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The third Business Stories event with Kevin Craig

Last Friday the Ministry of Sound’s CEO Lohan Presencer returned to interview another alumni student of the University of Southampton Kevin Craig, CEO of PLMR. After growing up in South London in a school where being academically inclined wasn’t viewed as a positive by peers (and throwing chairs in the classroom was common), Kevin didn’t believe he had the grades to go to university so almost accepted an apprenticeship in graphics. Continue reading →

Web Science goes Down Under

Melbourne - RMIT University We arrived in Melbourne on Saturday evening. On Sunday a few of us visited the lively streets of Melbourne to get some sun, street arts, and diverse food to overcome the jet-lag. We refuged in coffee shops to benefit from the countless flow of coffee and decent Wi-Fi. On Monday, we headed to RMIT where Professor Susan Halford was presenting her work, “Speaking Sociologically with Big Data: Symphonic social science and the future for big data research”. Continue reading →

Judith Clegg impresses at first Business Stories event

Business Stories is a new series of lunchtime networking events with high profile speakers led by Lohan Presencer, CEO of Ministry of Sound. I was particularly interested in attending this series of talks because I personally love hearing about the journey that successful business people have taken to get to the positions they’re in now. Learning to code on a Tandy computer by her father at just 7 years old, Judith created some deep roots with technology at an early age. Continue reading →