Future of business

About this event series

The world is changing; business leaders need to change with it.

Future of Business is an exciting event series where our academics interview business leaders and challenge each other to implement business changes needed for the future.

Business models have been reinvented in the last few years. With new technological advances, pandemic-induced changes, and the continuous efforts to reduce the climate change crisis, business leaders are expected to be bold and reinvent.

We hope to bring you inspirational business leaders who will share their vision on the future of business. 

Previous events


Is tax avoidance by multinationals over?

Reflections on the most significant tax reforms in the last century. 


From cyber-security to cyber-resilience: towards a new CEO playbook

Panel discussion on the CEO’s role in managing cybersecurity risk with the authors of the 'CEO Report on cyber resilience'.


Why organisations need trades unions: what they don’t teach you on the MBA

Sam Gurney, regional policy officer at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) for London, the South East and East, describes the work of unions, not only in achieving better pay and working conditions for their members, but also in facilitating change in organisations through negotiation and engagement with both employees and leaders.


Digital innovation: what can the West learn from the East?

In this fireside chat, Likhit Wagle of IBM and Professor Pinar Ozcan of Oxford Future of Finance and Technology Initiative will explore cases from the Asia Pacific Region to understand what strategies and organisational structures enable an effective transformation to become a data-driven innovation leader in banking.


Inaugural lecture: Professor Daniel Armanios

Daniel joined Oxford Saïd earlier this year and this Inaugural lecture provides the opportunity to celebrate his professorial appointment and for him to present his research and academic thinking.


Events in collaboration with Founders & Funders, an entrepreneurial research initiative

Founders & Funders is a network of notable alumni, funders, researchers and our executive students. The aim of the community is to bridge the gap between science and business through keynote events and peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges. 


Business: the next 25 years

A thought-provoking series of hybrid events with our academics and guest speakers discussing what business will look like over the next 25 years.