Wednesday, 7 April 2010

I'm speaking at NESTA's "Open For Business" innovation conference tomorrow

Just back from a spot of holiday in the Pennines where I was free of technology for a long weekend (absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that...).

Tomorrow I am speaking at the NESTA conference "Open For Business" which explores how innovation makes the difference when it comes to leading businesses through the remainder of the recession and back to economic growth.

For info, NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts - an independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative. NESTA invest in early-stage companies, inform policy, and deliver practical programmes that inspire others to solve the big challanges of the future. Their endowment status means that they operate at no cost to the UK taxpayer.

I was chosen to speak because of the Tesco TJAM event that we hosted along with Microsoft back in August 2009. Standing next to me will be Caroline Holt of Happen, the innovation agency that made that whole day work in the successful way it did.

1 comment:

  1. Any chance of us getting audio or video from this one?


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