Speaker Bio

Costas Andriopoulos

Costas is a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Cass Business School (City University, London). He is a globally recognised expert on creativity and innovation management, strategy and entrepreneurship. He is an award winning scholar and coach, a sought after speaker and a consultant (MD of Apopsis Consulting) to senior teams around the world.

He has delivered executive education sessions and advised managers from start-ups to large organisations in a variety of sectors since 2000.

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He also teaches in Oxford University’s Said Business School top-ranked Executive Education programs. Costas has authored Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation (2014, Sage Publications), which is now in its second edition. His academic publications have appeared in leading journals (such as California Management Review, Organization Science, among others). His thinking is highly regarded by readers and clients who include AA DriveTech, Aviva, Britannic Asset Management (now Ignis Asset Management), Morison International and Shell.

Accredited speaker – Q4 2015-16

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What’s NEXT? Discovering Breakthrough Innovations for Growth.

In this interactive, hands-on fast-paced workshop, Costas will introduce an alternative lens that regards changes in the external environment as “opportunities”.

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What’s NEXT? Discovering Breakthrough Innovations for Growth.

Overview:

Ellon Musk (Tesla Motors and Space X), James Dyson (Dyson), Richard Branson (Virgin Group) and Steve Bezos (Amazon.com) are all leading examples of serial innovators. They disrupted entire industries, gained competitive advantage and achieved growth by continuously focusing on breakthrough innovations.

In this interactive, hands-on fast-paced workshop, Costas will introduce an alternative lens that regards changes in the external environment as “opportunities”. He will explore what it takes to build new ventures, insulate them from the pressures of the core business and scale them into sustainable businesses.

Outline:

  • Why do breakthrough innovations matter to growth?
  • Identifying and developing breakthrough innovations.
  • Generating “buy in” and learning to lead breakthrough innovation teams for impact.
  • Championing a culture of breakthrough innovation.

An engaging combination of latest findings from social sciences along with an array of fascinating stories, frameworks and approaches. Costas will include brief case study discussions describing how smart organisations generate breakthrough innovations, and a series of thought provoking exercises.

Outcomes:

  • Gain a deep understanding on how to generate breakthrough innovation streams, protect them from short-term pressures and scale promising ventures into sustainable businesses.
  • Learn new techniques and practical steps that teams need to come up with breakthrough innovations.
  • Learn best practices in breakthrough innovation from successful companies that broke away from their cohorts.
  • Figure out the way to smoothly and successfully integrate a breakthrough innovation mindset into an established corporate culture.

What’s NEXT? Discovering Breakthrough Innovations for Growth.

In this interactive, hands-on fast-paced workshop, Costas will introduce an alternative lens that regards changes in the external environment as “opportunities”.

Read more

What’s NEXT? Discovering Breakthrough Innovations for Growth.

Overview:

Ellon Musk (Tesla Motors and Space X), James Dyson (Dyson), Richard Branson (Virgin Group) and Steve Bezos (Amazon.com) are all leading examples of serial innovators. They disrupted entire industries, gained competitive advantage and achieved growth by continuously focusing on breakthrough innovations.

In this interactive, hands-on fast-paced workshop, Costas will introduce an alternative lens that regards changes in the external environment as “opportunities”. He will explore what it takes to build new ventures, insulate them from the pressures of the core business and scale them into sustainable businesses.

Outline:

  • Why do breakthrough innovations matter to growth?
  • Identifying and developing breakthrough innovations.
  • Generating “buy in” and learning to lead breakthrough innovation teams for impact.
  • Championing a culture of breakthrough innovation.

An engaging combination of latest findings from social sciences along with an array of fascinating stories, frameworks and approaches. Costas will include brief case study discussions describing how smart organisations generate breakthrough innovations, and a series of thought provoking exercises.

Outcomes:

  • Gain a deep understanding on how to generate breakthrough innovation streams, protect them from short-term pressures and scale promising ventures into sustainable businesses.
  • Learn new techniques and practical steps that teams need to come up with breakthrough innovations.
  • Learn best practices in breakthrough innovation from successful companies that broke away from their cohorts.
  • Figure out the way to smoothly and successfully integrate a breakthrough innovation mindset into an established corporate culture.

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