Welcome from the organiser

Dear Cass friend,

As the Head of Entrepreneurship Programmes at Cass Business School, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Cass Innovate, the annual conference celebrating Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Cass Business School.

The challenges the world is facing require trained innovators, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to address them.

Whilst businesses rely on educational institutions to train and deliver the talents they need to achieve their potential, educational institutions should maintain their relevancy by working to make sure they understand and reflect those needs in the courses they offer.

Technology changes quickly, transforming the world around us. Applied robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality, blockchain, FinTech, InsurTech, cryptocurrency – once the realm of science fiction – are words we now read and hear in our daily lives. Through a variety of workshops, interviews and panel discussions, the conference will explore how rapidly developing technologies are changing the ways we work, create and do business.

Bringing together academics, entrepreneurs, practitioners and students, ‘The Future is Now will expose more than 200 delegates to best innovation practices, successful entrepreneurship stories and leading research. It will also provide extensive and diverse opportunities for networking with a wide range of entrepreneurs, experts and decision makers.

The conference has been designed to showcase the work of academics, students and alumni as well as entrepreneurs from a broad range of innovative organisations.

With that in mind, I hope you are as excited about the possibilities to hear from, learn from and interact with academics, entrepreneurs and innovators as I am today.

I look forward to meeting and speaking with you!

Have an extraordinary day!

Aurore Hochard

Head of Entrepreneurship Programmes
Cass Business School
Email: aurore.hochard@city.ac.uk
Telephone: 0207 040 3553
Twitter: @aurorehochard