This programme offers organisations the opportunity to showcase how academic knowledge can be applied to an industry context and offers students the chance to develop their understanding of different sectors and roles through interactive case studies and group activities.
The programme covers a range of academic disciplines, including data science. For example, a recent session focused on 'The impact of AI on international development'.
Careers in tech for non-tech students panel
Thursday 6 October (18:00 - 19:00)
This panel is designed to support you to develop your knowledge of career options in the technology sector, without having a computer science or other tech-related degree.
It brings together LSE alumni from across a wide range of careers in tech to discuss their careers, the opportunities available, and the challenges they've met. You will also be able to explore the tech sector, its main stakeholder, its challenges and trends, as well as the skills required.
Christian Laffin, Product Manager at Sysdig
Graduated from LSE in 2015 with a BSc in Social Policy. Started my career in the UK government, joining the Civil Service Fast Stream, specifically the Digital and Technology stream, and then took a permanent role. During my time in government, I worked on several major digital transformation programmes across borders, immigration, national security, tax and benefits. After nearly 6 years in central government, I decided it was time for a different challenge and joined Wise, a fintech based here in London as Product Manager for their cloud infrastructure, though in the last few months joined Sysdig, a US-based cloud security startup as Product Manager.
Dylan Shaw, Regional Programme Manager at Google
Working in political and security risk roles in London after graduating LSE with a BSC in IR & Modern History in 2015, Dylan joined Uber during its acceleration phase and performed various security risk management roles across EMEA. He helped prepare his department for the company’s largest business acquisition and for its initial public offering, and helped support rapid geographic and business growth in the region. He completed an MSc. from UCL during this time. Dylan has now joined Google in 2021 to develop novel and innovative security programmes across EMEA & APAC.
Johannes Svanberg, Technology Strategy Consultant at Accenture
Johannes is currently a Senior Technology Strategy Consultant at Accenture. He advises C-suite and global leadership teams of FTSE 100 and S&P 500 on their digital strategy. He has also developed extensive experience as a programme director where he has led multiple complex digital transformation programmes across various sectors. In addition to his consulting role, he is the fintech lead for Accenture Ventures. (corporate VC arm) Prior to Accenture, Johannes worked at Infosys as a Senior Consultant in CIO Advisory and at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as an Analyst within the Capital Markets team. Johannes started his career in sales & trading at a bulge bracket bank and a fintech. He holds an MSc in Economic History from LSE (‘17).
Constanze Salzmann, Director Digital Strategy at OMMAX
Constanze is leading digital due diligence projects and customer projects with a focus on digital strategy development for national and international clients, e.g. KKR, EQT, Afinum Management, and Gilde Buy Out Partners. Prior to OMMAX, she worked for strategy consultants EY-Parthenon and held previous roles in financial advisory. Constanze holds an MSc and BSc in Business Administration and Engineering from Technical University Munich with a specialism in Finance and Accounting.
The panel will be chaired by Nedelin Velikov from the LSE Digital Skills Lab.
Skills seminar: digital health- a people's lives game changer with Novo Nordisk
Wednesday 12 October (13:00 - 14:30)
The seminar starts with a short introduction to digital health and its relevance for the future of healthcare, understood in wide terms: public, private, and as an industry. Recommended readings will be sent beforehand and understanding of some basic concepts for patient care journey is advisable for an easy facilitation during the workshop.
After the provided context, the business case will be presented: challenge is to propose digital solutions from the patients’, and healthcare practitioners’ (doctors, nurses, etc.) perspective. The case deals with the treatment of a chronic disease. 6 groups in total will spar their potential solutions; from both perspectives and present a pitch of 5 minutes with the focus being on the logic behind their proposal, expected results, and plausible pitfalls. At least 2 groups will have to work on any of the 3 targeted stages of the patient journey: screening symptoms, early care initiation, and adherence to an effective treatment.
The presentations will be followed by a debrief and feedback from the organisers, with an open session to discuss learnings. The speakers will also highlight the skills relevant for the healthcare industry and the approach towards healthcare recruitment.
Skills seminar: robotics & intelligent automation at Deloitte for non-tech careers (online)
Thursday 13 October (18:00 - 19:30)
This skills seminar is for people who are considering/ interested in a career in technology and/or Robotics. The Deloitte R&IA (Robotic & Intelligent Automation) team build robotic solutions for their clients so that humans can focus on other more complicated tasks. They will give an overview of what robotic process automation actually is and its key benefits, and discuss their approach in how hey deliver tech solutions to their clients which is an approach that is taken up industry wide in multiple countries for various tech sectors.
The team will give examples of some of their use cases and how they delivered solutions to world renowned clients.
Finally, at the end of the event for those who wish to stay they will discuss the roles we have available from September 2023 both technical and non-technical and how you can apply. There will be time for any questions and an individual from the team will share their contact details if you have any questions following the event.
Skills seminar: digital business models and value creation with Ommax
Wednesday 26 October (15:00 - 16:30)
OMMAX is a leading digital strategy consultancy - in this skills seminar, you'll have the chance to learn about digital business models, digital due diligence, and value creation through an interactive session with their team which will include LSE alumni.
Get hands-on knowledge and experience and find out what a career in digital strategy consulting really looks like.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.