Wavelength USA, Inside Silicon Valley 2018
Between June 24-29th Wavelength USA will take 25 business leaders into the heart of Silicon Valley and inside two organisations at the forefront of cultural and service excellence.
Participants will also visit Umpqua – the self-titled ‘World’s Greatest Bank’. Subject to Harvard case studies for their reputation for service excellence 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.
Steve Langan, CEO, Hiscox Insurance Co. CEO, Direct Asia Group and CMO, Hiscox Group
The participants will be a richly diverse group of senior corporate executives and highly successful social entrepreneurs from Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.
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?
In October 2017, as we went 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. We met the start-ups, investors and corporates who are finding ways to collaborate in order to create new value.
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. We visited one of their London flagship store to find out how.
Jaguar Land Rover, a heritage brand, have come back from the dead since 2009. We explored how has innovation driven this remarkable turnaround story. And our ‘Corporates and Start-ups’ session introduced us to London’s vibrant tech start-up scene and social innovation scene and how big businesses are leveraging the talent and agility of entrepreneurs.
Finally, at Centrica, a highly regulated and traditional FTSE 100 company, we learnt how they are trying to find new, agile ways to partner with start-ups and innovators to develop new technologies and approaches to business and consumer challenges.
“ …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
What our clients say
“Wavelength USA was a truly inspiring, mind changing experience…privileged access to some of the world’s finest companies and their leaders…a unique opportunity to examine great innovation and customer service.”
Mark Bailey, Director, Group Customer Management
“…undoubtedly the most enlightening six days I have ever spent, learning radical ideas, observing great practice, and meeting brilliant people.”
Suvo Sarkar, General Manager, Retail Banking & Wealth Management