Geoff Mulgan is Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. Nesta combines investment, programmes, research and convening to promote innovation in fields ranging from health and education to technology and democracy. Geoff Mulgan was previously Chief Executive of the Young Foundation, a leading centre for social innovation; had various roles in the UK government including director of the Government’s Strategy Unit and head of policy in the Prime Minister’s office; founder and director of the think-tank Demos; author of many books; and a visiting scholar and professor at universities including Harvard, London School of Economics, Melbourne and University College London. Since 2016 he is also co-chair of a new World Economic Forum group looking at innovation and entrepreneurship in the fourth industrial revolution and a member of the board of the French government’s French Digital Agency.
At the conference:
Drawing on Nesta’s work and his own publications, Geoff Mulgan will challenge us to think about how public organisations can better create, improve and adapt – and what role technology can play in public sector innovation.