IM Breakfast Speaker Event – October


0800 Welcome and Registration
0820 Guest Speaker - David Hall
0840 Guest Speaker - Gordon Wright
0900 Further Networking
0930 Close

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24 Oct 2014, 0800 - 0930


Innovation Martlesham, in association with IP Network, would like to invite you to another Breakfast Networking Event 

with Guest Speakers

David Hall, CEO Ideas Centre Group

'Thinking Money Down The Drain'

The world is changing at an ever increasing pace, but our decisions and behaviours are derived from models of "reality" based on conventional thinking and patterns from the past.  We must find ways of challenging these patterns, and free up our thinking to generate fresh ideas that feed innovation and transform organisations.  In this presentation, Dr David Hall will demonstrate how business can overcome these blockers and stop 'Thinking money down the drain' by using structured problem solving and creativity techniques to deliver outstanding business performance

Gordon Wright, BT New Ideas Strategy Specialist, BT

'Embedding Innovation in an Enterprise Through Ideas Schemes'

The BT New Ideas Scheme is a global online innovation management tool for BT employees, generating 19,000 ideas and £200m of value for BT over 10 years.  Awarded Platinum Accreditation by IdeasUK, it is seen as an industry leader and often approached by organisations for guidance on developing systems to stimulate the culture of creativity and value generation.  Gordon will guide you through how BT encourages and develops new ideas, the key stages in the flow of ideas, key stakeholders and what they get out of it, and the reward and recognition for submitters that drives it all.

   PLACES ARE LIMITED AND ATTENDANCE IS BY REGISTRATION ONLY.  To register please contact Nicky Daniels.   PERSONAL PROFILE - David Hall david hall David J Hall founded the Ideas Centre in 2011, born out of a passion for creativity and innovation with a proven leadership track record at Board level in a range of sectors (both private and public). For the 10 yearsprior to The Ideas Centre, Dave was CEO of HFL Sport Science Ltd, a drug surveillance and contract research organisation based in Newmarket.    More generally, since 1984 he has worked in a range of manufacturing, service and technology transfer organisations, holding positions in engineering, marketing and manufacturing management.  Creativity, innovation, and a pursuit of the perfect culture provide a common thread throughout his career to date.    PERSONAL PROFILE - Gordon Wright gordon wright Gordon Wright joined BT in 1986 as an apprentice and worked on telephone and payphone product design, broadband TV and virtual reality before joining the Brightstar Adastral Park incubator in 2001 stimulating ideas from teams to develop intellectual property and spin-out companies. After three years in Research marketing matching new research inventions to BT business needs, he has spent the last 10 years in Innovation Central developing the Innovation Toolkit of 40 downloadable techniques, developed propositions for BT’s lines of business and re-built the BT New Ideas Scheme.  

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