Keynote Presentation by Cris Beswick, Strategic Advisor on Innovation, Keynote Speaker and Author of 'Building a Culture of Innovation', United Kingdom & Simon Hill, CEO – Wazoku, United KingdomBuilding a Culture of EveryDay Innovation - Engaging Internal and External Networks
Innovation at UNICEF is driven by an interdisciplinary team of individuals around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling technologies and practices that strengthen UNICEF’s work for children. Innovations range from new ways to structure programmes to new products and technologies.
UNICEF needs to be agile and adapt to the evolving challenges affecting all children -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children. One thing that is consistent: the speed at which these problems disrupt the lives of children worldwide is only getting faster.
To address these problems, UNICEF works with a network of global problem solvers who can find new ways to accelerate results that reduce inequities for children. We have structured our innovation work along three stages: Futures, ventures and scale. During the presentation I will zoom in on how we set up innovation partnership with private sector, academia, government and civil society and what we are learning during the process.
In this collaborative workshop we will review and discuss approaches to innovation, look at how innovation strategy frameworks can be used to monitor changing business models, and consider how we may better manage the tension between short-term performance results and long term innovation strategy through an interactive (and competitive) game.
Through the use of a uniquely design game, participants will experience the real world decision making tensions faced by their management teams and boards. Through this game, the facilitator will draw on the participant’s experiences, allowing the group to learn from each other, as well as the facilitator. Participants will gain insights into innovative frameworks and learn how to apply them within their own organizations. Recent, relevant, real-world examples of these frameworks will be shared with participants. This workshop is interactive, energetic, and allows conference participants to get to know each other and learn from their peers.Learning Objectives: