How do you inspire technological imagination within your company, so that you have the right ideas in place before moving to the next step of the innovation process? In today's innovation economy where the agile start-ups are disrupting traditional models, many major companies are struggling with how to innovate for growth. They frequently do not have systematic processes in place and when they do manage to innovate it is often a one off and they don't know how to build a sustainable pipeline.
Globalization and digitization are two major reasons why it has become incredibly difficult for companies to attain a competitive advantage and even when they do it is usually short-lived.
This event will examine the macro issue of innovating in a global digital-centric world, as well as deep diving inside the company to understand how to structure a company in a way that allows for both innovation and for failure.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014Printable agenda
8:00 am - 8:40 am Registration
8:40 am - 8:50 am Welcome Address
Part One: The World
8:50 am - 9:05 am On the Horizon: Imagining the Future
Terry Young, Founder & CEO, sparks & honey
9:05 am - 9:35 am The Future of Innovation in a Networked Economy
The Internet of Things, identified frequently as the next wave of the Internet, is transforming the way we live and work. The next iteration of an already globalized society will be an even more connected world. This networked economy will create new pathways for innovation and brings tremendous opportunity for advancement as well as new challenges, for governments, companies and individuals. During this session we will hear how the Internet of Things is disrupting industries, from manufacturing to energy and beyond; and how in this new connected world a new model for capitalism may be emerging.
Jeremy Rifkin, President, The Foundation of Economic Trends; Author, Zero Marginal Cost Society
Steve Lucas, President, Platform Solutions, SAP
9:35 am - 9:50 am Interview: IP and Open Source Innovation
Peter Von Dyck, CEO, eZassi
9:50 am - 10:35 am Panel: Innovation Ecosystems
Across the world governments are incentivizing companies to invest in their region, as they recognize the growth and prosperity this can bring. In some cases this succeeds but not in others. So how do you encourage entrepreneurship and clusters of innovation? Can they truly be forged or are they organically grown?
Victoria Espinel, CEO, BSA
Eric Gertler, Managing Director & Executive Vice President, CET and NYCEDC
Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup
10:35 am - 10:55 am Networking Break
10:55 am - 11:35 am Panel: The Start-up Segment
Hosted by NYC Media Lab, this segment will feature presentations from some of the most exciting start-ups from a variety of industries
Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC MediaLab
Jade Huang, Founder and CEO, StyleSage
Part Two: The Company
11:35 am - 11:50 am Case Study: Intrepreneurialism and Transforming the Company
Ben Edwards, Vice-president, Global Digital Marketing, IBM
11:50 pm - 12:30 pm Panel: Re-imagining the Company
In today's innovation economy where the agile start-ups are disrupting traditional models, many major companies are struggling with how to innovate for growth. They frequently do not have systematic processes in place and when they do manage to innovate it is often a one off and they struggle to build a sustainable pipeline. So how can large companies adopt similar practices to start-ups? How can they use open-innovation practices to enable them to act quickly? And how do they free themselves from their own constraints?
Rick Chavez, Chief Solutions Officer, Advertising and Consumer Monetization Business Group, Microsoft
Mario M. Kranjac, Partner, Kranjac Tripodi & Partners
Lorna Sabbia, Head of Managed Solutions, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
John Sheldon, Group Head, Innovation Management, MasterCard Labs
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Short Talk: The Most Palatable Truth
In today's mobile and millennial economy, truth can be the most profitable business model
Scott Painter, Founder and CEO, TrueCar
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Short Talk: The Longevity Economy
Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP
Jeff Shoemate, Vice President, Innovation and Business Development, UnitedHealthcare
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm A Series of Case Studies: Fueling with Data
Years of technological innovation and business practices mean that companies have amassed huge amounts of data. Harnessing big data is frequently talked about as a key way to attain a competitive advantage, but how does this work in practice? How do you turn data analytics into actual revenue and growth for your business? And how do you use this data to drive your innovations forward?
Hilary Mason, Founder and CEO, Fast Forward Labs
Arthur Kapoor, Chairman and Founder, Healthec
Robyn Peterson, Chief Technology Officer, Mashable
Part Three: The Individual
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm When Physical and Virtual Worlds Merge
From the wonderful world of wearables, to the quantified self movement, we will explore the new innovations on the horizon and how they will impact your life.
Dave Meeker, Vice President of Innovation, Isobar
Brian Mullins, Founder and CEO, DAQRI
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Fireside Chat with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Interviewed by: Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Cocktail Reception