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ExpertTalks Leeds - Innovation Special inc Guest Speaker from Hermes Inn

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Session One

THREE TYPES OF DISRUPTION INNOVATION - WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? We’re going to look at 3 types of disruption, 3 models for forecasting disruption and then do 3 worked examples of 3 sectors likely to face disruption in the next 3 years.

This will give you a sense of how to know when and how disruption is likely plus what kind of things can you do to get ready and respond.


Simon Bostock, Delivery Manager

Equal Experts


Session Two

Welcome to our first ever Guest speaker at ExpertTalks Leeds


The lab opened in a new office at Aire Street, Leeds on October 2016 with the remit to “Work with the latest technology to push the boundaries of innovation in the logistics industry.” Our lofty goal at the time went something like: “Nothing is out of bounds in our aim to disrupt, as well as predict trends that will deliver compelling new experiences and interactions. What Google is to ‘search’ and Amazon is to ‘buy’, Hermes will be to ‘delivery’”.

Now, almost 18 months in, I will be talking about all that we have managed to achieve in that time and the fun (lots) and pain (not too much) that we had in doing it using a heady mix of videos, powerpoint and plain old talking, with subjects including robots, digital assistants, a chicken and Google Glass.


Robert Walters, Full Stack Developer

Hermes Innovation Lab


**Food and drink will be provided - we look forward to seeing you there!**