Our flagship UK-focused campaign, the Advance Series, brings together leaders across industries to discuss opportunities for innovation against a backdrop of disruption for UK business. 

Together with our partners, the CBI, the ScaleUp Institute and The Telegraph, we are providing a platform for the leaders of the UK's most inspiring digital companies to debate key issues including: can UK businesses successfully scale-up against a backdrop of widescale disruption? What needs to change in the UK if homegrown talent is to compete on a level with global tech giants? 

 

As a leading tech firm working with clients whose industries are being changed by technology and the digital world, we see what digital innovation really means both in business and real-life terms. That's why we are opening our doors to hear from some of the UK’s most successful scale-ups, influencers and experts guiding businesses through change for their views on how the UK can become a world-class centre for innovation.

 

On 5 March, our launch event "Nurturing innovation in the UK" saw leaders from Ocado, what3words and Starling Bank speak alongside our partners the CBI and ScaleUp Institute. Click here to read about the key themes of the event. This was followed by our second event "AI: The Power to Transform" on 30 April with experts from FiveAI, Luminance, IBM iX and Innovate UK. Click here to find out what they discussed.

 

If you are interested in attending our third event around "Exploiting the Data Economy" on 3rd July, click here to get in touch.

 

For more information, please contact Charlotte Green or Nick Perry.

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Advance Series – Interviews with our guest speakers

At our launch event of the Advance Series which focused on 'Nurturing innovation in the UK', we caught up with our guest speakers Felicity Burch Director of Innovation & Digital at the CBI, Irene Graham, Chief Executive Officer at the ScaleUp Institute and Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer at Ocado.

We asked them what the most important factor in nurturing successful innovation in the UK is?

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Advance Series – Interviews with our guest speakers

At our launch event of the Advance Series which focused on 'Nurturing innovation in the UK', we caught up with our guest speakers Felicity Burch Director of Innovation & Digital at the CBI, Irene Graham, Chief Executive Officer at the ScaleUp Institute and Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer at Ocado.

We asked them what's next in terms of innovation?

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IBM
 

Advance Series – Interviews with our guest speakers

At our second Advance Series event which focused on how the power of AI can transform UK businesses, we caught up with our guest speakers Jeremy Waite, Chief Customer Officer at IBM iX and Emily Foges, CEO at Luminance.

We asked them if they think the UK is positioning itself well to capitalise on the upcoming AI Boom and for their top tips for businesses looking to harness the power of AI.

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Jeremy White
 

Advance Series – Interviews with our guest speakers

At our second Advance Series event, we caught up with our guest speaker Jeremy Waite, Chief Customer Officer at IBM iX to find out what he thinks is the biggest opportunity for businesses at the moment.

His answer: unlock the data that companies already have at their fingertips.          

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Advance Series - Exploiting the Data Economy

Date: 03 July 2019
Venue: Bird & Bird
12 New Fetter Lane
London EC4A 1JP
Together with our partners, the CBI, the ScaleUp Institute, and media partner, The Telegraph, the third and final event in the Bird & Bird Advance Series campaign will look at the role of data in the growth of the UK economy – and what factors may hold back that growth. Our panellists will...