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Leadership of Urban Digital Innovation for Public Value


Here are testimonials about LeadUP from a wide range of professionals involved in largescale digitalisation initiatives to create public value.

“I had the pleasure of participating in the Executive Education course on Leadership of Urban Digital Innovation for Public Value. The program was both insightful and valuable. Jennifer and her team organised a two-day experience that was well-structured and interactive. It served as an excellent platform for academia and practitioners from both the public and private sectors to share knowledge, experiences, and explore various approaches in our fast-evolving digital landscape. I particularly enjoyed the workshop sessions, where participants from diverse backgrounds engaged in efficient discussions and collective problem-solving.”

Jun Huang, FRSA   MIoD   AoU  BArch. MSc.(Dist.), Managing Director, Wei Yang + Partners

“I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in delivering public value through digitalisation and urban innovation. A group of inspiring people and a well put together programme. Thanks to all involved.” 

Daniel Clarke, Head of Technology and Innovation - Greater Cambridge Partnership

“Having Cambridge University, it’s research and people supporting and sharing their findings and knowledge to solve our big societal challenges is inspiring. Thank you LeadUP Exec Ed and my fellow course participants for all the learning you shared. I enjoyed discussing public value, and thinking about what smart means for places. Smart can be digital and  nature based solutions are also smart. Tackling climate change is a multidisciplinary cross societal challenge and needs innovation in digital and many other areas too. Thanks for the course.” 

Sheryl French, Assistant Director, Climate Change and Energy Services, Cambridgeshire County Council

“Thank you to the team for a brilliant course! Really inspiring and thought provoking two days and it was so great to meet people working through the same challenges we are. I would highly recommend this course!”

Christiana Clarke, Principal Programme Officer for NUAR, Greater London Authority

“This course bridged a divide that often exists between academia and local government. The content was well-considered with a good balance between theory and practical application, which offered a great way to learn. The digital innovation process model developed by the team has much to offer those leading digital change in their organisations.”

Rebekah Wilson, Programme Manager (Cyber, Digital and Technology), Local Government Association