Innovation

What to do when ‘when’ is the only uncertainty…

The Growing Innovation seminar lived up to all my expectations, with the wonderfully uplifting impact of students from Thomas Clarkson Academy as a tremendous bonus. There was a real live example of innovative, collaborative and inter-connected problem solving – how I wish that we could all have bottled that and taken it back to work […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Climate, Innovation, Sustainability|Comments Off on What to do when ‘when’ is the only uncertainty…|

Leaps of faith – flourishing in the future…

There is perhaps only one certainty about the future in any aspect of our modern world. It is that we will do things differently. The source, nature, extent and impact of “doing things differently” are not predictable. They are not linear extensions of the past. The future is an alien place in that respect […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Innovation, Sustainability|Comments Off on Leaps of faith – flourishing in the future…|
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    SMART technologies and water – what does the future look like?

SMART technologies and water – what does the future look like?

I have worked at Anglian Water for almost 25 years, with 15 of those in my current role as Head of Innovation. In the last five years in particular, I feel we have been much more successful in finding innovative solutions. We have seen that there are transferable solutions across sectors and we wanted […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Innovation|Comments Off on SMART technologies and water – what does the future look like?|
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    Creating a spark for innovation – how water and energy work together

Creating a spark for innovation – how water and energy work together

We kicked off our series of innovation events last Wednesday with a brilliant day at the Green Britain Centre in Norwich. Having lived in East Anglia for more than two decades, I was shocked to discover that I’d failed to appreciate the scale and importance of our region’s energy industry. Simon Gray, our keynote […]

By |May 19th, 2014|Innovation|Comments Off on Creating a spark for innovation – how water and energy work together|