Adaptive Lab events have become quite a hit in recent years. From intimate sector focussed dinners, with leaders from a variety of sectors including healthcare and finance; to larger scale “disruptive” talks led by industry experts.

Pi People

Pi People is a series of industry meet ups with great speakers, interesting conversation, and delicious food and drinks!

Next event Wednesday 12th October

Confirmed speakers include Srin Madipalli, Founder of Accomable, hailed as the people revolutionising travel for people with disibilities by Wired Magazine; Nick Marsh, Head of Product at Lost My Name; and Salman Chaudhri, Designer at Adaptive Lab, talking curiosity, data privacy, and the filter bubble.

"What's Pi People?" I hear you ask

Well, put simply it’s a regular event for people like you, in the business of designing and growing digital products, services and businesses. Expect thought provoking talks from peers in the industry and lots of interesting conversation, all washed down with great food, craft beers and other lovely (hard and soft) drinks. Sounds fun huh?!

Last time

You can read the blog write-up of our last event here - Pi People #4: Building a Creative Culture, 12 Months in FinTech, and 'Side-Hustling'. Alongside this post all about the impromptu panel that took place at the event with some of our friends, from places like Twilio and August, where we talked about holacracy; how to get teams to think about, and tackle, everyday tasks in a new way; they even touched on edge of chaos thinking.

Tickets here



Shoreditch, London

Harnessing Disruption

Harnessing Disruption is a series of meet ups that focus on disruption in a particular sector. The evening is led by leading industry speakers who discuss a range of topics followed by a lively debate with the audience.

Past speakers

Nick Haley

Director of UX, The Guardian, speaking on testing ideas quickly

Chris Maples

Former VP, Spotify Europe, talking all things digital and the Internet

Tom Whitwell

Former Head of Digital, The Times, discusses pricing models for digital platforms

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Curious Dinners

Our Curious Dinners are said to be where the best minds meet.

Every other month we assemble a group of industry experts, from a range of top corporations and ambitious startups, to discuss a different topic relevant to their industry so they benefit from new insight each time they attend.

Previous guests have come from Aviva, LLoyds, Experian, NHS, Nutmeg, Vodafone, Twitter, Johnston Press, Tesco, Squirrel, Stripe and Allianz.

Themes of previous dinners include:

Where to house innovation and partnering with startups

Banking Disruption

Startup crushes, APIs and culture

Disruption in healthcare

What a great evening, lots of interesting thoughts, startups, ideas and future statements, all shared by passionate people. Big thanks for inviting me, and would always say yes! R&D Digital Creative Director to The Lab at O2

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Watch the talks

View some of the great content we’ve recorded from our previous events.