The Innovation Summit 2021

Innovation Summit

1st – 2nd July

Virtual event

Day 1 – 1st July


11:30 – 12:00pm   Keynotes

12:00 – 12:50pm   Unlocking Innovation with Diversity of Thought

13:00 – 13:50pm   HealthTech

14:00 – 14:50pm   AI & Machine Learning

15:00 – 15:50pm   Robotics

16:00 – 16:50pm   Transport

17:00 – 17:50pm   Accelerating Revenue


Day 2 – 2nd July


11:30 – 12:00pm   Keynotes

12:00 – 12:50pm   Corporate Startup Matchmaking

13:00 – 13:50pm   Supercharging Teams for Change

14:00 – 14:50pm   Augmented/Virtual Reality

15:00 – 15:50pm   Cyber Security

16:00 – 16:50pm   Climate Change & Sustainability

17:00 – 17:50pm   The Future of Work

Anu George

COO @ Morningstar


Anu George is the COO – Technology & Transformation at Morningstar. She led a global organizational re-design and transformed Morningstar into a leaner, easy-to-do-business-with enterprise, helping achieve double-digit growth rates, and improved employee engagement. Anu introduced technologies like AI & RPA, enabling higher productivity, improved data accuracy, & strong acceptance of Future of Work concepts.

Earlier, Anu held progressive leadership roles with GE Capital and Unilever.

Asaf Formoza

CEO @ City Transformer


Asaf Formoza, CEO @ City Transformer

City Transformer is an automotive technology company. Our innovative product, a folding car-platform, has the ability to shrink its track-width as it parks in a space as small as one for motor cycles.

It also allows driving in a ‘folded’​ mode – just to fit in designated narrow traffic lanes. 100% Powered by electricity.

Benjamin Lickfett

Global Head of Digital Innovation

@ Diageo


Benni has over 15 years of experience in using technology and innovation to unlock the brand potential of Fortune 500 firms and startups. In his current role, as Global Head of Digital Innovation at Diageo, he is driving the test & learn agenda and championing digital transformation across a world-class spirits portfolio. His team of creative technologist are implementing cutting-edge marketing, hospitality and retail tech solutions to future-proof the Diageo business and create a competitive advantage for brands like Guinness, Bailey’s, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray and many more.

Susan Hooper

NED @ Uber UK, Rank Group, Moonpig


Susan is Chair of and sits on the Boards of Uber UK, The Rank Group plc, and Affinity Water Ltd. Susan is also a Director of Chapter Zero, an organisation dedicated to providing education, insight and support on climate change to Non-Executive Board Directors and Chairs. Susan is also actively involved in several start-ups in property and medical technology.

Andrew Gould

Interpol Global Cybercrime & Programme Lead

@ National Police Chiefs’​ Council


Andrew Gould, National Cybercrime Programme Lead @ National Police Chiefs’​ Council

As the National Cybercrime Programme Lead, I advise and support police forces, Regional Organised Crime Units, the National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre during major cyber incidents.

Claudia Pasquero

Co-founder @ ecoLogicStudio


Claudia Pasquero is an architect, curator, author and educator; her work and research operates at the intersection of biology, computation and design. She is founder and co-director of ecoLogicStudio in London, Lecturer and director of the Urban Morphogenesis Lab at the Bartlett UCL, Professor of Landscape Architecture and founder of the Synthetic Landscape Lab at Innsbruck University.

ecoLogicStudio is a design innovation agency specialising in bio-digital technology. The cladding system, PhotoSynthetica, combines living microalgae organisms with cutting-edge digital fabrication technologies.

This meeting is open to Innovation Partnership members and partners. If you wish to apply to join please email


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