The Goal Of The Event
Our aim is to connect you with best practices in today’s rapidly changing environment. The unique value we offer you is to make an agenda which is relevant to change and to the change makers responsible for future trends of innovation development and growth.
Why a Summit?
Unleashing Innovation: Cultivating a culture for repeated success will be our 3rd successful innovation event. This year our format is changing to be much more interactive and creative. We believe this will truly foster engagement between attendee’s and speakers. The audience will have the opportunity to not only hear speeches, case studies and fireside chats, but also to take part in round tables, panel discussions, and the Brain Spa, where they will be able to share their view and creative ideas.
The event is made up of senior-level executives from fortune 500 companies. During the event, the attendees will have many chances to network and get to know top people from other companies during the breaks, lunches and the night out.
Today many discussions about a company’s long term growth and success are focused on the ability to innovate. To that end many departments and systems were designed to enhance a company’s ability to successfully innovate. Sustainable and repeated innovation is a proven challenge especially for large multi-national companies who have had systems in place for several decades. What appears to be the magic formula for companies that do succeed with repeated innovation is the corporate culture throughout the company. Despite this research and knowledge, no one is really having an in depth conversation about the effects and how to change or manipulate a culture for the purpose of innovation. Some people refer to these as soft areas with no scientific data but more and more research is going into the science of these “soft areas”. In addition to the soft topics like storytelling, mythology, the importance of creative spaces and learning to fail, issues like integration across different geographies and entities within a corporation and leveraging an internal network are important. Whether dealing with subsidiaries, acquired companies, partners or setting up a manufacturing or R&D facility in an emerging market MNC executives are trying to figure out the ramifications of working within and bringing together separate cultures.
Our conference allows us to have discussions that go beyond simple processes. It allows us to really tackle the issues that face large Multi-National corporations on many levels and because culture has to change from the top, our events target audience will be senior level executives from multinational corporations
- Discover the key factors to truly embedding innovation
- Learn to foster engagement into your company mindset
- Identify how integrate teams
- Guarantee your place as a leading innovator
One survey across a large number of manufacturing and services organizations found that, ranked in decreasing order of popularity, systematic programs of organizational innovation are most frequently driven by:
- Improved quality
- Creation of new markets
- Extension of the product range
- Reduced labour costs
- Improved production processes
- Reduced materials
- Reduced environmental damage
- Replacement of products/services
- Reduced energy consumption
- Conformance to regulations
These goals vary between improvements to products, processes and services and dispel a popular myth that innovation deals mainly with new product development. Most of the goals could apply to any organization be it a manufacturing facility, marketing firm, hospital or local government.
It’s all about the EXPERIENCE!
- Cross sector learning – find out how solutions adopted by other sectors can add value to your business; What can you learn from other industries and vertical sectors? What can innovators learn from marketing and R & D and vice versa?
- Save time and money – concentrated industry knowledge in two intensive days
- Case studies – listen to case studies outlining the pros and cons of new and existing projects
- Networking and interactive – Learn from your peers and build new relationships in our break out and networking sessions
- Discussion groups – industry-specific roundtable discussions for you to focus on the key issues that affect your business
How Will You Benefit
Like Minded Strategy leaders for Networking
Hear About Groundbreaking Approaches to Innovation
Get the Pro & Cons of New & Existing Projects
Opportunities For Networking
With over 100 like-minded strategy leaders joining us for this event there will be many opportunities for both structured and informal networking. Bringing together experienced leaders, we are proud to be developing this event together with bold, forward-thinking companies and speakers who are as excited as we are about groundbreaking approaches to innovation.
We see our job as providing delegates with a program designed to tackle the real problems they have to solve and to support our audience as partners in their work of attracting and retaining their customers through innovation implementation.
Miha BobicMSC, Senior Director R&D, Danfoss
Jason KraynekVP Business Transformation & Innovation,
Paul GardienVice President,
Hannes ErlerDirector Open Innovation Networks,
Francois RagnetChief Innovation Officer, Commercial,
XEROX SERVICES EUROPE
Enrico PisinoHead of Vehicle Research & Innovation,
Kieran BattlesVice President Strategic Intelligence,
Carl StjernfeldtNA Venture Manager,
SHELL TECHNOLOGY VENTURES LLC
Matt RosaGlobal Director of Innovation,
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO
Ahi GvirtsmanHead of Innovation,
Roy RamonInnovation & POC PM,
Bal BansalAssociate Director,
Matt ChapmanVP & Head of RoW Innovation Services,
Bror SalmelinAdviser for Innovation Systems,
European Commission DG CONNECT
Paul LeonardHead of Innovation & Technology Policy, EU Government Relations,
Ed HertenExecutive Director of Innovation,
Arthur D. Little
Arthur D. Little
Jeroen LampeVice president ABN Amro Innovation Centre & seasoned innovation & E-commerce professional,
ABN Amro Innovation Centre
Martijn GlassGlobal Director of Innovation & Knowledge Transfer,