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Key Sessions

Peter Meier

KEYNOTE: Is Innovating Easy? NO WAY!

Orokoko GmbH

Amber Case

KEYNOTE: Designing Calm Technology- The New World of IOT & AI

Calm Technology: Designing for the Next Generation of Devices, and Harvard Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society

James Millar

KEYNOTE: The Death of Startup Tourism: A New Way to Connect Companies Big and Small

MassChallenge

08:30 09:15 (45 mins)

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Welcome Breakfast & Registration

09:15 09:30 (15 mins)

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Chairperson Welcome

  • Mike Hatrick - Global Head IP Strategy & Portfolio, Volvo Group

09:30 09:45 (15 mins)

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KEYNOTE: Is Innovating Easy? NO WAY!

A look at the learnings from the past 10 years of FEI Europe and where we go from here. Dr. Meier will sketch his vision of the New Innovation Ecosystem and its effects on industries across the globe. Join him as he shares insights on pitfalls to avoid and strategies for success, where frustration, scarcity and determination play a major role.

  • Peter Meier - Founder & Managing Director, Orokoko GmbH

09:45 10:30 (45 mins)

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KEYNOTE: Designing Calm Technology- The New World of IOT & AI

Our world is made of information that competes for our attention. What is needed? What is not? We cannot interact with our everyday life in the same way we interact with a desktop computer. The terms calm computing and calm technology were coined in 1995 by PARC Researchers Mark Weiser and John Seely Brown in reaction to the increasing complexities that information technologies were creating. Calm technology describes a state of technological maturity where a user’s primary task is not computing, but being human. The idea behind Calm Technology is to have smarter people, not things. Technology shouldn’t require all of our attention, just some of it, and only when necessary.

How can our devices take advantage of location, proximity and haptics to help improve our lives instead of get in the way? How can designers can make apps “ambient” while respecting privacy and security? This talk will cover how to use principles of Calm Technology to design the next generation of connected devices. We’ll look at notification styles, compressing information into other senses, and designing for the least amount of cognitive overhead.

  • Amber Case - Cyborg Anthropologist and Author, Calm Technology: Designing for the Next Generation of Devices, and Harvard Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

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Morning Networking Break

11:00 11:45 (45 mins)

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KEYNOTE: The Death of Startup Tourism: A New Way to Connect Companies Big and Small

Big businesses have been given an ultimatum: innovate or die. Startups are seen as the “silver bullet” this corporate innovation challenge. But - as many corporates know - working with startups can be challenging and isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to every need.

This session will explore how innovation leaders can work more effectively with startups to achieve their goals. With access to global insights and real life examples from industry influencers, MassChallenge is transforming the global innovation ecosystem. MassChallenge will give you the tools you need to develop and implement a smarter startup collaboration strategy.

  • James Millar - Director of Partnerships, MassChallenge

11:45 12:15 (30 mins)

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ROUND TABLE: Setting Your FEI Agenda

  • Mike Hatrick - Global Head IP Strategy & Portfolio, Volvo Group

12:15 13:15 (60 mins)

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Lunch

13:15 13:45 (30 mins)

Track 1: Culture & Leadership

Innovation May Not Grow on Trees, But It Can Be Cultivated

Much to the dismay of countless business leaders everywhere, innovation doesn’t just happen by magic. Creating a pervasive innovation culture within any organization takes time, effort, and is a leadership-led activity. In this speech, Harvey Wade will walk through eight key behaviours of leaders that will create a lasting innovation culture that drives successful business outcomes.

  • Harvey Wade - Innovation Program Manager, Cisco’s Services Innovation Excellence Center
  • Nicholas Selk - Innovation Program Manager, Cisco

13:45 14:15 (30 mins)

Track 1: Culture & Leadership

The Role of Leadership and Culture in Innovation

This talk will focus on the key elements of 3M’s approach to innovation which have contributed to nurturing an environment and culture in which innovation can flourish. The essential role played by senior leaders in articulating a vision, investing in technology platforms and enabling an R&D community in building the associated science and applying it to real world challenges.

  • Wynne Lewis - Director of Research & Development, 3M United Kingdom & Ireland Region

14:15 14:45 (30 mins)

Track 1: Culture & Leadership

GET INVOLVED!

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15:15 15:45 (30 mins)

Track 1: Culture & Leadership

The Machine: How Do Large, Complex Organizations Maintain A Culture of Innovation?

Large companies get really good at protecting their cash cows. Over time and by necessity, this becomes a religion, with the sacrosanct product is protected at all costs. What often suffers is the potential to create new and disruptive products. The inevitable fall of corporate giants, taken down by what seem like invisible forces and ungainly upstarts, can be forestalled by appropriate innovation techniques. Large entities like Airbus are experimenting with a variety of techniques, copying the DARPA model in one case, or throwing open the doors to global competition in another. Even if they don't always succeed, corporate executives must understand that sending the right universal signals is just as important as getting the details of the office space right.

  • David Lackner - Vice President, Corporate Technology Office, Airbus

15:45 16:15 (30 mins)

Track 1: Culture & Leadership

Transforming External Innovation Strategies to Transform a Corporations Culture

Creating an innovative culture in a bank. Can it be done? What does it take to generate innovation culture and leadership in a traditional environment? Jan will highlight the approach and results within Rabobank (and why we ditched the function HR Innovation Manager).



  • Jan Nieuweboer - Organisation Development Human Resources, Rabobank

13:15 13:45 (30 mins)

Track 2: Business Model Innovation

How to Inspire 100,000 People to Innovate in What They Do

In 2015 Bayer initiated a program to inspire employees along the value chain from Research to Commercial to innovate in what they do. It provides inspiration, opportunities to learn about innovation leadership and methodologies, crowd ideation and innovation management platforms as well as a global network of innovation experts and coaches. Diana Medeiros Placido and Dr. Henning Trill and will share their learnings from the perspective of the global rollout to local impact created in the UK.

  • Henning Trill - Head of Corporate Innovation, Bayer
  • Diana Medeiros Placido - Sales, Marketing Operations Head, Bayer

14:15 14:45 (30 mins)

Track 2: Business Model Innovation

Innovation Challenges from within the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is facing massive challenges: electrification, connectivity, shared mobility and autonomous driving are just few examples which are challenging the industry. Not only customers are changing, but so do business models and industry players. How should a strategy be set up, which faces these challenges in an intelligent and sustainable way, covering not only technological but also cultural aspect and taking ambidexterity into account? In this session, Caroline will present the main drivers for the transformation in the automotive industry, and show how the new corporate strategy at Volkswagen AG is set up, taking those main drivers into consideration.

  • Dr. Caroline Rudzinski - Corporate Strategy, Volkswagen AG

15:15 15:45 (30 mins)

Track 2: Business Model Innovation

Climate Innovation - Insights from the Start-Up World on Risk Taking, Challenges and Failures

There is an urgent need to mitigate the carbon emissions from manufacturing and industry, underlined by the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This talk will focus the essential role of entrepreneurs deciding to develop innovative solutions to increase resource productivity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adverse environmental impact while enhancing economic prosperity and competitiveness. Insights on successes, challenges and how risk taking and failure impact daily business activities of start-ups will be shared, including potential inspirations for applications in the corporate world.

  • Sira Saccani - Director of Sustainable Production Systems, Climate-KIC

15:45 16:15 (30 mins)

Track 2: Business Model Innovation

Ambidexterity: How to Realize the Co-Existence of Radical Innovation and Stable Processes Using Spin-Offs.

Automotive OEMs see themselves confronted with a drastic environmental change. The whole sector has been struck with a previously unknown dynamism. The customers need for mobility is changing, towards new technology, e.g. electric cars, or new business models, e.g. car-sharing. New competitors have risen that are working in a way that is foreign to the industry. They are working like start-ups. Focusing on the customers needs, ready to explore and try radically new technology.

Forming own start-ups, i.e. spin-offs are part of the solution because established companies need to focus on staying efficient and exploit their valuable assets while also allowing for more exploration. This creates a high amount of friction that could potentially be harmful to the company, but also to the radical innovations themselves by creating too many barriers for them.

In contrast to that, Start-ups mostly face exactly the opposite challenges. They are usually very good at exploring, but their lack of structure makes it more difficult for them to exploit technologies.

To use spin-offs for corporational exploration is therefore a way that should be beneficial to all. Therefore it is proposed to build spin-offs to use their explorative capabilities to build radical innovations in the eco-system of grown-up companies

Denise will share insights on how BMW is approaching these challenges.

  • Denise Vandeweijer - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, BMW Group

14:45 15:15 (30 mins)

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Connect & Recharge

16:30 18:00 (90 mins)

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KEYNOTE: London Tech Week Keynote to Be Announced Soon!

Check Back Soon for Details on London Tech Week's Featured Keynote Speaker.

17:15 17:30 (15 mins)

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Chair Recap and Takeaways

18:00 19:00 (60 mins)

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Cocktails and Networking