BIG Conference 2014 - Transformation: Mission & Ambition

Wednesday 18th June, 2014
Creative Edge, Edge Hill University

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FREE REGISTRATION FOR LANCASHIRE BUSINESSES & ORGANISATIONS

This year’s Business Innovation for Growth (BIG) Conference theme is ‘Transformation: Mission & Ambition’ – how creativity and innovation can unlock expanding and emerging markets. BIG conference will be Lancashire’s contribution to IFB2014.

BIG 2014 will combine keynote speakers, workshops and seminars with practical demonstrations and case-studies to showcase what is possible and inspire new ideas through an exploration of new technologies, game changing ideas and our relationships with users – whether its product, digital or service development ….and more.

As the economy moves into a period of growth, business leaders need to respond quickly to take advantage of expanding and emerging markets plus increased demand for goods and services. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of business growth. Business leaders will have to keep pace with the changing environment in readiness to respond to client’s needs and expectations.

BIG2014 will combine keynote speakers, workshops and seminars with practical demonstrations and case-studies to showcase what is possible and inspire new ideas.

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Keynote Speakers Announced

Chris Sanderson

Co-Founder of The Future Laboratory
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Mat Hunter

Chief Design Officer, Design Council
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Rachel Cooper OBE

Professor of Design Management at Lancaster University
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Phil Jones

Managing Director – Brother UK
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Darren Evans

Founder & Design Director, The Engine Room
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Daniel Charny

Professor of Design at Kingston University
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BIG 2014 – Growth Conversations

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Chris Sanderson

The Future Laboratory Presentations

Mat Hunter – Design Council

BIG 2012 Keynote

Big Promo

Business Innovation in Growth - Promotional Film

Conference Agenda

Opening Plenary Session

11.30

Registration

Market Space & Exhibitions

12.45

Welcome & Opening Address

Jenifer Mein (Cllr) - Leader of Lancashire County Council & Wayne Hemingway MBE

Mat Hunter: Design Council

Tech Futures

Chris Sanderson: The Future Laboratory

Technology will save us: how and why a new generation of technology will save us

Mega-systems / Mega-change: why mega-systems like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, eBay etc. are game changers

14:25

Break

Workshop Sessions

14:50

Workshop 1A: New Technologies:

Game changing technology and the internet of things with Rachel Cooper OBE – LICA (Chair), Ania Servant - National Graphene Institute, Asa Calow - Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab), Dr. Paul Coulton – Imagination Lancaster & Chris Sanderson – The Future Laboratory

Workshop 1B: Making money while you sleep

Making money while you sleep: effectively exploiting Intellectual Property (IP) and business modelling with David Parrish – T-shirts & Suits (Chair), Leighton Cassidy - Fieldfisher, Daniel Charny – Kingston University/From Now On & Christopher Smith – Intellectual Property Office: IPO (FULLY SUBSCRIBED)

Workshop 1C: Boost Growth Conversation:

‘Fireside chat’ with businesses that have used strategic support to drive innovative change and grow hosted by Michael Taylor - Former Editor: Insider NW with Dawood Fard - Centurus & James Saunders - FDM Digital (FULLY SUBSCRIBED)

15.40

Movement Break

15:50

Workshop 2A: International Innovation

The benefits of collaborative innovation across continents with Andy Walker – Lancashire County Developments Ltd (Chair), Mark Hedley - China-Britain Business Council, Tony Prosser – Realtime UK, Leighton Cassidy – Fieldfisher & Simone Corsi - Lancaster China Catalyst Programme (FULLY SUBSCRIBED)

Workshop 2B: Our relationships with users

Understanding the user whether its product, digital or service development with Wayne Hemingway (Chair), Darren Evans – The Engine Room, Richard Scholey - The Chase, Kayleigh Davis – Lego Group & Katie Gallagher - Manchester Digital

Workshop 2C: Boost Growth Conversation:

‘Fireside chat’ with businesses that have used strategic support to drive innovative change and grow hosted by Michael Taylor - Former Editor: Insider NW with Ewan Baldry - Juno Racing & Barry Jackson - Hivehaus (FULLY SUBSCRIBED)

16:40

Break

Closing Keynote Plenary Session

17:00

Mission & Ambition

Mission & Ambition; Making Connections: Daniel Charny - University of Kingston/From Now On & Changing Gear: Phil Jones - Brother UK

17:40

Think BIG

Q&A: Panel discussion with Mat Hunter & speakers from the day to wrap up the event

18:00

Following the final session delegates are invited to attend a special drinks reception hosted by Boost Business Lancashire.

Location

Creative Edge
Edge Hill University, St Helens Road
Ormskirk
West Lancashire
L39 4QP

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Why Attend This Event?

BIG 2014 will combine keynote speakers, workshops and seminars with practical demonstrations and case-studies to showcase what is possible and inspire new ideas

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Pre registration for the conference is essential

FREE to businesses and organisations registered or operating in Lancashire, Blackburn and Blackpool.

BIG2014 is presented by Creative Lancashire in association with Design Council and the International Festival of Business (IFB2014). Creative Lancashire is a service provided by Lancashire County Council.