TFI Event Programme

CEPR Network on Household Finance

Alghero, Sardinia,
TFI Event: Thursday 5 October 2017


The workshop will be held in Alghero, Sardinia, starting on Thursday 5 October with a Think Forward Initiative (TFI) Evening Event and finishing on Saturday 7 October. The Think Forward initiative is looking forward to co-hosting an event with CEPR in Sardinia. The Think Forward Initiative (TFI) is a multiple partner eco-system seeking to find, foster, and fuel sustainable solutions that have a lasting global impact. The TFI revolves around identifying and resolving gaps in our understanding of decision-making and turning new insights into practical solutions for financial empowerment. The Thursday evening event will bring together the topics of research, innovation and lean business. We hope to engage all those in attendance to consider the potential for research on financial behaviour to be channelled into disruptive innovation, to empower people. Apart from engaging speakers, who are global leads in their fields, we will launch the first TFI research challenge. Our research challenge launch is a call to action in joining forces across sectors for societal financial empowerment. 



Networking and Drinks


Introduction to the Think forward Initiative 
Mark Cliffe, ING Group


Introduction to the Think forward Initiative Research Challenge
Ian Bright, Managing Director, Group Research, ING


Four short videos:

Introduction to the TFI Research Challenge
Ian Bright, Managing Director, Group Research, ING

How innovation and digitisation is changing the way business works
Marc Alba, Chief Innovation Officer, Dimension Data

Lean start up. What is it? Why do businesses use it? What are the implications for the way people have to present research?
Joep Arends, Senior Innovation Manager, Deloitte

From research to acceleration: What I need from research to help me run a business
Hugo Raaijmakers, Group Head of Innovation Management, ING


More concrete aspects of innovation
Ian Bright, Managing Director, Group Research, ING


A view from Italy – what innovation has been done in Italy: real-life examples of things we worry about and try to solve for customers
Daniele Pontecorvo, Head of Transformation Office, ING Italy


Details of the TFI research challenge
Stefan van Woelderen, Head of International Consumer Economics, Sustainability and Innovation, Group Research, ING


Closing comments, Questions and Buffet dinner