Rainmaking Summit - 1st February 2017

A forum to discuss, learn, and explore what works, what doesn’t, and what is best for your business.

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The next step in Corporate Innovation - Dealing with the practical “how”

We all know the why.
What about the how?

You are a corporate. You need to embark on an innovation journey. Today. None of us believe in too big to fail and we know that action must be taken. So you plan. You make goals. You present a strategy, but, you only have budget for 1 or 2 initiatives.

Now What? How do you deal with your own internal culture?

You need to engage with startups, but, how? Do acquisitions really work? How do you effectively partner? What is the best way to learn from them?

What about everything else? What is the difference between incubators, accelerators and venture funds. Should you get involved with one? Maybe you have even done a hackathon. But, how do you follow through with the results?

The Rainmaking Summit is where we stop talking about the why, and start discussing concrete actions. What has worked. What hasn’t. And what is right for you.

Speakers

Speakers will be announced on a rolling basis, so please check back often as we announce additional speakers.

Nigel Verdon
‎CEO & co-founder Railsbank
Nigel Verdon
‎CEO & co-founder Railsbank
Nigel Verdon is an entrepreneur and tech evangelist. Previously he worked at Swiss Bank Corp (now UBS) and was a director at Dresden Kleinwort Investment Bank - both sighted for their modernization in technology.Nigel is a founder and CEO of Railsbank - a platform connecting banks and fintech companies through a simple API with baked-in regulatory compliance. He also funded Currency Cloud - a world-renowned payment platform that moves money around the globe quickly, transparently and securely. Until recently, he was a partner at fintech-focused VC fund - Orange Growth Capital. He is also an investor in venture investment and advisory firm - Anthemis Group. Nigel is also known as a leading mentor at top tier tech accelerators: Techstars and Startupbootcamp. Bringing his broad range of experience and deep understanding of capital markets, foreign exchange, international payments and tech, combined with practical experience of entrepreneurship, Nigel gives back to the industry by investing and mentoring early stage fintech companies.
Jon Bradford
Director of John Bradfield Centre
Jon Bradford
Director of John Bradfield Centre
Jon Bradford is one of the most experienced early stage investors in Europe, having launched the first bootcamp accelerator outside of the US in 2009 that subsequently was merged with Techstars to become Techstars’ first international programme. He also founded the Ignite100 Accelerator in the UK, the Startup Wise Guys Accelerator in Estonia and the Eleven Venture Accelerator in Bulgaria. Alongside this, he helped to launched a further nine accelerators from Montreal to Moscow earning him the title “Godfather of European Accelerators”.

Jon is also the cofounder of F6S, the world’s largest social network for entrepreneurs with over 1MM users and the cofounder of Tech.eu. Finally, Jon was recently appointed as the Director of the John Bradfield Centre based in Cambridge, that is the largest startup incubator under a single roof in the UK. In a previous life, Jon trained as an accountant with Arthur Andersen, and subsequently has worked in various start-ups and turn-arounds. He has worked in London, throughout Europe, Australia and also the United States.
Ghela Boskovich
Founder, FemTech Global
Consultant, Streets Consulting
Ghela Boskovich
Founder, FemTech Global
Consultant, Streets Consulting
Ghela is the founder of FemTechGlobal, an organisation that aims to bridge the gender gap in fintech and the financial services industry. Active in London, New York, Sydney, Singapore, and Amsterdam, FemTechGlobal partners with industry organizations to promote diversity and inclusion, and is a connecting platform for innovators and entrepreneurs.

Ghela was named one of Brummell Magazine’s 2016 ‘30 Inspirational Women Innovators’. She also sits on the Banking Technology Awards judging panel, and sponsors the Banking Technology Women In Technology (W.I.T.) Award, as well as the board of the Financial Inclusion Institute.

Together with Julia Streets, Founder & CEO of Streets Consulting, Ghela mentors FinTech firms coming through the Startup Bootcamp and the Cylon cyber security accelerators, offering advice on business and sales development and corporate growth.
Jordan Schlipf
Partner at Rainmaking
Jordan Schlipf
Partner at Rainmaking
Jordan is an entrepreneur, investor, and educator. He has been both a VC and angel investor and has launched companies in multiple verticals and markets. Jordan is an expert in Lean Startup and design thinking, and has created educational programs for accelerators, universities including Oxford and King's College, corporates and governments.

Jordan is currently a Partner at Rainmaking Innovation where he helps facilitate productive engagements between startups and large corporates and advises on innovation strategy.
Liz Lumley
Managing Director, Thought Leadership at Rainmaking
Liz Lumley
Managing Director, Thought Leadership at Rainmaking
Liz Lumley is Managing Director, Thought Leadership at Rainmaking. She has spent over 20 years working in the financial technology space, most recently as Managing Director at Startupbootcamp FinTech. She spent six years at as an editor at financial services and technology newswire, Finextra. In addition to being an internationally recognised conference speaker and moderator, she is also a regular contributor to Brett King’s Breaking Banks radio show on the VoiceAmerica Business channel.
Nektarios Liolios
CEO & Co-founder of Startupbootcamp FinTech & InsurTech
Partner at Rainmaking Innovation
Nektarios Liolios
CEO & Co-founder of Startupbootcamp FinTech & InsurTech
Partner at Rainmaking Innovation
Startupbootcamp FinTech & InsurTech is the leading innovation program in the financial and insurance industries, providing funding, mentorship, office space in the heart of London, Singapore & New York and access to a global network of investors and VCs, for up to 10 selected FinTech startups per program.

Nektarios has more than 15 years in the business, the last three with Innotribe, SWIFT’s initiative to enable collaborative innovation and running the Innotribe Startup Challenge. Driven by entrepreneurship, collaboration and the desire to transform industries. Global nomad, travel geek, sneaker freaker.
Shân M. Millie
Founder, Bright Blue Hare
Shân M. Millie
Founder, Bright Blue Hare
Shân is a hands-on Corporate Innovation specialist. In a media career spanning 20+ years, she co-invented both proprietary and client-focused products, services and communications strategies, most recently at Insurance Times/NSM, where she led the business transformation of the brand (2008-13) as Publishing Director, and developed the brand’s highly-successful Innovation & Disruption programme (2015/16). She founded Bright Blue Hare in May 2016 to help teams, organisations and individuals define and deliver self-disruption for growth.
Andy Shannon
Head of Global at Startupbootcamp
Andy Shannon
Head of Global at Startupbootcamp
Andy is the Head of Global at Startupbootcamp, one of the world’s largest startup investors with 15 programs in 10 countries and over 350 portfolio companies.

Andy has held multiple startup operating and technology commercialization roles in addition to working with both angel and tech transfer groups. He was previously a Family Office Investment manager where he led the exit of portfolio company ExpenseMagic, and a Fellow at the early stage VC Seedcamp. Andy received his MBA from Imperial College London and BA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Jennifer Rosen
Founder and CEO at JnR Communications
Jennifer Rosen
Founder and CEO at JnR Communications
Jennifer is Founder and CEO of JnR Communications & Productions which is an end to end communications agency as well as a full service multimedia production studio. Jennifer, who hails from Chicago, was formerly head of communications for LexisNexis International and head of product development for the social enterprise, Ambassadors for Children. She is also a trained filmmaker and thus brings a narrative approach to all work. Jennifer holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MA from the University of Manchester.
Maria Leontiou
Head of Innovation Center - Group Digital Banking, Eurobank
Maria Leontiou
Head of Innovation Center - Group Digital Banking, Eurobank
Maria Leontiou heads Eurobank’ s Innovation Center aspiring to be the catalyst of change into her Organisation. Engineer by degree, Financial Services operations' expert by profession, innovation enthusiast by nature. A self-starter professional with over 10 years of managerial experience in the OTC Derivatives & Collateral management operations field with a track record of process & systems optimisation, in-house systems implementation & regulatory projects. 

After watching a video on Civic Capital(ism) in 2011 she realized that she had just found the modern version of Plato’s Academy and the gateway to a better world. Being a strong believer in "ideas worth spreading" she joined TEDxAthens team in 2012, a membership that constantly refills her batteries with positive energy and pushes her to think beyond boundaries. Always in search for mind blowing ideas, motivated by her inner need for change and evolution.
Joe Scarboro
Co-Founder of 3beards, Trustee at Code Club, Founder of Touchpaper.org
Joe Scarboro
Co-Founder of 3beards, Trustee at Code Club, Founder of Touchpaper.org
Joe is the former CFO of a group of oil companies and co-founder of 3beards, a community-focussed startup events company. In addition to helping run the global Silicon Drinkabout event, over the last 4 years Joe has worked with a wide range of companies in running hackathons and innovation workshops, including; Lloyds Bank, Aviva, Hasbro, Soho House & Yahoo, Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser. Over the last year Joe has been researching and working on corporate and open innovation projects.

Joe is also a trustee for Code Club, a charity that teaches children to code in over 7,000 after-school clubs across the UK and worldwide. He is an Advisory Partner for the Tech City UK Tier 1 Visa programme and also mentors and judges for various accelerators.
Stef Lewandowski
Tech co-founder @ Makelight
Stef Lewandowski
Tech co-founder @ Makelight
Stef is a cofounder of the online learning community Makelight.

He is a designer and developer who's known for his work around the emerging "startup studio" approach to company-building. He talks about a "sketching with code" methodology to creating prototypes to rapidly validate or reject potential business ideas.

Stef is a passionate advocate for people taking the bootstrapped path, and with Makelight he's on a mission to give a leg up to creative people who want to make a living from their passion.

https://stef.io
https://makelight.com
Conrad Poulson
Founder of Huq Industries.
Conrad Poulson
Founder of Huq Industries.
Conrad is an entrepreneur with extensive experience across both startup and corporate environments. He has been part of the mobile technology scene since the late 90’s and was an early employee and founder in a number of ground breaking mobile technology businesses. He spent a number of years at Orange France Telecom testing and developing concepts in partnership with early stage businesses before leaving to cofound Huq Industries in 2015.
Gary Stewart
Director at Wayra UK
Gary Stewart
Director at Wayra UK
Gary Stewart is the Director of Wayra UK and Telefónica Open Future_ (UK). He is also an associate professor and the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at IE Business School in Madrid. Gary co-founded Nuroa.es, a Barcelona start-up that raised over €4M in funding before being sold to an Australian competitor. Being becoming an entrepreneur, Gary worked as a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London, and Freshfields Brackhaus Deringer in Spain. Gary graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and was the Executive Editor of The Yale Journal at Yale Law School.
Ricky Knox
Founder of Tandem
Ricky Knox
Founder of Tandem
Ricky Knox is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He has built five technology disruptors in fintech and telecoms, each of which also does a bit of good for the world.


Ricky is currently building the customer champion digital bank of the future, but has previously disrupted remittances with Azimo and Small World (the 6th largest remitter in the world), FX and Mobile Telecoms. Ricky is also Managing Partner at Hexagon Partners, a specialist private equity firm which invests in Financial Technology.

Ricky has a first class degree from Bristol University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Natasha Kyprianides
Group Head of Digital Banking & Innovation, Hellenic Bank
Natasha Kyprianides
Group Head of Digital Banking & Innovation, Hellenic Bank
Natasha is the Group Head of Digital Banking & Innovation at Hellenic Bank accountable for digital banking business across all segments (retail, corporate, international, insurance, private banking, shipping).  She is currently a key change agent at Hellenic Bank driving the customer-facing digital agenda; and responsible for the definition and delivery of all digital propositions across all touch points of the bank. Natasha is also an internationally recognized digital expert, keynote speaker and FinTech thought leader with 17+ years of experience within the banking industry, focused on leading digital strategy and digital transformation journeys. As an innovative intrapreneur, obsessed by customer design with an unusually strong passion for the application of digital technology in a financial services environment, achieves challenging goals with a track record of empowering teams to deliver top rated results.


She has taken part in a multitude of significant international conferences as a speaker with the who’s who of FinTech and Banking. Personal achievements include being profiled for the FemTech Leaders series and becoming part of the global movement, getting listed on Kurtosys: Women in Finance Power 100 and Innovate Finance: Women in FinTech 2016 Powerlist.  She has also been short-listed twice by the prestigious Banking Technology magazine for the award “Outstanding Contribution by a Female in Financial Technology” in 2012 and "Woman In Technology (W.I.T)" award in 2016.
Jason Boud
CEO, founder of Beyond Mobile Ltd
Jason Boud
CEO, founder of Beyond Mobile Ltd
Extensive experience working at senior levels in IT for and with large enterprise companies. Jason has a proven track record in IT strategy, sales & delivery.


Recently 3 years as startup CEO, founder of Beyond Mobile Ltd and CEO & co-founder of Beyond Enterprise.

Jason co-founded Beyond Enterprise (@enterprisebe) in 2014. Beyond Enterprise is a company providing advisory services specialising in Identifying and Reducing Risk of Regulated Voice Communications.

Jason is an Speaker, Advisor, FinTech Mentor/Investor at Barclays Techstars accelerator , StartUpBootCamp FinTech and the FinTech Innovation Lab
Vaidas Adomauskas
Co-Founder and CEO of WoraPay
Vaidas Adomauskas
Co-Founder and CEO of WoraPay
Vaidas Adomauskas is Co-Founder and CEO of WoraPay. WoraPay helps retailers to create shop, order and pay without queueing experiences for their customers. Moreover, solution is open and supports any type of mobile wallet or mobile money to be used. WoraPay has raised VC capital from Israel and launched solution in UK in partnership with Startupbootcamp Fintech London accelerator, Lloyds Banking Group and others. WoraPay has been recognized by The FinTech50 2015 as one of the hottest FinTech businesses in Europe.


Prior to founding WoraPay, Vaidas was a Product Manager in Adform, where he initiated and launched the Real-Time Bidding and Personalized Targeting products which became a major source of company revenue. Before this he led product management for AdAware product at Lavasoft in Sweden. Vaidas is a leading Agile evangelist in Lithuania and has many years of experience of using and implementing Agile project management methods in companies. He shares his experience by running in-house and public Agile project management trainings as well as speaking in conferences. Vaidas holds Master degree in Software Engineering and Management from IT University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
Catherine Stagg-Macey
Executive and team coach, trusted advisor and geek girl Belgrave Street
Catherine Stagg-Macey
Executive and team coach, trusted advisor and geek girl Belgrave Street
Catherine Stagg-Macey is a leadership and team coach with extensive corporate experience in strategy and consulting. She works with senior executives who want to explore the relationship between leadership and team performance. This work can take on the form of coaching teams or individuals, facilitation or advisory work.

She has spent over twenty years in the technology and insurance sectors. From the foundation of a degree in Computer Science, she has experience in a wide range of roles from programmer, project manager, leader and strategy advisor. She retrained and certified as a coach in 2012, and now runs her own business.

In addition to her coaching work, she works as a mentor at Startup Bootcamp Insuretech, and a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation. She is a regular columnist and judge for the top 100 CIO awards at the UK CIO magazine, and FC-BI’s IOT in Insurance awards.
Will Bentinck
Head of careers, Makers Academy
Will Bentinck
Head of careers, Makers Academy
Will Bentinck has built and scaled a number of social and commercial projects, concentrating on improving the transition from education to employment, and so building exceptional working cultures. As Head of Careers at Makers Academy, where people of all ages and backgrounds re-train as software engineers, he helps corporate innovation and software teams to update their engineering culture, adapt to the changing talent landscape and improve diversity.


Will is also part of Makers Academy's practical investigation of modern working cultures, being internationally recognised as a leader in the exploration of how self-managed organisations work: beyond Holacracy, beyond 'teal', beyond 'flat'.
Alex Farcet
Partner at Rainmaking Innovation and the co-founder of Startupbootcamp
Alex Farcet
Partner at Rainmaking Innovation and the co-founder of Startupbootcamp
Alex is a partner at Rainmaking Innovation and the co-founder of Startupbootcamp, the global accelerator with 16 programs on three continents.  Alex is a French citizen, was born in Spain, grew up Africa, and is married to a Dane with whom he created two red-headed Trolls.
Steffen W. Frølund
Managing Director, Rainmaking Studio
Steffen W. Frølund
Managing Director, Rainmaking Studio
Steffen W. Frølund is the Managing Director of Rainmaking Studio where he creates startups together with corporates. He was the CEO of the successful startup Bownty for 6 years prior to joining Rainmaking Studio.
Helene Panzarino
Fintech Relationship Professional, Investment Readiness Consultant
Helene Panzarino
Fintech Relationship Professional, Investment Readiness Consultant
Originally a Commercial Banker with one of the largest global banks, Helene is an Investment Readiness Consultant, Programme Director and Entrepreneur, who successfully created and launched the Inaugural Programme of Education and Events for the UK Fintech trade body, Innovate Finance, as well as an Alternative Finance Investment Readiness Programme aimed at connecting SMEs to the right finance provider, and a Fintech and Financial Services consultancy programme to educate and connect large FS providers with early stage Fintech businesses. In January 2017 she will be the Lead Adjunct Fellow on a ground-breaking Fintech Pathway in a Masters in Tech Entrepreneurship for a leading London university. Helene has assisted thousands of high-growth SMEs in their fund-raising efforts, in her advisory work, for a Big 5 accountancy practice, and for a number of EU programmes. She has an extensive network and active relationships with Fintechs, accelerators, traditional and alternative debt/equity finance providers, political, regulatory, and board level industry figures. The sole author of Business Funding for Dummies (Wiley) 2016, and contributor to The Entrepreneurs’ Network Roundtable on Female Founders Raising Post-Seed Finance, Boost Roundtable on ‘Man vs Machine’ for SME finance, Centre for Entrepreneurship Roundtable on ‘Offenders to Entrepreneurship’, and a Parliamentary Task Force on Women and Finance. She is a regular judge, speaker and moderator for SWIFT Innotribe, The Alt Fi Finance Awards, Nextmoney BBVA Awards. She is a member of Femtech Global Fintech Network, Wharton Fintech (Penn alum), New Finance, and on the Steering Group of the TLA Fintech Working Group. She is a mentor for Start-up Bootcamp, Mass Challenge and the Ascension Fund.
Oliver Sweet
Head of Ethnography, Ipsos Ethnography Centre of Excellence
Oliver Sweet
Head of Ethnography, Ipsos Ethnography Centre of Excellence
Oliver has been running the Ethnography Centre of Excellence for the last 10 years. His experience spans both the public and private sector. He directs global ethnographic work Unilever, Mars, Ferrero, Tesco, Unicef, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Department of Health. His work has spanned over 35 countries around the world and regularly writes in the marketing a research publications about the importance of understanding consumers as real people making in-the-moment decisions. Drawing on his knowledge behavioural economics, he has worked with the UK government on behaviour change projects through harnessing the power of ‘context’ to influence healthier, and more financially beneficial decisions. Oliver also lectures at Goldsmiths College, London.
Georg Runge
Co-Founder at a Tech Venture // Senior Advisor
Georg Runge
Co-Founder at a Tech Venture // Senior Advisor
Georg Runge is an entrepreneur and intrapreneur by heart. He is passionate about corporate innovation, fast prototyping and incubation of novel ideas in the digital space. He works closely with major European blue chips companies to help them innovate faster and serves as a senior advisor to the open innovation platform jovoto.

Georg has a combined 9 years of management strategy and startup experience in building and scaling online tech startups. He co-founded the meta job search engine JobLift, built and scaled three ventures with Rocket Internet and delivered top management consulting projects with Detecon in Germany and the Silicon Valley.

He is an avid mentor and speaker in the Berlin and Munich based tech ecosystem and loves to add meaningful impact wherever possible.
Neville Bourke
Human Resources Director for Bank of Ireland Retail Banking
Neville Bourke
Human Resources Director for Bank of Ireland Retail Banking
Human Resources Director for Bank of Ireland Retail Banking - Ireland’s largest consumer & business bank by market share, only remaining Bancassurer and the second largest life assurance company (New Ireland). It is a 230-year old business transitioning through the digital transformation of Financial Services.

Professional areas of interest transcend the conventional (Organisation Strategy, Organisation Behaviour, Change Management), the dissentient (Digital Transformation, the Future of Retail, the Future of Work) and what these mean for organisations & the HR Toolbox.

Articulate and passionate speaker on the opportunities / challenges for people & organisations in the digital revolution, the emergence of automation, robotics and data, and what these do to the spatial & temporal contexts of the world of work. The focus is on helping people and traditional “analogue” organisations transition to their digital futures through the actions they take today.

25 years experience in HR strategy & management across industry sectors. Holds a primary degree in Business Studies (Human Resources), a Graduate Diploma in Safety, Health & Welfare At Work (both from University of Limerick), and an M.Sc. (Mgmt) in Organisational Behaviour from IMI/Trinity College. Awarded the Charles Harvey Award for academic excellence in 2003.

Speaking engagements include CIPD Annual Conference, Dublin 2014 (Employee Engagement), IBEC Wellbeing Conference, Dublin 2015 (Wellbeing & Engagement), LEAP Financial Services – Transformative People Strategies for HR Leaders, London 2015 (The Future of HR: the Minority Report), Deloitte – Talent in Insurance Workshop, Dublin 2016 (The Future of Work), The Institute of Banking, Dublin 2016 (The Future of Work), EFMA – 44th Congress, Barcelona 2016 (forthcoming) (Digital Transformation – the Future of Work).
Roberta Profeta
Intesa Sanpaolo, Area of Governance Chief Innovation Officer, London Hub | European Region
Roberta Profeta
Intesa Sanpaolo, Area of Governance Chief Innovation Officer, London Hub | European Region
Roberta Profeta lives in London and works for Intesa Sanpaolo within the Chief Innovation Officer Area of Governance. She leads the innovation activities in the London Hub | European Region. Roberta actively engages with the ‘innovation ecosystem’ and is passionate about fintech. She is Mentor for Startupbootcamp FinTech London, Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore and Startupbootcamp Insurance London, and Chaperone for Accenture FinTech Lab London.

Previously, she launched the London-based innovation activities for the Corporate & Investment Banking Division of Intesa Sanpaolo. Roberta has also worked for the European Commission – DG Research (Brussels) as Policy Officer, and earlier as Relationship Manager for US Large Corporates at Banca Intesa (Milan).
Dean Demellweek
Digital Solutions & Digital Client Engagement, BNP Paribas
Dean Demellweek
Digital Solutions & Digital Client Engagement, BNP Paribas
Dean works at the intersection of marketing communications, technology and innovation. He works closely with innovation programs and start-up accelerators where he leads design thinking for innovation workshops.

During his years in advertising, Dean refined the art of making the complex simple and compelling. He is innovation speaker, blogger and facilitator with focus on business model innovation and product-market fit leveraging new technologies. He believes that the only sustainable way into the future is to have an integrated approach between business strategy, creativity and technology.

Dean earned his MA in Applied Imagination in Creative Industries from the Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. He is a member of American Marketing Association and FinTech London Tech Advocates.

He often participates in industry conferences and specialist panels, and is a contributor to the FinTech Innovation debate.
Diane Perlman
Chief Marketing Officer | MassChallenge
Diane Perlman
Chief Marketing Officer | MassChallenge
Diane is a highly passionate marketeer, ideas generator and entrepreneur. She joined MassChallenge in 2015 as their global CMO. Prior to this, she worked at Microsoft, where she founded the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London in September 2013, graduating 37 startups and building Microsoft's presence in the startup space. Perlman’s passion for startups stems from her over 20-year marketing career, during which she served as Marketing Director for American company Cyveillance, which was a startup when Perlman joined in 1998 and helped them expand to the UK in 2000. She has also worked as a Group Account Director at agencies including Grey London and LBi, and has run her own branding consultancy. More recently, she led the marketing communications for Windows Phone at Microsoft in the UK for four years before transitioning into the Startups Lead role.
Emilie Stage Tingskou
Director, Incubation Development & Excellence, Novozymes
Emilie Stage Tingskou
Director, Incubation Development & Excellence, Novozymes
Emilie is a commercial and business driven leader with extensive experience from organizational development, business development and talent management.

Emilie is part of Novozymes New Business Development team, where the focus is to deliver adjacent and radical innovation to the business.

Emilie is heading the Incubation Development function, working with continuous development of the toolbox and capabilities in the business unit needed to accelerate progression and growth of the projects herein.

With a master’s degree in educational psychology and 10 years of experience in the executive search industry, most recently as Partner in the global Executive Search company Odgers Berndtson, Emilie has worked with many large global companies as well as mid-size businesses in growing their organizations through hiring and developing the right talent on top levels.

Emilie joined Novozymes in 2016 and was brought to the business to be a driving force in the development of the toolbox, the culture and the competencies in the business unit’s quest to accelerate growth.
Kevin McDougall
Business Partner at BBC
Kevin McDougall
Business Partner at BBC
Kevin McDougall has successfully designed and delivered engagement programmes, cultural change programmes and digital products within the BBC, Transport for London and Hiscox Insurance amongst others. Kevin adopts a Human-Centered Design approach to his work and part of that is to ensure storytelling is at the heart of the way his teams talk about their work and their products. Kevin is now consulting with large organisations on Employee Experience and Developing a Creative Culture.
Deborah Barleggs
Associate Director, Arup Consulting
Deborah Barleggs
Associate Director, Arup Consulting
Deborah Barleggs is a chartered occupational psychologist, accredited coaching psychologist and learning & development practitioner.  At Arup, she leads a team of behavioural, psychology and human factor consultants to work with and support high-performance teams in a range of clients in the transportation, energy and social infrastructure sectors, supplying ergonomic, leadership development, and transformational change. She previously ran her own niche coaching, learning and change management consultancy practice for 10 years.  Before that she was a leader in a large media company responsible for delivering learning and networking events for the legal, maritime and public sectors. She specialises in spotting those few changes that will make the most difference to performance.
Mike Francis
New Business Development Director, Tesco
Mike Francis
New Business Development Director, Tesco
With 10 years retail experience, Mike now leads Tesco’s New Business Development unit, bringing disruptive opportunities to market quickly and driving innovation across the business.
Lars Fløe Nielsen
CDO and Co-founder of Sitecore - Co-founder of Nordic Makers
Lars Fløe Nielsen
CDO and Co-founder of Sitecore - Co-founder of Nordic Makers
Lars Nielsen, CDO, has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, innovation, market positioning, sales, brand development, and company acquisitions and investments. As co-founder of Sitecore A/S he has been building the global re-seller and partner chain and growing the company organically from nothing to the most significant global Customer Experience Management vendor with offices in more than 27 locations worldwide and more than 800 employees. At Sitecore, he has been involved in the strategic development, positioning, and growth of the company as well as building the global re-seller and partner chain. Currently, he leads Sitecore’s software engineering and product management teams and is responsible for delivering market-leading products to our customers and partners. A lifelong inventor, Lars holds patents for a method and apparatus for providing electronic data and a method for building and managing a web site. He also holds board positions for nemlig.com, Denmark’s largest online supermarket, bookboon.com, the world’s largest ebook publisher and Presidents Institute. Lars is also co-founder of Nordic Makers, an angel group that backs early stage companies on founder-friendly terms.
Kristian Hart-Hansen
CEO LEO Innovation Lab
Kristian Hart-Hansen
CEO LEO Innovation Lab
Kristian Hart-Hansen, CEO of LEO Innovation Lab, has set-up and is running the independent innovation unit of LEO Pharma focused on improving the well-being of people living with skin conditions all over the world. He is a health economist and has worked for the Danish healthcare companies LEO Pharma and Coloplast with health economics, medical affairs and global marketing. Before starting up LEO Innovation Lab, he headed the LEO Pharma affiliate in Spain for three and a half years.

After having spent fourteen years in the industry, one of his main focus areas has become the importance for healthcare companies to focus more on patients’ needs – and how digital solutions are a key feature in this.
Rachael Jackson
Solutions, Design, Services, RBS
Rachael Jackson
Solutions, Design, Services, RBS
Rachael leads fintech scouting for RBS in the UK ecosystem and particularly London.  Rachael engages across a range of accelerators and industry bodies.  She works closely with fintech to connect the right people and ideas inside and across the bank.  She has an MBA from Oxford Brooks, LLB from King’s College and Maitrise from the Sorbonne.
Rachel Barnes
The Future Laboratory
Rachel Barnes
The Future Laboratory
Rachel Barnes is a high performing senior business professional with over 15 years of international and cross-functional experience in the Financial Services industry, with the last 11 years at BNP Paribas in London, Paris and NY.

She has experience of delivering multi-million pound programmes and leading operational and organisational business transformation globally. She has a track record in strategy, client development, designing and executing innovation, leading teams, change management, human resources and marketing.

Her passion is for innovation and disruption, not just in the financial services industry, and with a particular focus on how to leverage start ups to achieve and complement corporate goals.
Pritam Basu
Founder, Boseman Group
Pritam Basu
Founder, Boseman Group
Pritam Basu is the Founder of Boseman Group and a Fintech Entrepreneur with multiple awards by Singularity University, NASA Research Park, CA as well as Innovate Finance and others.

He is also the creator of ‘Disrupt the Markets’ a global series of Hackathons spanning Europe, Asia and the US with the mission to drive rapid change and create exciting transformative products and new business models in the Investments and Trading space by collaborating with exceptional entrepreneurs, professors and technologists. The Series also focusses on products for Millennials.

Boseman group is a technology company building transformative Fintech software for clients using emerging technologies.  It uses an exceptional team based in London and Silicon Valley who’ve built products at Skype, Facebook, and FutureAdvisor (robo-advisor acqd by Blackrock).'

Summit Agenda: 1st February 2017

The agenda is organised around three streams - designed to offer you the targeted advice and guidance most relevant to your business.

The three streams are open to all attendees. We encourage you to pick and choose the talks, presentations and workshops that best meet your needs.

Dealing with yourselves: looks at internal innovation. Idea generation. Idea validation. And internal communication.

Dealing with startups: focuses external innovation. How are accelerators evolving? What makes a good startup? How do you successfully partner with startups?

Dealing with everything else: examines the areas where the entrepreneurial environment meets corporate culture. Can you empower entrepreneurs to thrive inside your organisation?

8:00 - 8:45
Registration - Light buffee breakfast served. Tea/Coffee/Water/Juice
8:45 - 9:00Welcome
The next step in corporate innovation - Dealing with the 'How'?
9:00Streams Start
Dealing with yourselves
9:00 - 9:45 Sessions
How Idea?
Are all ideas, 'good' ideas?

What is a good idea? Where do they come from? How do you create an environment where ideas - commercially viable ones - can flourish?'

Stef Lewandowski
Tech co-founder @ Makelight
9:45 - 10:30 Workshop
Followed by a hands on, interactive workshop
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45Sessions
How buy-in?
How do you make it happen. How to use storytelling to get buy-in and create an authentic culture of innovation.

A practical, enjoyable and actionable mix of expert views, discussion and hands-on workshop.

Shân M. Millie
Founder, Bright Blue Hare
Jennifer Rosen
Founder & CEO @ JnR Communications and Productions. Storyteller. Coach. Filmmaker
Deborah Barleggs
Associate Director, Arup Consulting
Kevin McDougall
Business Partner at BBC
11:45 - 12:30Workshop
Followed by a hands on, interactive workshop
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:45Sessions
14:45 - 15:30Workshop
Followed by a hands on, interactive workshop
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
Dealing with startups
9:00 - 9:45Sessions
9:45 - 10:30Workshop
Followed by a hands on, interactive workshop
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45Sessions
How Startup?
What makes a good startup?

Are entreprenuers born or taught? What are the stakes and the personal costs? Why do so many founders, well, suck? Where and why do so many startups fuck up?

Andy Shannon MODERATOR
Head of Startupbootcamp Global
Nigel Verdon
CEO and co-founder of Railsbank
Jason Boud
CEO, founder of Beyond Mobile Ltd
Lars Fløe Nielsen
CDO and Co-founder of Sitecore - Co-founder of Nordic Makers
Steffen W. Frølund
Managing Director, Rainmaking Studio
11:45 - 12:30Workshop
Followed by a hands on, interactive workshop
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:45Sessions
How Engagement?
Get me some engagement!

How can commercial engagements between growth stage startups and a corporate achieve successful proof of concepts, pilots and investments?

Rachel Barnes MODERATOR
The Future Laboratory
Conrad Poulson
Founder of Huq Industries
Jordan Schlipf
Partner at Rainmaking
Vaidas Adomauskas
Co-Founder and CEO of WoraPay
Diane Perlman
Chief Marketing Officer | MassChallenge
14:45 - 15:30Workshop
Followed by a hands on, interactive workshop
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
Dealing with everything else
9:00 - 9:45Sessions
9:45 - 10:30Workshop
Followed by a hands on, interactive workshop
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45Sessions
How Culture?
What, exactly, is an 'intrapreneur'?

Is this lip service or do you really want to empower your employees? How do you bring entreprenurial culture inside your organisation? Do you know this difference between 'fail fast' and just plain failure?

Ghela Boscovich MODERATOR
Founder of FemTech Leaders
Ricky Knox
Founder of Tandem
Natasha Kyprianides
Group Head of Digital Banking & Innovation, Hellenic Bank
Kristian Hart-Hansen
LEO Innovation Lab
Emilie Stage Tingskou
Director, Incubation Development & Excellence, Novozymes
11:45 - 12:30Workshop
Followed by a hands on, interactive workshop
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:45Sessions
14:45 - 15:30Workshop
Followed by a hands on, interactive workshop
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00Celebration funeral
How do we make it die?

Join us in the Warehouse for a Celebration Funeral - complete with New Orleans Jazz Band - where we 'bury' all the barriers to sucessful innovation. Whether it be Buzzwords, Bullshit, or Bureaucracy - throw it all in the coffin, clasp your gris gris bags, and condemn your barriers to their fate.

17:00Drinks

When and Where

Time:

1st February, 2016 8:30 - 17:00

Location:

Unit 2, 110 Pennington St, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 2BB

Enquiries:

LL@rainmaking.io