Gursh Mendhir

Head of Innovation & Emerging Products - Virgin Media 02

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Speaker Bio

Gursh Mendhir is a forward-thinking technology leader, currently serving as the Head of Innovation & Emerging Products at Virgin Media O2, a prominent telecommunications company in the UK. Her intentional pursuit of a non-traditional path that feels authentic to her has paid off in the form of a rich and diverse experience and fast track to leadership roles, taking her from traditional strategy consulting to building corporate venturing teams to now building a start-up within a corporate.

With a strong background in venture development, technology strategy and digital innovation, Gursh has been a catalyst for creativity and change at Virgin Media O2, driving the creation of cutting-edge innovation and product development processes and a suite of new products in new industries. She is a lifelong learner who has created methods for embedding future technological and societal mega-trends into strategy and new product development, to meaningfully address tomorrow’s biggest challenges. In short, she builds teams that do things differently!

Speaker Sessions


Building “The New”: From Tech Trends To New Products In Practice

30 mins
  • Data & Analytics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Product
  • Gursh Mendhir

    Head of Innovation & Emerging Products

    Virgin Media 02

Change is constant, and in the world of technology, it’s especially important to keep up with the latest trends and innovations. However, staying on top of these trends can be difficult and implementing them can be even more challenging.

In this session, Gursh will share her expertise in creating cutting-edge product development processes that leverage technology trends to discover new spaces of opportunity for large organisations. She’ll explain how to cut through the noise to identify the most impactful opportunities and how to execute on them quickly and efficiently.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to create a tech trend/innovation strategy that works within your organisation
  • Tips on how to implement your strategy at scale and speed
  • Gain an understanding of how to consider tech trends and identify new spaces of opportunity

This session is for you if…you are curious about how companies can bring tech trends into their organizations in practice, you want to become a thought leader in the tech trends space, or you are interested in building innovation from scratch practically within a large organization.

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