Operating at the boundaries: The science and art of high-performing teams

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 7 September

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Destroyer cutting through the sea

    On a vessel weighing over 7000 tonnes, even tiny increases in efficiency can mean huge savings.

    Credit: Royal Navy via Flickr


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Concession £10


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Event description

Changing the smallest details can be the difference between success and failure, particularly for those at the cutting-edge of elite performance. Ex Royal Navy chief of staff Dan Stembridge, Olympic gold medallist Anna Watkins MBE, Aston Martin's Marek Reichman and high-performance vehicle engineer Andrew Bailey will join the Economist’s Kenn Cukier to discuss how success can be found in the fertile ground where disciplines, sectors and datasets overlap.

This event forms part of our new event series 'Operating at the boundaries', presented in partnership with QuantumBlack.

About the speakers

Dan Stembridge is a former Royal Navy Chief of Staff, Anna Watkins won a gold medal for rowing in the 2012 Olympic games, Andrew Bailey is the Global Head of process engineering at Schroders, Marek Reichman is Executive VP and Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin and Kenneth Cukier is senior editor of digital products at The Economist. They all have a keen interest in the small changes that make big differences.

Event type

This event is presented in partnership with QuantumBlack.

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