Innovation on the agenda at IoD seminar in Guernsey

Posted: 26/10/2018

The first event in the IoD’s Winter Seminar Series will focus on innovation in Guernsey. A panel of legal, regulatory and technology experts, from local entrepreneurs to Guernsey's regulator, will discuss the nature of innovation and share a broad range of views.

The panel comprises: 
• Emma Bailey, Director, Guernsey Financial Services Commission's Authorisations and Innovation Division
• Wayne Atkinson, Partner, Collas Crill
• Susie Crowder, Non-Executive Chair, Nexus Technology; CEO, Bright Futures LBG
• Matt Thornton, Co-Founder, Guernsey-based consultancy Cortex Technologies
• Moderator: Iain Beresford, IoD committee member  

The panellists will share their experience and knowledge of how innovation and technological disruption has affected every industry and economy around the world, including Guernsey.
They will consider the implications for boards, especially when, as highlighted in a recent Deloitte report, many boards still "look like they did 20 years ago" and will find making informed business and strategy decisions in this disruptive and digital world challenging. 

The panel will consider: 
• Are boards at a crossroads? 
• Is a board without a majority of tech-savvy and innovation-aware directors capable of recognising, let alone taking advantage of, the opportunities available?
• Can policymakers and regulators drive change by creating an environment to cultivate innovation, or does innovation and technological disruption provide an unwanted challenge to the regulatory status quo? 

The event, which takes place on 16 November at the Old Government House Hotel & Spa in St Peter Port, is open to IoD members and non-members. Tickets are available by clicking here 

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