Agenda: Day 1  | Day 2  |

9:00 am-9:10 am

Chair's Welcome & Introduction

Conference Chair

9:10 am-9:45 am

Jaguar Land Rover: The New Luxury

As environmental pressure grows, Jaguar and Land Rover face the challenge of balancing the demands of their customers for luxury, performance and go anywhere cars with sustainability. This
presentation will look at:
- How the automotive sector can lead the low carbon
industrial revolution
- Co-operation across industry, government and academia
- Recruiting and retaining the right talent
- Delivering great products responsibly
- Harnessing great British design talent


9:45 am-10:30 am

EMI Music: The Sound of Innovation

After just a few years since the establishment of the digital music market, EMI's digital sales already account for over 20% of its total revenues - yet only 10% of all digital music consumption is through legal channels.

Elio Leoni-Sceti, CEO of leading global music company EMI Music, explains how he and his team are tackling the challenges of a radically changing market.

-  How a highly creative industry lost touch with its consumers
-  The opportunities of demand driven marketing
-  The critical role of innovation
-  Developing new products and services for todays music fans


10:30 am-11:00 am

Networking Tea and Coffee Break

11:00 am-11:45 am

Unilever: Innovation for Consumers' Daily Lives

Unilever, one of the world's largest FMCG companies, has a unique global portfolio that spans both Foods and Home & Personal Care
products, and capitalises on this by developing innovations that deliver results across its categories and markets.
- Cross-category innovation: how science can be applied
to different products
- The role of innovation in delivering value to consumers
- The importance of global consumer understanding
- Working in partnership: open innovation


11:45 am-12:45 pm


Exciting innovation stories told by innovation champions from the companies that break the 'rules' around about what a corporate organisation should look like and how it should operate.

Tim Holbrow, COO, Symbian Foundation
Victor N. Pinchuk, Advisor to the CEO, National Cable Networks

Moderated by
Julie Meyer, CEO and Founder, Ariadne Capital

Innovation Snapshots will be followed by a 15-minute audience Q&A

12:45 pm-1:00 pm

Luncheon Address - From Bean to Bar to Cuisine

William "Willie" George Harcourt-Cooze is a British entrepreneur who came to public prominence in 2008 with the airing of the fly-on-the-wall documentary, Willie's Wonky Chocolate Factory, which centred around his efforts to be one of the first Britons since the Cadbury family to grow, import and produce their own chocolate.


1:00 pm-2:15 pm

Networking Lunch

2:15 pm-3:00 pm

Driving Innovation at GE

Innovation is a key ingredient in GE's success. In this presentation and in-depth interview, GE innovation champion, Beth Comstock, will discuss how GE harnesses, develops and implements new ideas, and the processes that are in place to make this happen.

Interviewed by
Julie Meyer, CEO and Founder, Ariadne Capital


3:00 pm-3:30 pm

Innovation Uncovered: A Tactical and Practical Approach for Finding Innovation Hidden Within Your Organisation

What if you could maximise your contribution to your organisation's innovation efforts? What if you could increase your level of creativity with little effort? Each organisation's ability to
innovate would be supercharged if every employee understood how they contribute to - and detract from - the innovation process. In this fast-paced, action-packed session, you will learn:

- How to leverage innovation styles to create high performing
innovation teams
- Why diverse thinking leads to better solutions
- A simple techniques for generating new ideas
- Some of the biggest mistakes organisations make&
and how to avoid them


3:30 pm-5:30 pm


Generate ideas and ways of solving problems with peers and experts. A dynamic 90 minute session in small, mixed-sector groups (max 10 delegates per group). This is an opportunity for delegates to contribute to the debate, network and discuss the hottest, up-to-the minute topics.

For a full list of roundtable topics, please click here

5:30 pm-5:35 pm

Chair's closing remarks and end of Day One

5:35 pm-6:45 pm

Networking Drinks Reception


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