Imperial College Business School has announced the high profile names due to speak at its Imperial Business Insights Series in 2014. The speakers and debate topics include:

·         Tim Kay, Technology Start-up Evangelist, who leads KPMG’s High Growth Technology Group, speaking on Thursday 13th February on what big business and start-ups can learn from each other

·         Paul Maher, Divisional Managing Director, Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Smart Grid Division UK, speaking on Thursday 27th February on building Britain’s sustainable energy future

All talks take place at Imperial College Business School, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Each event includes an open Q&A session and is followed by a drinks reception.

In its second year, the free annual programme, offers access to international business leaders, academics and researchers as they examine how the latest thinking in finance, innovation, entrepreneurism and sustainable energy impacts on business.

This year, the lectures will examine the connections between business, policymakers, academia and research in the areas of energy and sustainability.

The series is run in collaboration with existing partner KMPG and new partner Climate-KIC. Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership with a mission to create sustainable growth by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Richard Green, Professor of Sustainable Energy Business, Imperial College Business School said: “Our Imperial Business Insights Series events explore some of the key opportunities and challenges facing the business world today. We are excited to welcome high calibre speakers from organisations at the forefront of new technology and sustainable energy development to share ideas and spark debate around these important issues.”

Richard Templer, Director of Climate-KIC UK said: “I am delighted that Climate-KIC is to be part of this series that explores the challenges of the business world. Imperial College Business School is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best universities and we look forward to contributing to the debate on climate change, entrepreneurship and innovation.”

More information and details of how to register your attendance can be found on Imperial College Business School’s website: www3.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/events/imperial-business-insights

Spaces are free but limited and need to be booked in advance on a first come, first served basis.