Innovation Conversations: Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School

By Cecilia Thirlway on 12 February 2018

Topics: Innovation Conversations, transformation

Julian Birkinshaw is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. His particular field of interest is the challenges for large companies who want to work in more innovative and agile ways, which is a topic that comes up...
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Innovation Conversations  — Nicola Millson, Innovation Consultant

By Cecilia Thirlway on 15 June 2017

Topics: entrepreneurship, innovation, Innovation Conversations, intrapreneur, system change, system design, tech for good, transformation

Talking to Nicola was a pleasure as it brought up a topic I hadn’t thought about for a while — system change and system design. I wrote about systems, particularly human systems , a while ago and have always been fascinated by how they grow...
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Innovation Conversations - Julie Dodd, Parkinson's UK

By Cecilia Thirlway on 05 June 2017

Topics: digital, health, innovation, Innovation Conversations, parkinson's, tech for good, transformation

Talking to Julie was inspiring — not just because Parkinson’s UK is an example of an organisation working with CAST to bring about a huge change in the way it helps people with the condition, but also because of her work on The New Reality: her...
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Culture, failure, and strategy at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit

By Cecilia Thirlway on 04 May 2017

Topics: creative thinking, innovation, insight, transformation

Sometimes, you go to a conference and it turns out that almost all the speakers there are saying the same thing, in slightly different ways. That sounds like a bad thing (or a very boring conference), but in this case, it wasn’t.Solverboard...
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Innovation Conversations - Michelle Hawkins, Virgin Care

By Cecilia Thirlway on 04 April 2017

Topics: innovation, Innovation Conversations, transformation

This was a great conversation — I met Michelle by chance at an event hosted by the lovely people at Boundless (ask them about their Discovery sessions, they’re brilliant), and got talking about innovation straight away. I love the story of how...
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