CIM Summit 2024, Saturday 6th April 2024, Bank of Cyprus HQ

The Future of Business: Adapting to a Changing Landscape


Access to the event is FREE. Any registration is subject to confirmation by the Organisers.

The Summit

The CIM Summit is a reference point for the Cyprus business community. The CIM Summit is organised on an annual basis and
aims to provide the opportunity to Cypriot and Multinational firms to be informed about the latest developments in the business world
as well as the future trends. World-renowned academics from leading global Business Schools and Organisations attend and share
their knowledge and insights with the executives attending.


The main objectives of the Summit are to inform and inspire Cyprus’ managers and executives. Moreover, it also provides a platform
for managers and executives to network and discuss the latest developments in their respective fields. Finally, with this Summit, the
CIM actively promotes business education and offers added value to its members and alumni who are encouraged to attend.

The Summit is addressed to:

• Business Executives
• Senior Government Officials
• Marketing Managers
• Human Resource Managers
• Sales Managers
• Production Managers
• Logistics Managers
• Brand Managers
• And any other executive who would like to be informed on the latest trends in Business


CIM-Cyprus Business School was established in 1978 in Nicosia as The Cyprus Institute of Marketing and has been operating also in Limassol since 1984. Originally set up to promote the science of Marketing in Cyprus and abroad, during the last 45 year CIM-Cyprus
Business School has evolved into an all-round Business School, offering an array of programmes at both Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate level – from Marketing, Business, to Accounting and Finance, Shipping, and Human Resource Management, Law,
Hospitality Management and other. Over the years, CIM-Cyprus Business School has provided the opportunity to more than 10,000 students to acquire acclaimed qualifications and fulfil their aspirations. A lot of our students are individuals who had missed out, for one reason or another, on the opportunity to study after graduating from secondary school, yet who always had the desire to pursue learning, gain further knowledge and qualifications, and advance their careers. Though CIM serves students of all ages and all walks of life, we still offer evening classes exclusively – in order to cater for the needs of working individuals. We still put emphasis on combining theory and practice and remain committed to offering the best and most accessible education at the most affordable fees.


Summit Schedule

08:30 – 09:15 Registrations
09:15 – 09:20 Introduction by the Coordinator of the Summit
Melanie Steliou
09:20 – 09:30 Opening Ceremony
Welcome Address
Yangos Hadjiyannis, CEO, CIM
09:10 – 10:00 

Corporate governance implications of the rise of index funds

Casidhe Troyer, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

10:00 – 10:10 Q&A Session
10:10 – 10:40 

The Future of Leadership

Sue Dopson, Deputy Dean for People and EDI, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Said Business School, University of Oxford

10:40 – 10:50 Q&A Session
10:50 – 11:20 Networking Coffee Break
11:20– 11:50 

The Best Strategies Don’t Just Take a Long View. They Take a Broad View.

Trudi Lang, Senior Fellow in Management Practice, Said Business School, University of Oxford

11:50 – 12:00 Q&A Session
12:00 – 12:30 

Generative AI is a disruptive technology. But who will get disrupted and how?

Prof. David Stillwell, Professor of Computational Social Science, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

12:30 – 12:40 Q&A Session
12:40 – 13:05 Panel Discussion
13:05 – 13:20 Closing Ceremony – Proclamation of CIM Honorary Fellows 2024

CIM Summit 2024 Speakers

Casidhe Troyer

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. 

London Business School

Sue Dopson

Deputy Dean for People and EDI, Professor of Organisational Behaviour,

Said Business School, University of Oxford

Trudi Lang

Senior Fellow in Management Practice

Said Business School, University of Oxford

David Stillwell

Professor of Computational Social Science

BSc, MSc, PhD (University of Nottingham)

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Casidhe Troyer

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

BA (Washington and Lee) PhD (Michigan) Dr. Casidhe Troyer studies innovation and technology strategy, with a particular focus on understanding how large firms both generate and respond to new technologies.
She has two main areas of research. First, she studies the the interplay between technology strategy and human capital strategy, examining how technology adoption decisions and outcomes are shaped by how firms structure and manage key human capital relationships. She was named a finalist for the Academy of Management Strategic Management Division’s Outstanding Dissertation Award for her work in this area exploring technology adoption in hospitals. Second, she examines how the demands of shareholders can shape an organisation’s R&D strategy.

Dr. Casidhe Troyer is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. She holds a Ph.D. from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in economics with a concentration in poverty and human capability studies from Washington and Lee University. Prior to joining academia, she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, specialising in capital markets policy and research.

Corporate governance implications of the rise of index funds

Sue Dopson

Deputy Dean for People and EDI, Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Sue is Deputy Dean for People and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and Professor of Organisational Behaviour. She is also a Fellow of Green Templeton College.
She has a BSc in sociology, MSc in sociology with special reference to medicine, MA (Oxon) and a PhD studying the introduction of general management into the NHS. She is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Sue conducts research in a range of public and private sector organisations.

Sue’s research lies in the area of innovation, change and healthcare studies. She has led a number of research projects in public and private sector organisations.
These include the evaluation of work aimed at improving clinical effectiveness, exploring evidence-based medicine, developing the skills of healthcare managers, and investigating the changing role of healthcare assistants within the NHS workforce.

Research interests:

  • personal and organisational dimensions of leadership
  • transformational change
  • networks
  • healthcare studies and clinical leadership
  • implementation of innovation
  • evidence-based management
  • leadership coaching practice
  • women in leadership.
The future of Leadership

Trudi Lang

Senior Fellow in Management Practice

As a practice faculty, Trudi works with executives to support them in the achievement of their strategic objectives.
Her research, executive education and consulting focuses on strategising in dynamic environments.
Prior to joining the School, Trudi was Director and Head of Strategic Foresight at the World Economic Forum convening global initiatives with members and stakeholders to explore the future of industries, countries and emerging issues. She also served as Consultant for Strategic Foresight at the OECD working with the leaders of a member country to develop their national strategy.
In addition to holding a PhD (DPhil, Management Studies) from the University of Oxford, Trudi has an MSc degree in Management Research from Oxford, graduating with Distinction and winning the Templeton College Nautilus Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. She also holds an MBA (Executive) (Distinction) from Curtin University, Australia, and an MA (Political Science) from the University of Hawaii, USA.
She is a member of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management.

Trudi’s research focuses on strategy formulation and strategy processes in the context of dynamic environments.


  • Scenarios and strategic reframing
  • Interplay between organisational identity and strategy
  • Collaborative strategy, including building new social capital in meta-organisations
  • Deep uncertainty and time
The Best Strategies Don’t Just Take a Long View. They Take a Broad View.

David Stillwell

Professor of Computational Social Science

Academic Director of the Psychometrics Centre
BSc, MSc, PhD (University of Nottingham)
My research interests include psychometrics, psychology, decision-making, and social networks. I use big data to understand psychology, and I also do consultancy on the topics of psychometrics, and people analytics. My research has been cited by many governments’ national data protection regulators worldwide.

I’m a member of the Organisational Behaviour subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which aspires to promote our understanding of behaviour within organisations and translate our scientific research into practical applications.

David’s research uses big data to understand psychology. He published papers showing using social media data from millions of consenting individuals to show that the computer can predict a user’s personality as accurately as their spouse can. Follow-up research found that personalising an advert to the recipient’s psychology is more effective than generic ads.

This research has important public policy implications. Do consumers prefer their online experiences to be customised? How should consumers’ data be used to target them? Should regulators step in, and if so how?

David has spoken at workshops organised by the EU Data Protection Supervisor, by the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel, to UK government regulators, and to the Bank of England. His research has also been cited by many governments’ national data protection regulators worldwide.

David has also published research using various big data sources such as credit card data and textual data to show that spending money on products and services that match one’s personality leads to greater life satisfaction, that people tend to date others who have a similar personality, and that people who swear seem to be more honest.

David does consultancy on the topics of psychometrics, people analytics, and big data. He has worked on projects with companies including Amazon Payments, Barclays, Hilton Hotels, RBS, Shell, and Ubisoft.

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