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Key Sessions

Shawn Nason

FEI 2019 Host Welcome

Nason Group

Peter Koen

Why Are Very Few Large Companies Successful with Disruptive Innovations?

Stevens Institute of Technology

Alexa Dembek

Variations on a Theme: Innovating for Growth

DowDuPont

Joi Ito

Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future

MIT Media Lab

May 14
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8:15am - 8:30am
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FEI 2019 Host Welcome

An inspirational thought leader in the healthcare industry, Shawn has a proven record of gaining confidence from key executives, stakeholders, peers, and employees at all levels. He believes that disruption and innovation isn’t work – it’s a lifestyle.

  • FEI Host Shawn Nason - CEO & Chief Ecosystem Disruptor, Nason Group
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8:30am - 9:00am
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Why Are Very Few Large Companies Successful with Disruptive Innovations?

Clay Christensen spoke about the problem with disruptive innovation at our second FEI conference in 2004. Academics, consultants and large company business development gurus have all tried to find a solution. In addition, this has been a continuing theme at our conference. However, few companies other than Amazon have been successful. What are the missing puzzle pieces, why can’t we solve this problem and what can you do about it?”

  • Peter Koen - Director of Consortium, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Stevens Institute of Technology
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9:00am - 9:45am
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Variations on a Theme: Innovating for Growth

In the merger of the century, DowDuPont brought together the portfolios of Dow and DuPont, two innovative, science-based companies that hold leadership positions in the Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products industries. With evolution comes both challenges and opportunities as they set course to be more competitive and well-equipped for science driven, profitable, long-term growth. Chief Technology Officers of DuPont and Corteva Agriscience™ pull the curtain back on their transformation comparing and contrasting their approaches to innovation and how they are upping its game.

  • A Chat with: Alexa Dembek - Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer, Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont, DowDuPont
  • Neal Gutterson - SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Corteva Agriscience™
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9:45am - 10:00am
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Quick Fire Innovations presented by MIT Solve

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world's most pressing problems. Solve issues four Challenges each year to find the most promising Solver class to drive transformational change. Solve then deploys its global community of cross-sector leaders to form partnerships these Solver teams need to scale their impact.

Join the Solve community for this special opportunity to listen to (these three Solver delegates: Wave2O, Education Modified, Refactored.AI) from the main stage at FEI. From wave energy powering desalination to AI for the workforce of the future, these innovators will inspire you.

  • Julia Kumari Drapkin - CEO & Founder, ISeeChange
  • Carlos Pereira - CEO & Founder, Livox
  • Karen Naimer - CEO & Founder, Medicapt
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10:00am - 10:45am

Morning Networking Break

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4:15pm - 5:00pm

Afternoon Networking Break

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5:00pm - 5:45pm
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Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future

To survive the future, individuals and organizations must first change their perspectives. This requires dispensing longtime assumptions about governing institutions. Where earlier generations may have prized stability and authority, today we must be restless and dynamic. Ito reveals his framework for updating one’s approach to technological change. He argues that in the new world, organizations should value risk, disobedience and diversity rather than a more traditional corporate ethos of hierarchy and respect for experience. This may come with difficulties for some companies and institutions, but Ito contends that it is the only way to survive the proverbial “whiplash” of a universe in constant flux.

  • Joi Ito - Director, MIT Media Lab
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5:45pm - 6:45pm

FEI Kick-Off Party

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8:15am - 8:30am 15 mins
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FEI 2019 Host Welcome
  • FEI Host Shawn Nason - CEO & Chief Ecosystem Disruptor, Nason Group

An inspirational thought leader in the healthcare industry, Shawn has a proven record of gaining confidence from key executives, stakeholders, peers, and employees at all levels. He believes that disruption and innovation isn’t work – it’s a lifestyle.

8:30am - 9:00am 30 mins
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Why Are Very Few Large Companies Successful with Disruptive Innovations?
  • Peter Koen - Director of Consortium, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Stevens Institute of Technology

Clay Christensen spoke about the problem with disruptive innovation at our second FEI conference in 2004. Academics, consultants and large company business development gurus have all tried to find a solution. In addition, this has been a continuing theme at our conference. However, few companies other than Amazon have been successful. What are the missing puzzle pieces, why can’t we solve this problem and what can you do about it?”

9:00am - 9:45am 45 mins
Info
Variations on a Theme: Innovating for Growth
  • A Chat with: Alexa Dembek - Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer, Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont, DowDuPont
  • Neal Gutterson - SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Corteva Agriscience™

In the merger of the century, DowDuPont brought together the portfolios of Dow and DuPont, two innovative, science-based companies that hold leadership positions in the Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products industries. With evolution comes both challenges and opportunities as they set course to be more competitive and well-equipped for science driven, profitable, long-term growth. Chief Technology Officers of DuPont and Corteva Agriscience™ pull the curtain back on their transformation comparing and contrasting their approaches to innovation and how they are upping its game.

9:45am - 10:00am 15 mins
Info
Quick Fire Innovations presented by MIT Solve
  • Julia Kumari Drapkin - CEO & Founder, ISeeChange
  • Carlos Pereira - CEO & Founder, Livox
  • Karen Naimer - CEO & Founder, Medicapt

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world's most pressing problems. Solve issues four Challenges each year to find the most promising Solver class to drive transformational change. Solve then deploys its global community of cross-sector leaders to form partnerships these Solver teams need to scale their impact.

Join the Solve community for this special opportunity to listen to (these three Solver delegates: Wave2O, Education Modified, Refactored.AI) from the main stage at FEI. From wave energy powering desalination to AI for the workforce of the future, these innovators will inspire you.

10:00am - 10:45am 45 mins
Morning Networking Break
10:45am - 11:00am 15 mins
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TRACK 1: INNOVATION STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
Track Welcome
  • Shaun Gummere - VP, Service Design, Cantina Consulting
  • George White - Chief Innovation Officer, Cantina Consulting
10:45am - 11:00am 15 mins
TRACK 2: DISRUPTING BUSINESS AS USUAL
Track Welcome
10:45am - 11:00am 15 mins
TRACK 3: PRIORITIZE, ACCELERATE & SCALE
Track Welcome
10:45am - 11:00am 15 mins
TRACK 4: VENTURE OLYMPICS: PARTNERING & STARTUPS
Track Welcome
10:45am - 11:00am 15 mins
TRACK 5: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Track Welcome
10:45am - 11:00am 15 mins
TRACK 6: PROJECT WORLD SUMMIT
Track Welcome
  • Chuck Millhollan - Senior Vice President Operational Process Excellence, Farm Credit Mid-America
11:00am - 11:40am 40 mins
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TRACK 1: INNOVATION STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
Proactively Preventing Failure
  • Rowena Pullan - Strategic Innovation Leader, VP Wellness R&D, Pfizer

Join our panel of Fortune 500 innovation leaders to discuss how they proactively stay on top of competitors, disruptors and substitutes. With limited time and budget, how do these leaders stay ahead, evaluate ideas, and pick winners? Learn strategies and tactics from real world projects.

11:00am - 11:40am 40 mins
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TRACK 2: DISRUPTING BUSINESS AS USUAL
How Gatorade is Changing the Way Athletes Hydrate
  • Chris Hintermeister - Long-Term Innovation & Strategy, Gatorade - Pepsico

Learn how the world leader in hydration took their game to the next level with Gx, a personalized hydration platform that involves product, equipment and technology. You’ll get a behind the scenes
look at the breakthrough innovation process and methodology, including ideation, prototyping, incubation and the role external partners play in managing digital convergence.

11:00am - 11:40am 40 mins
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TRACK 3: PRIORITIZE, ACCELERATE & SCALE
Transforming Corteva’s Innovation Model for Growth
  • Neal Gutterson - SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Corteva Agriscience™

Our industry is facing massive changes, from digital transformation, to new biological technologies like CRISPR, to changing consumer preferences, all of which will shape the landscape of how we produce, process and deliver food. Face these challenges to both meet our current business commitments and also provide positive leadership in the industry to enrich the lives of farmers and consumers across the globe.

11:00am - 11:40am 40 mins
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TRACK 4: VENTURE OLYMPICS: PARTNERING & STARTUPS
Building a Global Network to Support Innovation
  • Katherine W. Merton, PhD - Head, JLAB

Kate will be discussing the optimal framework required to support entrepreneurs and how JLABS has developed a suite of offerings to serve today’s healthcare innovators.

11:00am - 11:40am 40 mins
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TRACK 5: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
An Interactive Session MIT Solve Braintrust

Speakers to be announced

Participants collaborate with Solver delegates after their pitches, providing advice and brainstorming partnerships to advance their solutions.

11:00am - 11:40am 40 mins
TRACK 6: PROJECT WORLD SUMMIT
The Ultimate Business Partner – Changing the Project Management Mindset
  • Chuck Millhollan - Senior Vice President Operational Process Excellence, Farm Credit Mid-America
11:40am - 12:20pm 40 mins
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TRACK 1: INNOVATION STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
Smart Watches, Dumb Watches and the Rise of Micro-Marketing
  • Francesco Pagano - VP, Head of Portfolio of Licensed Brands, EMEA, Fossil Group, Inc.

Innovation and Brand identities are now designed one micro-step at a time. Technology has killed Marketing. Big data allows us to build intimate relationships with our fans, in a world where innovation is best nurtured by Micro-Marketing seeds. Old school branding is dead forever, and consumer journeys are as old as train rides, across a Continent that spins at light speed. Do we have any time left for a socially relevant, scalable and long term Brand story? Smart Watches are a good business case where contemporary egos get to meet disruptive Brand stories.

11:40am - 12:20pm 40 mins
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TRACK 2: DISRUPTING BUSINESS AS USUAL
Reforging DuPont as a Growth Company
  • Alexa Dembek - Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer, Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont, DowDuPont
  • David Matheson - President and CEO, SmartOrg, Inc.

Each legacy organization is built on a long tradition of world-beating innovation and success. Yet over the decades, each has slowly slipped into a mode of relying too much on exploiting past success rather than driving bold new growth. Learn how we are shifting gears to reforge our combined organization: making new choices, decluttering and focusing,and driving the upside of opportunity across our innovation portfolio.

11:40am - 12:20pm 40 mins
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TRACK 3: PRIORITIZE, ACCELERATE & SCALE
Transforming Kraft Heinz’s Innovation Pipeline Approach
  • Erin Faulk - VP Lean Growth, The Garage Group
  • Stacey Cox - Consumer Insights Leader, Kraft Heinz

Hear behind-the-scenes lessons learned from the trailblazing teams at Kraft Heinz who leveraged a fiveday innovation pipeline sprint approach to revitalize their portfolios and fill their three-year innovation pipelines with meaningful, consumer-driven ideas. With iterative input from constant consumer touchpoint over five days, the teams transformed their historically linear process. Courageous minds only.

11:40am - 12:20pm 40 mins
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TRACK 4: VENTURE OLYMPICS: PARTNERING & STARTUPS
Session to be delivered by IDEO
  • Katherine Londergan - Portfolio Director- Venture Design, IDEO

Session Details Coming Soon

11:40am - 12:20pm 40 mins
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TRACK 5: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Recognizing Exclusion in AI
  • Tim Allen - Partner, Microsoft Design, Microsoft

Bias in AI can destroy trust instantaneously, doing real harm to large communities. As creators of artificial intelligence experiences, we must be thoughtful about how AI evolves and how it impacts real people. Join us to learn how Inclusive Design is being used to deliver on Microsoft’s promise to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

11:40am - 12:20pm 40 mins
TRACK 6: PROJECT WORLD SUMMIT
Aligning Project Management with Organizational Strategy
  • Scott Sears - Project Management Community of Excellence Leader, Boeing
12:20pm - 1:00pm 40 mins
TRACK 1: INNOVATION STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
Technologies & Startups: When to Invest & When to Buy
  • Anil Achyuta - Director, External Innovation, L’Oréal
12:20pm - 1:15pm 55 mins
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TRACK 2: DISRUPTING BUSINESS AS USUAL
Managing Moonshots: How to Lead Large Organizations so They Reach Their Most Audacious Goals
  • Mark Bünger - Technology Strategist, InnovationLab
  • Michelle Popowitz - Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA, FoodShot Global
  • Victor Friedberg - Founder and Chairman, FoodShot Global

“A moonshot” has become shorthand for innovation aspirations so ambitious, they might literally be impossible. Just as NASA’s Apollo moon program organized the energies of thousands of contributors to invent, optimize, and deploy their best ideas, leaders today are finding ways to organize internal and external resources to achieve goals that many of their stakeholders fear are just too bold to succeed. Meet some crazy-smart people making the impossible real.

12:20pm - 1:00pm 40 mins
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TRACK 3: PRIORITIZE, ACCELERATE & SCALE
Innovation Challenges and Lessons – My Journey as An Entrepreneur
  • Gopika Kannan - Former, Assistant VP, Cognitive Solutions & Innovation Practices, MassMututal & Head of Strategy & Research, Stealth Startup (Cognitive Assistance)

After years in Fortune 100 and multi-national corporations (both domestic and international), leading transformation and innovation, I set out on a journey to build a product that would improve the Quality of Life of Persons with Dementia. Many of my experiences from the corporate world stood me in good stead. I also had to unlearn several things rapidly and evolve my methods.

12:20pm - 1:00pm 40 mins
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TRACK 4: VENTURE OLYMPICS: PARTNERING & STARTUPS
Disrupting Traditional University and Industry Partnerships
  • Mike Peoples, PhD - Technology Lead, R&D New Ventures, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
  • Garret Westlake, PhD - Executive Director, VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University

How might universities partner with industry in new ways that break down silos, eliminate bureaucracy, and operate in agile frameworks? Virginia Commonwealth University and Pfizer are actively pursuing this question through a bold step to disrupt traditional industry/university partnerships and to instead create hybrid entities that fail fast, provide free flowing information and yield real-time innovation.With a significant portfolio of collaborative projects to learn from, VCU and Pfizer will share how traditional partnership models inhibit innovation and how they are co-constructing a new agile framework for industry and university partnerships.

12:20pm - 1:00pm 40 mins
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TRACK 5: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
How National Grid Went Against the Norm and Used Customers to Create
  • Kristen Murphy - Lead Analyst, Customer Insights, National Grid
  • Allyssa Gresser - Executive Vice President, Client Relations, KL Communications

Kristen Murphy, will share how National Grid has disrupted the way things have always been done by tapping directly into their customers to create! Kristen and llyssa Gresser will share how National Grid brought their customers in early in the process when creating new services and technology and then share a recent case study on what they did differently this time and what they were able to learn from it and how it is being embraced throughout the company.

12:20pm - 1:00pm 40 mins
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TRACK 6: PROJECT WORLD SUMMIT
Fixing Bad Projects (How to Get Management to Respond)
  • Ken Perry - SR Project Manager and Adjunct Professor, Webster University

In this session you will learn that there is no magic to fix a bad project. Often the root cause of a project going badly is due to an internal saboteur. The form it takes is the lack of participation with management. We will explore what works and will does not work and how to make it about the project or the organization as opposed to making it personal.

1:00pm - 1:15pm 15 mins
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TRACK 1: INNOVATION STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
QUICK FIRE SESSION: Get Involved!

Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@KNect365.com or 646-616-7627

1:00pm - 1:15pm 15 mins
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TRACK 3: PRIORITIZE, ACCELERATE & SCALE
QUICK FIRE SESSION: Get Involved!

Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@KNect365.com or 646-616-7627

1:00pm - 1:15pm 15 mins
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TRACK 4: VENTURE OLYMPICS: PARTNERING & STARTUPS
QUICK FIRE SESSION: Get Involved!

Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@KNect365.com or 646-616-7627

1:00pm - 1:15pm 15 mins
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TRACK 5: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
QUICK FIRE SESSION: How Brands Get to Market First by Adopting an AI-Led Approach
  • Steve King - Founder and CEO, Black Swan Data
  • Brands need a different approach to detect and action new category trends faster to keep pace with smaller, nimbler enterprises.


  • AI applied to social data equips brands with accurate
    and timely information by objectively ranking and
    predicting upcoming consumer trends, earlier.


  • Find out how companies such as PepsiCo, Danone
    and McDonald’s are using it to transform their
    Insights capability and get to market first.
1:00pm - 1:15pm 15 mins
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TRACK 6: PROJECT WORLD SUMMIT
QUICK FIRE SESSION: Get Involved!

Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@KNect365.com or 646-616-7627

1:15pm - 2:15pm 60 mins
TRACK 1: INNOVATION STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
Lunch
1:15pm - 2:15pm 60 mins
TRACK 2: DISRUPTING BUSINESS AS USUAL
Lunch
1:15pm - 2:15pm 60 mins
TRACK 3: PRIORITIZE, ACCELERATE & SCALE
Lunch
1:15pm - 2:15pm 60 mins
TRACK 4: VENTURE OLYMPICS: PARTNERING & STARTUPS
Lunch
1:15pm - 2:15pm 60 mins
TRACK 5: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Lunch
1:15pm - 2:15pm 60 mins
TRACK 6: PROJECT WORLD SUMMIT
Lunch
2:15pm - 2:55pm 40 mins
TRACK 1: INNOVATION STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
Breaking Innovation Governance
  • William A. Singleton III - Director, Global Breakthrough Packaging Development, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
  • Jayesh Shah - Director, Business Development, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
2:15pm - 2:55pm 40 mins
TRACK 2: DISRUPTING BUSINESS AS USUAL
Partnering with Startups to Drive Capability and Innovation
  • Currie Crookston - Head of Innovation Management, Covestro
2:15pm - 2:55pm 40 mins
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TRACK 3: PRIORITIZE, ACCELERATE & SCALE
Somebody’s Got to Say It: The Traditional Concept Test Needs a Refresh
  • Kip Creel - President, StandPoint
  • Serena Petri - Senior Director of Consumer Insights and Analytics, Johnson Outdoors

Emerging methods that measure “concept engagement” may hold some promise.

A lot is on the line to ensure that you advance the ideas and concepts with the greatest potential. For data driven organizations, the mainstay has been the traditional concept test and purchase intent survey. In niche markets, (most B2B and some B2C), surveys are expensive to scale, response rates can be very low, and comparative benchmarks are lacking. As a result, some organizations advance concepts with little quantitative data.

In niche markets, most purchases are heavily researched. Interest in an idea or concept can be judged by the effort individuals take to learn about it. E-commerce and university studies prove that the more a person engages with online content, the more likely they are to buy. The same behavior can be simulated and used to gauge the potential of your ideas and concepts.

In this case study presentation, learn how Johnson Outdoors, a leading manufacturer of recreational products, leveraged a new technology to measure “concept engagement” with smaller sample sizes. The use of behavioral parameters is increasing; learn the upsides and drawbacks to these new techniques.

2:15pm - 2:55pm 40 mins
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TRACK 4: VENTURE OLYMPICS: PARTNERING & STARTUPS
Get Involved!

Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@KNect365.com or 646-616-7627

2:15pm - 2:55pm 40 mins
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TRACK 5: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Simulating Disasters Ahead of Time
  • William Wink - The Orlando Fire Department & Founder, Service Simulations

Simulating Disasters was developed by Service Simulations, a non-profit organization for the Orlando Fire Dept., The goal is to provide training using innovative technology for First Responders in High Risk situations where VR, AR, Mocap, and Haptics become XR.

2:15pm - 2:55pm 40 mins
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TRACK 6: PROJECT WORLD SUMMIT
A Discussion on Project Management Career Path
  • Chuck Millhollan - Senior Vice President Operational Process Excellence, Farm Credit Mid-America

Additional Speakers to be announced. 

2:55pm - 3:35pm 40 mins
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TRACK 1: INNOVATION STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
Failure as Opportunity: Re-imagining the High School Transcript: The Largest Single Co-Creation Project Ever
  • Stacy Caldwell - CEO, The Mastery Transcript Consortium

In her presentation Mastery Transcript Consortium’s CEO, Stacy Caldwell will share how Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC) is drawing upon the power of technology and its member community to drive the development of a digital high school transcript that will showcase students’ unique skills, strengths, and interests—giving colleges and employers a clearer
picture of the “whole” student.

2:55pm - 4:15pm 80 mins
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TRACK 2: DISRUPTING BUSINESS AS USUAL
Courageous Minds Only Chat on Operating Like a Startup in a BigCo
  • Jason Hauer - Co-Founder & Co-CEO, The Garage Group
  • David VanHimbergen - Head of Springboard, Kraft Heinz
  • Monica Rustgi - Vice President Marketing, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Himanshu Sharma - Head of Strategy, Citi FinTech

Learned from these top corporate leaders on strategies and tactics they’ve personally used to allow their organizations to search for sustainable, and bold new ways to add value in the face of
increasing market uncertainty.

2:55pm - 3:35pm 40 mins
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TRACK 3: PRIORITIZE, ACCELERATE & SCALE
Scaling Design Sprints: Design Transformation at The Home Depot
  • Brooke Creef - UX Manager, Design Sprints, The Home Depot

Share a strategic overview of the Design Sprint framework and how we are scaling to drive design transformation, empower teams and foster a culture of innovation within The Home Depot. Discuss the operational strategy used to create a robust, scalable Design Sprint program to effectively alter the behaviors and mindsets necessary to drive organizational change. Share the ROI of investing in Design Thinking efforts and how to successfully introduce this thinking into a large organization.

2:55pm - 4:15pm 80 mins
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TRACK 4: VENTURE OLYMPICS: PARTNERING & STARTUPS
David *and* Goliath: How large Companies and Start Ups Can Work Together to Bring New Ideas to Market
  • Chris Varley - Global Program Manager for Goodyear's External Science and Technology Programs, Goodyear

Increasingly, large companies are realizing that not every great innovation can or should come from inside their own corporate R&D center. At the same time, start ups are finding it harder and harder to “go it alone” when it comes time to scale up the “Next New Thing.” But there’s no rule that says It has to be a “David vs. Goliath” world; sometimes Goliath and David can accomplish more together than either could on their own.

2:55pm - 3:35pm 40 mins
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TRACK 5: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Get Involved!

Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@KNect365.com or 646-616-7627

2:55pm - 4:15pm 80 mins
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TRACK 6: PROJECT WORLD SUMMIT
WORKSHOP: Leverage Brain Science and Storytelling to POWER UP Your Influence
  • William Greenwald - Founder and Chief Neuroleaderologist, Windsor Leadership Group

Have you ever struggled to get stakeholders to dance with your data? Have you ever tried to secure extra budget money to chase down an idea but could not get buy-in from the financial gatekeeper? Have you ever attempted to influence the behavior of a colleague or family member only to secure deeper levels of resistance? If so, then this is a workshop for you Journey through the intersection of “science and art“ as you explore why/how cutting-edge brain science, when tethered to the art of masterful storytelling, serves to optimize your ability to influence behaviors, inspire others to action, and in the end, make a transformational impact on others (personally and professionally).

2:55pm - 4:15pm 80 mins
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BONUS WORKSHOP
BONUS WORKSHOP: From Roadblocks to Roadmaps: A Working Session to Get You Unstuck:
  • Shawn Nason - CEO & Chief Ecosystem Disruptor, Nason Group

This hands-on experience begins with you receiving a YES kit that will provide the roadmap for your journey. From there, we’ll dig into the power of empathy, show you how to focus your problem using real-world examples, and engage your creative juices to start solving the problem. Bring current challenges and be prepared to do more in two hours than you typically get done in three months!

3:35pm - 4:15pm 40 mins
Info
TRACK 1: INNOVATION STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
Get Involved!

Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@KNect365.com or 646-616-7627

3:35pm - 4:15pm 40 mins
TRACK 3: PRIORITIZE, ACCELERATE & SCALE
Leveraging Lean Startup & Human Centered Design at Scale
  • Ben Hafele - Lean Innovation Manager, Earthmoving Division, Caterpillar Inc.
3:35pm - 4:15pm 40 mins
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TRACK 5: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
How Disruptive Technology is Changing the Museum Experience
  • Carolyn Royston - Chief Experience Officer, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

It’s not always about adding an interactive into a gallery or even introducing a digital Pen as Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum did in 2014 when it was deemed “The museum of the future.” It is about cultural shifts within the organization embracing technology and embedding it within our practices across the museum’s core strategies. Share how this change is reflected in the new channels for engagement of broader audiences, making the museum more accessible and inclusive.

4:15pm - 5:00pm 45 mins
Afternoon Networking Break
5:00pm - 5:45pm 45 mins
Info
Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future
  • Joi Ito - Director, MIT Media Lab

To survive the future, individuals and organizations must first change their perspectives. This requires dispensing longtime assumptions about governing institutions. Where earlier generations may have prized stability and authority, today we must be restless and dynamic. Ito reveals his framework for updating one’s approach to technological change. He argues that in the new world, organizations should value risk, disobedience and diversity rather than a more traditional corporate ethos of hierarchy and respect for experience. This may come with difficulties for some companies and institutions, but Ito contends that it is the only way to survive the proverbial “whiplash” of a universe in constant flux.

5:45pm - 6:45pm 60 mins
FEI Kick-Off Party