Our professional networks are a key factor in our performance. The information we access, the ideas we generate, our ability to get things done or get a job, and even our performance and promotion are all affected, in part, by the relationships we have to others. Lockdowns and remote working have forced a step change in how we do this – potentially destroying our professional networks and the performance gains we get from them. In this Imperial Future Matters webinar, Imperial College Business School faculty, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Michelle Rogan, Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Anne Ter Wal, and Richard Broyd, Advisory Director at Blenheim Chalcot, will provide insights into avoiding network erosion and guiding change in your networks during the pandemic and beyond.
Dr Michelle Rogan
Michelle Rogan is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. She previously was a faculty member at UNC Kenan-Flagler and prior to that, INSEAD. Her research centres on how individual and firm social capital affects entrepreneurship and innovation. She is currently exploring the role of gender and networks in entrepreneurial entry and career mobility. In related work, she is investigating the strategic human capital and career implications of participation in corporate social impact projects.
Dr Anne ter Wal
Anne ter Wal joined Imperial College Business School in 2009 and is Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management in the Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. His research, often in collaboration with leading multinational companies as well as start-ups, focuses on the role of networks in innovation and entrepreneurship. Specifically, Anne studies how individuals access new knowledge and ideas through networks within and between organisations and the challenges they face when seeking to apply these ideas to the creation of novel products and services. He leads a large-scale EU-funded research project titled "Networking for Innovation", studying how networking enables entrepreneurs and innovators to build valuable networks that help them achieve business and innovation success. He also has an interest in the management of creativity, in particular in the role of bootlegging and other deviant forms of creativity in driving innovative outcomes.
Dr Richard Broyd
Dr Richard Broyd has been an Advisory Director at Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading Venture Builder, since 2017. Blenheim Chalcot has a portfolio of 20 digital ventures. Richard is a director of Scale Space White City, Blenheim Chalcot’s joint venture with Imperial College. Scale Space is a community of many ventures with a physical space 160,000 sq ft on Imperial College’s White City Campus. Dr Broyd is advising three start-ups. Prior to joining Blenheim Chalcot Dr. Broyd was a director of Waypoint Capital, one of Europe’s largest family offices, as well as Affidea, and Northill Capital. Dr Broyd has a PhD from Cornell University in Regional Economic Development.