Day 1:Trending Topics & Innovators Insights

20 February 2019, 9:00 - 7:00

  • Gain insights on and discuss trending topics impacting your work today and tomorrow, from experts working cross-industries
  • Get the real and raw stories from innovators across industries,
    sharing their successes, failures and everything in between

9:00 - 9:15

Kick-Off & Welcome

Hans Balmaekers (#Innov8rs)

9:15 - 12:45

Trending Topic Talks

The only plenary segment of our events. This is where you understand trends impacting every industry, and learn new strategies, frameworks and ideas to further improve your innovation engine from global thought leaders.

Adaptive Space: How GM and Other Companies are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations

Michael Arena


Greenhouse Thinking: How to Cultivate Groundswell Innovative Thinking From Within

Chitra Anand

The Greenhouse Approach

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The Incumbent’s Dilemma

Thor Ernstsson

Co-Founder & CEO at Alpha

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Innovators: Who we are. Why it works. When it fails – Sarah Thurber (FourSight)

Sarah Thurber


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Jason Korman (Gapingvoid)

The Why’s and How’s of Startup Collaboration: Inovo’s Perspective

Brian Christian

The Inovo Group

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External Innovation: How Working With Startups Can Unleash Intrapreneurs

Neil Soni

The Startup Goldmine

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If you're leading innovation in your company, this is your tribe.

Don't miss out on all the insights and fun. Limited seats, so secure yours today.

12:45 - 1:45

Networking Lunch

Discuss your challenges with the morning speakers, or meet your peers from other companies during this networking break.

1:45 - 4:00

Innovators Insights

Get insights into what's working across industries, and benchmark your performance with how leading brands are doing innovation. After the talks, there's room for conversation so bring your questions.

Track 1Innovation and TransformationStrategy - Management

The Power Of The “Dinosaurs”! Successful Corporate Innovation Recipe

Nabil Malouli

Vice President at DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

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Who Is Driving Your Innovation Bus?

Bill Ott

Vice President of Global Engineering at Q’Straint

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Unlikely Innovator – Innovation Is Everywhere, And We Can Innovate Anything

Claire Kingston

Director Bioresearch Quality and Compliance at Johnson & Johnson

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Turning New Ideas Into Value Added Solutions

Raúl Alarcón

LATAM Strategy Leader at Honeywell Technology Solutions

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Innovation & Transformation End to End

Heidi Hattendorf

Director, Transformation Office at Motorola Solutions

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Track 2Innovation and TransformationStrategy - Management

Corporate Innovation, No It’s Not an Oxymoron

Phillip Swanson

Global Innovation Lead at Whirlpool Corporation

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Finding The Right Innovation Mix For Your Organization

Stephanie Choquette

AVP, Real Estate & Innovation at MD Financial Management

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Employee Innovation Challenge – How Procter & Gamble Harnessed the Power of it’s People

Amy Parrott

Co-Founder of the Procter & Gamble Ventures Innovation Challenge

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The Alchemy of Transformation Success

Gabe Vehosky

VP, Learning Innovation at Pearson

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Transformation Experience at HP Inc. following the “Insight to Innovation” Model

Corina Almagro & Elena Rodríguez

Innovation Coach at ExO Works & WW Marketing Segment Manager at HP

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Track 3People & Culture

Asking The Right Questions To Solve The Right Problems

Ellen Kiss

Head of Marketing and Innovation for Digital Channels at Itaú Unibanco

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A Culture Of Innovation In One Of America’s Largest Bureaucracies – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Edwin Churchill

Deputy Director of Innovation, Joint Special Operations Command at United States Army

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HR Innovation Enabling Business Growth: Connecting Human Capital with Business Value Creation

Julia Martensen

Director, Head of Global HR Strategy & Innovation at DB Schenker

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Track 3Ecosystems & Startups

SAP Next-Gen: Innovation with Purpose

Ann Rosenberg

Senior Vice President & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen

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Keeping It Cool – An Innovation Portfolio For Watsco’s Future

Ivan Rapin-Smith

Ivan Rapin-Smith, Managing Director at Watsco Ventures

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Corporate-Startup Partnerships — Why They Are Key And How To Do Them Well

Dr. Christian Vogt

Chief Digital Officer at STIHL

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If you're leading innovation in your company, this is your tribe.

Don't miss out on all the insights and fun. Limited seats, so secure yours today.

4:00 - 5:00

DisCo Dates

After such an intense day, it's time to discuss your insights from the sessions and your challenges in small groups to learn from each other and to explore how you might collaborate during the Discussion-Collaboration Dates.

Embracing Startups for Corporate Innovation – Lessons Learned

Tigre Wenrich (LAB Miami Ventures), Isaac Korn (Perry Ellis International Inc.) and Arnoldo J. Reyes (VISA)

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Networking Drinks

5:00 - 7:00

Day 2:Work Your Challenges

21 February 2019, 9:00 - 5:00

  • Sharpen your saw and develop new skills
  • Experiment with new methods, tools and techniques
  • Share challenges and explore solutions with experts and peers

9:00 - 10:30

Round 1

Learning Labs

You'll work with the best and brightest innovation experts on your challenges in hands-on workshops. Discover new frameworks, learn new skills and experiment with new tools and techniques - you'll leave with actual to do's for once you're back in the office.

Exponential Organization

Mike Lingle

ExO Works

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Kryptonite and Superpowers: The Secret To Building High Performing Innovation Teams

Janice Francisco

BridgePoint Effect

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The Survival Guide to Change

Kim Perkins

NOBL Collective

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Don’t “Act Like a Startup!” Be a Corporate Innovator

Mark Searle

UC Berkeley IAG

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If you're leading innovation in your company, this is your tribe.

Don't miss out on all the insights and fun. Limited seats, so secure yours today.

11:00 - 12:30

Round 2

Metrics for Measuring Innovation Health

Tristan Kromer


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Innovation Skills Bootcamp: Going Back to the Basics

Joshua Cohen

GIANT Innovation

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Jason Korman (Gapingvoid)

1:30 - 3:00

Round 3

Designing and Implementing Innovation Ecosystems at Scale

Sonja Kresojevic


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Startup Collaboration: Exchanging Ideas and Experiences

Brian Christian

The Inovo Group

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Leveraging Suppliers for Innovation

Michael Graber

Southern Growth Studio

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3:30 - 4:30

Enlightening Exchanges

We will make sure you won't leave with any question left unanswered. Take this opportunity to talk with the speakers and participants with solutions to your challenges, and connect with your peers to reach out to for support once back in the office.

4:30 - 5:00

Wrap Up & Closing

Fast Movers Deal

Get $300 discount on an individual seat, and $600 on a team package for 3 if you register before ticket prices increase after January 25.