Open for Business Conference

Many thanks to everybody who responded to a previous post asking ‘Who are the best open innovation speakers globally?’. We have taken on board your feedback and I’m pleased to announce that on the 8th of April, NESTA is hosting the Open for Business conference in London that will explore new open business models and seek to answer the issues that lie at the heart of the open innovation process.

The interactive day will feature Open Innovation experts, experienced practitioners and a host of real-life NESTA case studies including Procter and Gamble, Discovery Channel, Virgin Atlantic, Oracle, Orange, Cancer Research UK, Littlewoods, McLaren and Tesco, and international speakers such as Helmut Traitler, Vice President, Innovation Partnerships, Nestle; Steve Shapiro, VP of InnoCentive; Karim Lakhani, Assistant professor, Technology and Operations Management Unit, Harvard Business School; Joachim Von Heimburg, former Innovation Director at P&G and Sir John Chisholm, Chairman, QinetiQ.

Much as we’d like it to be entirely open to all, due to capacity constraints at the venue this event is invite only and targeted specifically at senior decision makers from FTSE500 companies and other similar large organisation with a specific interest and/or responsibility for open innovation or open business models. For those unable to attend in person we will livestream and webcast all of the main sessions and make them available online.

If you are intrerested in attending and to register your interest in the event, please email the Nesta events team as soon as possible.

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