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Key Sessions

Ed Catmull

What Makes Creative People Tick? Structuring and Operating Creative Organizations

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios

Kathy Fish

Transforming and Accelerating Innovation at P&G

P&G

Apr 24
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Showing of Streams
10:15am - 10:30am

WELCOME: from your FEI 2018 Host

  • Shawn Nason - CEO & Chief Consumer Champion, Nason Group
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10:30am - 11:15am

What Makes Creative People Tick? Structuring and Operating Creative Organizations

Ed Catmull outlines techniques and ideas on leading creative organizations. Some of the leadership philosophies he explores include: Addressing hidden barriers to creativity, uncoupling fear and failure, preparing for unknown problems and ensuring that a company’s communication structure does not mirror its organizational structure. He also discusses the importance of getting the team right if you want to get the ideas right and always working on making the process better, but knowing the goal is to make something great.

  • Ed Catmull - President, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
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11:15am - 12:10pm

Morning Networking Break

Showing of Streams
1:15pm - 2:30pm

Lunch

Showing of Streams
5:00pm - 5:45pm

Afternoon Networking Break

5:45pm - 6:30pm

Transforming and Accelerating Innovation at P&G

Innovation has been at the core of P&G’s success model for its 180-year history, and continues to drive our growth. P&G has a long history of innovation, and has consistently innovated how we innovate. We are undergoing a significant transformation of our innovation capability, with investments in digital Innovation, Connect & develop, and Lean Innovation capability. this transformation is occurring on our big brands as well as new ideas across the company. Learn how we are learning faster, failing faster, creating “startups” inside P&G, partnering externally, and running more experiments on both products and business models in Front End Innovation to accelerate learning and ultimately speed to market.

  • Kathy Fish - Chief Research, Development and Innovation Officer, P&G
more
6:30pm - 6:45pm

What’s the Least I Can Do For You?

Mark will share his experiences applying unique guiding principles toward innovation; “Through the guest lens”, “ First, Best, and Only”, and, “ What’s the least we can do?” Smith discusses the wins and challenges breaking expectations and standard processes on the road to successfully delivering one of Nike’s latest innovations. He will share how delivering truly evolved innovation required breaking some standard operational processes which actually fueled true innovation.



  • Mark Smith - Creative Director of Innovation, Nike
more
6:45pm - 7:45pm

Cocktail

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
Coffee with Keurig
Coffee with Keurig
  • Rachel Schwartz - VP, Product Management & Innovation & General Manager Keurig Connect, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
  • Jeff Hadden - Director, Product Management, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
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Morning Coffee (Keurig style!) and conversation that will center around Consumer IoT. This chat is for industry professionals that work internally to a consumer products, consumer goods, retail, or other consumer oriented companies.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
Morning Yoga with Lululemon
Morning Yoga with Lululemon
  • Lindsay Angelo - Strategist, lululemon
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Lululemon’s love for yoga runs deep: it rejuvenates our body, calms our mind, and it’s the core of who they are. Participate in a 30 minute yoga class followed by refreshments and conversation with lululemon’s growth strategist.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
CPG Breakfast with Mars Wrigley & Clorox
CPG Breakfast with Mars Wrigley & Clorox
  • William Singleton - New Ventures Business Development Leader, Wrigley
  • Wayne Delker - former Chief Innovation Officer, Clorox
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Industry specific breakfast specifically for executives responsible for innovation in Consumer Packaged Goods organizations. Share common challenges and solutions in an
off-the record setting.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
Morning Run
Morning Run
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A morning run will help give you that extra energy boost you need to make the most out of a busy FEI schedule the rest of the day. Join peers for an informal run followed by snacks and conversation.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
Art of Culinary Creativity
Art of Culinary Creativity
  • Richard Rayment - Chef, Seaport Hotel
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The pace of change in the culinary industry is unrivaled. Every day requires new passion & creativity. Join the Seaport’s Award-Winning Executive Chef in this interactive session while making & eating your own culinary creations.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
Morning Manicures
Morning Manicures
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Treat yourself! A relaxing way to start your day, join with colleagues for a little pampering as you get to know each other over manicures, refreshments, and great conversation.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
Manufacturing Breakfast with Corning
Manufacturing Breakfast with Corning
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Industry specific breakfast specifically for executives responsible for innovation in manufacturing organizations. Share common challenges and discuss solutions in an off-the record setting.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
Digital Transformation Breakfast with Unilever
Digital Transformation Breakfast with Unilever
  • Gail Martino - Senior Project Manager, Emerging Technologies, Unilever
more

Informal breakfast conversation for companies who are transforming for big better faster innovation through digital tools.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
FEI Orientation Breakfast with Volvo
FEI Orientation Breakfast with Volvo
  • Mike Hatrick - Global Head of IP Strategy and Portfolio, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
more

New to FEI? Connect with FEI mentors and ambassadors as they show you the ropes so you can maximize your experience.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
Healthcare Breakfast with 3M & Xerox
Healthcare Breakfast with 3M & Xerox
  • Cristin Moran - Front End Manager, 3M
  • Denise Fletcher - Chief Innovation Officer, Payer & Pharma, Xerox
more

Industry specific breakfast specifically for executives responsible for innovation in Healthcare organizations. Share common challenges and solutions in an off-the record setting.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
Financial Services Breakfast with Fidelity USAA
Financial Services Breakfast with Fidelity USAA
  • Sean Belka - Senior Vice President, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology
  • Mick Simonelli - Principal, Simonelli Innovation LLC
more

Industry specific breakfast specifically for executives responsible for innovation in Financial Service organizations. Share common challenges and discuss solutions in an off-the record setting.

8:15am - 9:15am 60 mins
Pharma Breakfast with Lily, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca
Pharma Breakfast with Lily, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca
  • Amber Anderson - Innovation Incubator Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Tom Wagner - Director, Global Digital Strategy & Innovation, AstraZeneca
  • Bret Huff - Vice President, Small Molecule Design and Development, Lilly
more

Industry specific breakfast specifically for executives responsible for innovation in Pharmaceutical organizations. Share common challenges and solutions in an off-the record setting.

9:15am - 10:15am 60 mins
Morning Manicures
Morning Manicures
more

Treat yourself! A relaxing way to start your day, join with colleagues for a little pampering as you get to know each other over manicures, refreshments, and great conversation.

10:15am - 10:30am 15 mins
WELCOME: from your FEI 2018 Host
  • Shawn Nason - CEO & Chief Consumer Champion, Nason Group
more
10:30am - 11:15am 45 mins
What Makes Creative People Tick? Structuring and Operating Creative Organizations
  • Ed Catmull - President, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
more

Ed Catmull outlines techniques and ideas on leading creative organizations. Some of the leadership philosophies he explores include: Addressing hidden barriers to creativity, uncoupling fear and failure, preparing for unknown problems and ensuring that a company’s communication structure does not mirror its organizational structure. He also discusses the importance of getting the team right if you want to get the ideas right and always working on making the process better, but knowing the goal is to make something great.

11:15am - 12:10pm 55 mins
Morning Networking Break
12:10pm - 12:15pm 5 mins
FEI On Campus
Chair Welcome
12:10pm - 12:15pm 5 mins
Design Thinking (FEI CORE)
Chair Welcome
12:10pm - 12:15pm 5 mins
Customer Driven Innovation (FEI CORE)
Chair Welcome
  • Ivy Eisenberg - Founder, Our IdeaWorks, LLC
more
12:10pm - 12:15pm 5 mins
Innovation Labs, Incubators & Accelerators (FEI X)
Chair Welcome
12:15pm - 1:15pm 60 mins
FEI On Campus
FEI ON CAMPUS
more

Hear from the universities breaking all the traditional paradigms of university/industry partnering.


Contact Liz Hinkis, Sponsorship Director at elizabeth.hinkis@KNect365.com or 646-616-7627 for more details.

12:15pm - 12:45pm 30 mins
Design Thinking (FEI CORE)
Incubating the Entrepreneurial Spirit: How to Use Human-Centered Design to Build an Internal Startup Team
  • Hannah Lippe - Principal Design Strategist, Fidelity Labs
more

Hannah & Carly share stories and learnings from the last two years of building a highfunctioning team and launching a new business, all while navigating the internal complexities of a large diversified financial services firm. they discuss the emotional ups and downs of an incubator team in Fidelity Labs. Learn how to apply the mindsets of human-centered design – taking risks, celebrating failure, and putting emotional needs at the forefront – to building a team.

12:15pm - 12:45pm 30 mins
Customer Driven Innovation (FEI CORE)
Patient-Centric Innovation: Partnering to Address Patient Needs
  • Chandra Ramanathan, Ph.D., M.B.A. - Vice President & Head, East Coast Innovation Center, Bayer
more

Chandra will share Bayer’s approach to strategic alliances –coordinated by Bayer’s innovation centers in the U.S. Hear insights on various ways of partnering with different stakeholders, the common obstacles in establishing alliances and specific ways to establish a mutually beneficial partnership between two entities with different cultures sharing a common goal - to address unmet patient needs.

12:15pm - 12:45pm 30 mins
Innovation Labs, Incubators & Accelerators (FEI X)
Making the Case: How Corporate Innovation Labs Lure Top Talent
  • John Valentine - Manager, Technology Discovery & Communications, Thales xPlor
  • Steve Thompson - VP of Innovation, USAA Labs
  • Vijay Patel - Director, Strategic Partnerships and Digital Innovation, CVS Health
  • Christopher Moss - AVP, Head of Solaria Labs, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Sandy Lacey - Director of Labs, North America, Lab of Forward Thinking (LOFT)
more

the recent explosion in venture funding and ICOs has made founding and joining startups and exciting and potential lucrative option for top tech talent. Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others are attracting innovators to new research labs centered around core technologies like artificial intelligence, big data analytics, robotics, and blockchain. these corporate innovation leaders have faced these threats head-on and built strategies to recruit top talent to their teams. this panel is a deep dive into how they made it happen.

12:45pm - 1:15pm 30 mins
Design Thinking (FEI CORE)
Digital Prototyping a New Airport Experience with Southwest Airlines (Just in Time for Boarding)
  • Lee Moreau - Principal, Service and Experience Design, Continuum
more

As airline passengers, we love to get to our destination…but we hate the experience of getting there. Continuum partnered with Southwest Airlines – the most flown and most profitable airline in the
United States – to redesign this experience, from ideation all the way through to a full-scale prototype in Dallas Love Field. Continuum leveraged Southwest’s innovative spirit to make new changes to
the airport experience.

12:45pm - 1:15pm 30 mins
Customer Driven Innovation (FEI CORE)
Unleashing Innovation by Letting the Customer Lead
  • Brian Hoff - Director of Corporate Innovation, Exelon Corporation
  • Nishit Mehta - Manager, Exelorate Growth, Exelon Corporation
more

Exelon leverages the best from venture and entrepreneurial approaches to launch net new businesses in areas that might surprise you. Learn how Exelon gets deeply immersed in customer problems in order to design solutions to meet needs they didn’t even know they had. Hear how Exelon leveraged gritty lean startup style entrepreneurship leveraging a MVP approach with an eye to a solution that can scale leveraging blockchain ledger technology.

12:45pm - 1:15pm 30 mins
Innovation Labs, Incubators & Accelerators (FEI X)
Using the Accelerator Model to Drive Cutting Edge Technologies into New Industries
  • Carla Small - Senior Director, Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children's Hospital
more

As disruptive core technologies like blockchain, big data, Ar/Vr, artificial intelligence, and voice interfaces emerge from labs and progressive industry players, the race is on to build new products and services to take advantage of these innovations. At the Boston Children’s Hospital digital Health Accelerator, Carla Small and her team have successfully bridged the gap between these technologies and breakthrough healthcare applications. Attend this session to learn more about this unique model for surfacing, vetting, and scaling innovations that may influence your own work.

1:15pm - 2:30pm 75 mins
Lunch
2:30pm - 4:00pm 90 mins
FEI On Campus
FEI on CAMPUS:
more

Hear from a variety of universities breaking all the traditional paradigms of university/industry partnering.

2:30pm - 3:00pm 30 mins
Design Thinking (FEI CORE)
Design Thinking to Design Doing - Results Driven DT Sessions
  • David Dombrowski, IDSA - Director, Industrial Design & Innovation, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
more

Why is it we attend these dt workshops and we come away all excited only to have ideas lose momentum once everyone gets back to the office. Who is responsible for bringing these ideas to life? We will unlock the secrets of a great dt session that yields results!

2:30pm - 3:00pm 30 mins
Customer Driven Innovation (FEI CORE)
Making the Consumer Part of Your Innovation Team
  • Jim Longo - Co-Founder & VP of Research Solutions, Discuss.io
more

Everyone is talking about being “customer obsessed.” What does that mean for the innovation process? Using live video conversations enables brands to engage consumers early and often as they work through the innovation pipeline. discuss.io Co-Founder, Share client case studies and examples of how brands have democratized the voice of the consumer in order to drive innovation and
customer obsession within their enterprises.

2:30pm - 3:00pm 30 mins
Innovation Labs, Incubators & Accelerators (FEI X)
Yes, Professor: The Innovation Lab as Executive Team Educator
  • Pete Roney - VP, Innovation & Technology, Thales US Managing Director, Thales xPlor
more

Corporate innovation labs may be missing out on an opportunity to scale impact by serving as trusted advisors to the executive team. Pete roney shares insights on how he determines which technologies currently buried in academic labs and startups will become future corporate strategy priorities. through deep industry research, use case targeting, focused PoCs and pilots, and
internal relationship-building, his innovation lab allows company leadership to act quickly when these technologies become top-of-mind in the marketplace.

3:00pm - 3:30pm 30 mins
Design Thinking (FEI CORE)
Paying Attention to the Right Signals
  • Kes Sampanthar - Executive Director, KPMG Innovation Lab
more

In a world of accelerating change and disruption, customer behavior is fundamentally changing, and the new challenge is paying attention to right signals to be able to predict where your customers
are going even before they know themselves. Knowing how to mine and analyze the signals from the noise requires combining the twin powers of 'design thinking' and 'data science' together to understand the true impacts of both long-wave and short-waves signals.

3:00pm - 3:30pm 30 mins
Customer Driven Innovation (FEI CORE)
An Innovation Revolution: Nest
  • Elizabeth Merrick May - Head of Customer Insights, Nest
more

Nest discusses how consumer insights have led them to continue to innovate and evolve the nest product offering. Why it’s important to innovate with your customer in mind and the lessons learned along the way.

3:00pm - 3:30pm 30 mins
Innovation Labs, Incubators & Accelerators (FEI X)
Do External Partnerships Have a Place in Innovation Lab Strategy?
more

Speaker TBA

3:30pm - 4:00pm 30 mins
Design Thinking (FEI CORE)
The Design of Design Thinking
  • Jackson Wang - VP of Design, L’Oreal USA
more

You’ll learn how it all started back in 2006 with P&G, the #1 consumer goods company, the tools, the challenges and the impact.

3:30pm - 4:00pm 30 mins
Customer Driven Innovation (FEI CORE)
Driven from the Gut: How Empathic Connection Drives Winning Ideas and Strategies
  • Tim Urmston - CEO, Seek Company
more

Every brand strives to create products, messages and strategies that resound with their customers, but after years of research, R&D and customer understanding are left asking, ‘so now what?’ Tim Urmston, founder and CEO of SEEK, has helped brands reinvent themselves and their innovation streams by reconnecting them with their core customers at an empathic level, and turning their gut response into deeply relevant ideas and strategies. In this talk, Tim will highlight the connection between the gut and the strategic instinct, and offer tools for how to turn empathy into lasting strategy.


3:30pm - 4:00pm 30 mins
Innovation Labs, Incubators & Accelerators (FEI X)
How Corporate Leaders are Partnering with Startups to Drive External Innovation
  • Emily Reichert - Chief Executive Officer, Greentown Labs
  • Julie Ferland - General Manager, Shell TechWorks
more

Partnerships between large, successful organizations and nimble, early-stage startups are proving to be an excellent approach to advancing the large company's technology and innovation strategies. Hear how Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator, works with their multinational corporate partners to facilitate and develop relationships, engagements and often investments, between Greentown Labs' startup community and the larger organization. Learn how your company can work with entrepreneurial ecosystems to push your company's innovation strategyforward.

4:00pm - 4:30pm 30 mins
FEI On Campus
Accelerating Innovation Through University Partnerships
  • Tracey Dodenhoff - Business development Consultant, Office of Industry Engagement and Commercial Venturing, Brown University
more

Dynamic Innovation Expert and Entrepreneur Tracey Dodenhoff will share strategies for engaging with Universities to accelerate your innovation programs. Tracey will share the stage with a surprise Corporate collaborator, who will share case studies for successful models of Industry/University engagement.

4:00pm - 4:30pm 30 mins
Design Thinking (FEI CORE)
Session to be delivered by Signals Analytics
more

Session details soon to come.

4:00pm - 4:30pm 30 mins
Customer Driven Innovation (FEI CORE)
Leave Nothing to Chance! Creativity and the Science of Innovation.
  • Ben Strutt - Partner, Cambridge Design Partnership
more

Innovation is essentially a problem-generating (finding and prioritising unmet stakeholder needs) and problem-solving (generating optimised solutions) process. While innovation investment naturally exposes pioneering businesses to risk, the cost of not innovating can be much higher. Our team is made up of individuals who have always been frustrated by the subjective way in which many innovation decisions appear to be made. As such, we have spent the last decade identifying and integrating tools and techniques that help structure and manage creative risk; work which has taken us to every continent in partnership with multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. From ‘Jobs-to-be-done’, to parameterising affective response through sensory engineering, to developing new quantitative user behaviour logging technologies in-house, we will reflect on how ‘research for innovation’ can be more focused, and validated more effectively than ever before.


4:00pm - 4:30pm 30 mins
Innovation Labs, Incubators & Accelerators (FEI X)
Are you a brand with an innovation story to share?
more

Contact event producer Romina at Romina.Kunstadter@KNect.com

5:00pm - 5:45pm 45 mins
Afternoon Networking Break
5:45pm - 6:30pm 45 mins
Transforming and Accelerating Innovation at P&G
  • Kathy Fish - Chief Research, Development and Innovation Officer, P&G
more

Innovation has been at the core of P&G’s success model for its 180-year history, and continues to drive our growth. P&G has a long history of innovation, and has consistently innovated how we innovate. We are undergoing a significant transformation of our innovation capability, with investments in digital Innovation, Connect & develop, and Lean Innovation capability. this transformation is occurring on our big brands as well as new ideas across the company. Learn how we are learning faster, failing faster, creating “startups” inside P&G, partnering externally, and running more experiments on both products and business models in Front End Innovation to accelerate learning and ultimately speed to market.

6:30pm - 6:45pm 15 mins
What’s the Least I Can Do For You?
  • Mark Smith - Creative Director of Innovation, Nike
more

Mark will share his experiences applying unique guiding principles toward innovation; “Through the guest lens”, “ First, Best, and Only”, and, “ What’s the least we can do?” Smith discusses the wins and challenges breaking expectations and standard processes on the road to successfully delivering one of Nike’s latest innovations. He will share how delivering truly evolved innovation required breaking some standard operational processes which actually fueled true innovation.



6:45pm - 7:45pm 60 mins
Cocktail