The Innovation Masterclass Series is a collaboration between AURA Insight, the UK's biggest clientside research & insight events and networking organisation and Blue Yonder, an award winning research agency known for their innovative mindset and real world impact

Over three weeks in June we'll be talking to four businesses who live and breathe innovation.  They'll be sharing their secrets on a range of topics in these free online events

Living the Innovation Mindset

In this talk with Matthew Burke and Matthew Kerr, we'll be exploring how Williams Advanced Engineering practically approaches innovation and the importance of an ‘Innovation Mindset’

You'll learn from industry experts about how this company lives and breathes innovation 

When:  6th June at 1100hrs BST

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Matthew Burke is the Head of Technology Ventures at Williams Advanced Engineering

Matthew Kerr is a Lead Integration Engineer at Williams Advanced Engineering

What Makes a Great Leader in the Innovation Space?

Val Pastrana and Hannah Rogers sit down to discuss ‘Leadership’, how important it is in an innovation environment, and the challenges of creating a culture of innovation. 

Hannah and Val will explore methods for success, key traits of innovative companies and  much more

When:  14th June at 0900hrs

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Val Pastrana is Senior Director of Consumer Science Global Innovation Hub for Mondelēz International. 

Overcoming Barriers: How Can We Onboard Stakeholders to Drive Innovation?

Hannah Rogers and Ben Diamant, Head of Product, OONI, sit down to discuss how we can overcome barriers to innovation. They'll be exploring a wide range of questions including ‘how can we onboard stakeholders to drive innovation?’  and ‘how can we join the cross functional practical dots to make innovation happen?’ 

When: 16th June, 1000hrs BST

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Ben Diamant is the Head of Product (Special Projects) for OONI Pizza Ovens.

Using Insight to Drive Innovative Change

Richard Heath from Blue Yonder and Ross Antrobus from Liv Golf Investments will be exploring how we can use insight to drive innovative change

When: 22nd June, 1100hrs BST

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Ross Antrobus is the Head of Research & Analytics for LIV Golf Investments

About the companies in this masterclass


At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right. We will lead the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. That means delivering a broader range of delicious, high-quality snacks that nourish life’s moments, made with sustainable ingredients and packaging that consumers can feel good about. 

OON Pizza Ovens

OONI have gained a reputation for bringing innovation to the pizza oven industry. Designing and making their own ovens, OONI believes everyone deserves AMAZING pizza. 

Since their launch Ooni has grown into a multi award-winning business that sells products all over the world. Ooni’s founders are so stoked to have brought in a mindblowing team of international dynamos. HQ’d in Scotland they also have Ooni team members in the US and mainland Europe. they live, work, play and hire their our values and they think this shows. 

Williams Advanced Engineering: 

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is a world-leading technology and engineering business, born out of Williams F1 in 2010. 

Based on the Williams technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK they successfully deliver projects for a global customer base. With over 300 employees, they pride ourselves in solving the most difficult applied engineering challenges for clients across a wide range of sectors, combining cutting edge technology and the industry’s best engineers with precision and speed to market. 

A multi-award-winning business, the company was accorded the RAC Simms Medal in 2015 and Queens Award for Enterprise, in 2018. 

Blue Yonder: 

Blue Yonder innovate to create insight that gives your business a genuine edge. …to give our clients the insights they can’t get anywhere else. 

We are detail and action orientated, so that you get the knowledge that your competitors don’t have. 

It’s about finding a way to win.  

It’s about doing things differently, not just for the sake of it, but because to get the edge over your competitors, you need to get insight that they don’t have, and you need to use it. 

It’s about real world impact.  

AURA Insight is registered in England and Wales under company number 03175954 at 15 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DD
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