BIMA Breakfast Briefing – Incubating Innovation Glasgow 25th May 2017

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“If you are not failing, you are not innovating enough” – Elon Musk

Speedos – a Scottish innovation by Alexander MacRae 1928

How can you adopt a business culture that fosters an innovative and entrepreneurial environment? Join us in exploring what innovation means in the creative and digital sector, in our first Breakfast Briefing of 2017 and learn how you can create a climate for entrepreneurialism and ideas.

Our panel of industry leading experts will present to you their own unique approaches and practical ways to start applying tried and tested techniques to your business, organisation or team to create a successful climate for innovation in your business.

Welcome addresses by:

Gerry McCusker, CEO, Dog and Chair, BIMA Scotland

Nat Gross, President, BIMA


Building a culture of innovation and making it your own

Lawrence Weber, Managing Partner Innovation at Karmarama and Chair, BIMA Immersive Tech

Innovating with purpose: The role of strategy

David Haggerty, Head of Strategy and Planning, Dog

The start up story and transatlantic learnings

Nathan Fulwood, Founder, Create Future

Technical Innovation in Scotland – Are you gearing up for opportunity?

Alisdair Gunn, Director, Framewire


8.30am – Arrive, coffee and networking

8.45am – Talks kick off

10am – Talks end


About your panel of experts:

Nathan Fulwood, Co-Founder, CreateFuture

Nathan’s 18-year career in digital started with the Press Association & Orange, developing new products and campaigns for the nascent digital economy. After nearly 10 years with digital agency Realise he joined brand agency Tayburn as Innovation Director, before co-founding CreateFuture in 2016, a strategic creative consultancy with clients including Penguin Books, Expedia, Prudential, Edrington and the BBC.

Alisdair Gunn, Director, Framewire

With a wealth of experience in the digital, tech, media and creative sectors, and connections in many of the sectors leading digital corporates, Alisdair heads up Framewire, a consultancy helping organisations grow through digital strategies, partnering, technology and investment.

As co-founder of the Turing Festival, Alisdair is credited as having one of the best networks of business connections in the global tech, digital and creative sectors, creating new opportunities, revenue and growth for the organisations he advises.

Alisdair is the director of Framewire where he advises clients across the global tech sphere.

David Haggerty, Head of Strategy & Planning, Dog

Overseeing the Strategy & Planning team at Dog, David applies his expertise and over 13 years’ media and marketing experience to help businesses achieve their marketing and digital ambitions.

David focuses on first understanding the business model and commercial proposition, market context and competitor landscape, while defining user wants and needs, and aligning organisational and marketing goals. He is skilled in identifying barriers to change, crafting strategies based on behavioural understanding and applying persuasion techniques that drive change and deliver positive business impact.

Over the course of his career, David has worked with L’Oréal, Heineken, Bet 365, Visit California, Scottish Enterprise and UEFA.

Lawrence Weber, Managing Partner Innovation at Karmarama

Lawrence has 17 years+ experience in digital, integrated and creative agencies joining Karmarama in 2012. In that time Lawrence has worked on global projects for BBC Worldwide, British Airways, Nokia, Range Rover and Unilever.

Lawrence is chair of the IPA Brand Technology Group, a member of both the BIMA Council and Google UK Creative Council, a start-up mentor for Unilever Foundry and The Friday Club and was named in The Drum’s 2016 list of the top 25 most influential people in Digital.

As Managing Partner Innovation, he helps clients get commercial and creative advantage from key platforms, new technologies and the start-up community.

.. and a special thanks to our wonderful friends at The Drum for supporting BIMA Scotland!


Thu, 25 May 2017
07:30 - 09:00


The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE,




Anna Doyle

Employer Liaison Officer, University of Glasgow

A member of the BIMA Team since 2012, Anna‘s time is focused on the day-to-day operations of BIMA, building BIMA communities across regions and disciplines and, best of all, spending time with BIMA members to learn more about their business challenges and aspirations. Based in Glasgow, Anna is also responsible for delivering member services and support for BIMA Scotland. Everyday offers a new insight.

Previous experience includes 4 years in the BBC Arabic Service newsroom, heading up a pan-BBC World Service change management programme, and working in a diverse range of industries from financial derivatives trading, petroleum engineering and spring manufacturing.

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