Speaker Biographies

Innovation Summit 2011: Speaker Biographies

Welcome and Introductions

Ammon Salter, UK~IRC – Ammon is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at Imperial College London and Research Director of the UK~IRC. He was appointed to the EU Commission High Level Panel on the Measurement of Innovation and his current research focuses on distributed and open models of innovation and the role of networks in shaping innovative performance

Rashik Parmar, IBM – Rashik is Chief Technology Officer for North East Europe, a Distinguished Engineer and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He is responsible for the development and execution of the technical strategies. Rashik is also an Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School and a member of the UK~IRC Advisory Board.

Opening Plenary Session

Jeremy Watson, Arup – Jeremy is Arup’s Global Research Director, and is responsible for Global Research Strategy. Independently, he holds the position of Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Communities and Local Government. Jeremy has wide professional experience, having undertaken research and technical management roles in industry and academe plus service with government and research councils. Current research interests span renewable energy, control for energy efficiency and low carbon buildings.

Caroline Taylor, IBM – Caroline is Vice President Marketing, Communications and Citizenship responsible for all aspects of IBM’s market strategy and execution. Caroline joined IBM in 1997, and has held executive leadership roles in IBM’s European Business Consulting and SME business units, as well as 8 years as a senior manager in IBM’s hardware and software businesses

Andrew Fitzgibbon, Microsoft – Andrew is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge. His research interests are in the intersection of computer vision and computer graphics, with excursions into neuroscience. He has twice received the IEEE’s Marr Prize, the highest in computer vision; and software he wrote won an Engineering Emmy Award in 2002 for significant contributions to the creation of complex visual effects.

Chair: David Gann, Imperial College London – David is Deputy Principal (Research and Business Engagement) and Head of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School. David leads a large portfolio of research in collaboration with firms in design, manufacturing, engineering, construction, ICT services and healthcare industries.

Parallel A: Open Innovation

Paul Isherwood, GSK – Paul is Director Innovation, External Networks and Partnerships, Nutrition Category, currently responsible for managing new external knowledge of technologies and products, reviewing technical trends or emerging solutions to support growth, developing the external network to extend the company’s capabilities and leveraging existing contacts and networks to identify new opportunities.

Roger Burt, IBM – Roger is the former Head of the European IP Law group. He joined IBM United Kingdom Limited in 1986, becoming a manager in the UK department in 1990, Head of the UK Department in 1999, and Head of the European IP Law Group in 2003. From January 2010 he focused on UK and European IP strategy and policy, until retirement in March 2011.

Roland Harwood, 100% Open – Roland Harwood is Co-founder and Networks Partner at 100%Open, the open innovation agency that works with the likes of LEGO, E.ON, Orange and Oxfam to co-innovate with partners. Before that, he was Director of Open Innovation at NESTA, the UK Innovation Agency and Investment Fund. Graduating with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University, he has held senior innovation roles in the utilities and media industries and in addition has worked with hundreds of start-ups to raise venture capital and commercialise technology. Roland has also worked as a TV and film music producer for SonyBMG.

Andy Cosh, UK~IRC – Andy is Programme Director for Enterprise and Innovation at the University of Cambridge, a Reader in Management Economics, Accounting and Finance and Assistant Director of the ESRC Centre for Business Research. Andy worked at HM Treasury and the Department of Applied Economics, Cambridge. Andy is a member of the UK~IRC Executive Committee.

Chair: Tim Minshall, UK~IRC – Tim is Senior Lecture in Technology Management at the Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. He is currently an External Examiner for MBA programmes at Imperial College Business School, and a Visiting Fellow at Doshisha University Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness in Japan.

Parallel B: Servitisation

Morten Skifter Andersen, Vestas Wind Systems – Morten is Senior Specialist, Service Excellence responsible for Vestas’s Global Service Offerings. Vestas monitors and collects data from more than 22.000 wind turbines which forms a strong backbone in adapting and developing services to customer needs.

Andy Jones, Xerox – Andy is Director and General Manager, Europe Xerox Global Document Outsourcing. During his time at Xerox, Andy has introduced new service offerings, working closely with the Xerox R&D community and specialist partners. He has also setup and run a pan- European consulting and systems integration business. Andy has over 25 years experience of document and content management.

Bruce Tether, UK~IRC– Bruce is Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Manchester Business School. Until recently, Bruce was Professor of Design and Innovation at Imperial College London. His current research mainly focuses on the servitisation of manufacturing, how design contributes to innovation, and the evolution of professional services, including principally architecture, design and engineering consultancies

Chair: Andrea Mina, UK~IRC – Andrea is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge. He is also Research Associate of the Business Economics and Management Division of the Judge Business School, Cambridge and an Associate and Co-investigator of the UK~IRC.

Parallel C: Platforms

Virgina Acha, Pfizer – Virginia is Director of International Affairs and a visiting fellow at Imperial College Business School. Virginia joined Pfizer in March 2008 to take a lead on innovation policy in the UK, but now holds a global role, addressing a wide range of issues including biosimilars, the value of medicines, tendering and the economic burden of cancer.

Erkko Autio, Imperial College London – Erkko is the QinetiQ-EPSRC Chair in Technology Transfer He completed his Doctor of Science from Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Industrial Management. His Doctoral Thesis considered Symplective and Generative Impacts of Technology-Based New Firms in Innovation Networks. Since 2006, Erkko has h eld the QinetiQ-EPSRC Chair at Imperial College Business School, and previously held Professorships at HEC Lausanne and CERN.

Parallel D: Entrepreneurship

David Watso n, IBM – David is Director, Emerging Technology. His mai n interest is in bringing new software technologies to market by working closely with customers and IBM Research and Development teams worldwide. David is also the UK lead on the International Technology Alliance in Network Sciences, is a member of Council of EPSRC an d chairs the RCUK Digital Economy Programme Advisory Board.

Sean Phelan, Entrepreneur – Sean started the internet mapping site Multimap.com in 1995 and built it into one of the 10 most popular British web services. In December 2007 the company was acquired by Microsoft. Having previously worked at KPMG and the Yankee Group Europe, Sean is now an angel investor in 11 UK start-ups, and a member of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Group Advisory Board at Imperial College Business School.

Bart Clarysse, Imperial College London – Bart is Chair in Entrepreneurship. He joined Imperial College Business School in 2007 from Nottingham University Business School and Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School where he taught innovation and technology management, entrepreneurial marketing and entrepreneurship. He is a founder of several high tech start-ups in businesses such as digital cinema, mobile internet and venture incubation. Bart will also Chair this session.

Second Plenary Session

Sir Roger Bone, Boeing UK – Sir Roger was appointed President of Boeing UK in September 2005, where he coordinates all Boeing business activities enterprise-wide in Britain. Before his appointment at Boeing, Sir Roger rose to the rank of ambassador in a 38-years career in the British Diplomatic Service. In 2010, Sir Roger became one of the Prime Minister’s UKTI Ambassadors for British business.

Kevin Lee, GSK – Kevin is Vice President and Head of the EpiNova Discovery Performance Unit which undertakes research into epigenetics and develop external alliances with related research units, to develop new innovative medicines for immuno-inflammatory diseases.

Jonathan Haskel, Imperial College London – Jonathan is Research Director and Chair in Economics at Imperial College Business School, based in the Healthcare Management and Innovation and Enterprise Group. His work on the contribution of science to economic growth was extensively quoted by ministers in the run up to the 2010 Spending Review.

Chair: David Docherty, Council for Industry and Higher Education – David is Chief Executive of the CIHE. He was the first BBC Director of New Media and Deputy Managing Director of TV. He headed Telewest’s drive into broadband content and services as MD Broadband, and was Chair of Governors at the University of Bedfordshire as well as a member of government advisory panels on new media and future technology.

Closing Remarks

Alan Hughes, UK~IRC – Alan is Director of the UK~IRC, Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. Alan has worked extensively on the role of universities in innovation and in 2004 was appointed by the Prime Minister to the Council for Science and Technology, a senior policy advice body.