By Stewart Townsend on Oct 16, 2009
VIP Invitation to the exclusive Insider Secrets breakfast with Greg Dyke
We are pleased to be a host to an unusual breakfast session and I am delighted to invite you to it.
The breakfast setting is going to be interactive, challenging, stimulating and driven by the audience.
Date: Thursday, 22nd October 2009
Time: 8 am to 10 am
At: Sun Customer briefing Centre
To get tickets at SSE Member rate please go here now - SSE MEMBERS ONLY PRICING
There's no room here to list in detail what Greg did that prompted literally thousands of BBC people to take to the streets in protest when he had to resign from the BBC, causing "men, women and even journalists to cry" and flooding his inbox with 6,000 emails from BBC people, most of which said how upset they were that he was going.
Greg was Director General of the BBC and is now the Chairman of the British Film Institute, Chairman of Brentford football club and also Chancellor of York University. He also was one of the original architects of the Premier League in his days with LWT. He has changed the face of British Television and British football whilst introducing a new no-nonsense direct style of inspirational leadership.
In his typical direct no-nonsense, impatient style Greg will take on the challenges from the audience and share his nuggets of insights.
These are the 5 areas he will span:
1. The "Berlin Wall" moment for Democracy - His unique perspective on Public service reform and transformation of Democracy is that we are heading to a "Berlin Wall" moment that will change the course of politics
2. Leadership in a crisis - is the outlook less bleak? he has his own brand of leadership advice for entrepreneurs, corporate and public service leaders as they prepare to come out of the current crisis.
3. Learning from shambles - the ITV mess provides a number of fabulous lessons for the choice of Board, the relationship between CEO and Chairman
4. GAME changing innovations: Greg created BBC Freeview that changed British television and 20 years ago created the Premier League which has transformed the face of British football.
5. What next for the British Film Industry - how can new technologies like the internet be monetised to the advantage of the film industry and not just the pirates.
It is an unusual opportunity as Greg does not do sessions like these very often. He does get called to do his set speeches but speaking directly from what he is passionate about and responding interactively to the challenging and confronting questions in public will be the juicy part of this breakfast. So definitely, keep your questions ready.
There are only a few spots still available as we like to maintain the intimate interactive style of these breakfasts.
We look forward to seeing you there.