Global Innovation and New Technology (GIANT) Health Event, London, 16-18 November
This summer the Strategic Planning Society started a discussion on the formation of a new industry. This dialogue continues on Friday morning, 18 November, at the GIANT Health Event being held at London’s Southbank.
In the session led by two SPS Trustees, we will host a series of short presentations from leaders across a variety of industries, and then sit the presenters down for a panel discussion to create a cross-industry dialogue.
The discussion will consider that two mature industries – Pharma and Healthcare will see major advancements in the coming years. But these industries, by design, are both reactive and palliative – dealing with illness and injury.
The staggering growth rate of the +50 population, with a longer life expectancy, combined with today’s rates of illness are converging to overwhelm current healthcare systems. Even if we could build enough facilities in time for this convergence, we could not meet the demand for the necessary healthcare workers.
The economic and societal imperatives for the formation of a Wellness industry are clear.
How should we define wellness in this new industry paradigm? What are the architectural components necessary for a wellness enterprise to form within an industry context? What barriers to adoption might new players in a nascent industry face?
In this session we will explore the intersection of Wellness, Wearables, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Genomics/Epigenetics, IoT, Fashion, Fintech, and Insurtech.
Learn more about the event here: Giant event info
Fellows, Trustees and Members of SPS presented at the Chief Strategy Officer and Strategic Planning Innovation Summits in London on 19th and 20th October and the Exec Officer chaired a day of each event: Nick Pendleton of Forge Strategy & Growth, Anca Babor of BMJ, Peter Hawkins of Newton Consulting and Niall Campbell respectively. There were a number of SPS members in the audience too.
SPS is working with the Human Factors Special Interest Group of the Association for Project Management on a more rounded approach to the planning and delivery of major projects. We have held one joint event and will do more work together.
On 7 July 2016, at London’s City Hall, the Strategic Planning Society is hosting the first in a series of provocative discussions on topics of strategic interest. This initial session is on the theme of Wellness: Defining a Nascent Industry. This invitation-only event is available to SPS Members for a special SPS Member rate.
The theme of Wellness: Defining a Nascent Industry touches on a wide range of current industries and strategies that are highly relevant to interest SPS members and the wider strategy community.
This talk is the first in a series will explore various aspects of the emergence of a completely new industry. Our first discussion will explore opportunities and the potential barriers to the adoption of promising technology and business models poised to shape the definition of this new industry. Billions are being invested by adjacent, mature industry players – Insurance, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, as well as entrepreneurial, venture-backed start-ups.
Much of the promise that the near future holds is based on the application of wearable technology. As wearables extend beyond the device (i.e. Fitbit, iWatch) to smart textiles or embedded accessories, ultimately user adoption – which is required for benefits to be realised and investments to provide returns – will experience a tipping point more similar to fashion than technology.
In this invitation-only panel debate, we will discuss the collaboration required between industries and panellists include experts from Insurance, Fintech, Textiles/Wearables, Venture Capital and Fashion.
SPS members who are interested in attending this event should email the Executive Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
20% SPS member discount at three Strategy Summits in London 22nd and 23rd October: Chief Strategy Officer, Strategic Planning Innovation and Digital Strategy Innovation Summits. For details log in to SPS member zone
SPS members are invited to a Strategic Alliance Best Practice networking event in London on the evening of 8th October, with a 25% discount on the entrance fee.
The event is in the Tower Foyer, First Floor, Hilton Hotel, 5 More Place, London, SE1 2BY, United Kingdom on Thursday, 8th October 2015 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)
It’s an opportunity to network with other strategic alliance executives and keep up to date with alliance partners generally.
For more details and a simple registration process:
Further details are available on the registration page but in essence it’s an informal get-together of alliance professionals who want to discuss aspects of alliance best practice and keep up to date with evolving trends in the alliance market place, in a convivial atmosphere.
No lengthy PowerPoint presentations and no boring speeches. Discussions typically centre on: catching up with old colleagues: who’s moved on, who’s currently hiring and who is partnering with whom. Some of the debates are quite lively.
Companies attending the last event included:
Accenture, Adobe, Apptio, Avnet, BT Global Services, Capgemini, CGI, CiRBA, Cisco, CloudSense, Cognizant, Colt Telecom, Computer Association, CSC, CSG International, Dassault Systemes, Deloitte, Dimension Data, Dun and Bradstreet, EMC, Equinix, Experian, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, Hewlett Packard, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Consulting, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Informatics, Infosys, Juniper Networks, Kaspersky Lab, KPMG, NetApp, Netsuite, Opentext, Oracle, Pure Storage, Push Technology, PwC, Ricoh Global Services, Sage, Salesforce.com, Samsung, SAS Institute, ServiceNow, Smoothwall, Symantec, Teradata, Tibco Software, Trillium Software, Unisys, Unit 4, VMware, Vodafone and Wipro.
Digital Strategy Innovation Summit
The Strategic Planning Society is pleased to announce a special SPS member discount to the Digital Strategy Innovation Summit, taking place in Los Angeles on September 10 & 11, which aims to connect you with some of the world’s leading digital executives and, through our partnership with Innovation Enterprise, all SPS members can save 20% on two-day passes with the code ‘SPS20’.
Event Overview – http://bit.ly/1H8wY8g
Confirmed speakers for the 2015 agenda include:
– Director, Digital Operations, Coca-Cola
– Chief Digital Officer, Whirlpool
– Director, Consumer Innovation, Humana
– Cognitive Scientist, Walmart Labs
– Vice President, Marketing, L’Oreal
& many more…
For a taste of what to expect, download this presentation from the Head of Strategic Delivery at the BBC on ‘Make it Digital – The Story of a Strategy’ – http://bit.ly/1IWKCHJ
For more information, simply reach out to Emma at email@example.com (+1 415 670 9814) or apply the code here – http://bit.ly/1KkxhNY
SPS has recently partnered with Innovation Enterprise. As a celebration of our partnership, we would like to invite SPS members to attend two exclusive summits, on December 5 & 6 at the New York Marriott Downtown Hotel.
The Chief Strategy Officer Summit will address the need for strategy professionals to understand their organization’s vision, mission and values. With speakers from GE, Sanofi, Siemens, Tough Mudder, Marie Claire and more, this summit is the perfect opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leading organizations. Summit overview: http://bit.ly/17vymfs
The Strategic Planning Innovation Summit will explore issues surrounding the creation, communication, execution and sustainability of strategic initiatives. Speakers from BAE Systems, Turner Broadcasting, NASA, CBS Interactive, UNICEF & more will discuss how they are innovating to keep ahead of the latest trends. Summit overview: http://bit.ly/1cotW1O
Whatever role you play in your strategy team, from strategic planning and implementation, to strategy execution, these summits are the perfect opportunity to widen your business network and confront your most pressing challenges.
If you are interested in attending either summit, we have secured a 20% discount for SPS members to attend. Please contact Zain Yasin at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the code “SPS20”. SPS Members will need to show proof of membership. We hope to see you there.
Next conferences coming up:
- Digital Strategy Innovation Summit, March 19 & 20, New York: http://www.theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/digital-strategy-new-york-2014
- Women in Strategy Innovation Summit, March 19 & 20, New York: http://www.theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/women-strategy-ny-2014
- Chief Strategy Officer Summit, March 25 & 26, Hong Kong: http://www.theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/cso-hongkong-2014
- Chief Strategy Officer Summit, April 9 & 10, London: http://www.theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/cso-ldn-2014
22–23 April, 2013, Singapore
A variety of perspectives, models and approaches inform our understanding of the formulation and implementation of a business strategy. The Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organisational Behaviour (BizStrategy) provides opportunities for academics, researchers, experienced professionals and businesspeople to share their research findings.
20–23 March, 2013, Lake Geneva
In the continuing struggle to survive in an ever-changing business environment, organisations are constantly reinventing themselves. This special conference aims to employ the practices of ‘outlier organisations’ as working examples of successful and innovative management of large scale change – CERN and IMD are principal partners in this conference owing to their respective roles in propelling the practical and theoretical discussion of innovation to the next level.