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Insights from industry experts on technology

This summer our Durham MBA Technology Pathway students visited London for an experience unique to their chosen Pathway. Led by Pathway Leader Dr Riccardo Mogre, the group visited a variety of businesses for fascinating insights into technology and also attended London Tech Week 2019.The itinerary included visits to:

  • Condé Nast at Vogue House. Navin Rizwi (Head of Product) gave a presentation on digital products. Helen Placito (Director of Operations), discussed the future of press in the era of digital.
  • IBM at Southbank. Kevin Gill (Distinguished Engineer ) gave a presentation on Blockchain. Becky Aitken (Consultant) gave a presentation on process automation.

As well as the company visits, the group also visited London Tech Week at ExCeL London. Sessions included the AI summit and the Internet of Things World Europe.

Neha Rajpal, Durham MBA (Full-time) student, said:

“My experience of the Durham MBA Technology Pathway visit to London Tech Week was both enriching and fun! Since we were a relatively small group, we had the chance to interact one-on-one with Condé Nast’s digital head and operations head, who were both very responsive to the smallest of our queries and equally open to longer discussions. It was fascinating to learn about the digital publishing industry and its growth trajectory.
The team at IBM had excellent presentations that were specifically tailored to students and we received guidance from at IBM on what would it take to pursue a career in digital technology, which was very helpful.

We were able to see a plethora of innovative products and meet representatives from tech giants under one roof which was exciting.”

Earlier this year, Durham MBA (Full-time) students on the Entrepreneurship Pathway visited Dublin and students on the Consultancy Pathway visited Amsterdam. Read more about this here.