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In-person & Online
Thurs 19th Oct 2023
The Oval, London.

3 Incredible tracks, 30+ Amazing speakers to help you


Ben Sawyer

Head of Operational Improvement, Oxford University Press

Talk Title:


Operational Improvement at Speed: Leadership Lessons from Bomb Disposal Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Talk Abstract


Discover how the British Army's leadership doctrine of 'mission command' can transform your organisation by fostering empowerment, a shared understanding of the situation and the mission, and driving faster results.


Ben will take us through the lessons learned from facing insurgents, who excelled at iterative improvement. He will show us that when faced with the critical challenge to iterate faster and better than our adversaries their mission was quite literally a matter of life and death.


Ben Sawyer - Self-motivated, ambitious, and conscientious leader.
Ben is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has a history of leading operations and delivering successful change in cross-functional environments. Service as an Army officer specializing in bomb disposal, special operations, logistics, and change, has developed, and honed his abilities as a leader, a decision maker, an innovator, and a problem solver, especially in ambiguous and high-pressure environments.

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