Spark the Next Wave of Innovation with these Design and Manufacturing Experts

29 October 2021

Sparking innovation, either to deliver a ground-breaking design which fundamentally changes how we live, a small tweak to turn a run of the mill product into a next-level revenue generator, or examining the manufacturing process to optimise production, become more efficient, increase competitiveness and so on, is a core part of a company’s DNA.

Spark the Next Wave of Innovation with these Design and Manufacturing Experts with stories to tell from the biggest brands to the smallest across the world. Let’s look at 8 examples of speakers who do just that…

Flow Adepoju originally aspired to be a pharmacist, until a summer job on a make-up counter showed her just how she combine her two passions – science and make-up! Now, with MDMflow an established and thriving brand, Flow has launched into a new mission to drive the number of women in science, and promote STEM careers to girls in schools.

Rob Law

In pursuit of his dream to create global brands that facilitate the perfect journey,  keynote speaker  Rob Law has travelled the bumpy road of starting up a business, gaining invaluable lessons about innovation , brand-building , and  leadership  along the way. A template for UK business and manufacture, his company focusses on mould-breaking design-led products that compete on quality and value, not just cost.

Duncan Wardle

Former Vice President for Innovation and Creativity at Walt Disney Company Duncan Wardle currently works as an ideation consultant and a change agent. He is well-versed at sharing innovative strategies to create revolutionary ideas. Duncan's sessions provide audiences with the necessary tools to achieve tangible outcomes when approaching challenges in a different and innovative way.

Martin McCourt

Martin spent over 40 years working at the heart of British-based manufacturing, design and marketing for brands such as Dyson, Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan. The CEO of Dyson for 15 years, he devised and implemented a strategy that transformed the company from a single product, single market producer into one where 80% of the business comes from over 60 markets around the world. Additionally, Martin is on the Board of Your Life, a three-year campaign to ensure young adults in the UK have the maths and science skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy and is a Non-Executive Director and investor for Headbox and Ideas Britain.

Peter Marsh

The Financial Times’ former Manufacturing Editor, Peter Marsh looks at the ups, downs and future of the manufacturing industry. Exploring 250 years of mass-manufacturing - the fundamental shifts, the trends, the social, political and financial implications, Peter looks and shares what can be learned. He also looks at the effects of the so called ‘Internet of Things’ which marries modern manufacturing with software and digital technology. From pharmaceuticals to aeroplanes to processed food, he looks at the future for these businesses, the demands of customers, the scarcity of source materials, and what it all means.

Charlie Luxton

Charlie Luxton is an architectural designer who combines his design work with writing and presenting television programmes. He brings together his love for eco-friendly design and expertise in the field of sustainable building in his role as lead presenter for Building the Dream and Home by the Sea.

Brimming with energy and big ideas, the boss of Brompton Bicycle and Brompton Bike Hire Will Butler-Adams (OBE) rides out onto the conference platform to share his vision, using his impressive business and branding knowledge to shake up corporate audiences. An expert in creating managed disorder, Will disrupts comfortable thinking to create innovation, turning tired business processes on their head. Holding up a mirror to companies, he inspires them to make simple changes in order to increase employee happiness and create an environment that fosters creativity.

Julie Deane

Keynote speaker Julie Deane, the Founder & CEO at The Cambridge Satchel Company, inspires audiences with her story of brilliant entrepreneurship. Committed to preserving British manufacturing, she has ensured that each stage in producing every bag sold has taken place on British soil, going further by taking on apprentices, engaging disillusioned youth and encouraging people to embrace craftsmanship.

An incredible list to spark fervent discussions and lightbulb moments across the audience, an external speaker could deliver the empowerment your workforce needs to take everyone to the next level. Just make sure you leave enough time for the countless questions which are sure to come at the end.

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