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The fundamentals of innovation for digital transformation


Oct 2022

12:00 To 13:00
Event Organizer
The Digital Surge Programme
Event Type
Pitching / mentoring / investment days


Event Details

For those who want to think differently as they transform their organisations to meet new challenges

Innovation and transformative thinking are key drivers for business growth and efficiency improvements. The need to take a systematic approach to transformation (digital or otherwise) has become the new business imperative as we continue to respond to the unprecedented challenges thrown at us over the last couple of years.

This interactive workshop, which also forms part of the Digital Surge Programme, is relaxed, engaging, and inspiring, and is designed for SMEs who want (or need) to think differently as they look to transform their business.

The workshop will include proven, approachable, yet simple concepts that can be taken away and used to address business, operational and economic challenges faced by SMEs from all sectors.

By participating in this workshop, you will:

  • See how to apply innovative thinking to the creation or improvement of any service, product, or business model
  • Discover techniques to inform and clarify your transformation ambitions
  • Ensure ambitions are aligned to and support your broader organisational aspirations.

Attendees will have the option to apply to the free Digital Surge Programme which builds on this workshop through one-to-one mentoring, creation of an Innovation Roadmap, advanced technology masterclasses and the development of a Digital Acceleration Plan.

Delivered by:

Charlie Tuxworth, Celsio. Charlie is an experienced business leader with expertise in Innovation, Transformation, and Enterprise Software. In 2013, Charlie took on the innovation brief in a UK Financial Services plc, where he designed and implemented an enterprise digital transformation programme to drive internal and external innovation.

As a member of the National Standards Authority of Ireland, Charlie co-wrote the introduction to ISO56002 on behalf of UNIDO/ISO and is a member of the global taskforce creating ISO56001 - which will become the de-facto certifiable standard for Innovation Management. Charlie is the founder of Innovate Island, an all-Ireland not-for-profit collaborative network of innovation practitioners, students, and advocates.

Having recently defined the first comprehensive Innovation Skills competency matrix; Charlie and the Celsio team deliver innovation programmes into the public & private sectors using their Innovation Management System software platform, and regularly run innovation workshops on behalf of universities and UK government programmes.

Attendees will have the option to apply to the Digital Surge Programme which builds on the foundation provided by these workshops through one-to-one mentoring, creation of an Innovation Roadmap, advanced technology masterclasses and the development of a Digital Acceleration Plan.

This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme. It is also part funded by the 11 councils in Northern Ireland.

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Event Agenda

Why now the right time for business transformation.Why we find it difficult to change What exactly IS innovation?
The critical role of ambition in innovation and transformation.How can we look at business challenges differently?
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