What the future does failure bring to business?

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Tom Gray (Weekend Executive MBA 2014)

Alumnus Tom Gray explores innovation, experimentation and design thinking with Ileana Stigliani

For large corporations that want to survive in today's volatile business environment, innovation is key. But what essential qualities do companies need to evolve?

Tom Gray (Weekend Executive MBA 2014) shares his thoughts on why confidence is the new competitive advantage and what failure can bring to business with Ileana Stigliani, Associate Professor of Design & Innovation.

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Professional background

Tom is an innovation and strategy consultant with over 20 years’ experience of bringing applied creativity to blue chip businesses and global brands - helping them to build innovation capability and develop new products, services, propositions and business models. Formerly Director and Head of Idea Development at innovation and growth consultancy Fahrenheit 212, and Strategy Director at creative agency Imagination, Tom completed his MBA at Imperial College Business School in 2015 with a final thesis that focused on the role and value of innovation labs within the creative industry.

Tom takes pride in his association with Imperial and our alumni network.

"The Imperial alumni network has given me a huge number of opportunities in my career. It is great to be able to get back in to touch with faculty, researchers, the School and other alumni. It is great to be able to support alumni and get support back from them," he said. 

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Celia Pearce

About Celia Pearce

Alumni Communications Executive
Celia is responsible for all the communications to Business School alumni and this includes the monthly newsletter, alumni profiles and features, alumni blogs, event marketing, the website and social media. Please contact Celia if you have any queries regarding communications to alumni of the Business School.