Innovation Breakfast: Fostering and embedding an innovation culture

10th September

Date and time

Tuesday 10th September, 2019

8:30 - 11:00


  • 171 Victoria St
  • Westminster
  • London
  • SW1E 5NN

A strong innovation culture that is deeply embedded into an organisation is a powerful ingredient to ensuring innovation becomes BAU. Deploying the latest technologies into your stack, hiring world-class talent, engaging all stakeholders in the process and using open innovation are not enough on their own.

So what is an innovation culture? It’s the work environment and the way in which leaders nurture and develop it in order to encourage innovation across the entire company, not just within siloed departments. Companies that have a strong innovation culture believe that ideas can and should come from anywhere and anyone. These companies typically have appropriate processes in place to ensure a steady flow of new and innovative ideas. It’s not an easy task to achieve, but is essential for every business to move forward and outrun the competition.

Join us for this inspiring breakfast session to discover more about the best practices of how to create an innovation culture in large organisations, how to embed it in your day-to-day processes and ensure that it delivers results and creates value for the business.

Key learnings and takeaways:

  • What does an innovation culture mean and why does it matter
  • How to establish and sustain a culture of innovation within your organisation
  • Who should be responsible for maintaining and measuring an innovation culture
  • Case studies and best practices of creating an innovation culture

Who is it for:

  • C-suite execs including CIOs, CEOs, COOs and Innovation Directors
  • Heads of corporate communications, HR and continuous improvement


08:30 Registration, breakfast & networking

09:00 Jonny Fisher, CRO & Co-Founder, Idea Drop

09:20 Stuart Eames, Innovation Lead, Waitrose

09:40 Roland Harwood, Founder, Liminal

10:00 Open discussion

10:30–11:00 Networking and event close


  • Stuart Eames
    Innovation Lead

Stuart is a passionate and enthusiastic leader in Innovation, process improvement and lean methodology, working within Waitrose, a tier one British Grocer. Stuart is now leading Retail innovation for Waitrose, having delivered over £5.5m savings to date. Stuart specialises in employee engagement and has presented on both the subject of engagement and also how employee ideas bring benefits to an organisation.

  • Jonny Fisher
    Head of Global Enterprise Accounts & Co-founder
    Idea Drop

An experienced strategy and innovation expert, Jonny consults globally with a wide range of fortune 500 organisations across a broad range of sectors, helping them plan, execute and measure transformational innovation programmes. Jonny is Head of Global Enterprise Accounts at Idea Drop.

  • Roland Harwood

Roland is a compulsive connector and founder of Liminal, a network for people, organisations and communities on the edge of multiple possible futures. Prior to that he was Co-Founder and Managing Director of 100%Open, the multi award-winning open innovation agency that worked with the likes of LEGO, Ford, UBS and Oxfam in over 25 counties, to co-innovate with their partners. It was a spin-out of Nesta, the UKʼs Innovation Foundation, where he was Director of Open Innovation. Graduating with a PhD in Physics, he has worked across the public and private sector and with hundreds of start-ups to raise investment and commercialise technology. He is chair and trustee for several not-for-profit organisations, a regular visiting lecturer at Universities around the world, and a mentor as part of many start-up accelerator programmes including TechStars.