‘Driving Birmingham’s knowledge economy and the role of self-interested altruism’
We are delighted to welcome Dr David Hardman to speak at October’s Inspiring Minds breakfast.
Birmingham’s economy has long been based on regional inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs – indeed the very foundations of the Lunar Society derives from these three tribes. As cities are again seen as the drivers of the national economy we should look at this legacy, not from a comforting historic perspective, but to recognise how those leaders drove Birmingham’s development during and after the Industrial Revolution. Look at how their ‘self-interested altruistic’ approach to business needs to be applied today in the digital-driven revolution that drives the 21st Century knowledge economy.
About the guest speaker: Dr David Hardman MBE is CEO of Innovation Birmingham, which is at the heart of the city’s digital and tech community. He has 20 years’ experience in knowledge transfer and promotes the development of knowledge-based businesses across a range of sectors including life sciences and, in Birmingham, digital technologies. He is the winner of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year’s 2017 ‘Inspiring Leader’.
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