The Best of the Best - Highlights from IGNITE June 2016

Posted by Victoria Arrington | 30-Jun-2016 16:05:28

“This is a great event providing real input from leading practitioners and thoughtful leaders in digital.”

- Head of Marine Information Systems, Lloyd's Register

“Excellent content and speakers - really thought provoking and relevant.” 

- Enterprise Architect, SAB Miller

“Very good balance of presentations, discussions & opportunity for networking.”

 - Group Manager, Chelmsford City Council

June 2016 Sparks Into Action...

With our 7th IGNITE wrapped up, it is clear that IGNITE has become the annual meeting place for disruptive digital leaders. After 2 days packed with breakthrough insight, deep-dive case studies, and innovation stories from the UK’s hottest digital organisations, it’s very hard to pick my top 5 moments of IGNITE. But, after much deliberation, here they are (along with a few nods of appreciation from our attendees)...

My IGNITE Top 5 - June 2016 Edition:


“IGNITE is an excellent support facility for informatics professionals, providing a forum that informs, stimulates and engages.”

- Head of Health Informatics and Innovation, Imperial College Healthcare Trust

#1 - Speaker Quote... (it’s a tie!)

"Once a customer is on a good platform, it is very hard to go anywhere else.” 

- Alexander Davidge, Head of Business Architecture and Strategy Development, Bupa


"It’s important to have a culture that embraces change. Culture is not about ping pong tables, it’s about living the values!" 

- Edward Relf, Founder and CEO, Laundrapp 

#2 - Video Soundbite

Matt McNeil, Head of Google Cloud Platform UK & Ireland shares the key points from his IGNITE Session:


#3 - Winning Idea From The Futurist Board...Robotic Plants!

 Illustrated by Ben Jackson
(Find out more information about the winning idea, click here).
Other ideas included:
  • Uber for lawnmowing
  • Neural memory backups
  • Space tourism
  • Immortality 


#4 - Most Retweeted Slide 

“My 15-year-old daughter has never sent an email [she only uses messaging platforms].” 

-Peter Pugh-Jones, Head of Streaming Analytics & IoT, UK & Ireland, SAS


#5 - Takeaway from our latest Digital Leaders Insight Series report, launched at IGNITE 

“86% of respondents stated that they already had a platform strategy at varying stages of maturity ranging from planning to fully implemented. Only 9% of respondents stated that they had no current plans to develop a platform strategy.

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