Leading digital entrepreneur and founder of the long-running “Thinking Digital” conference, Herb Kim has been appointed as the Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle University’s business school. He is also known for regularly hosting TEDx conferences across the North East which are very popular.
A Princeton University graduate, Herb Kim has been pivotal in the digital business scene in the North East of England and connecting regional businesses in the UK with those in the US. His work has brought him multiple accolades, from being featured in The Guardian’s MediaGuardian Top 100 list of influencers in 2010, and in Wired magazine’s Top 100 in 2011. Adding on to his track record of working with various universities, and businesses, as the Goldman professor he will be working towards extending and embedding the networks between the Business School and the technology sector in the North East, to encourage innovation and enterprise.
As the 16th Goldman Professor, Herb Kim’s 12-month long tenure began with the annual Goldman lecture on the 5 of March 2019, which covered “Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and TED Talks.” The position, established in 2001, commemorates the life and work of David Goldman, founder and Chief Executive of the Sage Group, the North East’s iconic software company. In addition to the Visiting Professorship position, the Goldman endowment includes funding for a Chair in the Business school, six David Goldman doctoral scholarships, and the annual David Goldman lecture.
As this year’s Goldman professor, Herb Kim will be working towards accomplishing the “Business School’s vision on the Future of Work, Leading on Leadership and embed the School’s Global Graduate Attributes which recognise the value of combining research-led education, technology and the “soft power” of leadership and innovation skills,” according to Professor Sharon Mavin, the Director of Newcastle University Business School.