Lions Innovation examines how data and technology can act as catalysts and enablers for creativity. It is where start-ups with revolutionary ideas meet major technology providers with game-changing products. Where brand marketers who need to stay ahead meet creatives who bring ideas to life, and products to market. Lions Innovation is a field-trip to the future.
"In Cannes, we got great exposure to the markets and our revenue shot up. Most of our success was because of Lions Innovation."
André Ferraz, Founder and CEO at In Loco Media
Two days at the cutting-edge of data, tech and ideas
Over two days, more than 100 industry-leading speakers take to three different stages to share their knowledge at Lions Innovation. Makers put their groundbreaking products into the hands of the creatively curious. This year, the talks will be exploring:
Voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities
Driving an innovation culture in your agency and with your clients
Best practices to maximise the art of data creativity
Collaborations and partnerships with start-ups to forge new creative relationships
Live immersive tech performances
Rich intelligence about the future of innovation in the industry
This year, there are more ways than ever for start-ups to be involved with Lions Innovation. Whether it's the R/GA Start Up Academy, the new Discovery Zone, meet ups, or by entering the Innovation Lion, it's easy to showcase your company.
Created in partnership with R/GA, this four-day marketing bootcamp helps ten hand-picked, promising start-ups to sharpen their brand identity, focus their business plans and market themselves effectively.
The Festival invites applications from start-ups in the creative communications space to get access to the Discovery Zone at Lions Innovation. This is the place for promising new businesses to find the exposure, mentoring, networking and learning opportunities they need to bring their ideas to life, pitch to potential partners and get their next round of funding.
Lions Innovation extends beyond the main stage talks. Two dedicated awards celebrate pioneering tech innovation and data-driven creativity, judged by the industry’s most respected professionals, and a host of networking events make meeting, mingling and sharing ideas with new contacts easier than ever.
A pass to Lions Innovation gives you access to the Direct, Creative Data, Innovation, Mobile and Cyber Awards Show on Tuesday 20 June.
With your pass, you get access to a huge range of networking opportunities, from the Official Festival Fringe to new Lions Innovation Meet Ups.
This year, for the first time ever, a pass to Lions Innovation gives you access to the prestigious Cannes Lions Opening Gala on the Beach on Monday 19 June.
"The best work happens when we break down the boundaries between creative and data people and they collaborate and work together. Because that’s what produces brilliant ideas."
Tash Whitmey, 2016 Creative Data Lions President
Two specialist Lions shine the spotlight on data and tech-enabled creative work that’s leading the way in branded communications.
Creative Data Lions
Showcase creative work where the use, interpretation, analysis or application of data has been instrumental to the idea.
Honour brand aligned ideas and business solutions which demonstrate the relationship between a big idea and radical tech, tools, models and platforms.
"I don't know where the jury will end up, I do know that the deliberations will be as thought-provoking and engaging as anything we've done all year."
Susan Lyne, President & Managing Partner, BBG Ventures
The 2017 Innovation Jury
The Innovation Lions jury brings together professionals from across the start-up landscape, from agency innovation officers and technologists to senior brand marketers and venture capitalists.
President: Susan Lyne
President and Managing Partner BBG Ventures
Global Innovation Director
Emmanuel Flores Elias
J. Walter Thompson
Managing Director, Accenture Ventures – Global Open Innovation, Accenture
President, Digital and Innovation, TBWA\Worldwide
Venables Bell & Partners
The 2017 Creative Data Jury
The Creative Data Lions jury includes the industry’s most senior data, strategy and analytics specialists and its most awarded creatives. It’s a melting pot of professionals who know how powerful data is in driving creativity.
President: Eric Salama
Chief Executive Officer
Head of APAC
Humberto Polar Pin
Chief Creative Officer
Chief Product Officer Anomaly
Advisory Principal - Global Advanced Analytics Market Leader, Deloitte, LLP