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The next WINN Wednesday will be an interactive 'Knowledge Café', facilitated by former Worcester man, David Gurteen.

The aim is to awaken participants interest in the role of conversation in business and how it can be used to promote innovative thinking and problem solving in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

David has run Knowledge Cafés around the world for some of the biggest corporate names and has built a global learning community of over 22,000 people in 160 countries.

Wednesday 5th April 2017
5pm - 8:30pm
University Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester WR2 5JN
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Complimentary food and mocktails!
Innovation is the answer. Have we forgotten the question?
Are we neglecting the “problem phase” of innovation?
A generation ago huge government backed innovations, such as the US Space programme, had dramatic benefits in technology, science and innovation that has affected the lives of millions. For example, we have smartphone cameras because NASA required tiny cameras on a chip for interplanetary travel. The Space programme generated a sense of optimism in the future suggesting that by the early 21st century many of the worlds woes would be a distant memory.
What happened?
Innovation is being touted across all industries, all government departments and throughout the education systems of the world as the ‘answer’, but the answer to what? Are we forgetting that innovation is a response to a problem? For instance, the wind-up radio was in response to a lack of batteries in Africa, something that was hampering education.
What are today’s big questions?
How can tomorrow’s inventions provide a brighter future for us all? How can we move away from minor product iterations towards game changers that address REAL societal issues and benefit as many as possible? Given this should the huge economic, social, and technical challenges facing us be left in the hands of private businesses? Or does government have a greater role to play?
“Let's regain the true spirit of innovation and discuss how we all have a role to play in optimistically answering life’s big questions”
David Gurteen
Knowledge Management consultant, speaker and facilitator.
Founder of the Gurteen Knowledge Community and Gurteen Knowledge Cafes.
"In our increasingly complex, fast paced, rapidly changing, ambiguous world, no single leader or individual can know everything or be smart enough alone to address the challenges that face us".

"One of best ways to make sense of an issue or challenge and ultimately make better decisions is to bring a diversity of people together for a conversation in a Knowledge Café."
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