The London Market TOM has universal support for it's principals for the long overdue modernisation of an out of date operating model but the latest twist in this with the establishment of an 'Innovation Panel' is curious. The panel would appear to be only open to suggestions from under 35's. Why is this? Do the over 35's, with huge experience cease to be innovators after that date? As somebody who has only a distant memory of being 35, I sincerely wish to challenge this assertion. The older members of the London market have huge experience and are in great part embracers of new technology. Would anyone suggest that Paolo Cuomo and Robin Merrtens of being out of touch or out of date with innovation?
Come on TOM, wake up and embrace innovation from all age groups!
The Target Operating Model (TOM) steering board has agreed to the creation of an Innovation Forum for new ideas, led by Justin Emrich, chief innovation officer of Atrium.The Forum will accept ideas from the under 35s community which will then be vetted by a network of technology "evangelists" consisting of experienced market practitioners, thought leaders and external experts.