Unleash Your Innovation With Procurious at The Big Ideas Summit London

Spend Matters is pleased to feature this sponsored message from Procurious - the leading online network for procurement and supply chain professionals. 

When was the last time you had a truly big idea in the boardroom, or alone in front of a computer? Maybe never!

Because the brightest ideas most often come from hallway discussions, serendipitous introductions and impromptu scribblings on the back of napkins.

Greg Lindsay, Futurist, Urbanist, Journalist and Author, is a firm believer in the fact that innovation is fundamentally social. Indeed, case study after case study has demonstrated that the best ideas are more likely to arise from a casual chat around the water fountain than in any scheduled meeting. They are the result of serendipity – a chance encounter at the right time by the right people, regardless of their rank, affiliation, and department or whether they even work for the same company.

The most innovative companies in the world are busy engineering serendipity; harnessing social networks and embracing new ways of working that are designed to cultivate the discovery of new ideas. Some organisations, in a bid to foster workplace innovation, “invite strangers in off the street to work side-by-side with their employees”. Others allow their employees to vote for the teams they wish to work in by physically wheeling their desk to a different project.

“We often think the value we contribute is based on the amount of focused work we do but our creativity is not at it’s best in this environment,” explains Greg.

So how on earth do you know when a genuine chance encounter has the potential to be the start of a brilliant idea …or even multiple brilliant ideas?

In short- you won’t! As Greg points out “it’s very rare to have that classic anecdotal situation where you chance upon a solution or brilliant idea.” It might be a hunch, a spark of an idea or a shared interest that allows you to start creating and innovating. Only further down the line will you discover that the problems you solved or inspiration you gleaned actually fit into a large issue.

Cultivate Your Big Ideas With Procurious

At Procurious we understand that the top 1 per cent, the CPOs, want to change the game and hear the latest on the big-ticket issues such as geopolitical shocks, cyber security, harnessing innovation, cognitive tech, purpose-led leadership and more.

But the biggest leaps forward do not happen in isolation, which is why we’re bringing together 50 of the top procurement minds to connect, collaborate and innovate for one day only this April 26 at Big Ideas London.

Join futurist Greg Lindsay, and a whole host of other inspirational speakers including IBM’s CPO, ISM’s CEO and LinkedIn’s Content and Social Marketing Lead.

Find out more via our dedicated website where you can request an invitation to attend in-person or sign up as a digital delegate, to follow all of the action online, for free.

Where: The Soho Hotel, Richmond Mews, London, W1D 3DH

When: 8:30am – 5:30pm, followed by Networking Drinks, Canapes and a Poker Tutorial

Cost:  £490 + VAT (to attend in person) or register online to attend digitally for free.

With partners IBM, The Hackett Group, Odesma and SAP Ariba, Procurious cannot wait to share their Big Ideas with you!

Visit our Website here  http://www.bigideassummit.com/big-ideas-london

And download the full agenda here  https://docsend.com/view/s4p9wse

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