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Director of Content Partnerships, CogX

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Emerging Technology is changing everything and every organisation. Companies of all sizes need to form an emerging technology strategy and get on with deployment. But the current options of consultants are expensive and slow, and searching the web for answers immediately becomes a major project. CognitionX has already become a global leader in Knowledge Management. Its mission is to democratise access to expert advice and accelerate adoption of technology, while ensuring safe and responsible deployment. Its Knowledge Network provides a completely new way of accessing expert advice on technology - that is simple, fast and affordable.
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CogX:
Once a year, CognitionX hosts the global CogX festival in London. CogX is one of the largest technology festivals in Europe, with over 20,000 visitors, 680 speakers and 69 hectares of space in King’s Cross in 2019. The festival explores the impact of emerging technology on Industry, Government and Society, truly moving the conversation forward.

In 2020 CogX will return to King’s Cross from Monday 8th - Wednesday the 10th June 2020.

* About CogX 2020:
* CogX is Europe's most vibrant celebration of breakthrough technology and transformative opportunities, see cogx.co
* 20,000+ Attendees
* 55+ AI and Emerging Tech award winners
* 600+ Speakers
* 12 stages covering AI and Emerging Tech on Government, Industry and Society
* 100+ Partner organisations
* Agenda aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Job Purpose:
The role is to lead Partnerships with direct responsibility for outcomes

Scope:
Strategic leadership, direction and development of the CogX brand. Working collaboratively with the Marketing Director, Operations Director, Sales and wider team to develop an integrated approach to Partners world-wide

Key responsibilities:
* Initiate, develop and nurture meaningful relationships with new key stakeholder groups at CXO, Board and Partner level whilst maintaining circa 100 existing groups including Project Everyone, Alan Turing Institute, Crick Institute, NHS, Wellcome Trust, London & Partners, DIT, Central Gov, One Young World, BBC, DLD, Gates Foundation, Digital Catapult, Founders Forum, Google, Tech Nation, Royal Society and many more .
* Drive the Partnerships strategy through identification, development, proposal delivery, curation and execution.
* Through Ambassadorial networking establish contra and commercial partnerships with appropriate charities and companies; co-hosting events and content to drive brand awareness and client acquisition.
* Act as custodian of the CogX brand ensuring all events and content are aligned with quality assured.
* Work collaboratively across all functions, adopt flexible matrix managerial behaviours to ensure quality outcomes for all stakeholders.


Candidate Profile:
* Senior level commercial Partnership experience in the technology event ecosystem
* Strong intellect, curious nature, proven CXO networking ability with a passion for quality execution of objectives
* Experience of leading Partnerships in a matrix structure
* International mind set with an appreciation of cultural differences
* Ability to think strategically or laterally to deliver excellent results operationally with an eye for detail
* Strong interest in AI/Emerging Technology and both its business and social impact
* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
* Strong budget management and business management skills
* Collaborative, with the ability to work in a matrix management environment
* Pragmatic approach with the ability to form relationships easily and use influence to get things done
* Robust ability and flexibility to travel when needed

Remuneration:
* Basic salary, profit related bonus plus equity
* Contributory group pension scheme
* 25 days holiday

Behavioural Competences for Head of Partnerships Role

Communication
* Recognises and represents political, business and social perspectives with confidence and insight. Takes responsibility for representing a multi-faceted senior executive level view.
* Willing and able to proactively challenge and initiate change to optimise business success; creates and enables a culture of high achievement
* Creates and sustains a knowledge and information sharing environment across the business. Ensures consistent alignment and engagement
* Clearly owns the vision, strategy, objectives and key messages for Partnerships and alignment to the wider organisational strategy

Performance
* Creates a winning, fair culture devoid of blame; creates strategies for the mutual benefit of multiple stakeholders
* Creates a climate of cross business collaboration to achieve goals; raises the bar on performance across the business; measures and holds others accountable for setting and delivering challenging goals; ensures alignment to business area and wider organisational strategy
* Creates a positive climate and holds self and others accountable for learning and continuous
* personal and professional development
* Builds a climate of trust and openness enabling all to express their views and offer feedback and ideas knowing they will be welcomed and heard
* Creates a climate of high performance; challenges and supports to enhance capability, release potential, develop, inspire and retain talent; is recognised for creating time to coach and mentor others

Business
* Builds strong networks internally and externally; proactively seeks multiple perspectives and offers in depth insights; understands and knows how to meet needs in complex, strategic situations
* Defines the functional strategy taking a long-term view, 3-5 years aligned to the whole business strategy; applies broad business and industry knowledge, insight and experience to create a strategic plan that engages and delivers.
* Gathers appropriate information from diverse sources, seeks multiple perspectives, uses sound judgment and a range of decision-making strategies to make clear, timely decisions
* Creates and leads a clear process for strategic and operational planning ensuring highly effective systems and measures are in place

Self
* Demonstrates consistent personal commitment to learning and development
* Recognises and values their responsibility for creating and sustaining the culture, values and behaviors of the business
* Builds and sustains diverse relationships internally and externally, consistently role modelling the standards, culture and values of the business
* Sets the standard for effective and respectful use of time internally and externally

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CognitionX focuses on Technology, Cloud Data Services, Big Data Analytics, and Marketplace. Their company has offices in London. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://cognitionx.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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