WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2018

13:00 - 18:00, KINGS PLACE, LONDON

Gone are the days when disability was a conversation reserved for charities and hospitals. As a society, we are starting to recognise that brands and their agencies are accountable for representing all of us.

With the likes of Microsoft, Tommy Hilfiger, Mars and Kellogg's leading the charge, more and more organisations are seeing the incentives and benefits of understanding disabled people.

But what is the wider consumer impact? And what is the secret to creating a brand experience which promotes empathy, harnesses diversity and drives innovation?

Our half day event will tackle these questions and then some.

Sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group, Omnicom Group, Interbrand & The Office for Disability Issues


our speakers

  Dr. Caroline Casey    Award-winning social entrepreneur, Ted Speaker and Founder at #Valuable  Caroline, an award-winning social entrepreneur, is both an adventurer and a business woman. She set up a new company, Binc, whose mission is to collaborate with some of the world’s leading organisations identifying what she refers to as “The New Green” – Inclusive Business. Her most recent campaign in partnership with One Young World - #valuable reached 810 million people.

Dr. Caroline Casey
Award-winning social entrepreneur,
Ted Speaker and Founder at #Valuable

Caroline, an award-winning social entrepreneur, is both an adventurer and a business woman. She set up a new company, Binc, whose mission is to collaborate with some of the world’s leading organisations identifying what she refers to as “The New Green” – Inclusive Business. Her most recent campaign in partnership with One Young World - #valuable reached 810 million people.

  Ruby Steel    From the BBC Two’s “The Big Life Fix” and Senior Design Strategist at SMART Design    An inclusive design trailblazer, Ruby spends her time understanding people and seeing the world through their eyes to shape meaningful, human-centered experiences. Ruby is happiest when she is making a positive impact on people’s lives. In her role as a ‘fixer’ for BBC2 Two’s   The Big Life Fix   she has created life-changing solutions for people that do exactly that.

Ruby Steel
From the BBC Two’s “The Big Life Fix” and Senior Design Strategist at SMART Design
An inclusive design trailblazer, Ruby spends her time understanding people and seeing the world through their eyes to shape meaningful, human-centered experiences. Ruby is happiest when she is making a positive impact on people’s lives. In her role as a ‘fixer’ for BBC2 Two’s The Big Life Fix she has created life-changing solutions for people that do exactly that.

  Kate Monaghan   Broadcaster and Managing Director of Mark Three Media and   presenter of the “BBC Ouch” podcast  Kate started her TV life on children’s favourite Blue Peter as a researcher and was then headhunted to direct a half-hour documentary for Channel 4 as part of a series for directors with a disability. Kate made her mark in the industry and became a Broadcast Hot Shot in 2010. Kate strives to promote inclusivity within the industry as well as creating awareness via Mark Three’s output of films.

Kate Monaghan
Broadcaster and Managing Director of Mark Three Media and presenter of the “BBC Ouch” podcast
Kate started her TV life on children’s favourite Blue Peter as a researcher and was then headhunted to direct a half-hour documentary for Channel 4 as part of a series for directors with a disability. Kate made her mark in the industry and became a Broadcast Hot Shot in 2010. Kate strives to promote inclusivity within the industry as well as creating awareness via Mark Three’s output of films.

  Sam Phillips    CMO, Omnicom Media Group UK and the British Government’s Advertising Sector Champion for Disability  Sam splits her time between being CMO of Omnicom Media Group UK and Chair of OPEN UK (diversity and inclusion at Omnicom’s UK agencies). In addition she is Assistant Dean of Omnicom University and the British Government’s Advertising Sector Champion for Disability. Sam has three feisty children – Max (who has Down’s Syndrome), Ted and Tallulah.

Sam Phillips
CMO, Omnicom Media Group UK and the British Government’s Advertising Sector Champion for Disability
Sam splits her time between being CMO of Omnicom Media Group UK and Chair of OPEN UK (diversity and inclusion at Omnicom’s UK agencies). In addition she is Assistant Dean of Omnicom University and the British Government’s Advertising Sector Champion for Disability. Sam has three feisty children – Max (who has Down’s Syndrome), Ted and Tallulah.

  Sumaira Latif   Special Inclusive Design Consultant, Procter & Gamble    P&G’s first Special Consultant for Inclusive Design, Sumaira is also the global leader for P&G’s People With Disability network to enable all employees with a disability or a family member with a disability to perform at their peak. Sam is blind and the passion for what she is doing at P&G has been inspired by the personal access challenges she has experienced as both a consumer and an employee.

Sumaira Latif
Special Inclusive Design Consultant, Procter & Gamble
P&G’s first Special Consultant for Inclusive Design, Sumaira is also the global leader for P&G’s People With Disability network to enable all employees with a disability or a family member with a disability to perform at their peak. Sam is blind and the passion for what she is doing at P&G has been inspired by the personal access challenges she has experienced as both a consumer and an employee.

  Simon Minty   Director of Sminty Ltd and presenter of the “BBC Ouch” podcast  Simon is a Director of Sminty Ltd (consultancy) and of Abnormally Funny People (comedy). He works with many media organisations to help improve the portrayal of disabled people and increase their employment within the creative industries. Clients have included BBC, Channel 4 and Sky Television as well as indies like Warner Bros. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Disability Management at Work and a BSc. (Joint Hons) in Philosophy and Sociology.

Simon Minty
Director of Sminty Ltd and presenter of the “BBC Ouch” podcast
Simon is a Director of Sminty Ltd (consultancy) and of Abnormally Funny People (comedy). He works with many media organisations to help improve the portrayal of disabled people and increase their employment within the creative industries. Clients have included BBC, Channel 4 and Sky Television as well as indies like Warner Bros. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Disability Management at Work and a BSc. (Joint Hons) in Philosophy and Sociology.

  Neil Miliken    Distinguished Expert / Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion, Atos and  Co-Founder of AXSChat  Neil’s role is to help make the world a better place by delivering better technology for customers and staff, embedding inclusive practice into the ‘Business As Usual’ processes of organisations. Neil helps clients such as the BBC, Department of Health, Ministry of Justice and NHS develop policies, processes and technology solutions to meet the needs of their staff and customers.

Neil Miliken
Distinguished Expert /
Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion, Atos and
Co-Founder of AXSChat

Neil’s role is to help make the world a better place by delivering better technology for customers and staff, embedding inclusive practice into the ‘Business As Usual’ processes of organisations. Neil helps clients such as the BBC, Department of Health, Ministry of Justice and NHS develop policies, processes and technology solutions to meet the needs of their staff and customers.

  Jamie Knight + Lion    Writer and Senior Research Engineer, BBC and 4ft long plushie who goes everywhere with Jamie  This duo has spent almost 10 years at the BBC working on everything from iPlayer Radio to children’s gaming. Millions of people use Jamie’s code each day. Lion’s BBC career has mostly been in antelope management. Jamie has been speaking about his autistic life for over 10 years. He’s also contributed to books, magazines and co-presented a podcast series for the BBC.

Jamie Knight + Lion
Writer and Senior Research Engineer, BBC and 4ft long plushie who goes everywhere with Jamie
This duo has spent almost 10 years at the BBC working on everything from iPlayer Radio to children’s gaming. Millions of people use Jamie’s code each day. Lion’s BBC career has mostly been in antelope management. Jamie has been speaking about his autistic life for over 10 years. He’s also contributed to books, magazines and co-presented a podcast series for the BBC.

  Chloe Ball-Hopkins   BBC Bristol sports reporter, Para Athlete and ASOS Inclusive Design Consultant    Last year while attending a festival Chloe got wet and cold due to the lack of waterproofs suitable for wheelchair users, so she decided to change things. She worked with Asos to develop a waterproof jumpsuit suitable for all - wheelchair or no. After taking the media by storm, including articles in Vogue, Chloe has decided it can't end there, so is working to make sure adaptive clothing is inclusive but not exclusive.

Chloe Ball-Hopkins
BBC Bristol sports reporter, Para Athlete and ASOS Inclusive Design Consultant
Last year while attending a festival Chloe got wet and cold due to the lack of waterproofs suitable for wheelchair users, so she decided to change things. She worked with Asos to develop a waterproof jumpsuit suitable for all - wheelchair or no. After taking the media by storm, including articles in Vogue, Chloe has decided it can't end there, so is working to make sure adaptive clothing is inclusive but not exclusive.


OUR VENUE

 We'll be welcoming you at  Kings Place, London.   90 York Way, London N1 9AG   Access   Although the venue is fully accessible, do email us at  hello@thinkdesignable.com  to let us know if you have any specific access requirements ahead of the event. You can find further information on  access to Kings Place here.    Public Transport   The   Transport for London Journey Planner   provides live travel updates and options on how to reach Kings Place quickly and accurately. You may also call London Travel Information on  020 7222 1234 .  Tube  The nearest tube station is King’s Cross St. Pancras, on the Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly, Northern and Victoria lines. The station has step-free access from the platform to the street level. From the tube station the quickest way to Kings Place is via King’s Boulevard. You may also walk up York Way.  Train  King’s Cross St. Pancras and Euston are the nearest mainline railway stations. Eurostar travellers arrive at St Pancras International.  Bus  The nearest bus route to York Way/Kings Place is the 390.   Click here for the 390 route information  . Other services running to nearby King’s Cross St. Pancras are bus routes 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259 and 476.

We'll be welcoming you at Kings Place, London.

90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Access

Although the venue is fully accessible, do email us at hello@thinkdesignable.com to let us know if you have any specific access requirements ahead of the event. You can find further information on access to Kings Place here.

Public Transport

The Transport for London Journey Planner provides live travel updates and options on how to reach Kings Place quickly and accurately. You may also call London Travel Information on 020 7222 1234.

Tube

The nearest tube station is King’s Cross St. Pancras, on the Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly, Northern and Victoria lines. The station has step-free access from the platform to the street level. From the tube station the quickest way to Kings Place is via King’s Boulevard. You may also walk up York Way.

Train

King’s Cross St. Pancras and Euston are the nearest mainline railway stations. Eurostar travellers arrive at St Pancras International.

Bus

The nearest bus route to York Way/Kings Place is the 390. Click here for the 390 route information. Other services running to nearby King’s Cross St. Pancras are bus routes 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259 and 476.

 

OUR SPONSORS

Our sponsors, Lloyds Banking Group, Omnicom Group, Interbrand and Office for Disability Issues