October 02, 2017  — Pre-Conference Seminar: Future-Focused: Trends, Forecasts, and the Science of Revolutionary Change
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October 03 - 04, 2017  — 5th Annual Innovation Master Class
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October 03 - 04, 2017

Today we are all living and working “outside the box.”
The question is, will your company drive the disruption or be driven by it? 

Challenges You Might be Facing

Have you experienced anything recently that you couldn’t have imagined a year ago – or six months ago?  World-changing, reality-shifting disruptions shape our present and future. Will you and your company be creating those innovations, or simply reacting to them?

About the Conference

For the past four years, the Conference Board’s sold-out Innovation Master Classes have inspired senior-level practitioners to develop truly new ideas, by exposing them to advanced discoveries, leadership strategies, and new processes and tools. 

The fifth annual Innovation Master Class, hosted by Coca-Cola, will be a true a class of masters, with presentations from Fortune 1000 firms and other experts, small group workshops, and the kind of networking that can super-charge your innovation capabilities. 

Hear from Innovation Leaders including:

  • Amazon - Carletta Ooton, Vice President, Health and Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance
  • Coca-Cola Company - James Sommerville, Vice President, Global Design
  • UPS -  Alan Gershenhorn, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Join the Masterclass and gain opportunities to:

  • Explore the shift in innovation from the closed to open sourced innovation, crowdsourcing, and sharing economy models in which speed and execution prevail over control and ownership;
  • Develop, enhance and apply your ideation and Design Thinking skills in interactive workshops creating real-world solutions to further a social good;
  • Gain insights from on-the-ground case studies of build/buy/partner/invest and other structural models for innovation;
  • Hear the CFO perspective on balancing core, adjacent and transformative innovation efforts;
  • Understand megatrends in technology, demographics, and the environment, among others, that will set the stage for future opportunities;
  • Take back new ideas on maintaining a culture of innovation across your organization, and the value of diversity and inclusion as innovation drivers.

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed exclusively for senior executives charged with delivering innovation within their discipline, business unit or across multiple disciplines.  Expected titles include:  

Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers and Leaders of:

  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • R & D
  • Product Development
  • Technology
  • Research
  • Business Development/ New Business Development
  • Design/Design Thinking

Also of interest to:

  • HR Executives
  • Learning and Training Development 

Three Things to Do Now 

1. Download the Agenda

To learn more about sessions and speakers, download the latest agenda

2. Register 

Register early and save $200. This offer ends August 19, 2017.

3. Get Involved!

If you would like to get involved in the 2017 conference, please contact us.

Speaking Opportunities: Joan Greco, joan.greco@conference-board.org
Sponsorship Opportunities: Michael Felden, michael.felden@conference-board.org
Media Partner Opportunities: Allison Nilsen, allison.nilsen@conference-board.org 

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Logical Design Solutions - Innovation Master Class
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October 02, 2017

This highly interactive one-day seminar features workshops that will enhance your ability to understand and leverage trends; to use data to predict successful innovations; and to envision the future by helping shape it. Every session will give you hands-on opportunities to use new techniques to predict, understand, and influence the forces determining the success of your next innovation.

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8 am – 9 am

Welcome and Introductions: 9 am – 9:15 am

9:15 am – 11:30 am

Transcendent Innovation: The Art and Science of Creating the Future

The great computer scientist Alan Kay said that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. Right now other people are inventing the future our children will inherit. The question is, will you try to resist it, to adapt to it, or to be among those that shape the future?

This interactive two hour workshop, based on the behavioral, cognitive and social drivers behind the adoption of revolutionary ideas and technologies, will give you an opportunity to learn and practice some of the levers of envisioning the future, inventing transformative products and solutions, and inspiring behavior change at scale.

Udaiyan (U.J.) Jatar, Chief Strategy Officer, Ops-Fuel

(Note: This session will include a 15-minute networking break.) 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Fact-Based Innovation

Through this workshop you will gain insight into and learn how to use a framework for finding the signal in the noise and identifying the trends most likely to affect your customers and shape your business.  

Lunch: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

Building a future perspective: Tools to develop trends into insights

 

Participants will engage in a research-based deep dive into a trend shaping the business environment, using small group exercises to explore and elaborate on implications and innovation opportunities. Participants will have exposure to a tool and thought process to build a broader perspective on the impacts of trends: how trends spill into adjacent spaces; the interconnectivity of trend implications; and key insights from trends. Attendees will be asked to read two articles prior to the workshop.

 

Alice Griffin, Director, Global Marketing, Eastman Chemical Company

 

Glenda Eilo, Director, Strategic Marketing & Innovation, Eastman Chemical Company

 

Mirth Hoyt, Market Analyst, Eastman Chemical Company

 

Networking Break: 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm 

3:45 pm – 5:45 pm 

Can You Forecast the Winning Project? The Data Say Yes

Through this interactive workshop you will learn and begin to practice a data-driven approach to identifying promising innovation projects and discover why this method has a demonstrated success rate far above the norm. 

Participants will:

  • Test your forecasting ability against real business cases, and discuss the processes used to make your forecasts;
  • Learn how to use a set of counter-intuitive statistical insights in making predictions;
  • Develop a second set of predictions guided by those new criteria – once again comparing against actual results; 
  • Increase your awareness of the strengths and weaknesses offered by each predictive strategy;
  • Understand how to make more deliberate and accurate predictions in the context of innovation.

Thomas Thurston, Founder, Growth Sciences and Managing Director, WR Hambrecht Ventures

Closing Remarks: 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Speakers

Scheduled Speakers October 02, 2017
  • Glenda Eilo, Director, Strategic Marketing & Innovation, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Alice Griffin, Director, Global Marketing, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Mirth Hoyt, Market Analyst, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Udaiyan (U.J.) Jatar, Chief Strategy Officer, Ops-Fuel
  • Thomas Thurston, Founder, Growth Sciences and Managing Director, WR Hambrecht Ventures
October 03 - 04, 2017

Today we are all living and working “outside the box.”
The question is, will your company drive the disruption or be driven by it? 

Challenges You Might be Facing

Have you experienced anything recently that you couldn’t have imagined a year ago – or six months ago?  World-changing, reality-shifting disruptions shape our present and future. Will you and your company be creating those innovations, or simply reacting to them?

About the Conference

For the past four years, the Conference Board’s sold-out Innovation Master Classes have inspired senior-level practitioners to develop truly new ideas, by exposing them to advanced discoveries, leadership strategies, and new processes and tools. 

The fifth annual Innovation Master Class, hosted by Coca-Cola, will be a true a class of masters, with presentations from Fortune 1000 firms and other experts, small group workshops, and the kind of networking that can super-charge your innovation capabilities. 

Hear from Innovation Leaders including:

  • Amazon - Carletta Ooton, Vice President, Health and Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance
  • Coca-Cola Company - James Sommerville, Vice President, Global Design
  • UPS -  Alan Gershenhorn, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Join the Masterclass and gain opportunities to:

  • Explore the shift in innovation from the closed to open sourced innovation, crowdsourcing, and sharing economy models in which speed and execution prevail over control and ownership;
  • Develop, enhance and apply your ideation and Design Thinking skills in interactive workshops creating real-world solutions to further a social good;
  • Gain insights from on-the-ground case studies of build/buy/partner/invest and other structural models for innovation;
  • Hear the CFO perspective on balancing core, adjacent and transformative innovation efforts;
  • Understand megatrends in technology, demographics, and the environment, among others, that will set the stage for future opportunities;
  • Take back new ideas on maintaining a culture of innovation across your organization, and the value of diversity and inclusion as innovation drivers.

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed exclusively for senior executives charged with delivering innovation within their discipline, business unit or across multiple disciplines.  Expected titles include:  

Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers and Leaders of:

  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • R & D
  • Product Development
  • Technology
  • Research
  • Business Development/ New Business Development
  • Design/Design Thinking

Also of interest to:

  • HR Executives
  • Learning and Training Development 

Three Things to Do Now 

1. Download the Agenda

To learn more about sessions and speakers, download the latest agenda

2. Register 

Register early and save $200. This offer ends August 19, 2017.

3. Get Involved!

If you would like to get involved in the 2017 conference, please contact us.

Speaking Opportunities: Joan Greco, joan.greco@conference-board.org
Sponsorship Opportunities: Michael Felden, michael.felden@conference-board.org
Media Partner Opportunities: Allison Nilsen, allison.nilsen@conference-board.org 

Scheduled Speakers October 03 - 04, 2017

Scheduled Speakers October 03 - 04, 2017
  • Carletta Ooton, Vice President, Health and Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance, Amazon
  • Phil Chung, UX Manager, Google
  • James Sommerville, Vice President, Global Design, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Dan Gittsovich, Director of Corporate Strategy, 3M
  • Alan Gershenhorn, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, UPS
  • Richard Perez, Applied Product Innovation Capability Manager, Procter & Gamble
  • Eli Rosner, SVP and Chief Technology Officer, NCR
  • Peter Scott, Vice President, Emerging Media and Innovation, Turner Studios
  • Michelle Routh, Chief Enterprise Architect, The Coca-Cola Company
  • David Stafford, Executive Vice President for Personnel and CHRO, Michelin North America
  • Meghan Herman, Inclusion and Innovation Lead, Shopify
  • Sam Hsu, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, Ecolab
  • Jason Kraynek, Vice President, Business Transformation & Innovation, Fluor
  • Robert Kolodgy, CFO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Sherry Sanger, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Penske Logistics
  • Thomas Thurston, Founder, Growth Sciences and Managing Director, WR Hambrecht Ventures
  • Chris Hellmann, Global VP and GM Coca-Cola Freestyle Center, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Sarah Iselin, Chief Strategy Officer, GuideWell
  • Gladys Rosa-Mendoza, Fmr. Director of Innovation, CertainTeed Corporation (Saint-Gobain S.A.)
  • Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D., Director, Business Cycles and Growth Research, The Conference Board
  • Dan Simpson, Program Director, Council of Strategy Executives, The Conference Board
  • Dr. Min Basadur, Center for Research in Applied Creativity, Professor Emeritus, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
  • Mimi Brooks, CEO, Logical Design Solutions
  • Gary Magenta, SVP and Chief Change Architect, Root Inc
Supporting Sponsors
Root - Innovation Master Class 2017 - Supporting S
Logical Design Solutions - Innovation Master Class
Associate Sponsor
InnovationOne - Innovation Master Class 2017 - Ass