Day 1

3 October 20199:00 - 20:00

Trending Topic TalksInnovators Insights

The best and latest in corporate innovation.

  • Gain insights on and discuss trending topics impacting your organization today and tomorrow from (inter)national experts
  • Hear from and benchmark with innovation leaders from across industries,
    sharing their approach, their results and lessons learned
9:00 - 9:30

Kick-Off & Welcome

9:30 - 12:30

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.

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

Drawing on the science of phase transitions, Safi Bahcall shows why teams, companies, or any group with a mission will suddenly change from embracing wild new ideas to rigidly rejecting them, just as flowing water will suddenly change into brittle ice.

Using examples that range from the spread of fires in forests to the hunt for terrorists online, and stories of thieves and geniuses and kings, Safi Bahcall helps us understand the behavior of companies and the fate of empires. Loonshots distills these insights into lessons for corporate innovators.

Safi Bahcall
Technologist, Executive, and Author of Loonshots
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How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people?

What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Greg Satell
Popular Speaker, Adviser And Author Of The New Book, Cascades: How To Create A Movement That Drives Transformational Change
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The Human Side of Technology

Anna Roumiantseva
Design Researcher at X, the moonshot factory

Innovation Under Fire

Sugath Warnakulasuriya
Managing Director at Thalamus Labs
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12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

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

13:30 - 16:00

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.

First sessions... More coming soon!

Tom Waller
SVP Whitespace at Lululemon

Life in the Fastlane: Delivering a World First For Fuel, From New Zealand

Pete Robson
Innovation Manager at Z Energy
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Innovation Takes Flight: An Airport Story

Linda Schucroft
Director Innovation, Innovative Travel Solutions at Vancouver Airport Authority
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Running A Successful Corporate Innovation Program

Arthur Gooch
Director of Innovation at Andritz
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When Innovation Works

Fatema Pirone
Senior Director Enterprise Innovation at CIBC
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The Importance of Engaging an Ecosystem in Innovation

Mike Brown
Director of Product Innovation at ATB Financial
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Using Innovation to Unsmoke Canada

Michal Nalepka
Commercial Organization Development and Corporate Innovation at Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.
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Creating an Agile Rhythm: Atlantic Lottery’s Approach to Corporate Innovation

Mike Reithmeier
Manager, New Concept Development at Atlantic Lottery Corporation
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Planting The Seeds for Successful Innovation

Scott Emmons
CIO at Memoi / former Neiman Marcus Group
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Innovating With Startups

Tamara Zimmerman
Assistant Vice President of Innovation at BDC
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Reverse Engineering a Unicorn

Aaron Brady
Director, Product & Innovation at Pacific Blue Cross
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Takayi Chibanda
Disruptive Leader at MD Financial

Stephane Morichere-Matte
Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Garage

Esther Kersten
Director Strategy & Sustainability at Vanderlande

18:30 - 20:00

Networking Drinks

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

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

Day 2

4 October 2019, 9:00 - 17:00

Learning Labs

  • Deep dive into effective frameworks, learn new skills and discover proven tools and techniques: you’ll leave with concrete ideas for implementation once you’re back in the office.

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Learning 10x Faster

Olivia Wong
Partner at Prototype Thinking Labs
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How to Create a Portfolio That Has the Greatest Impact for Your Organization

Lorrie Vogel
ImagineNOW / former Nike
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Mindset and Frameworks: The Fundamentals To Building a Culture of Innovation

Rocky Ozaki
Co-Founder at NoW of Work Inc. & the NoW-Academy
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Metrics for Measuring Innovation Health

Nick Noreña
Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic
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Effective Collaboration for Teams

Janice Francisco
CEO and Principal Consultant at BridgePoint Effect
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Innovate You: Designing a Life of Meaning and Value

Erin Kurchina
Vice President, Talent Development & Transformation at KurMeta Group
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Design Thinking for AI and Emerging Technology

Ramy Nassar
Founder at 1000 Days
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“Social” Intrapreneurship: Why Purpose is Crucial for Resilience and Success

Philip Horváth & Tirza Hollenhorst
Co-founders at Luman
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Brain Bug Bingo: How to Harness Your Brain in a World That’s Competing for Your Mindshare

Becki Saltzman
Founder & Chief Curiosity Seeker at Applied Curiosity Lab
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How You Work, How You Win: Why Culture-Market Fit Matters

Erin Cooper & Sarah Dickinson
Managing Director at NOBL Collective
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The Innovation Matrix: Customize Your Innovation Strategy

Ivan Entchevitch
Innovation Strategy Lead at Board of Innovation
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Calculating the Future: The Impossible Task of Innovation Accounting

Peter LePiane
Product Transformation and Change Management Coach at CIBC / Co-Founder at Estimatic
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If you're leading innovation in your company, this is your tribe.

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