Hoseasons: Digital transformation and empowering change

EVENT REPORT

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Last month Norfolk Network tackled the knotty subject of Digital Transformation. They invited Karen Longdin to pass on her knowledge and experience working with Hoseasons to keep pace with change. Digital Transformation fascinates me so I was delighted to write up the event report for the Norfolk Network website.

EXTRACT

Hoseasons is a holiday company with a 70-year heritage born out of boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads. Now part of Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK and providing all types of breaks in the UK and abroad, Hoseasons is on a journey to become the No.1 holiday company for customers, owners and partners.

Championing the digital transformation of Hoseasons is Karen Longdin, Head of IT Development and Architecture. Karen’s previous roles have included Head of IT at Stansted Airport and Assistant Head of IT for Essex Police. During the two and a half years Karen has worked for Hoseasons she has focused on changing the shape and direction of the technical team to keep pace with change.

The digital transformation of an organisation is a challenging prospect but one that is well within everyone’s reach, Karen assured a sell-out Norfolk Network audience. “IT isn’t there to make our life hard. In fact, we don’t tolerate it making things hard in our personal lives so why do we tolerate it in our businesses?”

Read the full report on the Norfolk Network website

 

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