Global Innovation

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14–15 NOVEMBER 2018, LONDON UK
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14-15 November 2018, London UK

The forum will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors to discuss the latest trends in innovation, design, creativity, R&D and new product development. You can expect a tremendous agenda, experienced speakers, key messages, global players and intense networking.

Presentations

Latest innovation trends discussed. Best practices, methods and concepts of successful innovation policies

Panel Debates

Panelists interactively sharing examples while engaging the whole audience into an open discussion

Workshops
Useful knowledge generated through interactive and hands-on activities in a relaxed and playful atmosphere
DemoLab

An exhibition hub, where you can touch and experience fresh new products and breakthrough technologies

Teenage Innovators

Teams of teenage UK students and how they look at problems to find a better way of doing things

Start-up Stage

Hear some of UK’s most promising early-stage entrepreneurs. Ask, discuss and vote for your favorite

Featured Speakers

A mixture of well-established large corporations and fast-growing trendsetters
Butzi

Butzi

Magician, Author and Actor
SCHEDULE
09:00 - 09:10, Tom Ellis / Director at Brand Genetics

An experienced innovator & brand strategist, Tom leads insight and innovation consultancy Brand Genetics, having previously been Managing Director of Big Green Door and Director of Strategy & Research at 1HQ. Tom has extensive experience innovating with brands around the world and across categories - from beer in the US and China, to personal care in India, to white goods in Europe. He likes to move fast and break new ground and is constantly seeking for disruptive insights to help shape breakthrough opportunities - but ultimately he is passionate about helping clients find sustainable ways to grow their businesses and have a positive impact on consumers' lives.

09:10 - 09:40, Theo Blackwell / Chief Digital Officer for London

As London’s first Chief Digital Officer, Theo will play a leading role in realising the Mayor’s ambition to make London the world’s smartest city, ensuring that the capital’s status as a global tech hub helps transform the way public services are designed and delivered, making them more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of Londoners.

10:10 - 10:40, Merle Hall / CEO at Kinneir Dufort

Merle has nearly 20 years design consultancy experience,joining Kinneir Dufort in 2009. In 2016 she led a management buyout and was appointed MD.  Merle’s design consultancy background stems from expertise in Design Strategy, Branding and Innovation and she nowleads KD’s 90 strong multidisciplinary team across three UK sites, designing meaningful and memorable physical and digital brand experiences globally.

11:00 - 11:30, Joni Saylor / Program Director Design Practices at IBM

Joni Saylor directs IBM's Design Thinking team, with a mission to inspire adoption of human-centered research and design approaches amongst enterprise teams everywhere. She previously led IBM’s Designcamp for early career professionals, an interdisciplinary corporate education program that has prepared over 1000 graduates to join IBM's product and service teams. She has held senior positions in design research and industrial design and co-taught the InnovationSpace studio at Arizona State University.

Saylor is recognized as a leader in creating and disclosing intellectual property and regularly speaks with design and business audiences on design education and transformation. Her work has been recognized by IDEA, industrie Forum, and Core77.

12:00 - 12:30, Jackson Wang / VP of Retail Design at L'Oreal

Born in Taiwan, grew up in Southern California, Jackson has worked as a typographer, graphic designer, retail design director, creative director, group manager across USA, China and Singapore with over 24 years of professional design and executive management experience across Fashion, Automotive, FMCG and Beauty industry; company and brand such as Hallmark, Neiman Marcus, Ford Motor Company, Procter & Gamble. His capability and achievement is not merely limited to the exercise of visual or style, rather it is an amalgamation of innovative design strategy and resourceful co-creation. Jackson is currently Vice President of Retail Design for L’Oreal U.S.A., based in New York City. He leads visual communication, emotional-based retail elevation and seamless shopper experience.

12:30 - 13:10, Nadav Rosenberg / Partner at Entrepreneur First & Program Start-ups

Hear about Entrepreneur First's accelerator and learn about entrepreneurship from its most promising start-ups. 
> Introduction to Entrepreneur First. 
> Discussion with start-ups from program. 
> Q&A with the audience.

14:30 - 15:00, Elly Hardwick / Head of Innovation at Deutsche Bank

Elly Hardwick is Head of Innovation at Deutsche Bank, responsible for leading the bank’s innovation activities and managing the Deutsche Bank Labs globally. Working at the intersection of technology and financial services, Elly works closely with fintechs and Deutsche Bank’s business divisions to discover, evaluate and drive the adoption of innovations that will shape the future of banking.

16:00 - 16:30, Prof. Shafi Ahmed / Surgeon, futurist, innovator

I am  a surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, entrepreneur and an evangelist in augmented and virtual reality. I am a 3x TEDx and international keynote speaker and faculty at Exponential Medicine, Singularity University. I qualified from Kings College Medical School, London and completed my surgical training in London. I also completed my PhD thesis on the Genetics of Colorectal Cancer from The University of London. I am a laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and have been awarded the accolade of the most watched surgeon in human history. As a dedicated trainer, educator, and Associate Dean of Bart’s Medical School, I was awarded the Silver Scalpel award in 2015 as the best national trainer in surgery by the Association of Surgeons in Training. I am also currently serving as an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England where I am the  Director of the International Surgical Training Programme. I am an honorary visiting professor at The University of Bradford.

16:30 - 17:00, Leland Maschmeyer / Chief Creative Officer at Chobani

In the English language, we refer to the future as singular. But in reality, it should be plural. At any given moment, there are multiple parallel futures vying for dominance. Some emerged from corporate visions. Others from Sci-Fi. Some from political parties. Others from counter cultures. In all cases, they need design to compete. Leland Maschmeyer will delve into this point of view and share how this way of thinking transform Chobani into a design-led organization helping one possible future triumph.

17:00 - 17:30, Sheelika Ravishankar / Jedi Master at TeamIndus

Sheelika Ravishankar formulates and executes strategies designed to make the TeamIndus GLXP mission one of the most inclusive space missions ever. TeamIndus is amongst last 5 teams in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. TeamIndus is building a privately funded Spacecraft to land on the Moon, a mission planned for December 2017. Designed to be inclusive and an open mission, TeamIndus is inviting everyone to join its #HarIndianKaMoonshot program.

17:30 - 18:00, Tom Ellis / Director at Brand Genetics

An experienced innovator & brand strategist, Tom leads insight and innovation consultancy Brand Genetics, having previously been Managing Director of Big Green Door and Director of Strategy & Research at 1HQ. Tom has extensive experience innovating with brands around the world and across categories - from beer in the US and China, to personal care in India, to white goods in Europe. He likes to move fast and break new ground and is constantly seeking for disruptive insights to help shape breakthrough opportunities - but ultimately he is passionate about helping clients find sustainable ways to grow their businesses and have a positive impact on consumers' lives.

09:00 - 09:10, Tom Ellis / Director at Brand Genetics

An experienced innovator & brand strategist, Tom leads insight and innovation consultancy Brand Genetics, having previously been Managing Director of Big Green Door and Director of Strategy & Research at 1HQ. Tom has extensive experience innovating with brands around the world and across categories - from beer in the US and China, to personal care in India, to white goods in Europe. He likes to move fast and break new ground and is constantly seeking for disruptive insights to help shape breakthrough opportunities - but ultimately he is passionate about helping clients find sustainable ways to grow their businesses and have a positive impact on consumers' lives.

09:10 - 09:40, Butzi / Magician, Author and Actor

Butzi, International French TEDx and Keynote Speaker, professional magician, author and actor uses his skills and experience to empower his audiences to be more creative and innovative. After writing 2 books on creativity (including one for magicians in which he publishes all the illusions he has created), he teaches “crazytivity” and body and mind creative workshops all around the world. His aim: to inspire his audiences to reconnect with their natural creativity using his words but also his magic…as a metaphor.

09:40 - 10:10, Eric Quint / Chief Design Officer at 3M

In a world where society is changing rapidly, novelties commoditize instantly and markets are no longer segmented in familiar ways, opportunities are driven by meaningful and relevant ideas nurtured through company systems into successful commercialization. Innovation success is no longer measured by technology convergence but is driven by social cultural impact. Being actively curious leads to discovery and progress, improving the world around you. The translation of technologies into meaningful solutions is a task of designers; their empathy and storytelling will humanize technologies into relevant solutions that impact people’s lives. We know design can deliver competitive advantage, but how can we harness collaborative creativity to take this one step further, driving value, stimulating growth, and igniting change?

10:10 - 10:40, Ben Strutt / Head of Design & Innovation at Cambridge Design Partnership

Ben leads Cambridge Design Partnership’s design and front end innovation activities, and is a partner in the business. An industrial designer and Chartered Marketer, he was a lead member of the design team for Dyson’s original ‘ball vac’, and is recognised in numerous patents and design registrations. His perspective on innovation is founded on 20 years of global insight, and end-to-end product development experience working with businesses ranging from start-ups, to some of the biggest consumer goods and healthcare brands in the world.

11:30 - 12:00, Josh Silverman / Design Operations at Twitter

In a world of constant change accelerated by the intersection of design & technology, there are but three things that persist: people, process, and performance. When we pay more attention to our own individual and collective preferences for how and where work gets done, and to the configuration of teams, we become more empathic, more productive, and  happier people. This talk will show you how to diagnose and solve for this People Layer of work, and hone skills that persist, such as:

> The value (and difficulty) of asking fundamental questions
> Agreements to honor a variety of working and learning styles
> Proven methods for giving, receiving, and socializing feedback
> Org charts, relationship maps, personal user manuals – and more

12:00 - 12:30, Uma Subramanian / CEO at Voom by Airbus

Voom is a long-term bet on urban air travel as an alternative to ground transportation in the world's most congested cities. At Voom and Airbus, we are investing heavily to bring urban air travel to life.

With Voom we are building a market, while answering pressing questions about urban air mobility: Is there demand for short-haul air travel? What is the right vehicle configuration? How will the regulatory environment respond? Airbus is taking an experimental approach with Voom, with a goal of answering these questions.

12:30 - 13:10, Maggie Philbin / CEO at TeenTech & Teenage UK students

TeenTech helps young people understand the opportunities in the science, technology and engineering industries, no matter what their gender or social background. Our lively, focussed age appropriate initiatives help young people 8-18 understand their potential and raise their aspirations.

14:40 - 15:10, Jenny Arden / Director of Design at Airbnb

A case study look at how Google (more specifically Waymo) and Airbnb have worked to earn (and sometimes fail) to gain user trust while developing some of the most advanced and disruptive businesses in the tech world.

15:10 - 15:40, Chandra Raman / Global Lead, thingQbator Program at Cisco

Chandrashekhar has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry in roles ranging from strategy, planning, application development, consulting and product management cutting across verticals like smart cities, education and retail. Over the last five years his focus has been around the broad area of the Internet things, and more specifically around harnessing the disruptive potential of open innovation ecosystems. He currently runs Cisco’s internal incubation program ‘thingQbator’ where he helps aspiring intrapreneurs turn their ideas into working prototypes and from there on to marketable products/solutions. The program was started in India and has now being replicated in other cisco locations in San Jose, London and Pune based on its success in Bangalore.

15:40, Tom Ellis / Director at Brand Genetics

An experienced innovator & brand strategist, Tom leads insight and innovation consultancy Brand Genetics, having previously been Managing Director of Big Green Door and Director of Strategy & Research at 1HQ. Tom has extensive experience innovating with brands around the world and across categories - from beer in the US and China, to personal care in India, to white goods in Europe. He likes to move fast and break new ground and is constantly seeking for disruptive insights to help shape breakthrough opportunities - but ultimately he is passionate about helping clients find sustainable ways to grow their businesses and have a positive impact on consumers' lives.

WORKSHOPS

Human 4.0 Workshop

Lubos Maly
LEGO

Fragrance Design Workshop

Gaurav Saini
Procter & Gamble
DEMOLAB
A dedicated exhibition space to showcase fresh new products and breakthrough technologies
ACTIVITIES

Start-up Stage

Nadav Rosenberg
Entrepreneur First

Tomorrow’s Innovators

Maggie Philbin
TeenTech

Morning Boxing Session

Anna Zuccarini
Box Clever Workout

No Suits Day

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8 Fenchurch Place, London EC3M 4PB, UK
Stunning contemporary venue right next door to Fenchurch Street Station, in the heart of the financial, banking and insurance district and just a short walk from Tower Hill, Bank, Monument and Aldgate stations, as well as Tower Gateway for the DLR.
Public Transport

Right next to Fenchurch Street Station. Tower Hill tube station & DLR Tower Gateway Station in close proximity. Many bus routes, including the 35, 47, 48 and 149

Air Travel

Closest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Airport is the main airport in London. Further travel information: HeathrowGatwickCityStanstedLuton

Travel Notes

Situated a short walk from Tower Hill tube station and Tower Gateway rail station

HOTELS NEARBY
citizenM Tower of London

40 Trinity Square, London EC 3N 4DJ
Phone: +44 20 3519 4830

Novotel Tower Bridge

10 Pepys St, London EC3N 2NR
Phone: +44 20 7265 6000

DoubleTree Tower of London

7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF
Phone: +44 20 7709 1000

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