The Disruptive Innovation Network

Get a truly practical understanding of how to leverage your organisation’s disruptive potential

Welcome to DisruptionX, an exclusive network and experience programme for senior leaders wishing to navigate the future successfully.

The DisruptionX network brings together industry expertise with the latest academic thinking to identify and take on common challenges, while sharing insights, informing strategies, and exploring transferable knowledge.

DisruptionX gives you a collaborative programme for those looking to embrace change and turn the threat of disruption into an advantage for your business.

Working alongside industry experts, leading academics, and innovators, we will guide you through a curated programme of workshops, debates, summits, and study tours.

By becoming a DisruptionX member you will:

  • Understand and encourage excellence in digital transformation
  • Advance your knowledge in state-ofthe- art digital technology and digital business practices
  • Develop new thinking and practical strategies for leadership in a digital economy

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2019 Study Visits

Brompton Cycles

An immersive day at Brompton HQ with one of the UK’s most iconic brands. Meet CEO Will Butler-Adams who has overseen the growth of Brompton to the UK’s largest cycle manufacturer and exporter. We’ll understand how the organisation has managed change, the brands collaboration with Williams F1 to develop their first folding electric bike, and their continued innovation to address the mobility challenges of the 21st century.

Here East

A ground-breaking scheme that has transformed the former Press and Broadcast Centre on the Olympic Park into an Innovation hub challenging the boundaries of business, technology, art and education. Hosted by Gavin Poole of CEO of Here East the day will feature hands on sessions with some of the park’s tenants, including BT Sport, Ford Mobility, Matches Fashion, UCL as well as a startup showcase.

Loughborough University and UK Sport

A 24 hour residential to delve into the world of high performance sport and the integral role of innovation in individual and team performance. Staying in the elite athletes centre, attendees will hear from English Institute of Sport’s chair, John Steele, and performance directors from some of the UK Olympic teams, as well as a tour of the groundbreaking UK Sports innovation Lab.

Eden Project

Our second 24 hour residential experience takes place at the breathtaking Eden Project, where members will hear from project leaders about the world of sustainable leadership and living. As part of the visit, attendees will spend the night at the project’s on site accommodation, attend a private dinner in a tropical biomes, and take a walking tour hosted by one of the park’s story tellers.

Northumbrian Water

At Northumbrian Water, CIO, chief disruptor, and founder of the company’s Innovation Week Nigel Watson will explain how Northumbrian Water overcomes the challenges of a large, highly regulated market through innovation and collaboration. Discussion themes will include risk management, digital twins, and improving the customer experience.

Health House – (International Visit)

Members are invited to visit Health House, a unique experience centre based in Leuven, Belgium to explore the impact of technology on the future of our health and care? Professor Koen Kas Health House ambassador and healthcare revolutionary will highlight the ways AI, Virtual Reality, 3D-printing, wearables, are transforming health and wellbeing. The interactive Health House experience is one not to be missed.

What Does the Network Involve?

Knowledge Transfer – The Effective Way

Most organisations now understand the significance of disruption. However, finding the most effective and accessible way to equip yourself and your organisation to respond can be daunting. In an era of such unprecedented change no one has all the answers.

Study Visits

See inside innovative organisations, and meet the people responsible for driving change, harnessing disruption and building the organisations of the future.

Leadership Interviews

Get up close and personal with experts at the forefront of innovation. The change makers challenging the status quo to drive meaningful change within their organisations.

Start-Up Showcase

Access the UK’s most disruptive start-ups, developing leading edge products and services. Explore collaboration and partnership opportunities.


Regular hands-on workshops providing the skills needed to navigate the unprecedented changes facing business leaders.

Knowledge Sharing

Exclusive dinners and roundtables aimed at sharing experience, knowledge and inspiration between members.

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2019 Workshops

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Founding members

To kickstart the launch of DisruptionX we’ve created a limited number of founding member cohort memberships. Request a brochure for further details.

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Who is the programme for?

The programme is aimed at business leaders – C-suite, Directors, Heads of Service and those responsible for dealing with business disruption and driving their organisations innovation agendas/solutions.

We have designed the programme so that one named delegate gets the full experience of the programme so it is not recommended that multiple substitutes are used.

Key Contacts

If you’ve got any questions about DisruptionX, or would like to become part of the network, we’d be delighted to hear from you, so please drop us a line on the details below.

Rob Prevett, Co-Founder and CEO, DisruptionX
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Ian Wright, Programme Director, DisruptonX
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Andrew Simpson, Marketing & Events Manager, DisruptionX
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