The 2017 Global Forum that took place on 6th July provided guests with a whirlwind of experiences. In McLaren’s futuristic Thought Leadership Centre auditorium, guests heard from a panel of senior executives and experts from SAP, McLaren, NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTTi³) and NTT Communications on organising to be innovative. Guests were also taken on exclusive tours of the impressive McLaren Technology Centre which included McLaren 50s heritage race cars to modern day Formula One machines, including the world’s first hybrid supercar, McLaren’s P1, a backstage look into McLaren Honda race bays, pit stop practice and the 24/7 carbon fibre shop.
Speakers on the day included Tetsuya Shoji, President and CEO of NTT Communications, Tsunehisa Okuno, SVP of Global Business and Member of the Board, Dr Shin Miyakawa, Vice President, IoT Office, Corporate Planning, NTT Communications, NTT, Monte Davis, Managing Director, NTT Europe, Ravi Srivatsav, Managing Director, NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTTi³), Craig Charlton, Chief Information Officer, McLaren Technology Group and Dr Carsten Linz, Business Development Officer, Global Head of SAP Center for Digital Leadership. The Japanese stream of the Global Forum featured honorary guest speaker His Excellency Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom.
The Global Forum provided guests with the opportunity to network with leaders from a diverse range of industries at a drinks reception in the McLaren Technology Centre’s Boulevard surrounded by McLaren cars past and present.
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