Innovation and Growth in Turbulent Times: how to find the space for progress while keeping the lights on

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Innovation and Growth in Turbulent Times: how to find the space for progress while keeping the lights on

Thursday, 18 May 2023

08:30  to  10:30 Europe, London (GMT+01:00)


St. James's Hotel and Club
7-8 Park Place
St. James's
United Kingdom

INDUSTRIES: Cross Industry

EVENT TYPE: Club Breakfast


Innovation’s continual tug-of-war with operations is not a new theme. But when dealing with acute ops and supply disruptions, skyrocketing inflation and customer volatility, it’s thrown into sharp focus. Finding the space for innovation, agility and transformation is tough right now, but innovation itself should be a force for simplification and optimisation. How do you strike the right balance between driving business progress and maintaining day-to-day operations to keep the lights on?

Strategy and culture

You need a culture that facilitates progress. A clear innovation strategy running through the organisation allows you to test and learn and for energy to be applied where it is most needed. What do you need to do to set yourself up for tomorrow while ensuring there is capacity for day-to-day operations?

The technical debt

The load that organisations carry with technical debt can be a real drain on innovation. A pound spent on technical debt is a pound that can’t be invested in innovation and transformation. How can today’s business break the pattern of ‘kicking the can down the road’ to open up innovation cycles and truly modernise?

Data and what to do with it

It’s not easy to transform if you have disconnected data in legacy systems. What’s required is an iterative approach that gets you what you need when you need it. How do you champion agility to minimise disruption and get you where you need to be at the right speed?


Join us to exchange opinions and ideas with leaders approaching shared challenges.

We offer you valuable information, insights, a moderated discussion and new connections.

With a perspective from SAP


08:30 – 09:00 – Arrival & Welcome Drink

Meet your peers and get to know each other over a welcome drink

09:00 – 10:30 – Breakfast & Discussion

Fine food, fine refreshments and fine discourse form the perfect menu.

10:30 – 10:45 – Further Refreshments & Networking

Conversations can continue over coffee

10:45 – 11:00 – Carriages

The morning concludes


7-8 Park Pl,

St. James's,

London SW1A 1LS