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Innovation Dialogues

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Focusing on the most pertinent and disruptive technology and cultural trends reshaping corporate strategy and decision making right now, the Innovation Dialogues will gather together C-suite executives and Heads of Innovation through a calendar of exclusive, interactive events, to bring to light the strategies required to successfully navigate the current wave of intelligent technological disruption.  

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Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin

Andy Palmer, CEO, Aston Martin  

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Apurva Sinha

Apurva Sinha, Head of Innovation, Network Rail 

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Nick Hirst, CIO NIHR Clinical Reserach

Nick Hirst, Chief Information Officer, NIHR Clinical Research Network 

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Amanda West

Amanda West, Global Head of Innovation, Thomson Reuters 

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Who Attends

This VIP event series will convene senior job titles and innovation leads, such as:

  • C-suite executives
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Science Officers
  • Heads of Innovation
  • Heads of Transformation

 If you would like to apply to attend any of the dialogues, please click on each event tab and register on their respective websites.

Please note that all applications will be reviewed and approved by the Publisher.


DIALOGUE 1: 26 September 2017

The FT Innovation Dialogue: Humans and machines: creating complementary innovation, will bring together multi-sector innovation leaders to challenge the status quo and identify what needs to be done to create a complementary innovation environment.  

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DIALOGUE 2: 28 November 2017

The FT Innovation Dialogue: Innovation of culture and the skills agenda will bring together pioneers of corporate strategy and transformation to bring to light the real truth behind the word ‘innovation’ and how arguably it is more related to culture and people than it is to technology.

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DIALOGUE 3: 3 MAY 2018

FT Innovation Dialogue 3 - Innovating at Speed
The secrets of faster product & business model innovation

Aim: to move the discussion from the theoretical to real world examples of fast innovation to help address our community of innovation leaders’ principle challenge: that traditional innovation practice takes too long. 




FT Innovation Dialogue 4 - Customer Centric Innovation
Co-creating Value with your Customers

Customer-centric innovation turns traditional innovation models inside-out. Conventionally, ideas are sought inside a company with the product and service innovations they produce delivered to customers outside the company. Customer-centric innovation, conversely, takes some of this process outside, by collaborating with consumers in the external environment and spaces they inhabit and then bringing their ideas back in. It’s not a new concept, but as businesses move from a transactional to experiential mindset to stay in tune with evolving consumer expectations, it is an increasingly popular one. It means lots more winning ideas, engenders brand loyalty, creates a sense of community, and reduces the risk of new products and services failing to thrive in the marketplace because they are not really what consumers want.

Our 4th Innovation Dialogue will take a practical look at how corporates are redesigning their innovation processes to bring customer intelligence from the outside, in.




FT Innovation Dialogue 5 - The Change Challenge
Reorganising for Innovation Success

This FT Innovation Dialogue will assess how can innovation leaders implement structural change to reduce red-tape, make decision-making more horizontal and cultivate a more inclusive workplace environment - one in which new ideas can flower, and through which innovation can easily flow.




The FT, in partnership with PA Consulting, present the unique FT - PA Consulting Group Executive Innovation Briefing: Making Leaders Fit for Purpose  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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Sponsors associated with the series (4)

With 30 offices in 20 countries, Linklaters serves our clients as a team, with a common focus on innovation, efficiency and agility.


We are market leaders in advising on incoming Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements of investors and regulators, and how to manage evolving governance and disclosure requirements on climate and ESG financial risk issues.


Linklaters’ integrated ESG practice comprises sustainability, finance, corporate and pensions lawyers across the firm. We advise on all three strands of ESG, with particular expertise in the relevance of climate related financial risks to corporate or fund governance, risk management and disclosure obligations and in how to respond to activist campaigns. We have also undertaken governance reviews and advised on human rights, ABC risks and broader risk management. Our clients include governments, corporates, financial institutions, funds and asset managers.  We hold Band 1 rankings for each of sustainability, governance and pensions in the legal directories.

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 120 cities in more than 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organisation to shape winning strategies, mobilise for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

Nikkei is a trusted media brand in Asia, known for its quality journalism and capability in providing business news and information. Founded as a market news media in Japan in 1876, Nikkei has grown to be one of the largest media conglomerates with 37 foreign editorial bureaus and approximately 1500 journalists worldwide, with another global media brand, the Financial Times, joining in our group in 2015. Nikkei are continually deploying new technology to find new ways to deliver news as a reliable source of information for the global community.

PA is a consulting, technology and innovation firm. We define success as achieving exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals worldwide. For more than 70 years, we have been using technology and innovation to help organisations achieve their goals. Today, as a firm that both advises on and ‘does’ innovation, we are helping public and private sector businesses reach their full potential. From collaborating with leadership teams to deliver breakthrough business models, to developing award-winning products and services in our Global Technology Centre, we partner with organisations worldwide to solve their biggest innovation challenges. Our clients choose us because we challenge convention to find the solutions that really work – in practice, not just on paper. Then we roll up our sleeves and get the job done.

PA. Make the Difference.

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