the ‘Gales of Creative Destruction’ and what do they mean for organisations, stakeholders, and society?
  • Why do some organisations thrive while others fail?
  • What are the challenges and obstacles faced by leaders in turbulent environments?
  • What kind of cultures help organisations to adapt and embrace change and opportunity?

With Tina Kiefer, Professor of Organisational Behaviour

In this talk Tina will present and discuss some of the results of her research conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic, including how the pandemic has affected employee’s experiences of work and working, and how this has subsequently shifted the psychological contract. Many organisations tend to focus on offering flexibility as part of the ‘new normal’, overlooking that at the heart of flexibility is a new sense of meaningful work. These insights have significant implications for hybrid working arrangements and for leading in a post-pandemic world.

With Dimitrios Spyridonidis, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship& Innovation Group

Drawing on his recent book, Unprecedented leadership: leading in turbulent times, Dimitrios’ talk will focus  on the role of leadership in turbulent times.

He will discuss the following questions:

  • What does it mean to lead in extremely volatile and ambiguous environments?
  • What does good and effective leadership look like during VUCA times?

With Shweta Singh, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Management

There has been extensive research on artificial intelligence (AI) models which confirms that these models are biased. Such biases cause issues such as the recent UK passport scanning case, where darker skin women were twice as likely to fail in their photo submission against lighter skin colour individuals.

This talk will cover the following:

  • Bias and its various components
  • Understanding the root causes of bias and how biases creep into our society
  • How artificial intelligence (AI) can help to mitigate human biases

With Tribeni Chougule, Director in Inclusive Impact and Sustainability Team, Visa and Rising Star Award Winner, 2021

In times more unpredictable than ever, knowledge has become less valuable than the ability to seek it. Curiosity can be applied to your life to achieve success, or even to find out what success means to you.

This talk will cover the following:

  • The value of curiosity as a skill in the workplace and in life
  • How exploring curiosity can support career navigation
  • Why Rising Stars might want to consider curiosity as pivotal for them to dazzle.

SPEAKER

JAMES HAYTON, PROFESSOR OF INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

As well as Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Warwick Business School, James is Pro-Dean for External Affairs and part of the Senior Management team. His research focuses on how human resource management practices foster organisations’ capacity for entrepreneurship and strategic renewal. In a second stream, he focuses on the influence of cultural and psychological factors on entrepreneurial behaviour. His research has been published in scholarly outlets such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief at Human Resource Management, which is included in the Financial Times shortlist of influential management journals.

SPEAKER

TINA KIEFER, PROFESSOR OF ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

Tina is an organisational psychologist by background and received her MSc in Psychology and her PhD from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). She teaches across the Undergraduate, MSc and MBA programmes at Warwick Business School. Her research interests include the daily experience of ongoing change and innovation, positive and negative emotional processes at work, justice processes, cultural implicit leadership theories, and leadership behaviours in change. Tina’s research has been published in journals including Human Resource Management and the British Journal of Management.

SPEAKER

DIMITRIOS SPYRIDONIDIS, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION GROUP

Dimitrios is the Programme Director of the WBS Executive MBA and the Executive Diploma in Strategic Leadership. He has taught on leadership and leadership development around the globe including in the UK, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, South Africa, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Dimitrios’ current research themes include innovation and strategic change in the UK NHS and other healthcare systems globally, as well as leadership research focusing on other professional services, primarily financial services in China. He is currently on the editorial board of Human Relations.

SPEAKER

SHWETA SINGH, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT

Shweta is an Assistant Professor at WBS and a Behavioural Data Science researcher at The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. She was shortlisted for a Rising Star Award 2022 in the Education & Academia category, and was also a Technology Professional of the Year finalist at the British Indian Awards 2019.

Her primary research interest lies in artificial intelligence (AI), behavioural data science, and exploring value creation through information technology. Her AI research involves designing next generation AI, which includes mitigating AI bias, designing explainable AI (XAI) and responsible AI, and fighting societal injustice through AI.

SPEAKER

TRIBENI CHOUGULE, DIRECTOR IN INCLUSIVE IMPACT AND SUSTAINABILITY TEAM, VISA AND RISING STAR AWARD WINNER, 2021

As Director of the Inclusive Impact and Sustainability team at Visa, Tribeni manages multiple initiatives including a financial empowerment programme for displaced people, SMB mentoring programmes, and community engagement and volunteering for Europe.

She is a transformation and change management practitioner with an Executive MBA from Warwick Business School, in addition to an Electronics and Power Engineering degree.  Passionate about inclusion, diversity and social impact, Tribeni runs a personal STEM bursary and mentoring programme for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. Her 22 years of professional experience has spanned over multiple geographies and industries, with the last nine and a half years being in financial services at Visa. As well as her Director role, she is a current mentor for the Women in Payments and Money 20/20 Rise UP Europe Advisory Board, and a Visa Pension Trustee Director.