Date: 5 December 2013 : 08:45 - 14:45
These are only some of the questions that many leaders are asking. Whether you are a company, educational provider or a public sector organisation, the common thread that joins all is that standing still is not an option! The race to innovate, the search for talent, and, the quest for new markets defines today’s global business environment. Innovation, a key differentiator in competitive markets, is an increasingly sophisticated function, mandated by many successful organisations. Yet, achieving and maintaining innovative cultures and practices requires leadership commitment, contemporary management systems and aligned workforce capabilities.
Innovisions 2013 is an “Inquiry-styled” conference, inviting senior leaders from business, education and public sector organisations to share their views and ideas, and inspire others to create an innovation movement to addresses some of today’s global challenges.
Innovation: it's everyone's business – how to boost the core is on the mind of every chief officer and senior director. Innovation drives diversification and opens new horizons for employees and customers alike. Creating a sustainable innovation pipeline is what differentiates many organisations and increases their value.
The Innovation in Business and Industry Panel will address such questions as:
Q: How to speed the clock from ideation to value-creation?
Q: How to achieve market agility from innovation
Q: How design-thinking can be used for a true customer-experience?
Q: How an Open Innovation orchestra can stimulate the core of a business?
Q: Does big data help or hinder in capturing and anticipating market need?
Q: When is the right time to reinvent the business model?
Q: What shapes an innovation culture?
Q: How can innovation talent be developed effectively?
Dr Frank Roche, Senior Director and Innovation Project Lead, GSK
Bob Shipway, Strategic Advisor, Innovation & Knowledge Management, MBDA
Carl Arntzen, Managing Director, Worcester, Bosch Group
Dr Rosie Bryson, IKE Chair and Senior Technical Manager, BASF
Dr Jonathan Reeves, Director of Innovation, Britvic
Carl Arntzen, Managing Director, Worcester, Bosch Group
Kevin Woollard, Head of Practice: Future Customer Experience, BT
Tim Embley, Group Innovation & Knowledge Manager, Costain
Increasing the opportunity for discovery is essential in making us an enquiring and innovative society at all levels. It increases our social interest in science, engineering and technology, and naturally, drives enterprise. In our digital world. Evidence shows that current trends and expectations of learners and their sponsors are changing radically. However, learning models in further and higher education are only changing incrementally. Closing this disconnect is fundamental in ensuring learners can access enriched experiences and context focused assessment at the point of need.
The Innovation in Education Panel will address such questions as:
Q: What innovations would most improve further and higher education in the next decade?
Q: If everything is available to learn in the digital mind space, what models of education should there be in the future?
Q: How should teaching and learning in further and higher education optimise the transformative process, and add value to human capital in the 21st century?
Q: How will science, engineering and technology companies’ view of the future impact education?
Q: What might this knowledge mean for the development of tomorrow’s jobs?
Q: Are the local and regional support infrastructures suitable to support the changing learner demands?
Jo Lopes, Head of Technical Excellence, Jaguar Land Rover
Professor John Latham, Pro Vice Chancellor, Coventry University
Dave Drury, Campus Chancellor, EDF Energy
Dr Julia Taylor, National Programme Director, NHS Improving Quality
Professor Lynn Martin, Director of the Centre for Enterprise, President of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Jill Stewart, Head of Engineering Campus, University of Chester
Stella Mbubaegbu, Principal & CEO, Highbury College
Dr Anne de Roeck, Dean and Director of Studies, Open University
NEF: The Innovation Institute comprises of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE) and the New Engineering Foundation (NEF). Over the past 9 years, we have worked with over 600 companies to drive productivity and performance improvement, supported over 250 educational institutions with professional development grants that have positively impacted over 500,000 learners in science, engineering and technology, and influenced policy and decision makers through think-tanks and evidential research.
"NEF: The Innovation Institute recognises the critical contribution that innovation plays in addressing business, economic, social and environmental challenges. As a professional body and ‘do-tank’, the Institute supports people who drive innovation and acts as a channel for discussion on issues relating to innovation with all key stakeholders."
Professor Sa’ad Medhat, CEO NEF: The Innovation Institute
Innovisions is NEF’s flagship annual conference. At Innovisions 2013, NEF will launch the Innovation Review - a journal that acts as a source of innovative practices, tools and techniques and business models to support leaders to unlock innovation and drive transformation and growth. Innovisions 2013 will also feature the announcement of the Innovation Award Winners in 3 categories: Business, Education and Public Policy.
Please note that Innovisions is free to attend but is by invitation only. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
08:45 Arrival and Refreshments
09:00 Welcome and introduction
09:30 Keynote Address 1
10:00 Business and Industry Innovation Inquiry
11:30 Keynote Address 2
12:00 Education Innovation Inquiry
14:00 Keynote Address 3
14:30 Innovation Awards and Industrial Fellows Awards
15:30 Summary and closing remarks
Venue: The Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5ED