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FUSEcon – an annual conference bringing together leaders from big business and fast-growing startups to share insights, create conversations and build relationships.

Focusing on technology leaders and business innovation, this year's event explored the unique challenges that innovation and business transformation can pose:

  • How do you build a culture of innovation?
  • How do you adopt new processes to manage change effectively?
  • And how best do you engage with startups?

In the new business landscape, technology leaders need to understand the full gamut of innovation options - from outsourcing to partnership, from adapting existing technologies to acquisition - and the potential impact on their business.

This invitation-only event brought executives together from both global blue chips and fast-growing startups to explore business evolution from the inside out, and to discover not just why, but how to innovate. The afternoon was packed with war stories from people who are transforming their organisations to take advantage of the digital age.

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FUSE2016: What You Need To Know About Innovation 
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FUSEcon Highlights

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Please click the links below to watch videos of the speaker presentations from FUSE2016

Building businesses of the future - how culture enables innovation
Simon Calver shares how his experience as CEO of LOVEFiLM and Mothercare plc, in addition to his current roles as  Chairman of and Chemist Direct, and Partner in venture firm BGF Ventures, has given him great insight on how large companies and small companies can learn from each other to build successful businesses 

Startup Pitch 1: Jamie Potter, Co-Founder, Flexciton 

Creating an environment for successful innovation: lessons from the frontline
Hear two experts share their experience of developing successful innovation strategies for their businesses - facilitated by Simon La Fosse

Startup Pitch 2: Melinda Nicci, Founder & CEO, Baby2Body

Innovation through partnership - its impact on people and processes
Learn about Adam Freeman (Partner, Freeformers) and Lewie Allen's (Managing Director, fortysix) creative and practical strategies for partnership, innovation, and hiring, and how this has allowed them to create a successful new ad agency staffed by millennials within Dentsu Aegis 

Startup Pitch 3: Tim Sadler, Co-Founder & CEO, CheckRecipient

Collaborative approaches to innovation: nurturing young companies for business growth
Facilitated by Diane Perlman of Mass Challenge, hear Liberty Mawhood, L Marks and Andy Haywood, N Brown discuss how innovation specialist L Marks is creating accelerators with leading brands

FUSE2016 - A Summary: Jonathan McKay, Chairman La Fosse Associates



FUSE speakers - headshot grid

Sam Knight
CEO and Founder, Pollen8

Caroline Hopkins
Development and Innovation Director, Engie

Diane Perlman
Global CMO MassChallenge

Liberty Mawhood
Chief Operating Officer, L Marks

Simon La Fosse
CEO and Founder, La Fosse Associates

Adam Freeman
Partner, Freeformers

Simon Calver
Partner, BGF Ventures, Chairman of Chemist Direct and

Lewie Allen
Managing Director, fortysix

Andy Haywood
Group COO, N Brown Plc



We are passionate about encouraging and facilitating greater collaboration across our client base both in big business and startup land and it’s this that drove us to create FUSE.

Our clients

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