School of Business and Economics

Events



27 Apr 2015

MBA Conference - Innovation

 

Monday 27th April 2015

Venue: Sir Richard Morris Building, School of Business and Economics

Our 2015 conference will focus on Innovation – how it can be encouraged, initiated and developed, personally and in an organisational context. We have three diverse speakers who will bring a variety of perspectives, in their order of presentation:

Professor Ko de Ruyter: Professor of Marketing at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Professor de Ruyter’s session is entitled:  ‘Watch their language young (wo)man! Or how text analytics fuel innovation’. Recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Marketing Association,   Ko will discuss how social media interactions can be analysed to capture information for business innovation. Further information on Professor de Ruyter’s work can be found here

Louise Palfreyman: Thinking Engineer at GOMAD Thinking, and leader of the GOMAD Innovation Club. Louise will lead a participative session aimed at fostering individual and organisational creativity.  For more information on GOMAD thinking click here

Dr Padraic Regan: Ussher Assistant Professor in International Strategic Management in the School of Business, Trinity College, The University of Dublin. Padraic’s session is entitled: 'Innovation in the Public Sector: A Case Study', and will focus on Innovation in the strategic management of airports. Further information on Padraic and his work can be found here

To register for the event please email Mymba@lboro.ac.uk

I look forward to welcoming you.

Best wishes

Dr Andrew Rothwell, Director of MBA Programmes

www.lboro.ac.uk/mba

 

Programme

09.45

Registration and Coffee

10.00

Introduction: Dr Andrew Rothwell, Director of MBA Programmes

10.15

Professor Ko de Ruyter,

‘Watch their language young (wo)man! Or how text analytics fuel innovation’

11.15

Coffee/tea Break

11.30

Louise Palfreyman, GOMAD Thinking, ‘Inspiring Innovation’

12.30

Buffet lunch

13.30

Louise Palfreyman, GOMAD Thinking, ‘Inspiring Innovation’

14.30

Afternoon Tea

14.45

Dr Padraic Regan: 'Innovation in the Public Sector: A Case Study’

15.45

‘Question Time’ Panel Discussion,

Guest speakers, Chaired by Dr Andrew Rothwell

16.15

Closing Comments:

Professor Angus Laing, Dean of the School of Business & Economics