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Norman Lewis - PwC. London, London, GB

Norman Lewis

Crowdsourced innovation advisor | PwC

London, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Experienced inspirational speaker on social media behaviours and enterprise innovation





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At present I am at PwC UK, leading an innovation programme.

From May 2008 - June 2011: Chief Innovation Officer and Partner, Open-Knowledge Ltd (a global consultancy bringing the Web2.0 paradigm into the Enterprise – Enterprise 2.0) where I worked on numerous consulting projects, which brought the efficiencies of Enterprise 2.0 collaboration tools and social software into large and medium-sized enterprises and brokered a number of very significant contracts with clients, particularly the adoption of the leading Web2.0 open innovation and idea management platform, which has significantly increased the implementation of new products and services;

2007 – present: London Speakers Bureau: I have delivered many keynote and inspirational speeches to many organisations on Digital children as the customers and employees of tomorrow; innovating out of a recession, disruptive technologies and behaviours, business model innovation and Enterprise2.0 – the application of Social Network Analysis and social media for greater effectiveness and efficiency in business.

May 2007 – 2009: Associate Director, STL Partners Ltd, (founders of the Telco2.0 initiative)
Key achievements:

2007 – 2008: Chief Strategy Officer, Wireless Grids Corporation, USA.

May 2007: Chairman of the ITU TELECOM Forum Programme Committee, Geneva.

2001 – 2007: Director of Technology Research, Orange UK plc, (formerly the Home Division of France Telecom, formerly Wanadoo and Ltd) In this role across the France Telecom Group, created an innovation Think Tank that fused business vision and technology into strategic frameworks for new products and services.

2003-2007: Executive Board member of the Communications Futures Programme at MIT;

1999-2001: Head of Research, cScape Ltd, UK

1997: Founder and Director of Globalisation And Power in the Twenty-First Century (GAP21)
GAP21 was a not-for-profit organisation which aimed to establish a global debate about the impact of Information and Communication Technologies on 21st Century society. Its aim was to bring together government, policymakers, industry, academia and civil society in a global forum in a ‘Global Intellectual Olympics’ on the future of technology and society.

Industry Expertise (9)

Information Technology and Services


Business Services

Media - Online

Social Media

Management Consulting



International Affairs

Areas of Expertise (9)

Social Network Analysis

Social Business

Enterprise 2.0 and Collaboration Networks

Open Innovation

Crowdsourced Innovation

R&d and Innovation

Future of Work


Social Media and the Enterprise

Education (2)

University of Kent, Canterbury: MPhil, International Relations 1994

Won the John Burton Memorial Prize for best dissertation

University of Sussex, UK: DPhil, International relations 1999

Event Appearances (3)


Nominet Annual Conference on the Digital Britian Report  Lords Cricket Ground


3G World Congress and Mobility Marketplace, Hong Kong,  Hong Kong, China


Engineers Ireland Annual Conference  Dublin


Sample Talks (4)

When Mobility meets Web2.0

Talk at the 3G World Congress in Hong Kong which looked at the implications of new behaviours around mobility and the new Web2.0 paradigm

The mobile or 'anywhere' workplace

Talk given to the IPA Future of Work conference held in London in 2010. This talk examined the implications of the relationship between between new social networked behaviours and the new digital and mobile technologies and drew out some implications for the workplace of the future.

Digital Children and the future of the enterprise

This talk explains why and how young people are adopting digital technologies into their lives and what impact this is having and will increasinlgy have, upon work and the enterprise

Yes We Can: Innovating out of a recession

Talk to Engineers Ireland Conference 2009 which took a critical look at the risk-averse business culture and low expectations of contemporary society and argued for a new risk-taking approach to innovation to help create new areas of knowledge and wealth creation.



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance


4000 to 8500