ODI Fridays: Where the suits meet the sneakers

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Fri Mar 9, 2018 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

In this interactive lunchtime talk, Roland Harwood will describe the challenges and opportunities of corporate and start-up collaboration. By providing a range of practical case studies from the likes of LEGO, UBS, and Ford, he will share lessons learned and practical tools for combining and aligning cultures, data and processes to create valuable new partnerships and networks.

About the speaker

Roland Harwood is Co-founder and Managing Director at 100%Open, the global open innovation agency that works with the likes of LEGO, Ford, Unilever, UBS, Oxfam and Governments around the world to co-innovate with their partners. It was a spin-out from NESTA in 2010, the UK Innovation Agency and Investment Fund, where he was Director of Open Innovation. Graduating with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University, he has held senior innovation roles in the public and private sector. In addition has worked with hundreds of start-ups to raise venture capital and commercialise technology. He is both a failed astronaut and a keen piano player and has produced TV and film music for SonyBMG. Last but not least, he is a proud and often exhausted dad of three kids under 10.

Live stream

There will be a live stream here from 1pm on 9 March 2018.