Summary

What excites companies most is the potential and promise of innovation-from product development to digital enablement to a fresh approach to working. We will look to explore the strategies that go into creating and maintaining an effective innovation ecosystem by maximizing resources within, as well as the benefits of external functional resources outside the organization.

Special Features

Our aim is to connect you with best practices in today’s rapidly changing environment. The unique value we offer you is to make an agenda which is relevant to change and to the change makers responsible for future trends of innovation development and growth.

It’s all about the EXPERIENCE!

  • A chance to meet world innovation leaders – from start-ups to mature projects at the forefront of their success
  • Cross sector learning – find out how solutions adopted by other sectors can add value to your business; What can you learn from other industries and vertical sectors? What can innovators learn from marketing and R&D and vice versa?
  • Save time and money – concentrated industry knowledge in two intensive days
  • Case studies – listen to case studies outlining the pros and cons of new and existing projects
  • Networking and interactive sessions – Learn from your peers and build new relationships in our break out and networking sessions
  • Discussion groups – industry-specific roundtable discussions for you to focus on the key issues that affect your business
  • Reinvigorate your business with fresh ideas, meet industry pioneers and discover how to deliver breakthrough results
  • Interactive Mobile Event App 
  • Networking Drinks Reception

Who Will You Meet

20+

Cross Industry Leading Speakers

100+

Senior Level Attendees

85:15

Ratio
Corporate : Companies
Solution Providers

How Will You Benefit

100+

Like Minded Strategy leaders for Networking

Ideas

Hear About Groundbreaking Approaches to Innovation

Case Studies

Get the Pro & Cons of New & Existing Projects

Why a Conference Now?

Technology is transforming the way we do business. Innovation requires new ways of thinking about our products, our business and our partners. The goal of this summit is to facilitate dialogue between innovation executives involved in product development, R&D, business development and marketing to find where does innovation belong in a digital environment, where many new approaches are being driven not by companies themselves, but by technological development.

Points of Discussion

  • What are the current cultural challenges and opportunities for innovation within your organisation?
  • How to design a more seamless innovation project that engages all stakeholders
  • How to collaborate more effectively across teams on your innovation journey
  • How to support your innovation team more effectively through better communication and motivation
  • Pinpoint ways to better integrate innovation across the whole organisation
  • Identify ways that different sectors learn from one another during the innovation process

Opportunities For Networking

Sessions

DAY ONE

08:00 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME BREAKFAST

08:45 INTRODUCTION AND ICEBREAKER

09:00 OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Gerald Haman, CEO & Founder, InnovationTraining.com

09:15 CASE STUDY 

THE INNOVATOR'S BLIND SPOT

  • Innovators live life in the future. They build solutions that are several years ahead of their time, and many years ahead of the market demand.
  • By focusing too much on the future, innovators leave behind the majority of the population.
  • ButterFLi as an example of checking the blind spot - bringing on-demand transportation to children, seniors,
    and the disabled.
  • Call to action: practice checking the blind spot to discover the business opportunity for the underserved masses in your existing technology portfolio.

Andrew Downard, COO, Principal, Market Strategy LLC, ButterFLi Technology Inc.

09:45 CASE STUDY
COMBINING ANALYTICS WITH INTUITION TO INNOVATE ACROSS MULTIPLE CHANNELS AND TACTICS – COMBINING THE BEST OF SEVERAL ESTABLISHED METHODOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES

  • How to choose from potentially endless innovation opportunities
  • How to “industrialize” your innovation endeavors
  • How to get different teams on the same page
  • How to pull through a pilot successfully

Peter Barschdorff, Vice President Business Insights, Bayer

10:25 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK (30 minute)

10:55 CASE STUDY

BEST PRACTICE FOR IN-MARKET PROTOTYPING

  • How to build innovation teams
  • Insights from the start-up model

Danielle Galmore, Director of New Business Innovation, Steelcase

11:15 SPONSOR SESSION

DEFY THE ODDS AND MAKE INNOVATION A PRIORITY

  • How much should you spend on R&D (and are benchmarks useful)?
  • How can we align spending with strategy?
  • How do you avoid making everything ‘top priority’?
  • Do you have enough data to leverage ‘portfolio management’?

Alison Pool, Manager, Enrich

11:55 CASE STUDY (35 minutes incl Q&A)

EXPLORE THE SYMPTOMS OF VICTORY DISEASE AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT

  • Is your organization mired in bureaucracy?
  • Does your leaders have an air of arrogance?
  • Are you complacently watching innovation happen around you?

Mick Simonelli, Innovation Board Member, University of Notre Dame

12:30 NETWORKING LUNCH 

1:30 PANEL DISCUSSION

SOURCING AND FINANCING INNOVATION INITIATIVES

  • Peter Barschdorff, Vice President Business Insights, Bayer
  • Danielle Galmore, Director of New Business Innovation, Steelcase

2:00 SPONSOR SESSION 

DISRUPT MARKETS, NOT PEOPLE’S LIVES

  • Nottingham Spirk – How we have disrupted markets for over 4 decades and counting
  • Vertical Innovation – Collaborative Teams are Essential
  • 4 Highlighted Innovation Trends that will shape the future
  • Find a Balance

Bill Nottingham, Vice President, Nottingham Spirk

2:40 CASE STUDY

INNOVATION WITHIN MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES

  • Alternative innovation models
  • Global vs. local requirements
  • Working across matrix organizations
  • Real-world examples

Dave Brussee, Director, Business Development, SCA Personal Care

3:10 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 

3:40 CASE STUDY

LEAN ORGANIZATIONS FOR TOMORROW

  • The focus of lean is shifting from the mainstream
  • Innovation for today is all about Knowledge Management

Girish Jandhyala, Global Lean Manager, Volvo Group North America

4:10 IGNITE SESSION

HUMAN CENTER DESIGN & INNOVATION PRACTICE

  • Developing a new practice
  • Driving an internal culture change

Kimberly Moorehead, SVP, Strategy, Innovation and Research, AARP Services Inc.

4:30 CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

4:45 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

 

DAY TWO

08:00 BREAKFAST AND SPEED NETWORKING

8:45 OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Anika Gaskins, President & Founder, Marketing Mix One

9:00 CASE STUDY

OPEN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION POLICY

  • How to make open innovation ecosystems work
  • Role of the quadruple helix players
  • Experimentation and prototyping, and how that affects the design of projects
  • New skills needed in organizations

Bror Salmelin, Advisor, Innovation Systems, European Commission

09:30 CASE STUDY

SOLVING CORPORATE FEARS OF CHANGE

  • Corporate change/fear and organizational culture
  • Research examples
  • Personal and professional experience

Robert Bornhofen, Columnist & Featured Contributor BizCatalyst360.com, formerly Southwest Airlines

10:00 IGNITE SESSION

BEST PRACTICES FOR COMBINING ADTECH + NURTURING FOR PERSONALIZATION AT SCALE

  • What is AdTech
  • What is personalization
  • How to use this approach for B2B or B2C

Shaune Kolber, Programmatic Creative & Ad Fraud Manager, Dell

10.20 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:50 UNCONFERENCE SESSION
These are participant led, networking group discussions. The aim of the interactive session is to address the main challenges which you are currently facing. We will choose and display 5-10 challenges which were submitted during the introduction. Delegates will be split into groups to discuss one challenge each and a chosen group representative will later report the group’s key findings to the other delegates.

11:20 SPONSOR SESSION

DESIGNING THE INTERNET OF “MEANINGFUL” THINGS: SMART. CONNECTED. VALUED.

IoT means many things for businesses and consumers, but at the heart of it, we see the promise that products will have intelligence, connectivity and a resulting value that will disrupt almost every market. This talk will address what IoT means for your business and how to apply Design Thinking principles so you can leap into the world of smart connected products and unleash innovation to impact future success.

  • Why the time is now to ramp up your IoT efforts
  • How winners in the new connected world will understand customers’ specific needs and “jobs to be done”
  • Steps to innovating and designing smart, connected products that your customers will love and will put you
    ahead of the competition

Dan Ostrower, CEO, Altitude

12:00 CASE STUDY

CAN YOU SMELL WHAT I SEE?

  • Creative innovation around the five senses with global case studies
  • Embark on a journey of the senses and discover how to engage sensorial techniques for brand engagement

Karen Stanton, Director Global Marketing & Branding, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

12:40 NETWORKING LUNCH 

1:40 IGNITE SESSION

LOCATION BASED SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

  • How brands are adapting new technologies to engage with guests in real-time

Sebastian Quinn, Digital Marketing Director, Hard Rock International

2:00 SPONSOR SESSION

THE KNOW YOUR BRAIN EXPERIENCE: 4 WAYS TO COLLABORATE-TO-INOVATE™

● Discover the 4Brain Innovation™ 4-Quadrant Model
● Learn the Accelerated Innovation 4-Stage Process™
● Understand How to Build Innovation Dream Teams
● Gain New Tools to Stimulate Creativity and Innovation

Gerald Haman, CEO & Founder, InnovationTraining.com

2:40 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 

3:10 FIRESIDE CHAT
A discussion on the podium in an interview style.

  • Mick Simonelli, Innovation Board Member, University of Notre Dame
  • Girish Jandhyala, Global Lean Manager, Volvo Group North America

3:45 THE ULTIMATE BRAIN SPA
Final Question & Answer session with Brainstorming

4:30 CLOSING REMARKS
Wrap up with Chairperson and Global Executive Events

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