by Kate Hammer on October 3rd, 2012
RSA panel on Innovation in Business
Yesterday the RSA held a panel discussion on company innovation. With Chief Scanner Indy Neogy, I attended. We met some wonderful people, and caught up with pals we hadn’t seen recently. If you’re hankering after a first-hand experience, the full audio should be available soon.
Here is a tweet-by-tweet account of the event. The earliest tweets are at the bottom.
The panellists spoke in this order:
1) Welcome (and closing) by @RSAMatthew (Matthew Taylor) who is Chief Executive of RSA.
2) Atul Dighe of CEB. CEB is a 25-year old membership company for senior corporate executives. They help senior execs across companies learn from one another.
3) Kevin Yapp of Farnell, an electronics distributor that gets my vote as a great place to work. Farnell created the Element14 electronics engineering community and a £30 mini-computer called Raspberry Pi.
4) Scott Edington, Global Head of VISA’s R&D
5) Richard Palmer, inventor of D30 impact protection now heading up Ideas Couture’s London operation.
As ever, the best conversations were in the margins after the event. Next time the RSA does something similar, I’d love to see audience questions to be taken at the top – so panellists (who are clearly adept speakers who think on their feet) can tailor their prepared points to the questions.
Also, let’s make it a half-day and not try to contain a rich dialogue to such short a window.