Spotting opportunities in Tech

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An interactive workshop using idea generation techniques to glimpse the future and spot opportunities..

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About the event

This workshop will be delivered online – the registration link will be provided once the booking process is complete.

We all want to work more strategically, but how does this work in real-life, pressured environments, such as tech...

Open your mind to the possibilities of creative thinking, idea generation and working backwards from your goal to make the most of technical innovation.

This engaging practical workshop introduces you to some idea generation techniques, to help realise, and focus on, potential opportunities in busy technical environments.

Delegates will use a variety of techniques – including backcasting, working backwards from a project objective – and will then practise these techniques during the interactive breakout sessions with fellow attendees, so that they can see how it works in practical situations, enabling application when they need them.

Why should you choose this workshop?

Being able to step back from the here and now, and spot opportunities is key within an organisation of any size. Honing and refining skills and techniques in this area, can lead to a distinct competitive advantage and structured approach to complex projects.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in gaining a new perspective on strategic thinking and spotting opportunities in a technical environment, whether they be in the pre-start up phase, in growth or within already more established organisations.

Testimonials for Ian:

Enlightening! A 'people person' who has a gilt-edged business acumen.

I think everyone should have this opportunity.

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Introduction – How we block our thinking

How do we constrain our own thinking processes?




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This strategic planning methodology begins by defining a desirable future before working backwards to identify tactics and ways to connect that ideal scenario to the present.




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By focusing on how objects change over time we can gain insights into possible opportunities.




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When timelines intersect new possibilities become apparent.




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Spotting things

How can we develop the habit of spotting things which might lead to opportunities?






Ian Moore - Creativity Hacks

The Interesting Stuff

An analytical and creative thinker, Ian is focused on enhancing and mastering creativity which he feels is a natural evolution of human thinking.

His approach has been described as ‘bouncy, serious, playful, intuitive, practical, often random’ and is always open to trying new ways of thinking. Nothing is off the table!

The Boring Stuff

Ian has been delivering idea generation based workshops and training for more than 20 years.

He has worked all around the world, including topics such as idea generation, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise development.

He has held workshops at IBM and Cap Gemini amongst others, previous clients include technical companies, manufacturing companies, charities and service based organistions from the SME and multi national levels.

Ian holds a degree in Maths and Physics, an M.Sc. in Information Technology and an M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience.

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