Managing transformation in a changing world

Leading successful digital change from the top


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Beyond COVID blended learning will be a reality. Technological improvement is a visible end result, but successful delivery requires committed leadership and adaptation from every internal function and every academic department. Breaking the challenge down into smaller, phased initiatives can make the challenge easier.
Join our panellists for a practical guide to an organisation wide approach to digital transformation that meets student and staff expectations, exploring all the legal risks and minimising vulnerability to litigation. 


Stephen Hocking, Partner – Public Law, DAC Beachcroft

Stephen is a Partner and Head of DAC Beachcroft’s public sector. Stephen advises educational establishment on public law and related matters. He also advises regulators and professional disciplinary bodies. His advice includes: defence of judicial reviews, advice on regulatory schemes, major misconduct enquiries, joint ventures, competition law.

Tim Ryan, Partner – Technology, DAC Beachcroft

Tim is a Partner and Head of DAC Beachcroft’s national TMT team. He is an experienced commercial lawyer whose team advises across a variety of matters in technology, media and telecoms. In addition to leading on large technology projects and transactions, Tim is heavily involved in working with his clients on a wide range of matters in digital business, ranging from software development, hosting, licensing, data analytics and regulation.

David Seaombe, Aston Beck

David leads Aston Beck, a leadership advisory firm he founded in 2008. He and his team help organisations understand and respond to the challenges of staying relevant as markets, consumers and technology evolve. This frequently involves digital transformation and David advises on setting strategy and then executing on workforce, cultural and technology change. Aston Beck work in the education, private and public sectors. Prior to setting up Aston Beck he worked as an interim manager with successive briefs to increase sales, realign operations and reduce costs. Before that he had a corporate career at Lloyds Bank. David holds a Masters in User Interface Design and has been a Visiting Lecturer delivering insights to MSc Information Systems Management Students.


DAC Beachcroft is a leading international law firm offering corporate and commercial alongside market leading sector knowledge. We provide a full range of services to the Education sector including regulatory, real estate, outsourcing, sales and disposals, digitisation and litigation advice.


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