WIG does a fantastic job for the nation, developing great leaders, developing great perspectives, working cross-sector between government, industry and the voluntary sector. It is a small organisation with a huge idea, working to counter the potential for disfunction in the UK by getting people to work together in a collaborative way.
Nigel Whitehead, Chief Technology Officer, BAE Systems; Former WIG Chair
We are driven by a belief that solutions to global, national and organisational challenges are inspired by bringing the right people together from across the sectors.
Our vision of the world involves a cultural shift where learning, mutual understanding and collaboration are at the heart of how business, government, and the not-for-profit sector engage with each other for their own and the greater good.
We actively create opportunities to experience the impact of learning, understanding and co-creation of solutions amongst diverse participants from across the sectors.
We use our convening power to bring the right people in the room from a diverse range of organisations to share, learn and find solutions to common challenges. We do this by:
One of the lovely things about WIG is that people really understand and get what it's all about. We all see the potential for a major mismatch between the thinking of policy makers in central government teams and some of the practical things that industry have to deal with on a day to day basis. The chances are that we are ships that miss in the night. This is where WIG comes in.
Nigel Whitehead, Chief Technology Officer, BAE Systems; WIG Chair