New digital initiative to support ‘business beyond the curve’

Business leaders and experts from across Greater Lincolnshire will take part in a series of valuable digital interviews designed to support businesses in Greater Lincolnshire as they battle to find the ‘new normal’ on the other side of the current COVID-19 crisis.

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Resilient Lincolnshire is a pioneering new initiative from Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) at the University of Lincoln, in partnership with the National Centre for Organisational Resilience.

As well as an executive education series comprising webinars on key topics of relevance to businesses today, Resilient Lincolnshire will see leading figures from the local business community draw on their experience and take part in panel-style interviews to provide expert commentary on the drivers of business in the future.

This interview series – called Business Beyond the Curve and streamed on Facebook Live – will include an array of guest speakers from across the regional business community spanning a variety of sectors that are key to Greater Lincolnshire - from data security to food industry, logistics to sport.

It includes voices of policy makers, industry, academics from the University and our future workforce – students.

The next Business Beyond the Curve event will feature Paul Burrows, CEO of Krypto Kloud and Yvonne James, Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at the University of Lincoln.

They will discuss technology and cyber security today (Friday, May 1) at 3pm on Facebook Live.

Ruchi Aggarwal, Director of Business Development at Lincoln International Business School, said: “The current crisis has stalled productivity to a large extent, disrupting businesses, lives, and the wider economy.

“However, through everything, Lincolnshire businesses have shown immense resilience and have innovated in every way.

“Through Resilient Lincolnshire we wish to provide a platform to meaningfully engage with businesses and explore how companies can successfully work through the crisis by enabling dialogue and support learning.

“We see this as a powerful digital platform, through which we are getting in conversation with key figures and voices, to explore the impact of this moment in history, recognize innovation, and examine how we can all brace ourselves for ‘business beyond the curve’.

“Lest answer the question: what does their ‘new normal’ look like?”

The executive education series that have already commenced, are led by academic colleagues from the Lincolnshire International Business School and cover a range of relevant topics, with a view to providing a focus for policy and thought leadership for businesses of many sizes and sectors, with a particular emphasis on the region’s SME sector.

The Resilient Lincolnshire initiative is borne out of the Lincoln International Business School’s (LIBS) existing expertise in the area.

LIBS is already home to the National Centre for Organisational Resilience, led by Professor Dean Fathers, which produces leading management research about the value of resilience for businesses.

The virtual talks can be accessed on both Facebook and YouTube on the Lincoln International Business School pages, with past talks available to watch again.

• For more information and to see the full list of Resilient Lincolnshire events, visit the Lincoln International Business School Facebook page.