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The Herald Intrapreneurial Conference in association with CivTech®
It is an essential part of a nations landscape to encourage, discuss and focus on Intrapreneurship to ensure that a nation’s economy grows.
Internal Entrepreneurship – intrapreneurship – is crucial to companies who wish to keep their competitive edge. It is becoming increasingly important, in such fast-paced times, to encourage and grow those from the inside of a company, where their talent and knowledge lies.
To help achieve businesses’ ambitions for empowering those with an entrepreneurial spirit, The Herald held their first Intrapreneurial Conference to engage, inspire and showcase organisations, companies, workplaces and individuals who are leading the way on their Intrapreneurial journeys.
Intrapreneurship has never been more important to our businesses, our economy and our society in such changing times.
The Intrapreneurial Conference took place on August 28 at 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.
For further information on this event please contact Kirsty Loughlin on 0141 302 6016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stirling Council serves 93,750 residents and a thriving business community in an area stretching from the scenic Campsie Fells to Stirling’s vibrant city centre and the imposing Trossachs Mountains. Located within Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the area features breath-taking scenery and some of Scotland’s top visitor attractions including the Castle and Wallace Monument which are testimony to Stirling fascinating past. Our vision is to deliver more agile and responsive services and work with our employees, partners and communities for the benefit of all. The Council is committed to building on Stirling’s strong reputation as a business and investment location by positioning the area as an economic and cultural powerhouse.
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The Conference Programme
The Intrapreneurial Conference takes place on August 28, 2018 from 8.45 am – 3.00pm.
Tickets are priced at £100 + VAT, to reserve your place please click here.
The Conference will focus on 3 key elements of intrapreneurship:
- The Impact of Intraprenurship
- Beginning Your Intrapreneurial Journey
The event will attract over 150 delegates from private, public and third sector organisations ranging from Business Leaders, Senior Managers, Operational staff to ambitious Intrapreneurs.
08.45 – 09.30 Arrival and Registration
09.30 Welcome from Conference Host – Rachel McTavish
09.35 – 09.45 Introduction – The Herald
Session 1: Leadership
9.45 – 10.05 Katy McNeil, Intrapreneurship Lead, CivTech®
10.05 – 10.35 Panel Discussion
10.45 Coffee & Networking
11.05 Sandy Kennedy, Chief Executive, Entrepreneurial Scotland
Entrepreneur vs Intrapreneur – What’s the difference?
11.30 Sponsor Pods
SHIL – Overcoming challenges, harnessing opportunity – the reality of embedding innovation and intrapreneurism in large organisations
The Lens – Generating ideas from your team
CivTech® – Learning from the frontline of entrepreneurial Innovation – panel discussion, hosted by Joe Tree, Head of Product CivTech® with Isabel McKnight, Chief Officer Strategic Commissioning and Customer Development, Stirling Council and Laurel Gattenby and Colin Mackenzie from Dogfish Mobile
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
Session 2: The impact of Intrapreneurship
13.30 Welcome Back
13.35 – 14.05 Steve McCreadie – The Lens
A Conversation with Steve McCreadie
Session 3: Beginning Your Intrapreneurial Journey
14.05-14.35 Panel discussion with real intrapreneurs
14.35 – 14.50 George McVerry
Head of Lifelong Learning, City of Glasgow College
14.50 – 15.00 Closing Remarks
Lisa Dunlop, Service Manager, OD& Change, Stirling Council
Lisa has worked across the private, third and public sectors in a variety of Learning, OD and Leadership Development roles for almost twenty years. A Chartered member of the CIPD with a BSc in Psychology, Lisa is fascinated with the impact of Leadership behaviours on the development of corporate culture and this has guided her work throughout her career. Lisa is currently responsible for developing Culture, Leadership and Intrapreneurship at Stirling Council.
Angela Harkness, Director of Global Development and Strategic Partnerships
Angela took up post as Director of Global Development and Strategic Partnerships in September 2016.
Her role, endorsed by Scottish Government, is to drive forward the Golden Jubilee Foundation’s innovation programme worldwide. To take an ambitious approach to securing investment from research funding bodies and commercial sponsorships, establishing strategic partnerships globally plus commencing a pipeline of philanthropic giving to benefit our charity and NHSScotland.
Angela recently gained an MA in Leading Innovation and Change at the Robert Kennedy Business School in Zurich and York St John University.
She has a wealth of experience in global development, marketing, management, strategic partnership acquisitions, and capital campaigns across education, charitable organisations, environmental projects and visitor attractions. Previous roles include Managing Director of Butterfly World Project, Development Director of the United World College of the Atlantic, and Director of the Gordonstoun Schools.
Alexander Holt, Head of CivTech®
Alexander has worked in the Digital Directorate of the Scottish Government since 2014. His current role is as founder and champion of the CivTech® Programme, for which he won the Scottish Public Service Leadership Award in 2017. Its mission is to drive daring and innovation in the public sector, deliver better public services, provide economic development opportunities, and push an intrapreneurial culture. Previous roles included running a number of government tech procurements. Before moving back up to Edinburgh he spent eight years in London, six of which were spent growing his own digital creative agency delivering ‘super shiny’ web apps for Google, PayPal, Sony Ericsson, McDonald’s, Adobe and other leading brands. He is massively passionate about the benefits of digital transformation in the public sector which leads to better value services that make our lives better.
Sandy Kennedy, CEO, Entrepreneurial Scotland
Sandy Kennedy, is the Chief Executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland. Entrepreneurial Scotland commits to inspire, develop and connect current and future high impact entrepreneurial leaders worldwide, to ignite economic growth in Scotland. Entrepreneurial Scotland was founded with the coming together of the Entrepreneurial Exchange and the Saltire Foundation in 2014.The Saltire Foundation accelerates the development of Scotland’s most promising business talent by giving them unique opportunities to work with, learn from and network with the world’s leading business players.
Sandy’s extensive commercial background has involved the successful startup of Bowie Castlebank Group’s online ecommerce sites, the turnaround and growth of over 600 of their physical retail stores, as well as securing a partnership agreement with the largest supermarket chain in the UK.
Educated at Cambridge University he became a qualified lawyer with Ashursts in London specialising in venture capital. He joined 3i, the private equity firm, in 1996 and worked on a mix of traditional leveraged deals and tech venture capital. In 2000, he won the Chris Hill Prize for best overall MBA student at Strathclyde.
Sally Logan, Community Housing and Planning, Renfrewshire Council
Sally Logan is the Health and Wellbeing co-ordinator for all 12 sheltered and amenity housing complexes in Renfrewshire. She started this new post in August 2013 to create activities that would reduce loneliness and isolation and increase opportunities for social interaction.
Sally presented an innovative idea to The Lens against 11 other colleagues to solve problems within the community and was awarded a £10,000 boost to launch a community bus for the elderly.
Steve McCreadie, CEO, The Lens
Steve is CEO of The Lens, a social enterprise that develops people and turns ideas into action through it’s intrapreneurship programme. The Lens work with partners from the third and public sector and will announce it’s first private sector partner later this year. With a passion for improving the lives of people in communities he has held a number of senior roles creating and leading award winning services. Steve has a distinctive combination of operational management, business development and senior leadership experience. He has been recognised for his work by being a finalist for IoD’s Director of the Year Award in 2015 and Workplace Innovation Director in 2018. When not working, he is a committed climber, braving whatever weather Scotland can through at him.
Maria McGill, Chief Executive, CHAS
Maria McGill has 26 years’ experience in specialist palliative care and has been the Chief Executive of CHAS since October 2010. Since taking up post Maria has led the organisation in securing parity of funding with adult hospices and in the development of the new Strategic Plan for CHAS ‘Reaching Every Family in Scotland’.
Maria is a Trustee of Together for Short Lives and an Advisory Mentor for the Queens Young Leaders Programme at University of Cambridge.
Katy McNeil, Head, Intrapreneurial Leadership Programme – CivTech®
Katy has a twenty-year track record in government across a wide range of areas including policy, delivery, and improvement. A Saltire Fellow, Katy developed her entrepreneurial know-how at Babson College in the USA. Katy leads on the CivTech Intrapreneurial Leadership Programme.
George McVerry, Head of Lifelong Learning at City of Glasgow College
George started his own business in 1992 following a 20 year career in the Steel Industry. Whilst building the business he also started teaching in his professional discipline, Procurement, and over time transitioned into full time work in Education. He headed up the College’s Business and Enterprise School and subsequently took up a cross-College performance improvement role supporting student attainment. Over the past two years George has worked in the College’s commercial team and has been instrumental in introducing tailored service options for client groups and business partners. He’s a lifelong learner himself securing an MBA in 1999, completing a teaching qualification in 2007, becoming an EFQM Assessor in 2015 and undertaking an Innovation Leadership program earlier this year.
Simon Pink, Intrapreneur Venture Capitalist, IBM
Simon is an Intrapreneur Venture Capitalist leading investment in innovative ideas for IBM’s clients across Europe. He is the co-founder of Project Whitespace, IBM’s first internal start-up incubator launched in Austin, Texas in January 2018. Prior to this role, Simon spent three years in Stockholm working with a large enterprise bank and a variety of start-ups to create new digital services as part of an innovation ecosystem.
Paul Swinton, Air Ambulance Paramedic
Paul has been a paramedic for the past 16 years. He joined the Scottish Ambulance Service Special Operations Response Team, based in Glasgow, in 2010, after re-locating from the West Midlands Ambulance Service. He is currently an Air Ambulance Paramedic for the Scottish Air Ambulance Division, involved in critical care and retrieval medicine, working alongside the trauma teams and medical retrieval services of Scotland (ScotSTAR.)
He is originally from South Africa, where he qualified and worked as a paramedic on the road, in A&E departments and as a flight paramedic.
Paul has a special interest in emergency airway management and, through the concept of Structured CRitical Airway Management, is the co-inventor of the SCRAM bag. The SCRAM system promotes the delivery of safe, timely, well-governed emergency anaesthesia by standardising, and optimally organising equipment and drugs prior to the procedure being required. Following success in the UK and Australia, and use by air ambulance, trauma teams, and EDs in Scotland, the SCRAM System has been developed into an improved model – SCRAM 2.0
David Thomson, Innovation and New Ways of Working, CYBG Plc
David is responsible for developing innovative digital services for new and existing CYBG customers to help them become more financially fit. He and his team do this using techniques borrowed from design thinking and lean start up methodologies. Prior to his current role, he held several roles within CYBG and in the wider financial services sector at Lloyds Banking Group, including: strategy development, operating model design, customer experience management and business transformation. His early career started at BT, where he gained experience of proposition design and business consulting.
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