OPENING REMARKS8.50 - 9.00THE BALLROOM
Introduction to Forum by Chairperson
INNOVATION IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AN EXECUTIVE'S GUIDE9:00 - 9.30The Ballroom
DRAWING ON RECIPES FROM THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES (FROM ALPHABET TO SALESFORCE), THIS SESSION HOW VALUE CREATION IS SUPERCHARGED WITH DATA: BOOSTING EXPERIMENTATION, AUTOMATING CREATIVITY, ACCELERATING PRODUCT / MARKET FIT, REIMAGINING BUSINESS MODELS, AND TRANSFORMING USER EXPERIENCES
Bridging Physical and Technological Capabilities to Enhance the Human Experience09:30 - 10:00THE BALLROOM
Jan discusses the ways in which global financial companies can bridge physical and technological capabilities to enhance human experience.
Augmented Reality Augmenting Value?10:00 - 10.30THE BALLROOM
Francis Phan will discuss the state of AR in 2018 and how this emerging technology could usher in a step change of product innovation. Will AR, as Apple’s Tim Cook states, “change the way we use technology forever” or will it be years before the promise and monetization potential of this technology be unlocked?
Mastering Your StrategySuccessful Innovation Results in Something Customers Care About10.30 - 11.00THE BALLROOM
At Amazon Web Services (AWS) we work backwards from our customers in order to identify opportunities where we can increase their business agility and innovation velocity. Working backwards starts with understanding your customer so you can seek ways in which you can improve your product or service on their behalf. Using actual customer engagements this session will provide prescriptive guidance on implementing this approach at your organization or with your customers.
ROUNDTABLE SURGERY11.00 - 11.15THE BALLROOM
IN THIS SESSION, THE 'PATIENT' WILL SHARE HE/HER BIGGEST PAIN EXPERIENCING AT WORK. 'TABLE SURGEONS', AKA THE REST OF THE TABLE, WILL DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM AND TREAT THE ISSUE.
COFFEE BREAK11.15 - 11.45THE FOYER
The Quest for Sustained Innovation11.45 - 12.15THE BALLROOM
In today’s dynamic business environment, "disrupt or be disrupted" has never been more true. However, whilst 84% of CEOs state that innovation is a top priority, a staggering 66% admit that they don’t have a well-defined innovation strategy. During this session, Alaina Jones, Regional Director at Spigit, will share insights from Spigit’s 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report that demonstrate how successful companies are driving measurable business value from their innovation programs. Join Virginia to hear her expand upon: Creating and scaling a receptive culture for innovation Mitigating key risk areas for program success How programs evolve to demonstrate business outcomes The intersection of employee engagement and innovation
PANEL SESSION - HOW ICONIC BRANDS CAN STAY RELEVANT AMID CHANGING CONSUMER PREFERENCES12.15 - 1.00THE BALLROOM
Dutta Satadip - Head of Global Customer Operations, Pinterest Maura Tuohy - Head of Global Social & Experiential Marketing, Mozilla Larissa Pommeraud - Global General Manager, Art.com Vijay K. Swamy - Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, MIT
Breaking Down Innovation Barriers: “The Art of Making Babies”1.00 - 1.30THE BALLROOM
Everyone talks about innovation, but do we really understand it? Many organizations have innovation goals, but achieving those goals and setting your teams up for success is easier said than done. In this talk we’ll discuss, · 3 key innovation barriers every organization faces · Specific innovation challenges in the consumer products space · 5 tips to open innovation success · Innovation “contraceptives” and challenges with adoption
LUNCH1:30 -2:30THE FOYER
Lightweight globalization of innovations2:30 - 03.00THE BALLROOM
A lot of innovations take a lot of time and testing and iterating to get the first successful version launched, but then die on the vine when it comes to scaling them geographically. Especially in the Bay Area, we generate a lot of great startups and prototypes, but often have trouble with the investment decisions to make them international winners. I’ll share a few examples of taking a US innovation global, across the spectrum from “too slow and heavy” to “too quick and light” to “just right” levels of investment and resulting return.
Startup DNA at Corporate Scale03:00 - 3.30THE BALLROOM
96% of corporate innovation initiatives fail. Another form of innovation, startups, actually fare worse with less than 1% succeeding. Yet over the last 80 years, the startup/venture capital industry has consistently generated outsized returns from investments in innovation. This session will provide an overview of the battle-tested startup and VC-inspired tools and techniques corporations need to leverage to drive operational excellence at innovation, cultural transformation, and reliable returns from innovation spending.
ROUNDTABLE SURGERY3.30 - 03.45THE BALLROOM
IN THIS SESSION, THE 'PATIENT' WILL SHARE HE/HER BIGGEST PAIN EXPERIENCING AT WORK. 'TABLE SURGEONS', AKA THE REST OF THE TABLE, WILL DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM AND TREAT THE ISSUE.
COFFEE BREAK3.45 - 4.15THE FOYER
PANEL SESSION - BUILDING CUSTOMER CENTRIC STRATEGY4.15 - 05.00THE BALLROOM
Sabrina Cherubini - Marketing Director, KMart Krista Kokjohn-Poehler - Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Good Corps Teddy Zmrhal - Senior Managing Director, Strategic Innovation, Salesforce Emily Olson - Chief Creative & Strategy Officer, Whole Health Marketing
Peer Insight Workshop4.15 - 05.00BREAKOUT ROOM
You have an innovative concept that aligns with your strategy and has been field tested with customers. Your customers love it…now what? You’ve used human-centered design techniques to test for customer desirability, but how do you prototype and test the business model?
CLOSING REMARKS5:00- 5:10THE BALLROOM
The chairperson closes the event
OPEN BAR NETWORKING DRINKS5:10 - 07:00THE FOYER
Drink up and network responsibly...
OPENING REMARKS8.50 - 9.00The Ballroom
Introduction to Forum by Chairperson
Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond: Innovation in Financial Services9:00 - 9.30THE BALLROOM
Discusses the current state of financial services innovation and what the future holds. From paper to digital, voice, and touch, this new paradigm is being shaped by changes in consumer behavior and a rapidly evolving technology landscape. Learn how Wells Fargo works with consumers to inform their innovation approach and deliver delightful experiences in order to meet, and exceed new expectations.
Idea to Impact: Maximizing the value of your innovation pipelineIs Corporate Innovation an oxymoron? 9:30 - 10:00THE BALLROOM
How companies can ignite their people and in turn, their entire culture, to transform a business today and into the future.
Creating and sustaining a culture of innovation10:00 - 10.30THE BALLROOM
This fireside chat will address Jennifer’s experience launching an innovative startup business from within one of the world’s largest companies. Four principles of innovation led the strategy, execution and unique culture that has driven the success of AT&T’s Cricket prepaid brand. Jennifer will also discuss the importance of nurturing a culture of innovation and how that is driving a broader transformation within the company today.
Strategic Innovation: Stories & Practices From The Trenches10.30 - 11.00THE BALLROOM
To survive and thrive beyond a century, a tech company must continually reinvent itself. Disruptions in science, technology, society and culture are fuel for innovation that will keep a company progressive and vibrant. We’ll discuss business frameworks to accomplish that longevity.
Roundtable Surgery11.00 - 11.15THE BALLROOM
IN THIS SESSION, THE 'PATIENT' WILL SHARE HE/HER BIGGEST PAIN EXPERIENCING AT WORK. 'TABLE SURGEONS', AKA THE REST OF THE TABLE, WILL DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM AND TREAT THE ISSUE.
COFFEE BREAK11.15 - 11.45THE FOYER
Re-inventing a platform that would make your ancestors proud11.45 - 12.15THE BALLROOM
PANEL SESSION - Leveraging new technologies to build strategy12.15 - 1.00THE BALLROOM
Maxine Schlein - Head of Product Marketing for Monetization & Machine Learning, Unity Julie Christ - Director of Innovation, Cisco Jordan Usdan - SR Director, Corporate Strategy & Innovation, Microsoft Vinod Suresh - Director Of Product Management, Walmartlabs
Lead and Disrupt in an Experience Age1.00 - 1.30THE BALLROOM
We will see more technological in the next 15 years than in all of human history so far. I.T. is now the driving force behind tomorrow’s economy, the way Personal Computers and the Web transformed business a generation ago. New technologies accelerate innovation and give birth to brand new categories of business opportunities. In this highly entertaining session we will: 1- Explore the 4 Megatrends reshaping the world around us 2- Time-travel a few years ahead, to 2030 3- Decipher how to win business in the new Experience Economy Are you ready to reinvent your business ?
LUNCH01:30 -2:30The FOYER
Leveraging Digital Partnerships to Go Global2:30 - 03.00THE BALLROOM
How to successfully collaborate between large enterprises and startup companies and how to deepen those relationships to develop a global presence.
PotholeCoin: Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast - Innovating in the Age of Disruption3:00 - 3.30THE BALLROOM
PotholeCoin is a decentralized, self-organizing, direct action network based on a deceptively simple principle: “See potholes, stake bounties -> fix potholes, earn bounties.” It is a new paradigm for empowering individuals and communities to effect positive change in their surroundings. The initial release will be modest, but will quickly iterate towards a global decentralized permissionless blockchain based solution.
Roundtable Surgery03.30 - 03.45THE BALLROOM
IN THIS SESSION, THE 'PATIENT' WILL SHARE HE/HER BIGGEST PAIN EXPERIENCING AT WORK. 'TABLE SURGEONS', AKA THE REST OF THE TABLE, WILL DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM AND TREAT THE ISSUE.
COFFEE BREAK3.45 - 4.15THE FOYER
Panel session - open innovation & co-innovating04.15 - 05.00THE BALLROOM
Dave Drach - VP Corporate Strategy, Techstars Peter R. Berger - Director of Innovation, EmbraerX Breana Teubner - Sr. Director, Strategy & Operations, Product innovation, Gap Inc Sagar Anisingaraju - Chief Strategy Officer, Saama Technologies
CLOSING REMARKS5:00- 05:10THE BALLROOM
The chairperson closes the event.
Workshop - Get to Your First Dollar: Prototyping & Testing Business Models16:15 - 17:00 Breakout Room
You have an innovative concept that aligns with your strategy and has been field tested with customers. Your customers love it…now what? You’ve used human-centered design techniques to test for customer desirability, but how do you prototype and test the business model?

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