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Lean and Innovation - A contradiction?
Thu 20 April 2017, 08:45 – 15:00 BST
Innovation and Lean - a contradiction?
Welcome to the Innovation Network's fourth event of the 16/17 calendar.
This event explores the apparent contradictions posed in applying Lean concepts to Innovation in high-tech manufacturing firms, and includes real-life examples from companies that have sought to apply Lean in non-manufacturing environments.
Our events are for senior technologists (scientists and engineers) and leaders in high-tech manufacturing. Events impart quality input on current topics, gently faciliate getting to know one's peers, and the sharing of experience. Expect rich learning and serendipitous connections. Important to achieving this outcome is ensuring that those who attend our events fit the membership profile. Please read more about the Network here. Members are an impressive peer group. If you fit the profile and are new to the Network events, we would love to welcome you to your first event free of charge.
Chris Steele, MD, Marquis Broadcast
Chris has a depth of experience in bringing new products to market. He started out in live broadcast at ITN and since then has worked in various organisations including Digital Vision AB and The Foundry, in addition to eight years as co-founder and director at Parallax Software Ltd. He also spent time as director at OMG plc where he started the company 2D3 and took Boujou, the world’s first automated camera tracker, to market. Boujou subsequently won an Emmy. He has rejoined Marquis after 15 months as senior product manager at Quantel. Chris will open a window into the fast-moving world of broasdcasting technology (including 3d animation in film) and how Lean principles are used to support New Product Introducion.
Phil Cooper, National Product Verification Programme Leader at NPL.
Phil started his working life at Nestlé Rowntree as a Graduate Management Trainee in production management, before going on to set up, run and subsequently sell three successful small companies. Phil went on to apply his business knowledge within Higher Education, becoming Head of Innovation & Enterprise at one of the largest Universities in the UK. In 2008 Phil was recruited to NPL as Director of the Sensors & Instrumentation Knowledge Transfer Network, and then went on to become NPL’s Head of Knowledge Networks. He has been in his current role since July last year. He has degrees from Loughborough University (BA Hons) and the University of Stirling (MSc).
We will also have rich input from some experienced members of the Network who will share experiences of how Lean and Innovation operate in their businesses.
Arrival: 8.45 teas, coffees, pastries
Tour of NPL laboratories: 3.15pm - 4.30pm (optional).
The venue will be the National Physics Laboratory, RW11 0LW.
Parking: There is plenty of parking on the premises.