News / Event: Kickstarting your innovation to discover and validate new product ideas

posted on: March 3, 2017

Kickstarting your innovation to discover and validate new product ideas

When and where?

Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm (coffee and warming up from 8.30am)
Location: Adam House, 7-10 Adam Street, London, WC2N 6AA

Eventbrite - Kickstarting your innovation to discover and validate new product ideas

Innovation can be a tough nut to crack if your organisation has a largely traditional mindset. Ideas for new market-changing products are what teams are striving towards delivering, but these very rarely gather enough momentum to be anything more than just great ideas.

Time, budget and effort are all used up but the big questions still remain: “What do our customers want from our next product offering?” and “How do we get this into their hands?”.

Join us on Wednesday 26th April for this one-off session, where leaders within innovation will share the tried-and-tested techniques behind their successful delivery of new product ideas, across both private and public sector organisations.

This event will uncover the techniques to:

  • Introduce an innovative way of thinking and working into your department and organisation
  • Form the basis of discovering what it is that your users want and need from your next product offering
  • Test early stage product ideas to gather feedback and begin iterating these ideas further
  • Engage your teams in the journey to your organisation’s next big milestone
  • Catch up with your competitors in the digital marketplace

Who is this event for?

This event is for:

  • Directors / Heads of Innovation and Change
  • Directors of Product
  • Directors / Heads of Digital
  • Product Owners / Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Anyone responsible for testing and launching new product ideas


Hosted by Carrie Bedingfield, Founder of 50th Generation, hear from digital leaders who have successfully innovated within large organisations.

Carrie Bedingfield

Speakers include:

Martyn Evans - Head of Product, Unboxed


Martyn Evans, Unboxed

As Head of Product, Martyn has collaborated with a range of teams and organisations to kickstart innovation and uncover new product ideas. Recent projects include Pearson, Reed Learning, SH:24, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Newham Council.

Melissa Sabella - Founder & CEO, The Honeycomb Works


Melissa Sabella, The Honeycomb Works

Twelve years in Product and Innovation at Pearson US and UK, working in markets across the world, has given Melissa a global perspective and an acute understanding of how innovation happens in large organisations. Throughout her career, she has been focused on learning with impact through scientific design, digital intervention and cutting edge content. In 2016, Melissa founded The Honeycomb Works, a development partner for organisations who need to drive behavioural change for business transformation.

Bob Cook - General Manager, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Bob Cook, Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Claire Heenan - New Way of Working Specialist , Ricoh UK


Claire Heenan, Ricoh UK

Specialising in change mangement, Claire has been part of the Ricoh UK team since 2007. Now as a New Way of Working Specialist, she is part of a large range of projects across this global organisation, more recently the Ricoh Ignite incubator - a year-long accelerator, based on some of the most advanced business growth methodology on the planet.

Boris Divyak - Service Designer, Unboxed


Boris Divjak, Unboxed

Boris is a service designer with over 12 years of experience in creating innovative and ground-breaking digital products and services. From working with digital startups through to studios and agencies, he collaborates on projects around digital, service and platform design. In recent years, Boris has worked on a number of social innovation projects, aiming to leverage service design and design thinking to solve social problems. More recently, he has been working alongside the Digital Team at Newham Council on their Digital Customer Programme.

Get your place

Unfortunately the event is now full, but if you’d like to be added to the event waitlist then please add your name below and we’ll be in touch if a place becomes available.