The Web Science Doctoral Training Centre has put together a programme of activities in collaboration with the business community that will provide students with some incredible opportunities for their current research training and future career:
(1) Industry Week 3-7 December 2012
A programme of lunchtime industry seminars in the week December 3rd-7th. Over the five days, fifteen companies from various sectors will be talking about the challenges that they see the web providing, giving students the opportunity to seek out industry-relevant research questions.
Digital Economy members may be particularly interested in attending the lunch on Wednesday 5th in Building 58/1007 from 12 until 2pm in which Julius Duncan, the Marketing Director of Headstream and Chair of the Creative Digifest Panel, will be amongst the businesses discussing the challenges posed by recent web developments. Professor Vladimiro Sassone, Director of the Centre of Excellence in CyberSecurity Research will introduce the Centre and discuss its relevance to the business community. He will also introduce the cybersecurity research student projects underway at Southampton.
From 4pm on this same day (5th December) the Digital Economy USRG will be running an informal ‘Social Media Tips and Tricks’ session open to staff, students and industry guests featuring a number of lightning talks about new tools and time saving practices.
(2) Industry Forum 7-8 February 2013
This year the plan is to build on the research questions uncovered at the Industry Week, in a two-day workshop that allows brainstorming of solutions and on-going research proposals in small groups.
(3) Directors’ Dinner 18 April 2013
Business Solent will be inviting 40 of their regional business network’s company directors to meet the DTC students over dinner and to hear brief presentations about the outcomes from the Industry Week and Forum. This will then lead into a future round of invitations for industry seminars and research workshops, supported by Business Solent.
The aim of these events is to give students experience of turning their increasing research maturity into business leadership. This applies at whatever stage they are at in the programme, as they will be working together as a cohort, and supporting each other in teams.
If you would like to attend any of these events, please fill out THIS DOODLE POLL to confirm your attendance.