//Innov8rs LA.//

Your must-do yearly innovation upgrade.

Speakers & Sessions

//Day 1: Trending Topics//

19 June 2018, 1:30pm - 6:30pm

  • Gain insights on trending topics today and tomorrow, from experts working cross-industries
  • Learn how C-suite leaders support intrapreneurship at their companies- and what they expect to see more moving forward

Kick-Off & Welcome

1:30 - 2:00

Welcome to #Innov8rs, welcome to LA! Get clear on your main goals for the event… andstart connecting with a handful of other innovators in the room, as a taster for what’s to come.

Hans Balmaekers (#Innov8rs)

Trending Topic Talks

2:00 - 4:00

The One Thing Great Innovators Do Differently
Greg Satell  // Session details //

Innovation is Broken
Janice Fraser (Bionic)  // Session details //

10 Principles of Business Transformation
Barry O’Reilly (ExecCamp)  // Session details //

//Day 2: Sharing Best Practices//

20 June 2018, 9:00 - 5:30

  • Get the real and raw stories from innovators across industries,
    sharing their successes, failures and everything in between
  • Bring your actual challenges, and work on potential solutions, guided by experts and learning from peers

25+ Innovator Stories

9:00 - 12:30

First speakers announced on April 5th (some brands in the image below)... Stay tuned!

Networking Lunch

12:30 - 1:30

After these sessions, you’ll have a lot to chew on already during lunch.

15+ Workshops & Whiteboard Sessions

1:30 - 5:30

Bring your challenge... pick your group... and work on solutions. More sessions announced soon!

Outside Inside Innovation – Next Practices for Startup Engagement
Brian Ardinger (Nxxt)

10 Principles of Business Transformation
Barry O’Reilly (ExecCamp)  //  Session details //

Building Enterprise Innovation Management as a Core Competency
Ludwig Melik (Planbox)  // Session details //

How To Empower An Innovative Culture
Greg Satell  // Session details //

Impactful Storytelling for Innovators & Disruptors
Susan Lindner (Emerging Media) // Session details //

//Day 3: Deep Dive Master Classes//

21 June 2018, 09:00 - 5:30

  • Sharpen your saw and develop new skills
  • Experiment with new methods, tools and techniques
  • Work with the best field experts on all topics crucial to your innovation agenda

Master Classes - Round 1

09:00 - 12:30

Teams & Talent: Recognizing and Developing Innovators
Janice Francisco (BridgePoint Effect/FourSight)  // Session details //

Metrics for Measuring Innovation Health
Tristan Kromer (Kromatic)  // Session details //

Lean Enterprise Transformation
Sonja Kresojevic  // Session details //

Master Classes - Round 2

2:00 - 5:30

Exponential Organizations
Michael Leadbetter (ExO Works)  // Session details //

Design a Better Business: How to Use Design to Co-Create More Effective Strategies for the Future
Justin Lokitz  (Business Models Inc.)  // Session details //

Learn 10x Faster with Prototype Thinking
Olivia Wong (Prototype Thinking Labs)  // Session details //

//Day 4: Field Trips//

22 June 2018, 9:00 - 2:00

  • Explore LA’s ecosystem and visit some of the city’s innovation hotspots
  • Bring it all back together: capturing learnings to implement once back in the office

8 Field Trips

08:00 - 12:30

Explore the most exciting and impactful innovation hubs in and around LA! The downside? You can only join one of them... so why not bring your team?

YouTube Space Studio

When leading the regional expansion of YouTube Space in LATAM, Alvaro Paes de Barros came up with a business model that ultimately became YouTube Space’s global expansion template. He now oversees all of the business elements involved in delivering YouTube Space’s motto: ‘Learn. Share. Create.’ Hear about Alvaro’s journey first hand and see the newly refurbished flagship YouTube Studio in the heart of Silicon Beach.


What are the odds that the biggest innovation in hair care this decade comes from a team of four guys with zero experience? It’s a storyline taking shape at El Segundo-based eSalon, a custom hair color startup.  Hear first hand from Francisco Gimenez, CEO at esalon, about their unusual founding story and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look how they have built and scaled a custom production line.

Expert Dojo

Expert Dojo’s mission is to help investment companies, private companies and local governments understand startup challenges and join together to overcome them. By combining all their startup resources for the benefit of the whole group, they have high success rates in all markets for entrepreneurs. The ‘Head Honcho’ at Expert Dojo will take you through why they disagree with Lean Startup and take you through their successful 12 Step Heros Journey.

Technicolor Experience Center

When creativity meets emerging technologies. The Technicolor Experience Center spans gaming, animation, traditional media, retail and technology, bringing together it’s award-winning creative brands (The Mill, Mikros Image, MPC and Mr. X). This visit includes a talk from the center lead on how the centre was created from lead up to opening in June 2017, as well as hands on demos with next generation VR.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator

Launched in early 2016, the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars is an intensive, three-month bootcamp provides companies seeking to address healthcare’s most pressing challenges with financial backing, training and exposure to a global entrepreneurial network that can speed ideas and solutions to the healthcare marketplace. They have welcomed 28 companies from 3 continents, and accelerated their ideas to product, and product to market. Come and find out their approach and lessons learned.


Founded by innovator and global music artist will.i.am, i.am+ is a Hollywood-based technology company whose mission is to create technology hits that create a ripple effect across pop culture. From an entrepreneur and visionary that never accepts the status quo you will learn how i.am+ is creating a community of creatives and coders and why they believe that through music and technology as the first step, they can usher in a powerful new era built on AI.

Museum of Failure

The Museum of Failure is a one of a kind international collection of more than 100 innovation failures. For every successful product corporations put on the market, there are many failures behind it. The Museum explores these sometimes humorous misses, giving you a fascinating learning experience and insight into the risky business of innovation. Do not join this trip if you aren’t willing to share your failures too!

Westfield Century City
Witness the future of retail at Westfield Century City who are looking to reimagine traditional shops. See first hand examples of the change in retail structures from car customization at Tesla, dynamic pricing at Amazon Bookstore, and services such as Forward helping individuals to control the future off their health.

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Register before March 30th at the best prices possible.