Today we celebrate the importance of creativity and innovation. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of our businesses across all sectors and should be the driving focus behind future goals and strategies. Discover a few a select few of our inspiring speakers discussing their expertise within creativity and innovation
Duncan Wardle is the former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, where he helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks innovate create both magical and original storylines and experiences for global consumers. Now founder of iD8 & innov8 he gives audiences around the world a very unique approach to Design Thinking, that places the user at the centre of the creative process and also looks in new and usual places to uncover insights for innovation, helping people capture unlikely connections, leading to fresh thinking and disruptive ideas.
‘Human Potential’ and Innovation Futurist Shivvy Jervis is dedicated to exposing the most extraordinary innovations and ideas that will both develop humanity and change business strategies. Not just concentrating on technology, Shivvy also reveals the most meaningful breakthroughs from science, psychology and sociology. A four-time award winning trends forecaster and founder of ambitious forecasting lab FutureScape 248, Shivvy Jervis is cited by the World Economic Forum as “a thought leader beyond compare” and TED Talks as “having the remarkable capacity to uncover the truly relevant notions from all the noise”.
Dr. Beau Lotto is a Professor of neuroscience, author, and successful entrepreneur. He is a main stage TED speaker (with over 7,000,000 views). Moreover, he is the author of two books: Why We See What We Do’, and ‘Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently’. Beau Lotto is also the CEO and Founder of the sound-based AR company Acoustigram and Director of The Lab of Misfits LLC, a neuroperception studio. Beau always seeks to make use of the ways the brain ‘sees’ to enable people and companies to see in a novel and creative way and thus become more adaptable and innovative in a changing world.
Richard Browning is Founder and Chief Test Pilot of Gravity Industries, a company that builds and flies Jet Suits and thus gives a platform and reality to human flight. The company challenges the seeming boundaries in human aviation and inspires others to dare to ask “What if?”. Before Gravity Industries, Browning discovered and implemented major new technologies in BP including turning a $30k groundbreaking trade flow analytics (ship tracking) platform still at the centre of the global commodity industry today. It won the BP Group innovation Award and generated more than $50m within 3 months.
Sophia the Robot
Sophia the Robot is the creation of Dr David Hanson of Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics. A former Disney Imagineer, Hanson’s mission is to build machines that are smarter than humans that can learn creativity, empathy and compassion. Sophia gives a glimpse into the creative and innovative potential of AI and robotics and provides enlightening insights into the provocative moral and ethical questions that accompany non-human intelligent lifeforms. Sophia is the world’s first robot citizen and the first robot innovation Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme.
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