Experian’s strategy team go back to the classroom
Derek Garriock and Dushyant Dar, from Experian UK, have been back to the classroom, sharing our innovative Athena framework with the best of the best. In a long running partnership with the University of Nottingham, established by Steve Thomas over the past decade, the Enterprise Strategy team has been supporting their flagship MBA programmes for both full time students and Executive MBA professionals.
We have been working with the University of Nottingham for a decade now and the relationship not only provides strong links to future talent in our area, but allows us to build a truly valuable partnership with our local academic community.
Within the Strategic Management module, Derek and Dushyant are able to take the principles of strategic planning and bring this to life through real examples of how we innovate throughout our organisation. Using recent examples of how we were able to pivot and adapt to the Covid pandemic and overcome the challenges we faced to best serve our customers – they were able to deliver a topical masterclass on strategic planning.
As Dr Jeannie Holstein, Assistant Professor at Nottingham University Business School explains, “Working with Experian is an absolute pleasure, and I can’t begin to express how much value this partnership brings to our students. On our Executive MBA we have very senior professionals, who are coming to learn about how to implement workable strategies into their organisations. Experian brings astonishing insight into our classrooms, clearly explaining how to collapse the divide between strategic planning and the implementation.”
This relationship is just going from strength to strength and last month we invited two of the University’s professors to join our pre-hackathon panel discussion on climate change and the opportunities it creates for innovation.