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Peter Thomas, Transforming Whitehall, and Keith Jordan, Hitachi Rail: Why collaboration matters

As European economies bump along the bottom a new approach to manufacturing industries is helping to make businesses more successful in the longer term. Companies which have traditionally manufactured products are now branching out into the service sector. “The Servitisation of Manufacturing” is leading to new alliances and collaborations both in the private and public sector with lessons for all to learn.

Peter Thomas, Director of Transforming Whitehall, Institute for Government, and Keith Jordan, Managing Director at Hitachi Rail, set out their approach to transformation, innovation and success in times of economic restraint.