• 6th Global Innovation Forum

    November2016, London UK


Call for Speakers!

November 2016, London UK

The forum will discuss the latest trends in the field of innovation, creativity, design, R&D and new product development, as well as the major challenges for the future. We are looking for engaging presenters with years-based experience who are willing to share their best practices, give detailed examples and provide practical recommendations to problem solving.

You can get involved through one of the following session types:


Latest innovation trends discussed. Best practices, methods and concepts of successful innovation policies.

Panel Debates

The most interactive part. Panelists sharing examples while engaging the whole audience into an open discussion.


Useful knowledge generated through a number of interactive and hands-on activities in a relaxed and playful atmosphere.

2015 Speakers

A mixture of well-established large corporations and fast-growing trendsetters

2015 Schedule

Field Trip

MassChallenge UK Accelerator

Continental Breakfast

Opening by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

The Science and Practice of Urban Innovation Keynote

Matthew Claudel MIT Senseable City Lab & MIT Lab for Innovation Science & Policy

Dare to try

Wendy Mayer Pfizer

Extreme Innovation for an Extreme World

Gene Becker Samsung

Crowdsourcing activity announcement

Mike Schavemaker Philips

Coffee Break

Building the future of play

William Thorogood Lego

How to Facilitate Both Radical and Sustaining Innovation

Jane Zuidema Mans Open Mind Management

Panel Debate: The Role of Failure in Driving Innovation

Josette Udo TomTom (facilitator)
Malin Andersson BBC
Michael Callas East London Ventures (Ex Vodafone)
Malcolm Salisbury Shell
Paul McAleese GlaxoSmithKline


Fresh iDeas Hub

Diane Perlman MassChallenge
Gerard Keeley Vidsy
Michael Thornton Carbon Analytics
James Popper Sinclair Fire

Designing the Invisible - Digital Experiences for the 21st Century

Clive Grinyer Barclays

Integrated Execution, innovating in the customer and consumer space

Dipu Mukherjee PepsiCo/Frito-Lay

Coffee Break & 3D Printed Food Demo

Martin Stevens it is 3D

The Rise of the DEO, Leadership by Design Keynote

Maria Giudice Autodesk

Innovative Space Keynote

Frank Salzgeber European Space Agency

Closing by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

Drinks Reception

Continental Breakfast

Opening by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

Synesthesia - Innovation and our senses Keynote

Gillian Ferrabee Cirque Du Soleil Media

Potential Realised. Converging creativity, culture and process for consistent innovation success

Ben Strutt Cambridge Design Partnership
Stergios Bititsios Cambridge Design Partnership

Wearable Technologies Enabling Athletes to Unleash Their Best

Qaizar Hassonjee adidas

Crowdsourcing activity update

Mike Schavemaker Philips

Coffee Break

Innovation is all about people and culture

Shabaz Yousaf Cisco

Lifebuoy - innovating for the bottom of the pyramid, driving behavior change and saving lives

Vibhav Sanzgiri Unilever

Pushing Design Innovation at BMW Group

Benoit Jacob BMW


Panel Debate: Innovation trends & future challenges

Jim Conroy Sopheon (facilitator)
Chris Grantham IDEO
Stefan Weigand Roche
Stefan Dobrev Nestle

Welcome to the Internet, Assh*les

Jared Zimmerman Google

Innovation in the delivery of care

Julie Morrow Novartis Foundation

Closing by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

  • Field Trip

    MassChallenge UK Accelerator

    Get to know MassChallenge UK and take a field trip to our offices! MassChallenge is the world’s largest startup accelerator and the first to support startups with no strings attached. You’ll get a tour of the space and the chance to meet and network with some of the 90 startups from the 2015 cohort over a happy hour.

2015 Workshops

  • Behavioral Economics

    Luis Arnal, Insitum

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    Effectively applying behavioral economics principles to boost innovation processes

  • Creative Skills for Innovation Workshop

    Stephanie Fastre, Google

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    Unlock creativity, translate insights, experiment rapidly and build an effective innovation culture

  • Getting The Ship To Turn Workshop

    Conrad Persons, Mash Strategy Studio

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    6 key common success factors for developing winning innovation ideas

  • Crowdsourcing in Action Workshop

    Mike Schavemaker, Philips

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    Create breakthrough innovation sourced from all corners of your organization & beyond

2015 Activities

  • 3D Printed Food Demo

    Martin Stevens, it is 3D

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    Taste snacks printed directly from the portable and multi-material 3DbyFlow printer

  • Graphic Recording

    Chris Shipton

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    See the visual map creation of the event live as it happens


  • Standard 1650€

    Full Event Access

  • Full 2550€

    Full Event Access
    2 hotel nights & airport transfer

  • Vendor 2300€

    Full Event Access
    (agencies & solution providers)


2015 Venue

etc. Dexter House

No.2 Royal Mint Court, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4QN, UK

With nearly 20 years of experience and a portfolio of high quality venues, etc. venues is the leading independent provider of training, meeting and conference space in the UK. Dexter House is a stylish, ultra modern conference venue in London, a short walk from Tower Bridge. It is situated comfortably between the city and Canary Wharf with its own beautiful, tranquil courtyard. A location where old and new truly sit side by side. The venue combines striking interior design with great service and high quality food prepared by in-house chefs to create a very warm welcome.


Public Transport

Closest underground/tube station is Tower Hill. DLR Tower Gateway Station in close proximity. Many bus routes, including the 42, 78, 15 and RV1. Bus Stop TE/TN/TH/TA.

Air Travel

Closest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Airport is the main airport in London. Further travel information: Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Stansted, Luton.

Travel Notes

Located opposite the historic Tower of London. Sits in Royal Mint Court. Keep an eye out for a large stone entrance arch and follow the signs once inside.

Hotels Nearby

Novotel Tower Bridge

10 Pepys St, London EC3N 2NR, UK
Phone: +44 20 7265 6000

DoubleTree Tower of London

7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF, UK
Phone: +44 20 7709 1000

Apex City of London

1 Seething Lane, London EC3N 4AX, UK
Phone: +44 20 7702 2020

2015 Sponsors

Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of our event

Participating in the Global Innovation Forum as a sponsor is a great opportunity to introduce and increase awareness of your latest products and services to an audience of dedicated and enthusiastic innovation experts. Please send us a message below if interested to get involved.

Main Sponsors

Media Partners

Mobile App

Social Tool

The timeline is the pulse of everything happening at the event, bringing together tweets, photos, messages, session alerts and much more.


Everyone attending can create a profile to break the ice and connect with others. Attendees can fill a personal objective to maximize effectiveness.


Attendees can write messages and post directly to the timeline. They can also send private messages to setup meetings and connect one-on-one.


  • "There are few conferences that attract such diverse speakers, and so many insights into the breadth of innovation practice today."
    Global Industry Expert - IBM

  • "An inspiring and informative event, that drew together a wide range of innovators to share innovation challenges, best practice, and war stories."
    Director - Brand Genetics

  • "I met so many fellow disrupters. I look forward to what we disrupt together in the future!"
    Open Innovation Program Manager - NASA

  • "It was the best innovation conference I ever attended, so well done!"
    Innovator - Mondelēz International

  • "Brilliantly organized and wonderful speakers. Would love to attend future events."
    TPDCG Manager - Total

  • "Great organization, speakers, venue, additional media, etc. It really fosters creativity of individuals and brings best practices from best companies."
    R&D Senior Manager - LG

  • "Refreshing event, shaking the boundaries of multinational, inviting us to question ourselves what do we want to do tomorrow while opening frontiers to entrepreneurship."
    Manager - Philip Morris International

  • "Very good networking opportunity with amazing people."
    Head Confectioner - Nestle

  • "A must in any innovator's calendar."

  • "A great conference. I thought the speakers were fantastic and the organization/set up were impressive."
    Marketing Manager - Pernod Ricard

  • "Me and my colleague found it to be an inspiring and thought provoking couple of days."
    Head of Technical Packaging - Marks & Spencer

  • "Very good organization, very good presentations and speakers, diversity of attendees and industries represented."
    Innovation Manager - BNP Paribas

  • "Thank you for these two days that were perfect: speakers, place, organization, the cartoonist, support team etc."
    Innovation Senior Manager - Suez Environnement

  • "I enjoyed the event a lot, met many great people and found the presentations interesting and useful."
    Senior Director Community Development - Lego

  • "I was very happy with the conference. It felt like I met the colleagues I didn’t know I had!"
    UX Director - eBay

Previous Editions

The previous editions were an absolute success and all events were completely sold out. In total they have gathered more than 500 innovation professionals from all around the world.

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Global Innovation Forum is organized, administered and delivered by Selectiva International Ltd.

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