Public lecture: 'Navigating Disruptive Innovation in an Uncertain World'

Date Tuesday 23 October 2018
Time 5:15pm - 6pm
Where Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato
Presenter Professor Tim Coltman, Dean of Waikato Management School
Admission Cost Free

Professor Tim Coltman, Dean of Waikato Management School, will give a public lecture at the University of Waikato on Tuesday, 23 October, called ‘Navigating Disruptive Innovation in an Uncertain World’.

Please join us for this special event, part of the 2018 Hamilton Public Lecture Series, in which the University of Waikato’s newest professors demonstrate how their work is having a real impact on the world around us.

The 35-minute lecture will be held in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato, starting at 5.15pm, to be followed by drinks and nibbles. Doors and cash bar open from 4.30pm.

New Zealand businesses - no matter their size, history, or industry - are constantly looking over their shoulder to assess the threat from disruptive technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence and blockchain.

While uncertainty is a fact of life, some companies are more adept than others at responding to these challenges, says Professor Coltman.

“If we want to grow the nation’s wealth, then businesses across all sectors – from agriculture to tourism – need to find ways of learning from market leaders to reduce the uncertainty associated with investment in technological innovation,” he says.

“Good management science, intuitively applied, can be used to help business leaders make better strategic decisions."

Professor Coltman's lecture will cover two approaches to tackle innovation uncertainty. Firstly, using a new science of demand to gain a lens into the mind of future customers, and secondly, unpacking resource allocation choices by integrating demand with supply.

If you’d like to attend the lecture, for planning purposes please RSVP here.

Parking is available via Gate 2b, Knighton Road, Hamilton, with the Academy a two-minute walk beside the lake. Parking is free of charges after 4.30pm.

Two accessibility car parks are available on the turnaround in front of the Academy, via Gate 1, Knighton Road.