Inside Innovation 2017
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?
Join us between 9th-12th October 2017, as we go inside three world-beating businesses that have taken a bold stance on innovation and have put it at the heart of their strategies and cultures: LEGO, TESLA and Jaguar Land Rover. Meet the start-ups, investors and corporates who are finding ways to collaborate in order to create new value.
“ …you [get] to see amazing companies with your own eyes… coming away with a basketful of insights and ideas stolen with their blessing!”
Tracey Ashworth-Davies, HR and Board Director, Molson Coors, UK
At LEGO – the Apple of toys – we will discover how they turn creativity into products and ‘invent the future of play’.
TESLA wants to disrupt entire industries and overturn long established incumbents. At one of their London flagship store we will find out how.
Jaguar Land Rover, a heritage brand, have come back from the dead since 2009. How has innovation driven this remarkable turnaround story?
Our ‘Corporates and Start-ups’ session will introduce you to London’s vibrant tech start-up scene and social innovation scene and how big businesses are leveraging the talent and agility of entrepreneurs.
Learn how Centrica, a highly regulated and traditional FTSE 100 company, is trying to find new, agile ways to partner with start-ups and innovators to develop new technologies and approaches to business and consumer challenges.
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.