Sustainability and Innovation Manager, Fresh Vertical Farm
Food Product Development
In this session, we explored how Stage Gate product innovation can align with The Six' I's® and discussed food product development and sustainability as a demand state for driving innovation. Simon has been involved in product development and innovation in the food industry for over 25 years, with organisations such as Marks and Spencer, Innocent Drinks and Waitrose.
Innovation Philosopher and Founder of the Innovation Leadership Forum
In this conversation, we explored Bettina's career, through her books as an author, thinker, and philosopher, and the importance of Design Thinking and its role in innovation. We also explored the importance of diversity and collaboration and how middle managers can play a role in evaluating innovative ideas.
Head of Talent, and Learning at The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Leading Innovation in HR
In this conversation, Steven shared the challenges of building hybrid workforces that can innovate together across geographies and time zones, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also talked about the importance of HR in leading innovation to support strategic goals and stories of how he encouraged innovation in his role at Edgewell.