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ICLCity2013: Innovation, Creativity and Leadership - Research and Practice



A one day conference held at City University London, organised by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice.

Registration is now OPEN. Follow the link to view the schedule of talks and workshops.


Geoff Mulgan - Chief Executive of Nesta

nullGeoff Mulgan is Chief Executive of Nesta (the UK's National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts).  Nesta combines investment in early stage companies, grant programmes in fields ranging from health and education to the arts and giving, and research.   From 2004-2011 Geoff was the first Chief Executive of the Young Foundation, which became a leading centre for social innovation, combining research, creation of new ventures and practical projects. 

Between 1997 and 2004 Geoff had various roles in the UK government including director of the Government's Strategy Unit and head of policy in the Prime Minister's office. Before that he was the founder and director of the think-tank Demos. He has also been Chief Adviser to Gordon Brown MP; a lecturer in telecommunications; an investment executive; and a reporter on BBC TV and radio. He is a visiting professor at LSE, UCL, Melbourne University and a regular lecturer at the China Executive Leadership Academy. He is an adviser to many governments around the world, and has been a board member of the Work Foundation, the Health Innovation Council, Political Quarterly and the Design Council, and chair of Involve.   He is currently Chair of the Studio Schools Trust and the Social Innovation Exchange.   

His recent books include The Art of Public Strategy - Mobilising Power and Knowledge for the Public Good (OUP, 2008) , Good and Bad Power: the ideals and betrayals of government (Penguin, 2006)  and Connexity(Harvard Business Press and Jonathon Cape, 1998). His next books, published by Princeton University Press in early 2013, include 'The Locust and the Bee' and a study on the future of economic growth.

Matt Kingdon - Co-founder of ?What If! Innovation Partners 

nullMatt Kingdon co-founded ?What If! Innovation Partners in 1992 with Dave Allan and led the business to not only grow rapidly but come first in the Financial Times 'Best Company to Work For' in Europe awards an unprecedented two times. For nearly 20 years now, ?What If! has partnered with global organisations including Google, Pfizer, AbbVie, Pepisco and Barclays to invent new products, brands, services, and business models, and build their in-house innovation capabilities. Before starting ?What If! Matt worked at Unilever marketing their broad brand portfolio, first in the UK then SE Asia and the Middle East.

He has always been an enthusiast and realises how useful it is to make goals tangible and how important it is to relentlessly engage everyone with the excitement and stretch of the journey. Matt's core belief is that the key challenges facing organisations as they transform from sleepy giants to nimble innovators are more human than strategic. Listening, experimenting and packaging new ideas to survive the inevitable corporate beating-these skills, more so than 'clever' thinking and heavyweight documentation, are what separate innovation winners from innovation also-rans.

When he's not out in the field working with partners he's banging the drum for innovation. Matt is a popular public speaker, 2012 highlights including keynotes at Harvard Business School, The Economist Future of Banking Summit and Barclays Insight Summit. He is also co-author of the best-selling innovation textSticky Wisdom (Wiley, 2005) and author of recently published The Science of Serendipity: How to Unlock the Promise of Innovation in Large Organisations(Wiley, 2012).

Ben Southworth - Deputy CEO at Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO)

We're pleased that Ben will also be giving a Keynote at ICLCIty2013. Details will follow soon.


View the schedule of talks and workshops. There you can also find details of how to register.


The event is free to attend, but participants must register to attend in advance.

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When & where

9.00am - 8.30pmMonday 13th May 2013

Contact Details

Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice

Cass Business School
City University London
106 Bunhill Row
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 8400

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