Creative Tech Podcast


Sir Professor Anthony Finkelstein, OBE

Season 2, Ep. 2

What's it like working with Dominic Cummings? How can we innovate effectively in large organisations? How does a Japanese TV presenter fit in to all of this?

In this wide-ranging chat, Neil Maiden catches up with Sir Professor Finkelstein, MBE, an old friend and former Chief Scientific Advisor for the British government. This conversation spans his distinguished career from software systems research, through innovation in government to his new role leading City, University of London. Prof Finkelstein discusses what he made of working with Dominic Cummings, the concept of creative destruction and what constrains creativity in institutional systems. He explains how strategic venture capital can be used to drive change in organisations; the importance of taking lessons from de-clutter queen Marie Kondo, and confesses to the one thing that he needs to be creative. 

Produced by Diana Squires  

Executive Producer Sam Steele  

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