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Innovation

FT - PA Consulting Group Executive Innovation Briefing

Making Leaders Fit for Purpose

London |
Speakers include:
Ravi Mattu

Ravi Mattu

Financial Times

Andy Palmer

Andy Palmer

Aston Martin

Kris Murrin

Kris Murrin

Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and Leading the Defence Innovation Review

Overview

Innovation is the answer to many of the challenges that both businesses and societies face. But what does it take for an organisation to be truly innovative? All too often, people’s view of innovation is reduced to conversations around the development of new technologies. But innovation is so much more. It is about figuring out new ways of working, embracing new values, and pushing new boundaries. And it starts with leaders who believe in its potential and are able to drive it within their organisation.

But many of today’s companies feel they lack this leadership - leadership that is fit for purposeful innovation. Purposeful innovation needs leaders who have the personal skills to drive innovation, and build a culture of innovation. Too often, these qualities are not present. But, there are ways that these skills can be learnt and developed. The aim of this event is to uncover these skills and the paths leaders must take to realise their full potential. It will also provide concrete tips and tools to help them lead more innovative cultures and organisations.

The briefing will focus on two key questions: One, what are the key skills and traits required of today’s innovative leaders? And two, how should organisations build internal cultures that nurture innovation?

Focusing on the role of a leader, large multinational corporations have extensive infrastructure and firm legacies that can swiftly repel change. They can also dismiss the warning signs that change is required. To counter this, leaders need to pick up on these signs faster than ever.

Having these visionary traits, and defining the future role of a company accordingly, will create an environment where purposeful innovation thrives. Innovation that is purposeful gives clarity to a company’s workforce. It helps create an ecosystem where a willingness to fail is encouraged, and where employees recognise the need to be networkers more than specialists. If this ecosystem can be created then a leader can helm an enterprise into sustainable growth.

The Financial Times, in partnership with PA Consulting, present a unique Breakfast Briefing forum. Using an innovative lens, discussion will focus on the role of a leader, how they need to be fit for purpose, and the culture of innovation they need to create. Executives and innovators alike will map out the skills needed and the path towards embedding an innovative culture in every organisation.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 06/13/2017 08:30:0006/13/2017 12:30:00falseFT - PA Consulting Group Executive Innovation BriefingInnovation is the answer to many of the challenges that both businesses and societies face. But what does it take for an organisation to be truly innovative? All too often, people’s view of innovation is reduced to conversations around the development of new technologies. But innovation is so much more. It is about figuring out new ways of working, embracing new values, and pushing new boundaries. And it starts with leaders who believe in its potential and are able to drive it within their organisation.But many of today’s companies feel they lack this leadership - leadership that is fit for purposeful innovation. Purposeful innovation needs leaders who have the personal skills to drive innovation, and build a culture of innovation. Too often, these qualities are not present. But, there are ways that these skills can be learnt and developed. The aim of this event is to uncover these skills and the paths leaders must take to realise their full potential. It will also provide concrete tips and tools to help them lead more innovative cultures and organisations.The briefing will focus on two key questions: One, what are the key skills and traits required of today’s innovative leaders? And two, how should organisations build internal cultures that nurture innovation?Focusing on the role of a leader, large multinational corporations have extensive infrastructure and firm legacies that can swiftly repel change. They can also dismiss the warning signs that change is required. To counter this, leaders need to pick up on these signs faster than ever.Having these visionary traits, and defining the future role of a company accordingly, will create an environment where purposeful innovation thrives. Innovation that is purposeful gives clarity to a company’s workforce. It helps create an ecosystem where a willingness to fail is encouraged, and where employees recognise the need to be networkers more than specialists. If this ecosystem can be created then a leader can helm an enterprise into sustainable growth.The Financial Times, in partnership with PA Consulting, present a unique Breakfast Briefing forum. Using an innovative lens, discussion will focus on the role of a leader, how they need to be fit for purpose, and the culture of innovation they need to create. Executives and innovators alike will map out the skills needed and the path towards embedding an innovative culture in every organisation.FT---PA-Consulting-Group-Executive-Innovation-Briefing0916a0dc81311d840b8f82a014c7a113MM/DD/YYYY

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FT Moderator (1)

Ravi Mattu

Ravi Mattu

Acting Technology Editor
Financial Times

Ravi Mattu is the Acting Technology Editor of the Financial Times. Since joining the FT 15 years ago, he has spoken to CEOs, entrepreneurs, prime ministers and some of the world’s leading management thinkers. From the founders of Uber and Nest, to the CEOs of Microsoft and Vodafone, to the man who came up with virtual reality and Lady Gaga’s manager, Mr Mattu has interviewed some of the most creative people in business today. Through working with thought leaders in a variety of fields, he has developed unique observations on the topics of technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, global trends in business and the changing nature of the workplace. Mr Mattu joined the Financial Times in 2000 and has held a number of senior positions at the newspaper, including Technology, Media and Telecoms News Editor,  Business Life Editor, overseeing the management section of the paper, and Acting Deputy Editor of the FT Weekend Magazine. He is a former editor of Special Reports. He was also launch editor of FT Wealth. He took up his most recent position after being the Editorial Director for FT2, , the FT’s content marketing unit..Before joining the FT, Mr Mattu worked as assistant editor, acting deputy editor and senior editor at Prospect Magazine from 1997 to 2000.

Speakers (7)

Andy Palmer

Andy Palmer

CEO
Aston Martin

Andy Palmer, CMG, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. He joined the business on 1 October 2014. Mr Palmer is a British-born chartered engineer, chartered manager and businessman with 35 years of automotive industry experience. He is an indentured apprentice and graduated from Warwick University with a Masters Degree (MSc) in Product Engineering in 1990, and acquired a Doctorate (PhD) in Management from Cranfield University in 2004. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. In 2010, Coventry University awarded Mr Palmer an Honorary Doctorate of Technology and in 2014 he was appointed Professor, advising the university in the automotive field.

Prior to joining Aston Martin, he held the post of Chief Planning Officer at Nissan Motor Co and was a member of the Nissan Executive Committee. He held a number of senior positions with the Japanese car manufacturer, including being Chairman of Infiniti, over the course of a 24-year career with the firm. He started his professional career in 1979 aged 16, as an apprentice at Automotive Products Limited (UK).

In the 2014 New Year’s Honours list Mr Palmer was named a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in recognition of services to the British automotive industry.

Kris Murrin

Kris Murrin

Fellow
Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and Leading the Defence Innovation Review
Anne Boden

Anne Boden

CEO and Founder
Starling Bank

Anne Boden is CEO and founder of Starling Bank. Prior to Starling, she was Chief Operating Officer of Allied Irish Banks Plc and Head of EMEA, Global Transaction Banking across 34 countries for RBS and ABN AMRO. She has more than 30 years experience in banking, having begun her career at Lloyds Bank, before moving on to Standard Chartered Bank and then UBS in Zurich. She was recently recognised as one of the Global Power Women in FinTech. She holds a BSc in Computer Science and Chemistry, an MBA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of IT.

Amanda West

Amanda West

Global Head of Innovation
Thomson Reuters

Amanda West is Global Head of Innovation in the Financial and Risk Business at Thomson Reuters. Working directly with their biggest customers and start ups, she is leading a global innovation program with a strong focus on FinTech, and experimenting with new business and operating models in order to take out costs and generate growth in Financial Services. Ms West has held a number of different strategy and marketing roles at Thomson Reuters and Reuters Group. Most recently she was Global Head of Transformation and Global Head of Marketing Operations, prior to which she worked in a variety of Product Management roles across the business.

Ms West holds a degree in Geography from Leeds University. She is a Non-Exec Board member of Fairpoint plc, a Seedcamp mentor and the Chair of the Waterford School Trust, a charity that supports scholarships for the most able and under-privileged children from across Africa to attend the Waterford Kamhlaba school in Swaziland.

Frazer Bennett

Frazer Bennett

Chief Innovation Officer
PA Consulting Group

As Chief Innovation Officer at PA Consulting Group, Frazer Bennett’s passion lies in supporting organisations to successfully navigate the journey from idea to profit. He helps organisations to establish the right innovation strategy and then implement the steps for creating first-to-world products, services and processes. Underlining how innovation is now a critical business issue across all sectors, he has recently supported the successful development of new ideas in areas ranging from connected healthcare, system and service provision and novel connected technologies for the pharmaceutical sector.  With experience that spans R&D, product development, and consulting, Mr Bennett is the founder of three companies including two semiconductor companies.

Nial McCollam

Nial McCollam

Chief Technology Officer
Lloyd's Register

Nial McCollam is the Chief Technology Officer for Lloyd’s Register, with responsibility for their commercial software business; the data digital innovation strategy and technology related corporate development. He coordinates and directs the Group’s R&D programme, through the technology directors in the business streams and the Global Technology Centres in Southampton and Singapore, leading our investment programme focused on data, digital and software, and co-ordinating our collaboration with the Lloyd's Register Foundation.

Mr McCollam joined the Senergy Group as Managing Director of Senergy Alternative Energy in 2007; ultimately becoming a director and shareholder in the Synergy Group with responsibility for software, technology and innovation.  Previously he held roles as CEO of ITI Energy, Consultant with Bain & Co and senior management positions with ExxonMobil.  

Wil  Schoenmakers

Wil Schoenmakers

Consumer and Innovation Expert
PA Consulting Group
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Agenda - 13th Jun

  • 8:30am
    Registration
  • 9:30am
    Welcome remarks from the Chair

    Ravi Mattu, Acting Tech Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:35am
    Opening remarks from PA Consulting

    What is it about the unique nature of innovation in 2017 that is making leaders question
    their own abilities to perform? What can leaders do to adapt? How can they transform the
    culture within their organisation?

    Frazer Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, PA Consulting Group

    Fireside chat and panel discussion points - How can leaders improve and how can they fix their culture to innovate?

    ● Recruiting and retaining top talent
    ● Designing flexible infrastructure and processes into their organisation
    ● Defining the innovation responsibilities every employee has, and embedding these
    into their job description
    ● Networking with external experts

  • 9:40am
    Keynote fireside chat

    Andy Palmer, CEO, Aston Martin

    Moderator: Ravi Mattu, Acting Tech Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:10am
    Panel discussion

    Anne Boden, CEO and Founder, Starling Bank

    Nial McCollam, Chief Technology Officer, Lloyd's Register

    Kris Murrin, Fellow, Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and Leading the Defence Innovation Review

    Wil Schoenmakers, Consumer and Innovation Expert, PA Consulting Group

    Amanda West, Global Head of Innovation, Thomson Reuters

    Moderator: Ravi Mattu, Acting Tech Editor Financial Times

  • 11:00am
    Chair’s closing remarks
  • 11:10am
    Networking and refreshments
  • 12:30pm
    End of event

VENUE

Financial Times Headquarters
One Southwark Bridge
London SE1 9HL

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7775 6653
Email: ftlive@ft.com

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