KIN Innovation Summit 2020 - Day 1 (Free to attend)


KIN Innovation Summit 2020 - Day 1 (Free to attend)


Starting 15 September 2020 14:00 through to 15 September 2020 17:00

Making Innovation Happen

This year’s virtual Summit focuses on how successful disruptors make innovation happen. Building on the success of last year’s edition on “The future of Work”, we will ask: how can you imagine a different future? How do you reinvent an organization around a new business model? How do you make innovation happen and stick?

Come and learn from authors who imagine the future for a living; from leading academics who have researched and consulted some of the biggest disrupting organisations in the world; and from companies that use innovation processes to put humans on Mars, make cities more sustainable and workplaces more liveable and productive.

The Speakers:

Nick Harkaway - Science Fiction writer

Nick will start the Summit with a talk relating to how he creates totally new environments using his imagination. Nick will talk about how to make stories and story worlds, and about how we all end up living in the dream: the real world as reimagined by people like novelists, designers, politicians and technologists. We know that ideas change - and build - the world, so what does that mean for those of us whose job is to come up with them? What are the boundaries and ethics of dreaming the next big thing? And what is it?

Lesley Parker, Innovation Engagement Lead and Richard Smith, Wastewater Technical Lead

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Severn Trent's Innovation Journey

Severn Trent Water has been on an open innovation odyssey for the past 3 years. This instalment reflects on where they intended to go and where they ended up, with a good deal of learning about innovation and culture along the way. Brought to life through the story of the inception, development and launch of a first-in-UK novel wastewater technologies testpad at a Severn Trent site.

Your Hosts:

The Innovation Summit is hosted by KIN facilitator, Debbie Lawley and KIN Director, Davide Nicollini. They will be joined by our KIN facilitators; Erica Hurley, Nancy Kinder and Michael Norton throughout the three days.

Format: will include a live presentation, breakout room discussions, audience polls, chat discussions and then a chance to ask a few questions. It is best to join this online not by phone and ideally with your microphone and camera on. It will be recorded and shared with everyone who registers.

Tickets: this is a free event. Please register as spaces are limited.

Webinar: once you have booked a place, you will be sent an email confirmation with the Zoom dial in details and again just before the webinar.

Audience: The Summit is specifically aimed at innovation strategists, internal innovation catalysts and institutional disruptors. Open minded managers who are interested to learn how they can make innovation happen in their organizations are also very welcome.


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