The GitHub Revolution

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The GitHub Revolution

26 February 2013

Unless you are a serious geek, you’ve probably never heard of Github. Why would you? The website provides a repository for storing and accessing code. Yet their latest venture round valued the company at $750m. Understanding how the company works will shine a light on the future and show you how businesses will need to behave in the future to compete

Empowered through open source

Github started life as hobby to make the lives easier for coders. The free platform provided an efficient way to share bits of code and simultaneously work on software projects. Instead of the painstaking job of coding a new e-commerce platform from scratch, you can now take one ‘off the shelf’ for free. A virtual Lego box for software development.

 Structured collaboration

There are, currently, 3 million coders on GitHub, working on over 5 million projects. Any one of these coders deposits a chunk of code and a description of the kind of help they were looking for, and then sits back as other coders around the world go to work.

The way it makes money is around whether or not the code is left open source. If the software is left open source, the code being edited is free and visible to everyone. Alternatively, if the software is proprietary, companies can pay to just use Github’s collaborative platform. As Will Bourne, in Inc Magazine puts it, “your company’s developers work in private, using the collaborative features of GitHub has built but not its distributed global network of talent.”

 Work, Decentralised

Whichever way the platform is used, GitHub is highlighting how businesses will be created in the future.

  1. Businesses need to structure themselves to collaborative engage the global talent pool

Gone are the days that you can expect to create the best products in-house. Increasingly, businesses will have to engage their customers and the wider world in collaborative development. For example, businesses with established platforms but less expertise creating compelling digital experiences should look to create APIs, which allows developers to create software that runs on your systems.

  1. Business need to move quick into market

New entrants can now download most of the software they will need rather than spending millions of man-hours to create it from scratch, instantly destroying the competitive advantage incumbents have built up. Rather than being the victim of this change, business should look for which parts of their business they can outsource, open source, or build through partnerships. For example, cultivate the start-up community in your industry with the aim of supporting new product development through acquisition or partnership.

Technology-enabled collaboration is the way the world is going, but the change is destroying barriers to entry. Incumbents need to ride the wave or risk getting crushed by it.


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  • Nick Sherrard

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    My background has mainly been in digital innovation. Directly before joining MG I set-up and managed the UK’s first incubator for innovation in the music sector. Before that I worked with Discovery Networks International, one of the biggest TV and media businesses in the world, and have also worked to develop new digital products for leading sports brands, international art galleries, and start-ups alike.


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    People come to me to ask for ideas and creative thinking. Also to haggle for them in shops. They should ask me for advice on music but that is a different question.


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    I’m not good at hobbies as I think moderation is overrated. I go to a lot of live music and theatre, read a lot, and share everything through an over-active twitter feed (@nicksherrard if you’re interested). I am also on the board of a theatre company, a social enterprise, and a music festival so that keeps me busy too.


    What is your favourite innovation?

    Favourites are always hard. So I will go for a new innovation which is, I think, part of a bigger trend. The Seaboard keyboard from ROLI embeds new technologies in an interface we all know and love (that’s the keyboard bit). I think we are on the cusp of exciting times as we find ways to enable people to harness the technology we now have in new ways. That won’t mean a constant stream of new gadgets, but will mean reinventing the things around us. And it’s good to celebrate some new British companies too.

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    Prior to joining I spent nearly a year travelling in Latin America and making a start on learning Spanish. Before then I was a consultant working on Commercial Due Diligence for Private Equity deals across multiple sectors including construction, energy and education as well as major strategy projects in the travel and support services spaces. My first job was in finance for BAE Systems.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    People usually pick my brains for my vast array of obscure knowledge. I'm pretty helpful for understanding the commercial background of industries, their growing trends and the strategies behind them. Friends and family tend to rope me into pub quizzes.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I'm usually associated with my football team and can frequently be found screaming my lungs out on terraces supporting (or bemoaning) my beloved Burnley. I've also got a passion for travel and always on the lookout for the next cool new destination.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Budget airlines are brilliant, being able to fly somewhere for the price of a cheap dinner is something that's opened up the world to so many people, whether they want to explore new places or see more of their friends and family.

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  • Peter Sayburn

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I am one of the founding partners and CEO. Building our business is really exciting, but I also love projects and the challenge of developing a new concept and getting it to market.  I’ve worked in all the big service sectors over the past 16 years, especially Retail Financial Services, Telecoms and Energy. I enjoy leading training events and I regularly speak to universities and companies on my favourite subject – corporate entrepreneurship. I am co-author of our business novel Defying Gravity: adventures of a corporate entrepreneur.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before founding Market Gravity, I was a partner at Edengene where I led growth and innovation projects with companies such as BT, npower and Standard Life.  Before that I was a member of the fast-growing Digital Business Strategy team at Cambridge Technology Partners, where I launched several new internet-based ventures. 

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Please ask me about the best approach to new service design in big companies.  I have learned three things about big company innovation over the years: 
    1) A business case is no longer enough. To get any great idea launched in a big company, you’ve got to build excitement. You have to bring it to life and show them the future to take other people with you. 
    2) You can’t just test things with customers; you’ve got to get them involved. Your customers can help you to design your future products, once you learn how to work together.
    3) The best innovation comes from the fusion of three disciplines (insight, commerciality and design). While it doesn’t always make for an easy life, a team of people who bring these different skills can achieve amazing results!  At Market Gravity, we apply these principles to every project.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I am a retired runner, enthusiastic armchair athlete and lover of live music.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Bill Bowerman, founder of Nike created my favourite innovation when he poured liquid rubber into his wife’s waffle iron to create the first modern running shoe – thanks Bill!

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  • Henry Egan

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before Market Gravity I worked for another growth and innovation consultancy where we focused on helping companies to launch new products and services.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’m an early adopter when it comes to technology (too early, a lot of the time!).  People often come to me for recommendations about the latest tools or apps they should be using. Or to help them change the time on the microwave.  

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’d have to say food and drink. Most weekends you’ll find me in an obscure part of Brooklyn or Queens, seeking out a new restaurant or struggling to find the unmarked speakeasy door. You might also see me wandering around an art gallery pretending to be cultured. Or (still) trying to understand the rules of American football.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    My favourite recent innovation is Phonebloks – the modular smartphone dreamed up by Dutch designer Dave Hakkens. Whether they’ll be able to make a phone that works well and that consumers want to buy remains to be seen. However, Phonebloks is just one example of how trends such as the maker movement and 3D printing will usher in an era of open innovation and collaboration in hardware. 

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  • James Olden

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    I head up the Tech and Prototyping team at Market Gravity, my role is to ensure that all our clients' propositions are aligned with audience need and expectation. Together we push the boundaries, explore new ideas and produce truly innovative solutions; disrupting markets and delivering real value to both clients and customers.


    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Designed lots… Built lots… Branded lots… Created lots… Tried lots… Failed lots…  Invested lots… Founded lots… Bought lots… Sold lots… Traded lots… Gambled lots…  Learn’t lots… and inspired a few. 


    What do people come to you to ask?

    A disruptive idea, a fresh approach, a creative solution - a competitive edge.


    What's your passion outside of work?

    Speed. I don’t care whether I’m on 2 or 4 wheels as long as I’m pushing the limits.


    What is your favourite innovation?

    Hubble.

     

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  • Tim Davis

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    I’ve worked in Growth Strategy for several years, with a broad range of clients from small businesses to large international corporations. I’ve designed go-to-market strategies for innovative propositions in Financial Services and been at the coalface launching cutting edge technology products in the Automotive industry. Before working in consulting, I started and managed a business offering services in commercial real estate.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    People often ask me for help in articulating an idea in a clear way – capturing a great concept that’s floating around in their head and helping to put it into words. People also often ask for help in navigating complex stakeholder requirements to make sure everyone keeps pointing in the same direction. Perhaps most importantly of all, people ask me for London restaurant recommendations – my knowledge is encyclopedic.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I can happily spend a few hours in the kitchen. I once had command of a professional kitchen for a whole afternoon to prepare a three course dinner for 55 people… a bit stressful, but great fun. To stop myself from getting fat I do quite a bit of sport and recently completed my first Olympic distance triathlon. The two go wonderfully hand in hand.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    My favourite invention, without which I would literally be lost, is satellite navigation. From the humble Tom-Tom in my car to Google Maps on my mobile, I have become completely dependent on sat nav devices to mask my comically bad sense of direction. Occasionally it still goes wrong.

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  • Fiona Elkins

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    I'm responsible for bringing Market Gravity's own story to life through marketing communications, increasing brand awareness and understanding of our unique value proposition.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    After years in PR, I got my first marketing management role through eavesdropping on a conversation in Sydney!  I worked for several years in the hospitality and travel technology sectors, planning and delivering strategic international marketing programmes.  I also worked as a Senior Account Manager for an integrated marketing agency for a year and more recently for a brand design agency in London, bring their brand story to life. 

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Professionally - all things related to marketing!

    With friends - anything!  Most popularly- photography, travel, nutrition and exercise or where to go in London when visiting.

    What's your passion outside of work?

    Organic food, fresh air and photography. I’m a fidget and don't sit still for long. I love exploring new places, exhibitions, chatting to new people and exercising. Oh, eating and making raw chocolate too.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Photography. Since the first (earliest known) photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826, photography has shaped our understanding and perception of the world and its historic events.  Seconds pass never to be lived again, but can be captured forever in an image. Amazing.

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    Before I joined Market Gravity, I spent 3 years as a consultant at a boutique strategy and execution firm helping B2B technology start-ups grow their businesses.

    Prior to that, I spent a year working for the government on the implementation of new biometric and scanning technologies at border controls.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I have a bit of a thing for planning, so whether it’s a colleague launching a new project or a mate putting on an event, people ask me to help line things up and keep them on track.

    I have also often been asked to recite all 50 states of the USA in alphabetical order.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Outside of work, I’m most often to be found on Hampstead Heath in rugby boots and a scrum cap, head to toe in mud and a massive grin on my face.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Vaccination has to come up trumps – the reduction of childhood mortality and the eradication of some pretty scary diseases definitely make me feel lucky to have been born in the age of modern medicine!

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    Before Market Gravity I worked in Brand and Strategy Consultancy, both for big consultancy firms and small boutiques. I was solving critical business issues, developing customer propositions and articulating new brand positions across a range of sectors from automotive, healthcare and retail. I have also worked on the industry side too, working at Waitrose assessing their future store strategy and developing future concept departments.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    The question I get asked most often usually starts with “I’m going to …” insert any location in London, followed by “what restaurant do you recommend”. I appear to have become a walking encyclopaedia of the London restaurant scene, mainly due to my love of food but also due to my lack of time spent in the kitchen.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I have two great passions in my life, one being my motorbikes – satisfying my desire for adventure, speed and danger, and the other one being my dog, Luna, keeping me grounded and in a constant cycle of walking and hovering.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    I would have to say it is the humble contact lens. A true story of incremental innovation over a long period of time, starting with the initial idea from Leonardo da Vinci over 350 years ago, through the unimaginably uncomfortable glass lens dreamt up by English astronomer Dr Herschel, eventually to the now popular hydrophilic lens from two Czech chemists – something I could now not be without. 

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  • Charlie Rowat

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before Market Gravity I worked as a creative in advertising agencies, most notably at BBH where I created digital campaigns for British AirwaysBarnardo’s and Fruit Shoot. 

    What do people come to you to ask?

    All sorts. Though nobody has asked me to make them a tea yet. Which is a shame 'cos I make a good Yorkshire brew. 

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I swim, bike and run and occasionally do all three one after the other. I like to play about with code and make things out of the internet. I’m also writing a screenplay. And I play the guitar. And I wish I could put more time into all of it.  

    What is your favourite innovation?

    The Printing Press. For two reasons. One, when this was invented, information began to be stored and shared en mass. Without it we'd still be in siloed culures, defending our own knowledge for survival. Maybe. Two, I love writing. 

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  • Richard Warmsley

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    After studying economics at the University of Nottingham, I began my career running a small business and in retail as a marketing graduate with Boots. Then I worked on growing mobile internet from niche proposition to mass-market commercial scale, leading future proposition development teams for T-Mobile, and Orange at EE. Along the way, I've launched digital music, mobile TV, payment services and broadband propositions, whilst working on brand marketing projects, international proposition programmes and mobile data network strategy. Most recently, I took time out to explore Asia and Africa, looking at emerging trends.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    There's a new technology opportunity emerging; How do we use it to build a distinctive new proposition that works for our customers? How could we guide it through our organisation to make it a commercial success for our brand? How can we tell a great story that customers will notice when we launch? And craft beer recommendations - happy to oblige.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Running keeps everything ticking over and motorbikes help me escape the everyday. Just before joining the team I completed a 5 day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro and biked 1,000km off-road through Zambia with Riders for Health. Skiing gets my alpine air fix and a fresh beer is always a good reward. I also cook a mean Thai green curry - I had a whole 1 day’s instruction in Chiang Mai.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    City cycle hire schemes (Paris 'Vélib', London's 'Barclays Bikes', even the Shimanami-Kaido bridges in Japan). They’re cheap, utilitarian, easy for almost anyone, good for the planet, use payment technology that works, and are a great way to see your city differently. Simple, smart city thinking. 

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  • Janine Burrows

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Most recently I have been working as a consulting analyst supporting the development and delivery of a variety of commercial projects for pharmaceutical clients, including AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Nestle. Prior to this I worked as a conference producer, establishing and growing a portfolio of global, corporate events in the pharmaceutical sector, turning market insight into commercially viable and profitable conferences.


    What do people come to you to ask?

    The most common question I get is “do you know who I need to speak to for…?” I like to stay connected, know who is who and identify people’s strengths, so can usually point people in the direction of the right person to help them. Outside of work I’m often used as a sounding board by my friends – being relied upon to give no-nonsense advice and honest feedback.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’m afraid of deep, blue water, don’t like salt and get sea sick, so what could be more appropriate for a hobby than scuba diving?! Despite all of the above, I absolutely love it! It must be the biologist in me, as I find marine life endlessly fascinating. On the weekends that I’m unable to scuba dive (unfortunately this is the vast majority) you’ll find me at the gym, having coffee with friends, shopping, filling my belly at one of London’s awesome markets or getting out of London to breathe the country air.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    First launched in 1970, my favourite innovation has got to be the Boeing 747 or “Jumbo Jet”. At the time, it was 2.5 times larger than any other commercial aircraft, increasing capacity and slashing cost. This was the start of budget travel and opened up international travel to millions. It’s crazy to think that little over 40 years ago exploring the world and going abroad on holiday simply wasn’t possible for the vast majority. Now, I couldn’t imagine a life where you couldn’t simply hop on a plane and get far, far away.

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  • Pat McCool

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    My education in Industrial/Interaction Design and Entrepreneurship established a foundational interest in the cross section of business and design. During college, a couple friends and I launched an e-commerce clothing company that ended up selling products globally – it was a great first entrepreneurial experience. After college, I went to work in the R+D labs at 3M Headquarters where I partnered with all sorts of business units to envision applications for emerging technologies – both consumer and business facing. Since then, I have helped a product manufacturer create a spin-off consultancy targeting product and retail ventures. I also served as an in-house Strategy & Design Director where my focus was to drive brand and product innovation opportunities for new and existing business platforms.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Very often people come to me to bounce off of an idea or concept for a project – whether it be a start-up, product idea, or market theory of some sort. It has become fairly clear to my friends and family that I am a pretty big nerd when it comes to ‘new ideas’ therefor they always know that I am up for a good discussion.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Laser Disc Movies. Just kidding. At the moment, 3-D printing technology is an interesting topic as it could be a catalyst to a 21st century industrial revolution. As of now, you can rapid prototype and manufacture almost anything through an array of mediums. I think we have only seen minimal mainstream disruption occur at scale with 3-D printing – so it’s interesting to think that there is much to come from a mass-consumer standpoint.

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  • Philip Konopik

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    I typically lead client engagements helping our clients identify and quantify opportunities, as well as ideate, develop and bring new customer propositions to market. Customer value and experience coupled with commercial rigour, are the core foundations of this process.
     
    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to joining MG I spent 4+ years at Capgemini Consulting in Sweden focusing on marketing, sales & services, and later the UK where I managed agile digital projects across both private and public sector as a part of the Digital Transformation team.
     
    What do people come to you to ask?

    For getting things done, often related to market and strategic analysis, digital direct to customer ideation, proposition development and implementation. Having a strong understanding of both business and technology enables me to bridge  the gap between business needs and technical requirements, which is where many projects struggle to communicate and deliver efficiently.
     
    What is your passion outside of work?

    I'm probably happiest when blasting down the face of a wave on any type of surfboard so in terms of a passion surfing is it. As a part of the Nintendo generation my other big passion is gaming, an industry and market which has absolutely exploded in recent years and where the future is looking very bright.
     
    What is your favourite innovation?
    As you might expect in my line of work I am constantly exposed to and searching for the latest innovations across a multitude of industries. As a result my favourite innovation changes frequently. However, I'll stick with something close to heart where innovation and creativity are closely linked and the user experience in my opinion is unparalleled. In short, my favourite innovation is the surfboard.

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  • Daniel Wileman

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I’ve got a background in recruiting for consultancy firms both agency side and more recently in-house with Capgemini Consulting.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    People would usually come to me with a view on what they don’t want and I would help them define what they do want and then find that ideal person for their team.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’ve played guitar since I was young so music has always been a big passion. I love discovering new artists, going to festivals and creating music when I can – mainly acoustic these days. I also enjoy travelling and took a career break a couple of years ago to travel around the world. I started in Bangkok and finished in Vancouver eight months later – it had everything and was a truly inspirational journey.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Probably the iPod for kick-starting the digital music revolution.

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  • Katie Small

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before joining MG I worked at a business strategy consultancy focusing on the management, design and delivery of strategy and marketing projects for a wide range of multi-nationals including InterContinental Hotels Group and Diageo.
    I worked with a range of stakeholders to address a variety of marketing and strategy challenges including the development of corporate, brand, portfolio and market strategies and innovation and proposition toolkits.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I am often asked how to use data to tell the story.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Adventuring and eating. Exploring new places in the UK and abroad and discovering new restaurants and cuisines.
    And sweets... I have a dangerously sweet tooth so bring me a bag of Percy Pigs and I’ll help you out with whatever you need!

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Google Maps. It has significantly improved the ease at which we can move around. With a smartphone and some signal you can instantly find out where you are and how to get to wherever you need to go. Using multiple sources of information including the phones of those around you, as well photos taken by the Street View vans, it’s useful all over the globe (providing you are not in a signal black hole) and encourages spontaneity. Quick detour to Easter Island anyone?

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  • Simon Stacey

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    I’ve spent most of my career working in commercial and innovation teams in the energy sector.  Mainly growing new corporate ventures and building technology innovation platforms.  I’ve worked on a broad range of clean-tech initiatives such as wind turbines and electric cars to B2B gas services.  

    What do people come to you to ask?

    What’s the big, deliverable idea?  I’ve been working in corporate innovation for over 7 years now and am constantly researching new methodologies and building new ideas on innovation methods and how these interact with other macro-trends in the broader landscape.  From my experience it’s very easy in corporate innovation to either be too focused on a small idea that won’t fill the gap or to focus on a big idea that will topple the business to deliver…. It’s what I call the Goldilocks Scenario.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Mountains… Be it running or climbing up them, skiing or falling down them or just enjoying their serene qualities.  And when I’m not up a mountain I like playing board games like Pandemic and Dungeons & Dragons with a glass of wine.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Rather broad, but quantum mechanics, it’s a beautiful bit of maths that has enable so much innovation in the 20th and 21st Century from the basic amenities like energy and LED lighting to the digital age, it’s underpinning much of our lives today.

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  • Dulcie Omonubi

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I started my career in media planning and strategy. Working at agencies, first in London and then Edinburgh, I gained a wealth of experience in short and long term strategic comms planning and successfully pitching for new business. This came from working across a number of big brands and organisations such as O2, Lloyds TSB, Porsche, Visit Scotland and The Scottish Government. I then moved into marketing, looking after Pet Insurance at Tesco Bank before joining the team at the newly formed Market Gravity Edinburgh.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    A consistent theme for me has been helping people bring order from chaos. As a former biochemical engineer, I’m never happier than when I’m wallowing in lots of data and complex ideas and get a real kick from connecting the dots and synthesising clean and simple learnings. I’m also a lover of all things customer focussed – defining them, segmenting them, targeting them and really getting under their skin. Lastly, as something of an aesthete, I am constantly asked to make things pretty...and I love doing just that!

    What is your passion outside work?

    I love acting having done endless classes, shows and exams since I was five. I’m now part of a theatre group in Edinburgh and last performed a play during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Other than that, I am a passionate baker and although I no longer sell my baked goods, I still indulge in the odd one-woman GBBO, with my signature cake being a chocolate and caramel ombre cake. I also get a kick out of planning parties and events for friends and family and recently qualified as a wedding planner.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Although it’s to be piloted later this year, my favourite innovation is the modular mobile phone. It started out as a concept called Phonebloks by Dutch designer Dave Hakkens which garnered such an overwhelming response that Google have taken it and run with it, turning it into their Project Ara. If this is executed well, it could re-define the mobile industry as having to upgrade your entire phone just to improve one component feature will be a thing of the past – very exciting stuff!

     

     

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  • Dan Avery

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I was part of the high-growth start-up, Peppersmith, making better things in the world of confectionery. There were five of us doing things differently in a slow and consolidated industry. I quickly learnt that there is always a way when you stay agile, resourceful and focused. Before this I cut my teeth at Accenture, consulting across a range of industries.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    People like to run ideas past me - for my thoughts and/or advice on how to make ideas happen.

    What is your passion outside work?

    I love music (cheesy taste apparently)… and the outdoors, so sports like rowing and mountain biking go down very well. Rowing is brilliant when you are speeding down the Thames with your crew, sun beating down. I try not to think too much about the early weekend mornings!

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Wireless tech because it simplifies so many things. I can connect my phone to my sound-system without any wires –  cheesy tunes without the faff.

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  • Andrew Lea

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    As Head of Insight I oversee one of the key centres of excellence for Market Gravity. Playing a key role, insight provides the springboard that supports and emphasises the voice of the consumer from post-it through to prototype.

    Being a nimble and lean team means that we are experts at delivering projects quickly and to budget. From the moderation of a group discussions to questionnaire design and analysis the aim of the insight team is to provide insights that inspire stakeholders to be confident in the decisions they make.

    Insight looks to build knowledge and expertise across key themes and trends that will no doubt move business forward now and in the future.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I have been fortunate to have had a diverse career, from selling Californian wine in Manchester to presenting The Economist to the President of Poland. I have worked across media, FMCG and technology, on both agency and client side. My last role was working with Dyson overseeing their Global Insight provision and working on proposition and NPD development across numerous markets and categories. At Dyson the role was very hands on, from focus groups in Japan to multi market quant studies in Eastern Europe, I never had enough budget nor time, but always delivered.

     

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Apart from a neck and shoulder massage (I am a qualified massage therapist), they mainly come to tap into my commercial experience and knowledge of working across insight. To help them at every stage of the insight process and deliver information that guides them to making the best decision. Their starting point is normally ‘I need some insight to prove something.’ It is my role to understand the detail within this, what they know already, and what are the questions we need to ask that we do not have the answer for.

    What's your passion outside of work?

    My real passion is cycling, I have been speeding round the lanes of the world for 35 years. I have cycled across Europe and New Zealand and taken part in many a sportive in the UK and abroad. I love cycling as a group relying on each other to move the group as fast as possible on the flat and pacing each other on the climbs. On my own I find cycling clears the mind, opens up the grey matter for creative thoughts and ideas.

    I am also a lover of great pies, which is why I need to cycle so much.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    I could say a Dyson based product, there are numerous (and more to come!). I thought about the ability to transfer fire via matches, lighters etc. But my favourite innovation is the Brompton folding bicycle more specifically the S6 model. I can only suggest you ride one and you will be hooked. But it is the core of the design that really has not changed over the last 30 years. No bicycle can fold up so small that you can fit in the smallest of spaces while providing a riding experience equivalent to that of a full-sized bike. It is a quirky Innovative British design that is manufactured in London and loved and exported across the globe.

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  • Toby Wood

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to joining Market Gravity I was in the Sales and Marketing capability team of a global management consultancy, working on strategy and transformation projects for clients across the Consumer Products, Retail and Utilities sectors. Before that my experience includes marketing and business development roles: four years at BT, and two years with a small business services firm, owned by my family.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I love working on how to grow businesses. In a work context I mostly get asked about providing structured answers to complex problems, and building delivery plans. Outside of work I get regular calls from my parents asking how to use the technology from around their house – managing digital photos is a particular challenge…

    What is your passion outside of work?

    My main passion is playing sport. In the winter that means football, riding, and skiing. In the summer, whenever possible, I’ll hit the beach and go surfing.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    I’m particularly intrigued by disruptive innovations. One of my favourites is the Dyson bagless vacuum cleaner. James Dyson’s company provides a brilliant story of a design led innovation, which transformed the vacuum cleaner category, creating one of today’s most exciting British companies. I’m reminded of it each time I drive past the empty Hoover building on the A4 out of London.

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  • Paul Hamilton

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I’ve spent half my working life overseas, living and working in Europe, North & South America and in the Middle East, doing a mix of consulting and entrepreneurial start-ups. My consulting experience has been with both top tier global firms and with small boutiques, and the start-ups included an online language school and a Brazilian craft beer.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’ve worked in a wide range of industries in very different cultures so can often bring a different perspective to issues. I also seem to have a sixth sense for finding really nice bars and restaurants pretty much anywhere I go, so frequently get asked for recommendations.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Exploring. Not quite the Ranulph Fiennes type exploring, but walking around cities I’m visiting and going down streets I usually pass by to find out what’s down there. Surprisingly often it turns out there’s a really nice bar or restaurant down there.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    The jet engine. I love travelling and experiencing different places and cultures. If I’d have  had to do it by boat, or on horseback, it would have been impossible to visit even 10% of the places I’ve been to. 

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  • Saurav Chaudhuri

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I’m a Principal in the business and run client engagements across the full lifecycle of MG’s suite of services. I help clients, their teams and my colleagues be brilliant! I work with them to identify commercial opportunities to delight customers, design the end-to-end experiences that will delight them, understand the operational implications of delivering the proposition including aligning the internal stakeholder network. Once we’ve built up momentum and excitement to launch a proposition I help clients take it to market.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    A career consultant, I co-founded Edengene where I led growth and innovation projects in multiple sectors, such as power and gas, telecoms, and consumer goods. I then moved to Capgemini Consulting to lead large-scale business transformations and turnarounds in Oil and Gas as well as the public sector.  After a brief interlude freelancing, where I worked with MG, I joined HP Enterprise Services as Director of Digital Transformation Consulting. Ultimately the pull of MG was too great and I returned. It’s all been about creating maximum value for clients and producing tangible business outcomes rather than PowerPoint decks.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    It usually begins with, “How do I…” and ends with, “…crack a big, complex problem?” Often people will ask me the most direct route to getting something done bearing in mind the inherent complexity of the situation, spanning people, process, and technology. I’m often asked about how to build high performing teams, or typically to build them and stand back and watch in contented awe as my ‘kids’ grow up, walk and then run on their own. Other than that people tend to ask me about 80s trivia, movie one-liners and rugby stats.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    My young family (two daughters aged five and seven months at the time of writing) keep me on my toes with reading, bath time, bedtime, shoulder-riding, blowing raspberries on tummies and general Dad tom-foolery. I am an avid collector of Marvel comics and have a mint condition collection dating back to 1977. I enjoy watching movies, butchering my favourite songs at karaoke, cooking, shouting at the TV during current affairs programmes, watching rugby, and lifting weights in the Spartan confines of my garage. 

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Animation. Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera and Stan Lee all used animation to tell stories in ways that changed the way we look at the world, unshackled by the constraints of space, time and the laws of science. They unleashed their creativity to create new worlds resulting in enduring stories and characters that continue to captivate the imagination of young and old, transcending generations. Hey, it gave us Foghorn Leghorn!

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  • Dilukshi Selv

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    I was working at an advertising agency 'AMV BBDO', working on promotional products and creative ideations for campaign ideas.    

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Normally, I get asked a variety of design related solutions. From low to high fidelity prototypes, interface mock-ups, editing case videos and generally turning contextual concepts into visually pleasing designs.   

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Trainers! I’m building a little collection in my room, I currently have around 15 pairs at the moment. Apart from being a sneaker enthusiast, I also enjoy finding quirky restaurants and bars with friends. I am currently interested in learning new software and tech trends to enable my design thinking further.      

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Has to be Nike Air Max. These series of trainers have been around for years, continually being recreated. I particularly like the adventurous colourways Nike has experimented with.

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  • Victoria Taylor

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    My job is to support the development of the New York office. We are an innovative business in a period of sustained growth, and my role continually evolves according to need. Currently I provide support across finance, marketing, event management and client projects.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    As one of the co-founders of Edengene I headed up the Marketing, PR and Events Team, from there I moved into what was then new media as business manager for the multi-award winning online-design boutique kleber, working with music greats such Sony, BMG, Warp Records and NinjaTunes to establish market-leading online presences. Subsequently I have run a vineyard in Argentina; launched a UK wine import business; managed the ground-breaking Bristol bar: The Tobacco Factory and facilitated cross-border real estate deals in Bulgaria. However my greatest challenge, and what I hope will be my greatest accomplishment, has been, and continues to be, raising two young children.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Anything, so long as they are happy to get an honest answer.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Understanding people and cultures: be it different lifestyles, different ways of doing business, different environments, different motivations, even differences in the nuances of language and how that effects our understanding of, and interaction with, the world around us.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    The dictionary: we are nothing without words, communication and understanding.

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  • Adam Garrett

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I am a Principal in the New York office, responsible for helping to drive the growth of Market Gravity in the US.

    We have big ambitions and a talented team – my job will be to translate those ambitions into reality by: bringing new clients into the MG fold; overseeing the delivery of project work across a range of bold clients looking for a faster, better way to take innovation to market; and building our capabilities through the recruitment and training of best of breed strategists, designers, and technologists.      

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to joining Market Gravity, I was a Group Director in R/GA’s Business Transformation practice; and before R/GA, I was an Associate Partner at Prophet, a boutique growth consultancy with a brand strategy and design heritage.  My career also includes several years in the Strategy Practice at Deloitte Consulting, as well as various marketing roles during my early years out of undergrad – including at NBC Universal.  

    I have also been part of three start-up ventures over the years, most recently at SPINN Coffee, where I still serve as a Commercial Advisor.   I received an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, with concentrations in Marketing, Finance, and Strategy, and a BS in Advertising and Consumer Psychology from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I have worked on growth and innovation projects for some of the world’s biggest business and brands, and have developed a robust toolkit and proven expertise in the areas of: Experience and Service Design; Value Proposition Development and Brand Strategy; Business Model Innovation; and Digital Transformation.  

    I have worked with C-suite Executives across almost every industry – from Media to Telecomm to Manufacturing.  I have a particular passion for Retail, Hospitality, and other business models with large fixed asset bases.  In these businesses, the tension between short-term revenue generation and long-term brand-building is palpable every day, creating unique conditions for driving the business of today while developing the business of tomorrow.   As I look back at my career, there have been three keys to my success:

    1) A talent for “Talking to Humans” with empathy to uncover unexpected and powerful insights.

    2) An ability to “Make sense of any Mess” and quickly put clients on the quickest path to value.

    3) A knack for the “Nonobvious” – thinking differently, finding new ideas, telling inspiring stories.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I am an armchair scientist in the areas of cognitive psychology, evolutionary biology, and systems and networks.

    I was once an avid athlete, and currently focused on fighting my way back to at least average.  Aside from sweating mind and body, I spend time with my wife and cat exploring the constantly evolving experience that is Manhattan.

    What is your favorite innovation?

    The domestication of the camel in late B.C, and only a few thousand years later, the full realization of value from this beast of burden as mass trade transport.   The Arabian camel caravans – or “ships of the desert” – even challenged the prowess of the Byzantine sailing ships of the Red Sea.

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  • Lauren Zeinfeld

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    For the last seven years I’ve worked in consumer insights and brand strategy at advertising agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Young & Rubicam, and most recently, 360i. It’s been my mission to help businesses overcome the #1 challenge to loyalty: Inconsistent brand experiences. Working with organizations such as P&G, Mattel, Heinz, and Porsche, I’ve learned when businesses design with the consumer in mind everyone wins! Prior to advertising, I spent two years as research assistant exploring the socio-economic power of women for the book “Why She Buys,” by Bridget Brennan.  

    What do people come to you to ask?

    What projective exercise can I create for a focus group? How can I make my presentation more exciting? What type of workshop can I facilitate to help stakeholders envision the opportunity? Best known as a creative problem-solver, I’m most often asked to help teams develop unconventional methods to uncover insight and bring big ideas to life (often without time, budget, or support). 

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’m a big fan of what I like to call organized fun, which is any activity or event that involves live music, roller skates, road trips, amusement park-like destinations, arts & crafts, themed costumes, and/or team competition.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    LEGO! LEGO has managed to stay relevant without ever changing the core product. The business model has found interesting ways to keep up with changing trends, technology, and targets without losing sight of its core purpose—to inspire the builders of tomorrow. In fact, I recently won a LEGO design contest with a kitchen table I built using more than 45,000 LEGO pieces. What did I win? More LEGO blocks.

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  • Carey McEvoy

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I spent most of my career in Financial services with Tesco Bank and RBS, first in finance but then moving into product & marketing and then NPD. Most recently I set up a children’s charity that generated £2.4m in profit in 3 years – satisfying my entrepreneurial urge and doing good at the same time.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Passion, proposition and brand. And understanding customers.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    There is an incredible entrepreneurial renaissance taking place in Scotland right now, with the aim "to inspire and develop Scotland's people to build the most entrepreneurial society in the World". Being part of that has become my passion since leaving the charity.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Touch screen technology – watching my two boys play on their tablets is incredible.

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  • Gideon Hyde

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    As a co-founder of the business I’m passionate about creating the best Growth and Innovation business in the UK and beyond. This starts with hiring and nurturing the very best people, which I oversee in my role as the People Partner. I also spend a lot of my time with clients, designing new customer propositions and figuring out how to get them quickly to market to have real impact.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    It’s all been about creating value for customers. After Uni I worked in advertising, managing established brands and launching new ones. Post MBA I have focused on new business creation, helping big corporates develop and launch new propositions into the market. I also had a brief entrepreneurial stint of setting up a healthy fast food franchise.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Mostly big, challenging, open ended questions like, “what’s our vision for the future?”; “how can we delight our customers”? and “how should we organise ourselves for growth?”. The cool thing about what we do is it’s all about the future ... you can’t just analyse your way to the answers, it needs to be designed and then acted upon.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I love being in the Alps, either skiing in the winter or walking in the summer. I’m also learning to play guitar so I can relive 80s rock ballads in the comfort of my living room.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Nespresso ... it’s so simple and gets me going in the mornings!

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  • Andrew Cowley

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I’ve been in a few roles relating to strategy and growth consulting since I left university, with a particular focus on consumer marketing, so I’ve delivered projects for companies like Coca-Cola and InterContinental Hotel Group, in places like Nigeria, India, and, erm, Slough. Periodically I chuck it all in to try something left-field, most recently starting a business in Brazil helping SME exporters crack Latin American markets.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    People come to me with a problem they want to solve, but need help framing the issue, establishing a process for getting to a solution, and then bringing people along with them.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Boring answer but I do love travelling, and have been lucky to live and work in a few far-flung corners. I go to Latin America once or twice a year, as I have family out there. And when I can’t travel, I’ll go into Stanford’s travel bookshop and let my mind wander instead.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Google Translate. It can be a cruel mistress (the time I told a Brazilian client I had “woken up” with his colleague instead of “agreed” with her), but also got me through some dark times trying to start a business in a new language. Plus it is impressive to watch the improvement in accuracy as it accumulates more users.

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  • George Phillips

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before joining MG, I worked at a boutique strategy house helping blue-chip clients to set strategic direction, refine their core value proposition and grow the value of their intangible assets. Prior to that I worked at a cleantech innovation and strategy consultancy on everything from influencing national energy innovation policies, to advising corporates on launching new energy technologies and developing investment cases for start-ups.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I enjoy accumulating random facts on business, culture and society, and people often use me a source of lateral thinking or a place to challenge assumptions  – asking ‘why’ can be very powerful.

     What is your passion outside of work?

    I spend my time exploring. It amazes me how much there is to see in London. It’s a city full of variety, history and hidden gems. When I get tired of exploring, there is nowhere I’d rather be than surfing at a beach in Cornwall or racing in a triathlon. I’ve also taken up carpentry as I want to do more with my hands!

     What is your favourite innovation?

    There are too many to choose from! As a geographer at heart I find the utility and design of signs fascinating, especially how they can become part of culture; the London Underground being a prime example. However the innovation I find most interesting is the humble battery. Batteries have helped to truly transform the global economy, facilitating the development of countless technologies over the past 100 years. Yet batteries are being outpaced by this change. Think how long your iPhone does (or doesn’t!) last before it needs another charge. Innovating a small scale, low cost, long life energy storage solution could facilitate another 100 years of transformation and I find this very exciting.

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  • Alistair Smith

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before joining MG, I was a strategy consultant at PwC where I worked on both corporate strategy development and M&A. The pace and intensity of M&A work has been a great primer to the accelerated approach to innovation that we take at MG.

    Prior to PwC, I worked with the former Head of Innovation at RBS to set up an innovation arm within a boutique consultancy.

    To date most of my work has been in FS but I’ve also ventured into media and telco alongside a few obscure sectors such as casinos, nurseries and nursing homes.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’ve spent a lot of time interrogating businesses about their commercial models and growth plans, so people often come to me when they want a friendly sceptic.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’m the definitive fair-weather cyclist and can be found most summers on my bike in sunny parts of France. I occasionally get the urge for something a little more challenging and recently did the Le Mans 24-hour bike race. Mont Ventoux and Alpes d’Huez are on the cards for the next couple of years but I need to get a bit more training in first.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    I’m dangerously addicted to Uber, it addresses all of my frustrations with taking ‘normal’ taxis. Their pricing strategy is fantastic; my taxi spend has increased exponentially since I started using it but I’m still amazed at how cheap each trip is.

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  • Tammo Wiersum

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    After graduating from university in Rotterdam, I decided to move to London, where I worked as a barista and sent out applications in my free time. When a friend mentioned he might have an interesting project for me to work on, I leapt at the opportunity. I was offered an internship on the back of that project and I haven’t looked back since.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    It can be anything really. From the amazing properties of the mantis shrimp, to what common phrases are in casinos, to how to make the perfect flat white. There are also work-related questions of course and given my background, my area of expertise is business information management.

    What's your passion outside of work?

    My passion is discovering new places, food and people. I like to travel as much as possible, but I’m also FOB (Fresh-Off-the-Boat) here in London, so the city is still really new and interesting to me. I spend a lot of my free time wandering around, getting lost and finding places I haven’t explored yet.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Aviation, because it makes it possible for us to travel around the world in no time at all. It has never been easier for people to go to any place on earth they care to. So many places and so little time! 

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  • Annika Bruysten

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    My background lies in combining business thinking with design insight. I worked for various design and innovation consultancies in Germany, Spain and the UK bridging the abyss between business and design. My clients included bluechips such as Intel, Vodafone and BBVA, as well as governmental and educational institutions.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Friends and family often seek me out for gift ideas, which means that during the holidays I often end up helping everyone to wrap their presents and orchestrating the whole experience. In a professional context I get asked about applying ethnographic research methodologies to business problems and how to frame immersive customer research propositions.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I am very passionate about crafting, cooking, baking, repairing little fiddly things and making stuff in general. I always have some little project or other going on and love having friends over to celebrate a good meal. Currently I am experimenting with Arduino, an open-source single-board microcontroller, that was developed to make physical computing accessible to designers. By attaching sensors and interfaces to the arduino you can create interactive objects and environments.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    This is in a constant shift. Currently I am fascinated by innovative ways of connecting things and making them talk, so chirp.io is quite high on my list right now. It is an app that enables you to share things by turning your data into sound. Anything that has a speaker can "chirp" data - essentially turning it into a song. This song can then be decoded by anyone with the app. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_mvmu8wgRI&feature=related

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  • Alexandra Joseph

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I started out as a TV producer making reality shows like Shipwrecked and Wife Swap. Then I got a serious job in Consulting at PwC where I have been helping Entertainment, Media and Technology companies launch new products.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I love a good debate and people often ask me to challenge their thoughts and assumptions to get a different point of view, that and recommendations for TV shows.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I run a small charity which builds schools in Nepal and Cambodia and it is great to see the impact they have on local communities. On the less worthy side, I love eating and movies, often together.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Google maps, I follow that blue blob with absolute trust.

     

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  • Dan Taylor

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    I head up our New York office. Being responsible for building our business in North America is really exciting, but I also love the challenge of designing, developing and delivering new concepts into the market so whilst I focus on developing the business and growing the team, I can often be found working the detail of a client project.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I’ve spent most of my career developing and launching new proposition and ventures, both as a consultant and also client-side at Tesco and most recently as Director of Innovation at British Gas. I’ve also launched a few of my own businesses along the way.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    How can we actually get this done? I find that often corporates are full of great ideas and projects that get stalled due to a whole range of reasons from lack of skills or resources through to bureaucracy and most commonly losing focus on the original idea. That’s where clients need most help and, whatever industry it’s in, I’ve found that innovation succeeds when you:

    • Make it real – There is no substitute for real insight from customers and frontline staff. The first step on any project is always to get out of the building.
    • Bring it to life and create momentum – You can’t ignore corporate bureaucracy and politics but bringing ideas to life with prototypes and iterating quickly based on real customer feedback can generate momentum and get the corporate machine onside.
    • Engage small focused entrepreneurial teams – Our approach is based on our mix of cross-functional entrepreneurs working alongside client teams, and it’s the combination of dedicated resource covering commercial and strategic analysis, customer insight and creative visualization – together with the right mindset, that gets things moving

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I love the basic, peaceful life with my family on our vineyard in Argentina. Normally, I fall short of that and it’s stripped down to a glass of red wine to relax after playing ‘hide & seek’ with my children.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Apart from every new proposition launch I’ve ever worked on, there’s no contest: the corkscrew. 

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  • Paul Bowman

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I’ve pretty much spent most of my career developing and delivering new propositions.  I’ve done this for big companies, small companies and for myself in China.  The successes (and of course failures) I’ve experienced along the way has taught me two important lessons;  SIMPLIFICATION and MOMENTUM are key to developing and delivering new propositions.

    What do people come to you to ask for?

    Creative thinking.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    That’s an easy one.  Watching my two boys Jake and Oli grow up and being totally amazed how technology and social media is so integral to their everyday lives.

    What’s your favourite innovation?

    That’s a tough one.  I love Amazon for its brutal simplicity.  Nearer to home I love Chop Cloc.  It’s one of a host of new energy efficient solutions that’s really simple to use, plus it’s a home grown British innovation, which is fantastic. 

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  • Harriet Mason

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    What did you do before MG?

    My career to date has focused on launching new ventures and evolving existing client propositions, albeit in very different market contexts. Prior to joining the MG team, I spent three years developing a biometric technology start-up in the US, before crossing back over the pond to help Kanye West launch his fashion label. Most recently, I worked in the retail and ecommerce space, advising clients on how to remain agile in the rapidly changing environment they face.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Having worked on either side of the B2C/B2B fence, I am often asked to share my perspective on how to tailor the offer and customer experience to meet the needs of each group. Since I’m also an enthusiastic advocate of the English language, I’m something of a go-to for all things grammatical and for a good pun when people need a laugh (or a groan). 

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’ve always been intrigued and delighted by foreign cultures, which tends to manifest itself in a fair amount of jetsetting, foreign cinema and literature. I also enjoy donning my chef’s hat as often as I can, whether cooking for friends and family or trying to learn new skills and local delicacies from chefs across Europe. Another love of mine that certainly gets my heart rate up is venturing out on my bike to discover lost country lanes or nifty city cut-throughs.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Headphones. I love being able to create my own private world wherever I am, and it's always amusing trying to guess what other people are listening to!

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  • David Cowser

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    As a Principal Consultant I lead growth and innovation projects. Working collaboratively with clients, we help to develop innovation strategies, consumer propositions, identify development roadmaps and launch fully operational businesses within large corporate clients.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to Market Gravity I spent 3 years at a growth strategy consultancy in London, leading the delivery of brand, growth, innovation and competitor strategies for drinks firms like Diageo and Red Bull. Before that, I worked in the Strategy practice of Accenture for over 6 years, helping FTSE 100 financial services and energy firms define their corporate and functional growth strategy.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Lots of things. In work it’s normally for ideas on a problem they’re looking to solve, or structuring an approach, that kind of thing.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Taking big trips to far away sunny places. Squash, golf, maybe some tennis. Constantly trying sort out my decaying flat… there’s currently a massive damp patch in the middle of a wall…

    What is your favourite innovation?

    It’s going to make me sound lazy, but I’m going for the TV. Imagine a life without one? We’d all sit around looking at each other. Madness.

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  • Kirsten McIntyre

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before Market Gravity I worked as a digital strategy consultant for six years, helping clients use digital to engage effectively with their customers, developing customer insight, marketing strategies and experiences, and implementation planning. I worked across a number of industry sectors, including financial services, pharmaceutical and healthcare and entertainment.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’m pretty excited about the benefit of bringing detailed customer insight into the design process, whether that’s at the start of the process, uncovering unmet needs or testing and iterating concepts, propositions, experiences and prototypes to help improve the end product (or service). I’m often asked to help structure all elements of the customer insight process, from set-up to analysis and interpretation. I’m also pretty handy with anything digital – from digital experience design and prototyping to digital marketing strategies and plans.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    You can usually find me out and about in London, eating in restaurants, watching films in the cinema and plays in the theatre, visiting exhibitions and museums, laughing at comedy, or cheering at gigs.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    It’s difficult to pick just one, I like innovations that are simple and make my life easier. Spotify and Netflix in particular come to mind for their obvious benefits. I also really admire how they transformed the way we consume content, in an industry frustrated by DRM complexities.

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  • Boris Guyon-Pelfrene

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I’m one of a team of UX Designers in MG’s new Tech and Prototyping department.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before I joined Market Gravity, I was part of the “New Tech and IP” department in advertising agency AMV BBDO, as one of two digital designers. Our focus was to create platforms and services, using disruptive tech, that would help innovate a company’s brand in a much more different fashion than traditional advertisement.

    Two such examples would be creating a data analytics app that uses a design-first philosophy, and an emotional tracking platform that was used to dynamically highlights of the full video created from the Mercedes-Benz World Driving Experience.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Usually people come to me to ask about how to make a particular software work, and, usually, I can answer them! On top of insights from a design perspective on how things should look, interact, and overall be presented.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Outside of work, my passion has to be video games. Not just playing them, mind you, but the actual making of them. In particular is the User Interface Design that, for me, represents a very postmodern art form.

    Unlike the necessity to appeal and be usable for large audiences of all interests and backgrounds that phone interfaces and computer interfaces usually have to deal with, video game UI can as much be an artistic statement as it is a functional representation of data.

    From steampunk-inspired, to incredibly minimalistic, to skeuomorphic, the possibilities are endless, and are much less dictated by technological trends than their mainstream counterparts.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    My favourite innovation has got to be 3D printing. When I had first heard about it, I couldn’t really conceptualise something printing in 3 dimensions, then only a few months later it hit me of all the possibilities it could bring about in the present and near future. From 3D printed prosthetics to 3D printed food…

    Print all the things!

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  • Robin Scarborough

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?
     
    I'm a Partner and Managing Director, leading the operations of the London office. I also lead client engagements, which have included new growth strategy and execution projects across a range of industries. A highlight has been helping a big UK bank launch a new direct savings business into another European market, where we supported them all the way from entry strategy through to launch.
     
    What did you do before Market Gravity?
     
    Immediately before joining I did an MBA at HEC Paris, during which I worked in the strategy team of a German solar panel manufacturer. Prior to that, I was at Aviva for six years, mostly in marketing, and business development at Bluecycle, a corporate venture in the insurance salvage industry.
     
    What do people come to you to ask?
     
    I get asked about developing new propositions and ventures in big companies and how to turn an idea on a piece of paper into a real business. I also talk to people about innovation culture and team capability development. 
     
    What is your passion outside of work?
     
    I love getting out of the city and into the hills on my mountain bike – there are some pretty good spots just outside London.  I also have a young family who keep me busy and well entertained. 
     
    What is your favourite innovation?
     
    It’s not popular at the moment but it has to be the internal combustion engine. Where would we be without it?
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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I spent 9 years working for a brand strategy agency.  It was a start-up agency with a highly established professional team. My role combined front of office and finance.  The team were small but highly eminent professionals, the clients were big and sometimes famous and we certainly punched above our weight. 

    What do people come to me and ask for

    My friends think I’m the voice of reason and that I’m calm and sensible.  I don’t mince my words so friends know I’m going to keep it real – so usually my friends seek advice on a broad scope of things, from career advice to relationship advice.  Also because of my background in finance I’m asked anything from what is the percentage of this to why is my tax code X

    What is your passion outside work?

    I love watching movies especially the kind that have you gripping on the edge of your seat and also the ones that you laugh out loud as well as have you hoping no one in the cinema sees your sore eyes because you’ve cried so much.  When I’m not laughing or crying at the cinema, I love singing and walking but not at the same time for fear of being classified insane!

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Thank heavens for Satellite Navigation; I would be literally lost without that little voice telling me when to turn and which lane I should be in.  A few years ago I drove not only with the biggest A to Z ever but also with a magnifying glass so that I could read the small print – I feel liberated now that I always have my sat nav with me.

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I spent four years working as a management consultant at a global consulting firm. My role focused on growth strategy as well as some applied, more operational strategy for a range of clients in the healthcare, telecoms, financial services and sustainability industries.  I had the unique opportunity at the consultant level to provide quite a bit of business development support alongside my client engagements, giving me great exposure to the market and senior client conversations.

    What do people come to me and ask for?

    In both my personal and professional life, people come to me as a sounding board to vent their problems because I always offer very honest, rational and non-judgmental guidance.  One could say I like to be forthcoming and choose to tackle issues head on.

    What is your passion outside work?

    I like to be physically active most days and do so mainly through yoga, running and cycling.  Skiing, which I have done for most of my life, is the greatest outdoor pursuit and I try to squeeze a few trips in a year.  I generally travel as much as possible – 35 countries under my belt to date but I still have a long list to work through.  I am also near-addicted to Thai food.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Uber, hands down.  In such a hectic and spread out city like London, Uber has offered up a significantly more affordable way to get around. I find myself venturing out to places I might not normally go because of ease and comfort of transport (I try to avoid taking the tube on the weekend). 

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I have worked in Recruitment, Resource Management and for the last few years in Operations – my last company was CapGemini Consulting.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Lots of different stuff depending on the time of day …from ’who is available for our next project’, to what’s the process for this….to where did you get that Burrito/ Curry / Wrap from – I do like to source good lunches and there are plenty of places around Waterloo to choose from.

    What is the Passion outside work?

    I have 2 young sons that take up the majority of my spare time and energy. Whatever time I have left I love cooking, watching films (particularly anything in 3D) and the rest of my time is taken up with Karate which I took up a few years ago. That all tends to keep me busy.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    A few of my MG teammates have said the same thing but with my sense of direction it has to be my Sat Nav. A great bit of kit – I am still often surprised when it safely lands me at my chosen destination – maybe I just need to actually trust good tec a bit more.  

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  • Simon Jakobsson

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I help design and improve user experiences within Market Gravity’s Tech & Prototyping team where I also assist in managing the team and making sure the people are growing, having fun, and producing great prototypes.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I was a goldsmith for a long time, then I went on to art direction and digital advertising for entertainment. I played a lot of drums, and there was more often than not a camera by my side. I spent a little time doing volunteer work as well.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    They mostly ask for my ideas for making things better. If the thing is design, concept, or working culture related I am fortunately often able to provide them with a decent answer.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Burritos, travel, sitcoms, friends and family. Not necessarily in that order.

    What is your favorite innovation?

    There was an animal shelter a while back who installed a robotic arm with a webcam attached. The arm was controlled via a website, so users could pick up a tennis ball online and play fetch with a dog in the shelter in real life. Innovation, to me, should aim to make life better.

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  • James Carlyle

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Most recently I worked for a consultancy firm, designing Innovation Workshops for cross-industry FTSE 100 clients. My work centred around creatively presenting the latest consumer, business and technology insights to C-suite audiences, helping them to plan inventive strategies to thrive in this changing world.

    A few of the topics I’ve helped businesses explore include how to become a digital retail leader, the future of healthcare, the digital justice system and ‘the pub of the future’ (a personal highlight).

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’m constantly searching for the latest and greatest in new ideas and thinking, and as a result I’ve got hundreds of case studies and precedents milling around in my head. If you need a new perspective on how someone in a different industry/country has tackled a problem or opportunity then hopefully I can help!

    What's your passion outside of work?

    Boxing – there’s nothing like getting punched in the head to keep new ideas and innovations flowing!

    What is your favourite innovation?

    There are so many to choose from, but I find the ideas that make true evangelists out of their customers the most compelling. I’ve become a total AirBnb fanboy, telling anyone and everyone how great the service is to use – it’s amazing how a platform that relies so heavily on services that its users provide has disrupted both the hotel industry and the basic way that people holiday. Weird, wacky and wonderful locations at rock bottom prices, the sharing economy in action.

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  • Eirik Wiig

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to joining MG, I worked for Arthur D. Little, a management consultancy, doing projects in the intersection of technology, innovation and strategy. My background is in design, so one of the key reasons for joining MG was its combination of creative and commercial capabilities which I believe are so powerful for creating great innovations. 

    What do people come to you to ask?

    People often use me as a sounding board to help them better understand and decide how they should move forward, or for my opinion on an issue they are reflecting on. Typically I find that asking them good questions has much more impact than when I offer my suggestions. 

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’m still in awe over London. It has so much to offer. A lot of my time out of work is spent cycling around town and exploring all those weird and wonderful things that London is full of. I also spend many of my weekends abroad – visiting friends, seeing my family in Norway and discovering new cities. Despite being a semi-obsessed cyclist here, I never seem to cycle in other cities. I prefer to just wander off and get utterly lost. It’s the best way to stumble over the inevitable highlight of the trip.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    It’s an easy answer really – the bicycle. I’m thinking primarily about the modern incarnation, but I would simply love to have the chance to try the penny-farthing. The bike is the best, cheapest, fastest and by far the most enjoyable way to get around. In the city, in the country side, going up steep mountains or trying not to fall down on dirt tracks. Imagine a world without cars but where everybody biked – what a world!  

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  • Martin Moores

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I’m a designer working across digital and print projects.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I started out as a print designer working for various companies as well as a freelancer working for my own clients. I have also taught myself digital skills and have designed and built several websites for my own business.

    What do people come to me and ask for?

    Anything and everything design, I liase across departments to create whatever is required bringing ideas to life on page and on screen.

    What is your passion outside work?

    I recently built my own bike and very much enjoy riding it as much as I can.  I also like to keep active by playing squash and going swimming as well as catching up with family and friends.

    What is your favorite innovation?

    Wireless technology, it has completely changed the way we go about our everyday lives.  From reading the news on your smart phone deep underground, contactless payments, wireless charging and wearable technology. Who knows what the future hold? 

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  • Tim Mueller

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to joining MG I worked as a Product Designer and Innovation Consultant, where I developed new products and services for Blue Chip companies and start-ups in various sectors including FMCG, Retail, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’m a pretty hands-on and visual person. People often ask me to turn their ideas into something tangible and real. This can range from sketching and graphic design to producing working prototypes. I get a real kick out of creating something real.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I love hiking and deep sea fishing in my second home New Zealand. Back in London, I try and keep up with the art and design scene and create things of my own.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    The humble paper clip. I think it encompasses everything a new product or service should entail. It’s so simple and functional and uses a material in such a perfect way. We might take it for granted, but fundamentally it is the products like the paper clip that we don’t notice but accept in our daily lives that are truly innovative.

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  • Sandra Engstrom

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Worked as an Interaction Designer at a design firm in Stockholm.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    UX methods and Interaction Design! Besides that I’m a hobby philosopher, so maybe you want to ask me about some theory I made up.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Photography, running, yoga and cooking all kinds of vegetables. 

    What is your favourite innovation?

    In general things that can make our lives and the world better. Particularly interesting right now is hardware that tracks sleep/stress/anxiety and match you with cognitive behavioral therapy software.

     

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