Colan Mehaffey (UK)

Conference speaker Colan Mehaffey

Colan Mehaffey (UK)

  • Head of Web Strategies and Technologies at University of Edinburgh



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J. Boye Aarhus 17 conference
At the international J. Boye conference in Aarhus, Denmark in November you will get valuable insights and input on the latest trends and developments from world class speakers, experts and peers.

PRESENTATION: Developing winning strategies which embrace both tech and marketing cultures

TRACK: Strategy
DATE: Thursday, Nov 9 @ 13:00 – 13:45

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ROUNDTABLES: What’s on the digital agenda in 2018? 

DATE: Thursday, Nov 9 at 14:00 – 15:00

About Colan Mehaffey

Colan is a delivery-focused digital leader and strategist with significant project and programme management experience across a number of sectors. He is recognised in Scotland’s ‘Tech 100’ as one of the key figures driving the nation’s digital agenda.

Colan is currently leading the development of a new overarching web strategy and governance programme for the University of Edinburgh, which is ranked inside the world’s top 20 Universities. Prior to his current role, he worked with the Scottish Government’s newly-formed Digital Transformations Service, developing strategies and transformation programmes across public sector organisations.

Colan was the Head of Digital Media for the National Trust for Scotland – winning awards for the innovative use of web and social media; delivering transformational uplift in online revenue; and becoming the first Scottish partner for Goggle’s world-renowned Street View programme.

About University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of academic excellence. With a history dating back to 1583, it is one of the UK’s oldest universities and Scotland’s largest, generating a turnover of more than £840 million each year.

The university has an outstanding history of discovery, invention and innovation, which include the theory of the Higgs boson, for which Professor Peter Higgs was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2013, and the cloning of Dolly the Sheep at the university’s Roslin Institute. The university is also leading the development of new forms of education: it was the first university in the UK to provide massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) to students right around the world.