Let’s start with a simple question… “In a world where there is no ‘normal’ and definitely no such thing as the status quo. Would you rather be positively disrupting your market? Or being disrupted by someone else?” What you can expect to learn
In this session, Freeman Clarke’s award-winning speaker
Steve Houghton-Burnett shares some actionable insights and tools that cover the people, process and technology side of innovation and change.
Addressing two fundamental types of innovation and seven ways that existing products and services can be restructured and repurposed, or, that new products can be created.
Session takeaways: How a 130-year-old playing card company is one of the biggest market disruptors in the world today. Why staying true to your core principles will give you longevity in a disruptive market. A repeatable process to allow you to continually innovate in any marketplace. Event timings:
8:30 – 9:00: Arrival, coffee and networking
9:00 – 9:45: Main speaker
9:45 – 10:00: Q&A session
10:00 – 10:30: Coffee and networking
Speakers Steve Houghton-Burnett
Fractional IT Leader and Award-winning Speaker
PSA Regional Speaker of the year 2022-2023 PSA Speaker of the Year 2022-2023 (Scotland) PSA Speaker of the Year 2022-2023 (North-East Region)
Steve is a business change specialist having held senior roles in IT Management including Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) within several multinational organisations. He has successfully delivered transformational projects and programmes with budgets of between £150k and £4.5 million and with organisational benefit contribution of between £2 and £65 million. Most often he is engaged as the Director of Transformation within the client team.
Steve thrives on positive disruption and loves to see organisations take advantage of emerging technologies to create solutions that simply would not have been possible previously. He believes change is the only constant.
In April 2023, Steve won 3 ‘Speaker of the Year’ awards voted for by his colleagues in The Professional Speaking Association of UK & Ireland.
Some testimonials following a recent Love Your Disruptors event in Leeds:
“I saw Steven talk last week, and I honestly can’t stop talking about it. He got a few minutes into the talk, and I pulled out my phone, and he said to the room, if you need to send emails, I totally understand, don’t worry. I said – I’m taking notes! And I did, a lot. It was a talk I really needed to hear, as we’re going through a significant change in our business right now, a really positive one. The message of ‘how to make a significant change and how to take your team with you’ was just what I needed. It was good to know that we’re about 90% there, which I wouldn’t have known without him, and he gave me the last 10% that was missing. Awesome – and very entertaining.”
Liz Haunch – Director at Bridge Case Management
“I met Steven at a ‘Love your Disruptors’ event in Leeds where he spoke about change management – a subject clearly very close to his heart and of which he has a really broad knowledge. I thought Steven was a great presenter whose personable and humorous style easily captured the audience and maintained interest until the end. The session gave me loads of great food for thought; I loved the idea of the four types of blockers to change, and I’ve been reflecting on the update/ pivot section and how language really impacts people’s attitudes to change. Thanks for a great session, Steven!”
Josie O’Hanlon – Learning and Development Consultant at Arden Matheson Ltd
“Disruptors often bring new perspectives and innovations that can drive positive change and progress and Steve’s talk, ‘Love your Disruptors’, certainly challenged my perceptions around harnessing the disruptors within the business. Trust is an essential component in any relationship or organisation. Steve explored thought-provoking ideas about how trust can be established and maintained, challenging traditional notions. Engaging and effective speakers can leave a lasting impact on their audience by presenting fresh perspectives and inspiring new ways of thinking. Steve certainly did that.”
Craig Buchan – Regional Partner at YRH Finance Team l Co-Founder of Seven Innovation & Design l Marketing Director at H2k Botanicals l Trustee at Harrogate Town CIO l BBC paper reviewer
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