Research and Innovation in Industry – Foundation Future Leader Conference Day 2

  • November 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Conference, Discussion
  • Online
Conference Schedule (0.7MB)

The second day of the Foundation Future Leaders conference 2020 was entitled "Research and Innovation in Industry", and saw business leaders discussing the innovation process, the development of new technologies, and the challenges of leadership within high technology firms.

The conference was designed for mid-career professionals – the future leaders – in the civil service and wider public sector; in universities and research organisations; and in industry, particular high-tech industry with significant science, technology or engineering. It drew an audience of over 500 from across these sectors.

Taking place from 10.00-12.00 am each morning, these sessions addressed questions such as: How does Government use science? How does society encourage innovation in industry? What role does a university have in tomorrow’s world?

In addition to the keynote speakers, the panel sessions featured other senior leaders, plus mid-career professionals from the Foundation Future Leaders scheme.

Dr Loubna Bouarfa
Founder and CEO, Okra Technologies
Steve Rees
Vice-President for Discovery Biology, AstraZeneca
Jade Carlotta-Jones
Technology Associate, BP and Foundation Future Leader
Karl Surmacz
Lead Data Scientist (Connected health), Zimmer Biomet
Anusha Shah
Director, Resilient Cities

Schedule / Research and Innovation in Industry

Chair: Jonathan Neale, Chief Operating Officer, McLaren Group

Keynote Presentations 10:00 – 10:30: Dr Loubna Bouarfa, Founder and CEO, Okra Technologies and Steve Rees, Vice-President for Discovery Biology, AstraZeneca

Panel discussion / Q&A 10:30 – 11:30

Breakout discussions 11:30 – 12:00