2021 Programme

Innovation Partnership meetings help our C-level members stay updated on the latest thinking and applications in the innovation economy. They provide practical solutions on how their organisations need to rapidly change and adapt.


We review the best entrepreneurs, innovators and corporates who are changing the status quo and provide members with an opportunity to discuss how these developments impact their own strategies and ensure they can future-proof their businesses.
Innovating in uncertain times
14 January 2021, 5:00pm

SPEAKERS: Francisco Sorrentino, CHRO Managing Partner @ SoftBank

Kristi Martindale, Chief Product Officer @ Sarcos Robotics

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Overcoming innovation barriers with diversity of thought
11 February 2021, 5:00pm

SPEAKERS: Jennifer Snow, CTO @ US Air Force

Sophie Ruddock, VP, GM North America @ Multiverse

Christopher Kenna, CEO @ Brand Advance

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Driving innovation from within
11 March 2021, 5:00pm

SPEAKER: Miguel Arias, Global Entrepreneurship Director @ Telefonica

CHAIR: Torsten Kolind, CEO @ YouNoodle

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How companies use data to drive innovation
8 April 2021, 5:00pm

Successful companies combine creativity with data intelligence. Netflix is a masterful combination of data and creativity, serving as a matchmaker between writers, directors, artists, comics, and the audiences. Ocado uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analytics to slash its food waste to just losing 1 in 6,000 produce items. We will discuss how corporates use data scientists to make the most of their data.

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Giant robots weaving the fabric of the future
12 May 2021, 5:00pm

SPEAKER: Enrique Garcia, CTO @ National Composites Centre

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Implementing change rapidly and at scale
10 June 2021, 5:00pm

SPEAKER: Karolina Lewandowska, Global Change and Transformation Lead @ Google

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The IP Innovation Summit 2021
1 - 2 July 2021

The annual IP Innovation Summit will showcase specific technologies including artificial intelligence/machine learning, automation, blockchain, cyber security, healthTech, robotics, IoT, augumented/virtual reality, climateTech, quantum computing, 3D printing, HR tech and workforce development.

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The FinTech revolution
5 August 2021, 5:00pm

As the market and the fintech landscape are maturing, we will discuss the new technologies that helped fuel innovation in this arena such as artificial intelligence and cyber defences. While some apps offer Netflix-like personalised service notifying users when bills are due and advising on tax returns. others are plugging “last-mile” gaps so that complex products, such as mortgages, can be sold online.

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The future of work & productivity
9 September 2021, 5:00pm

SPEAKER: Phil Cox, COO @ Silicon Valley Bank

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Sustainability and ESG strategies
14 October 2021, 5:00pm

Some 500 environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds were launched in 2019. These continued to grow in the first half of 2020 and they performed well relative to conventional funds amid the global pandemic. Many asset managers say they will force companies to cut their emissions and finance new projects. We will discuss some of the innovations in this space.

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