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
Kelly Ford

Kelly Ford

Dare To Try Regional Director at Pfizer
SCHEDULE
09:00 - 09:20, 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.

09:20 - 09:50, 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.

09:50 - 10:20, Mark Masterson / Global Technology Partner at Google

This talk takes a step away from the well understood 'how's of innovation at Alphabet (10X thinking, design thinking, etc), and examines instead the roots of its overall culture of innovation. If one accepts, for the sake of argument, that Google is demonstrably innovative, what differentiates them from other large organisations -- what are the factors that contribute to that culture?

10:20 - 10:50, Merle Hall & Craig Wightman / Kinneir Dufort

Merle Hall, CEO and Craig Wightman, CDO (Chief Design Officer) lead Kinneir Dufort, a world leading user-centred Innovation and product development consultancy, focused on Designing a Better World.

Between them they have 50 years’ of expertise in Design Thinking, Strategy and Innovation (but are still learning everyday) as they launch life-changing products and services globally for businesses such as Roche, AZ, Unilever and Raspberry Pi.

Merle also sits on the board of Kerning the Gap, championing equality in Design Leadership and the DBA (Design Business Association), as well as KD partnering with STEM organisations Teen Tech and the Big Bang, concentrating on the next generation of innovators, designers and engineers.

11:30 - 12:00, Andreas Gall / Chief Innovation Officer at Red Bull Media House

The “unknown” comes with fear. People are worried about the impact of new technologies rather than embracing the chances. At GIF London, Andreas Gall, Chief Innovation Officer at Red Bull Media House, will demonstrate how technology is in fact set to re-activate our senses. In a world where sensors and artificial intelligence generate new information, the data-fueled digital buddy is designed to help human beings to navigate and even extend their physical and emotional limits. Join Andreas for on an exciting adventure of digital exploration.

12:00 - 12:30, Eleanor Bartosh / Head of Research, Enterprise Design Thinking at IBM

As Head of Research, Eleanor is responsible for all research efforts across IBM’s Enterprise Design Thinking portfolio. Together with her team, she works to understand and communicate the needs of the people they serve, and consistently deliver delightful experiences. Eleanor also leads the offering’s Sponsor User Program, where designers partner with end users to inform platform experience and strategy.

Eleanor previously served as lead for IBM’s Design Research Practice and as a researcher with IBM’s Power Systems, where she helped executives understand the needs of system administrators. Prior to IBM, Eleanor spent several years at PwC helping Fortune 500 clients practice human-centered design, innovate amidst change, and improve business performance.

She is a native Texan who currently resides in Austin with her family.

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, Jackson Wang / VP of Retail Design at L'Oreal

With the proliferation of technology, from transaction to interactivity to automation, there’s a seismic shift in the retail landscape. In this session learn what brands can do to spark retail insight and innovation.

15:00 - 15:30, Thelissa Marques / Strategy, Data & Innovation at DBS Bank

4.5 years ago, DBS set aside a small group of people to build a digital bank.  Going after 3 of the 4 largest countries in the world, DBS has shown significant success, and can now be found inspiring followership around the world in banks, non-banks, and even business school case studies.

Thelissa is one of the founding team of Digital Bank.
She led customer experience, experiments, and was one of the first to conduct ethnographic research for Digital Bank in India, personally setting the example of senior leaders speaking to customers directly and bringing insights back to product and experience development.
Before that, DBS appointed her as the General Manager of YOLO, a social gaming app to study customer behavior and learn how to capture and use data in new ways.
She has data engineering experience overseeing “Data First” for digibank in Indonesia, a program to deliver data analytics capabilities and a data driven culture in Digital Bank, ahead of our launch in Indonesia last year.
She has set up and led the U.S.E. (Usage, Sales and Experience) team for Digital Bank.  She has also developed digital strategy for DBS at the group level, and in various emerging and developed markets, including Vietnam and Japan.  Thelissa’s work on DBS’s group digital strategy is now studied in business schools and at competitors.
She is now leading a confidential initiative on the next wave of digital.  With an increasingly broad global following, we are careful about releasing our strategies before they are ready.
Thelissa is a global citizen, holding passports from the UK and Brazil, is multi-lingual.  She has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, France, Singapore, Brazil, and Chile.

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

Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi award winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur. He is a 3x TEDx and an international keynote speaker and is a faculty at Singularity University, US.

Shafi made world headline news in 2014 by streaming a live operation using Google Glass to 14,000 students and trainees across 132 countries. On April 14th, 2016 he performed the world’s first virtual reality operation which was watched by 55,000 people in 140 countries, and reached 4.6 million on Twitter. In December 2016 he used the Snapchat spectacles to records and teach surgery across the globe which has had over 100 000 downloads and viewed by over 2 million people and reached 54 million people on twitter

His mission is to merge the world of medicine, global education, and virtual and augmented reality to democratize and scale surgical education to make it affordable and accessible to everyone using the power of connectivity to allow equitable surgical care. He cofounded Medical Realties who have just released the world's first VR Interactive Surgical Training Module. He is a non executive director of Medic Bleep, a communications platform for healthcare professionals. He is an advisor for companies working in Digital Health, Artificial intelligence and Robotics.

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.

08:30 - 09:00, Box Mind

Designed by professional boxers and successful entrepreneurs, the Box Mind concept inspires by combining real basic boxing theory and practice with mindfulness and real-life strategy coaching. It’s designed to be used by everyone for success in your professional and personal life.Boxing is 95% about the mindset. Here’s why it’s so good for your mental health:
- Encourages focus – being mindful and relaxed
- Stimulates coordination, reflexes, quicker thinking, discipline, self-awareness, and more
- Emphasises breathing – sync your breath with your movements
- Encourages teamwork – form bonds by helping each other during the session
- Discuss stress – overcome the stigma through open an dialogue

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, Ben Watson / Global Innovation Leader 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 / Director Design & Front End Innovation at Cambridge Design Partnership

Technology, and our relationship with it, can be both a blessing and a curse. As any innovator who has witnessed the tension of that first consumer engagement with an embryonic prototype will empathise, no ‘simple’ product or ‘smart’ technology is immune from engagement with the human dimension! But who has failed? The user, or the designers and engineers? I present a reflection on how keeping the human experience front of mind can allow us to both use technology to complement our work as innovators, and enable us to create technology specifications that more naturally improve the lives of the people we are designing for.

11:00 - 11:30, Al Peasland / Head of Partnerships at Roborace

Self-driving vehicles are one of the hottest topics of the moment, but with the hundreds of millions of test kilometres needed to develop the software, is there a way to speed up the process?

Al Peasland is the Head of Partnerships for Roborace, the competition for human and machine racing which provides a platform for the development of these future automotive technologies.

Just as motorsport has historically acted as a catalyst for the advancement of vehicle technologies, Roborace aims to do the same - driving forward the progress of assisted and autonomous capabilities whilst providing an entertainment spectacle that engages the public with a new era of transport.

11:30 - 12:00, Josh Silverman / Designer, entrepreneur, educator, advisor, optimist

We’re living in a time where design has never been more valued and technology accelerates ever faster. There are more companies at billion-dollar valuations than ever before. And yet, hustle culture hasn’t fully evolved, and startups are still moving so fast that a few things do get broken along the way. Before we reach a critical stage, let’s pay more attention to the stuff that persists – like people. This talk will show you how to diagnose and solve for the People Layer, including:

> activities and resources to increase productivity and build empathy
> proven methods for soliciting and providing feedback
> the configuration of teams and optimization of team performance
> relationship maps, personal user manuals – and more

12:00 - 12:30, Mikael Pelet / CFO 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.

> Matt Boffey / Director of Consulting at Great State (Facilitator)
> Jane Buck / Global Director Pitch at Unilever
> Ileana Stigliani / Asst Prof of Design & Innovation at Imperial College London
> Kelly Ford / Dare To Try Regional Director at Pfizer
> Warrick Cramer / CEO at Tomorrow Street by Vodafone

14:40 - 15:10, Benjamin Evans / Inclusive Design Lead at Airbnb

Benjamin Earl-Evans uses design-thinking to help everyone - from creative professionals to business leaders - create more inclusive products and services. Currently, he works as Inclusive Design Lead for Airbnb where he leads a cross-functional product team dedicated to solving problems like racism, sexism and bias.

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

thingQbator started as an internal incubator for Internet of Things ideas coming from the engineer community in Cisco’s Bangalore campus. Over the last 4 years the program has grown to 8 more locations with 4 Cisco locations - Bangalore, San Jose, London and Pune and 5 universities. In this talk I’d like to cover why this is an exciting time for digital transformation, my experience of setting up, running and scaling a digital innovation program inside a fortune 100 company, the highs and lows and some lessons learnt in the process.

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
14 NOV / 11:30 – 13:00

Fragrance Making Workshop

Gaurav Saini
Procter & Gamble
14 NOV / 14:00 – 15:30

Ethical Experiences Workshop

Dan Ramsden
BBC
15 NOV / 11:00 – 12:30
DEMOLAB
A dedicated exhibition space to showcase fresh new products and breakthrough technologies
ACTIVITIES

Start-up Stage

Nadav Rosenberg
Entrepreneur First
14 NOV / 12:30 – 13:10

Tomorrow’s Innovators

Maggie Philbin
TeenTech
15 NOV / 12:30 – 13:10

Boxing Workout

Anna Zuccarini
Box Mind
15 NOV / 08:30 – 09:00

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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

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Phone: +44 20 7709 1000

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