Build Your Own Conference

Choose a 30-minute discussion from across all three streams and learn from the experience of the discussion leader, your fellow delegates, and share your own perspective. Take a look at our 2018 agenda below.

8.30

Registration


9.30

Chairman’s Welcome


9.40

Keynote: Building High Performance Innovation Teams

Building an innovative culture and high performance team(s) is a  challenge for many and a massive competitive advantage when done successfully. Understand the core tools required to engage your teams and create an environment for new ideas and processes to make you money!

  • Who owns the innovation agenda?
  • What makes an innovative employee tick?
  • How to combine business strategy with an agile culture


9.55

Keynote: Seven Steps to NPD Nirvana

Developing new product and bringing them to market before your competitors is the name of the game. Understanding what and who to strip out of your innovation cycles is key to efficiently improving your new market introductions.

  • Improving speed to market
  • Advanced Quality Product Planning (AQPP)
  • Has your NPD strategy evolved with the advent of new technologies?


10.10

Discussion Hosts Introductions


10.20

Discussion Table Discussion Session 1

During the conference choose five discussion groups from across all three conference streams. Each discussion group lasts for 30 minutes and is limited to 7 delegates. All discussion groups are concurrent, allowing you to work your way through the discussion groups that matter most to you over the course of the day. Choose from the list of discussion groups below in this stream, or click a tab to see the available discussion groups in the other conference streams.

Gavin Clafton photoGavin ClaftonGlobal Technology Director, Unilever
Joan Stewart photoJoan StewartOperations Director, Hotter shoes
Katrina Richie photoKatrina RichieHead of People and Culture, Gripple
Ian Johnson photoIan JohnsonChief Financial Officer, IMI Critical Engineering
Wayne Leahy photoWayne LeahyHead of Applications, Element Six
Tony Doran photoTony DoranSenior Director of IS, Security & Logistics, NSK Europe Ltd
Peter Longdon photoPeter LongdonNew Technology and Innovation Director, Tata Steel
Luke Johnson photoLuke JohnsonInnovation Director, Billingtons Food Service
Mark McNally photoMark McNallyHead of Global Manufacturing Innovation, Jaguar Land Rover
Mark Warren photoMark WarrenGlobal Lean Director, Lego
Jon Sackett photoJon SackettBusiness Director, Leonardo Helicopters
Leigh Smith photoLeigh SmithNew Model Programmes Lead, Jaguar Land Rover
Steven Carter photoSteven CarterDigital Manufacturing Integration Systems Specialist - SMART Factories, Rolls-Royce

10.50

Discussion Table Discussion Session 2

Gavin Clafton photoGavin ClaftonGlobal Technology Director, Unilever
Joan Stewart photoJoan StewartOperations Director, Hotter shoes
Katrina Richie photoKatrina RichieHead of People and Culture, Gripple
Ian Johnson photoIan JohnsonChief Financial Officer, IMI Critical Engineering
Wayne Leahy photoWayne LeahyHead of Applications, Element Six
Tony Doran photoTony DoranSenior Director of IS, Security & Logistics, NSK Europe Ltd
Peter Longdon photoPeter LongdonNew Technology and Innovation Director, Tata Steel
Luke Johnson photoLuke JohnsonInnovation Director, Billingtons Food Service
Mark McNally photoMark McNallyHead of Global Manufacturing Innovation, Jaguar Land Rover
Mark Warren photoMark WarrenGlobal Lean Director, Lego
Jon Sackett photoJon SackettBusiness Director, Leonardo Helicopters
Leigh Smith photoLeigh SmithNew Model Programmes Lead, Jaguar Land Rover
Steven Carter photoSteven CarterDigital Manufacturing Integration Systems Specialist - SMART Factories, Rolls-Royce

11.20

Coffee Break and Networking


11.50

Keynote: Monetising Innovation

Engineering our material costs when designing new products is only half the picture when looking at the value add of innovation. How do you decide what features or design configurations add value to your customers?

  • Are you paying for features your customers don't want or need?
  • Could you gear up the value of innovation projects?
  • Are your products/services stickier as a result of your innovation efforts?
  


12.05

Discussion Table Discussion Session 3

Gavin Clafton photoGavin ClaftonGlobal Technology Director, Unilever
Joan Stewart photoJoan StewartOperations Director, Hotter shoes
Katrina Richie photoKatrina RichieHead of People and Culture, Gripple
Ian Johnson photoIan JohnsonChief Financial Officer, IMI Critical Engineering
Wayne Leahy photoWayne LeahyHead of Applications, Element Six
Tony Doran photoTony DoranSenior Director of IS, Security & Logistics, NSK Europe Ltd
Peter Longdon photoPeter LongdonNew Technology and Innovation Director, Tata Steel
Luke Johnson photoLuke JohnsonInnovation Director, Billingtons Food Service
Mark McNally photoMark McNallyHead of Global Manufacturing Innovation, Jaguar Land Rover
Mark Warren photoMark WarrenGlobal Lean Director, Lego
Jon Sackett photoJon SackettBusiness Director, Leonardo Helicopters
Leigh Smith photoLeigh SmithNew Model Programmes Lead, Jaguar Land Rover
Steven Carter photoSteven CarterDigital Manufacturing Integration Systems Specialist - SMART Factories, Rolls-Royce

12.35

Exhibitor Introductions


12.45

Lunch


13.45

Keynote: Lean 4.0

Process improvements and Lean practices have been supercharged by the latest waves of collaborative technology to allow design/production modification data to be shared with the end to end team responsible for getting products out the door.

  • Automated information sharing
  • Technology enabled collaboration
  • Operational agility


14.00

Discussion Table Discussion Session 4

Gavin Clafton photoGavin ClaftonGlobal Technology Director, Unilever
Joan Stewart photoJoan StewartOperations Director, Hotter shoes
Katrina Richie photoKatrina RichieHead of People and Culture, Gripple
Ian Johnson photoIan JohnsonChief Financial Officer, IMI Critical Engineering
Wayne Leahy photoWayne LeahyHead of Applications, Element Six
Tony Doran photoTony DoranSenior Director of IS, Security & Logistics, NSK Europe Ltd
Peter Longdon photoPeter LongdonNew Technology and Innovation Director, Tata Steel
Luke Johnson photoLuke JohnsonInnovation Director, Billingtons Food Service
Mark McNally photoMark McNallyHead of Global Manufacturing Innovation, Jaguar Land Rover
Mark Warren photoMark WarrenGlobal Lean Director, Lego
Jon Sackett photoJon SackettBusiness Director, Leonardo Helicopters
Leigh Smith photoLeigh SmithNew Model Programmes Lead, Jaguar Land Rover
Steven Carter photoSteven CarterDigital Manufacturing Integration Systems Specialist - SMART Factories, Rolls-Royce

14.30

Discussion Table Discussion Session 5

Gavin Clafton photoGavin ClaftonGlobal Technology Director, Unilever
Joan Stewart photoJoan StewartOperations Director, Hotter shoes
Katrina Richie photoKatrina RichieHead of People and Culture, Gripple
Ian Johnson photoIan JohnsonChief Financial Officer, IMI Critical Engineering
Wayne Leahy photoWayne LeahyHead of Applications, Element Six
Tony Doran photoTony DoranSenior Director of IS, Security & Logistics, NSK Europe Ltd
Peter Longdon photoPeter LongdonNew Technology and Innovation Director, Tata Steel
Luke Johnson photoLuke JohnsonInnovation Director, Billingtons Food Service
Mark McNally photoMark McNallyHead of Global Manufacturing Innovation, Jaguar Land Rover
Mark Warren photoMark WarrenGlobal Lean Director, Lego
Jon Sackett photoJon SackettBusiness Director, Leonardo Helicopters
Leigh Smith photoLeigh SmithNew Model Programmes Lead, Jaguar Land Rover
Steven Carter photoSteven CarterDigital Manufacturing Integration Systems Specialist - SMART Factories, Rolls-Royce

15.00

Keynote: Three Laws of Process Improvement


15.15

Panel 1: Where is the low hanging innovation fruit?

Understanding when and where to spend your effort and energy is as important as innovation itself. Learn from the experts about where and when the most impact  innovation projects have taken place.


15.35

Discussion Host Conclusions


15.45

Chairman’s Conclusions


16.00

Summit Closes