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Hannah Rudman, Associate Director

Hannah Rudman

Dr Hannah Rudman is a highly experienced Organisational and Digital Transformation consultant who has led the transformation of over 150 creative and cultural businesses, national organisations and publicly funded institutions - ensuring their growth, sustainability and resilience in a digital age.

In the UK between 2007-14, Hannah designed and directed the multi-million pound national digital transformation and innovation AmbITion programmes for the Creative Industries sector, working with organisations on the transformation of their business and operational models, content, products, services and experiences. She is internationally renowned for her proven in the field and academically verified Digital Transformation framework for the Creative Industries sector, which combines modern change management methods with participatory action research, design thinking, and creative approaches.

Hannah led a tech start-up focussing on live streaming, webcasting, and mobile and blockchain technologies up to 2015, and co-produced the online award-winning production, Five Minute Theatre, with the National Theatre of Scotland and STV. In 2016, she worked with global science and technology solutions company Leidos as Associate Principal Consultant, developing their Digital Transformation practice for the public, health and energy sectors.

Hannah has advised governments on how to empower creative industries, tourism and education sectors to change and transform to maximise digital opportunities. She is a commentator in the national and professional press on the impact of digital technologies, and is a co-author of academic journal papers and of Europe’s first ever hyperdrama.

Hannah is an Honorary Fellow of Durham University, where she is leading a participatory action research, development and knowledge exchange project with academics and science centre practitioners, investigating whether creative means of enquiry encourage different demographics to engage with science. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, and has acted as Chair and Board Trustee on many digital development agencies, and as digital advisor to arms-length government bodies. Hannah has a PhD in Information Systems, an MRes in Drama and IT, a PGCert in Computer Science and an undergraduate degree in Drama and Theatre Studies.