Wavelength USA, Inside Silicon Valley 2017
Between 11-16th June 2017 Wavelength USA, Inside Silicon Valley will take 25 business leaders into the heart of Silicon Valley and inside two of America’s most iconic service brands.
Participants will visit TESLA, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, PARC, Andreeseen Horowitz, Silicon Valley Bank, Rocket Space (the valley’s leading tech campus where Uber and Spotify began) and be provided with curated access to the leading entrepreneurs, thought leaders and investors.
Participants will also visit Umpqua – ’The World’s Greatest Bank’. Subject to several Harvard case studies for their reputation for service excellence and innovation Umpqua has been referred to as a ‘cultural phenomenon’. The visit will include their new Venture, Pivotus, designed to ‘Pivot’ the bank onto digital platforms.
“We came, we saw and we were blown away. More importantly we’ve done something about it. The whole purpose of education is not learning, but action. As a direct result of our amazing experience on Wavelength USA, we’ve set up ‘Hiscox Futures’, a simple, focused action group to tackle 21st century innovation and digital disruption”
Steve Langan, CEO, Hiscox Insurance Co. CEO, Direct Asia Group and CMO, Hiscox Group
The participants are a richly diverse group of senior corporate executives and highly successful social entrepreneurs from Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.
Inside Innovation 2016
Digital disruption threatens long established business models. Shareholders and investors demand cuts and expect more for less – at the same time as the need for innovation in product and service has never been greater. If ‘software is eating the world’ is your industry next on the menu? Are your dreams are haunted by being AirBnB’d?
In September 2016, we went inside four world-beating businesses that have put innovation at the heart of their cultures – LEGO, Tesla, Jaguar Land Rover and Intuit. We met the start-ups, investors and corporates who are finding ways to collaborate in order to create new value.
“Wavelength has increased my curiosity by 100x. We are looking at things far more open-mindedly. The way we look at launching new products will be different because of what Wavelength showed us – and how they showed us.”
Angel Perez Agenjo, Senior Marketing Director, Europe & Canada, Lilly
At LEGO – the Apple of toys – we discovered how they turn creativity into products and ‘invent the future of play’.
Tesla wants to disrupt entire industries and overturn long established incumbents. At their London flagship store we found out how.
Don’t just design, design for delight. At software business Intuit we learnt how they do it.
Jaguar Land Rover has come back from the dead since 2009. We explored how has innovation driven this remarkable turnaround story.
Our ‘Corporates and Start-ups’ session introduced us to London’s vibrant tech start-up scene and how big businesses like John Lewis Partnership are leveraging the talent and new ideas of entrepreneurs.