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14th Jul, 2017 — 2 min read

Inspirefest 2017: Diverse voices are the key to inspiration

In a crowded and noisy world, finding inspiration to be creative and do your best work can be a challenge. But if there’s one key takeaway we learned from this year’s Inspirefest in Dublin, it’s that no matter what your line of business is, you will find inspiration from those around you.

Bringing people together from all walks of life, from video game scriptwriters to authors, to media CEOs, to technology evangelists, Inspirefest encourages collaboration across all industries to find creativity and create amazing things. Our own Adrienne Gormley, Global Head of Customer Experience at Dropbox told us: “There’s music, there’s art, there’s science, there’s technology and there’s business. I love this idea of the merge from STEM to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and trying to figure out how we incorporate all of this.”

It works too. Speaking with Raju Narisetti, CEO, Gizmodo Media Group, he told us teamwork is the key to achieving a creative vision. It is not a solo journey: “Innovation is a group endeavour. The more you can collaborate and create an ecosystem of smart people who are focussed on the same mission, you get a lot more done.”

However, to get an inspired idea from A to Z, teams need technology. As Monica Parker, Founder of HATCH Analytics told us, technology is the enabler of ideas becoming reality: “We have to have those mobility tools if we want to enable that kind of autonomy. We can’t be stuck in a block of wood if we expect people to be creative.”

To hear more from Adrienne about this year’s Inspirefest and what inspires Dr Sue Black, OBE, watch the video above.

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