What Can a Chess Champion and a Fighter Pilot Teach You About Innovation?

Talk sponsored by Illuminet - https://illuminet.co/about/

Debora Edwards, Chief People Officer @ Illuminet
The Chief People Officer for Illuminet, applying a people first approach in delivering HR programmes, Projects and Change Management. With over 20 years' experience, bringing a balance of Commercial & HR skills to complex business challenges. Consistent track record of delivering results to exceed client expectations. Successfully delivering business change and transformation programs across a range of sectors globally.

Rob Kerner, CEO @ Inogesis
Rob (the fighter pilot) has been living with disruption, or causing it, almost continuously during his 35-year career. Joining the US Navy after university, he spent 10 year flying fast jets and landing on aircraft carriers. Transitioning to the business world he has balanced the last 25 years either working for large corporates (John Deere, HP and RBS) or 7 tech start-ups in various roles. His ‘happy place’ is working with lots of complexity and ambiguity while challenging the norm at every turn.

Hugo de Sousa, Managing Partner @ Innovation by Kaizen
Hugo (the chess champ) gets bored very quickly, that’s why he started a company called Unsettled (innovation strategy and management consultancy). Previously, Hugo did a few interesting things as Head of Innovation Services at BearingPoint and Capita and co-founding a few startups since the dot-com bubble. For fun, Hugo teaches Strategic Business Analytics (Bayes Business School, City University of London), pretends to still be able to play Chess and win games, and is learning how to ride a motorcycle off road in a proper way. Wish him luck on the latter in particular!
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