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6th Annual Innovation Master Class

Building the Breakthroughs that Build Revenue and Growth
DECEMBER 06 - 07, 2018 | GEORGE E. PAKE AUDITORIUM AT PARC, A XEROX COMPANY | PALO ALTO, CA

December 05, 2018

Note: Times are approximate and include travel. The Tour departs from Dinah’s Garden Hotel 4261 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 am

AT&T Foundry: Live Case Studies in Innovation Decision-Making

At the AT&T Foundry in Palo Alto, you will see the unique setting and processes created to drive innovations in 5G, AI, edge computing, and AR and VR on mobile services. Then you will speak with and get your questions answered by innovators leading these projects. Learn how decisions were made, projects selected, and teams structured to drive results.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SAP Labs Silicon Valley: Partnering with Apple, Google and More in the Epicenter of Tech

Learn how SAP Labs leverages its Silicon Valley location and its distinctive design thinking process to partner on enterprise projects with Apple, Google, NVIDIA, Slack, early stage disruptors, and many more. Engage in a dialogue on its innovation strategy, see how the lab environment has been shaped to enhance connections and creation, and get a walk-through on some of the latest projects.

Roger Quinlan, Sr. Vice President, Global Head- Partner Managed Cloud & BPO Global Customer Operations, SAP

Kevin Liu, Head of SAP CO Innovation Lab Silicon Valley, SAP

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch at SAP Labs Silicon Valley
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ford Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center: AI, Blockchain, Drones and the Transition from a Car Company to a Mobility Company

What does it mean, and what does it take, to transition from a car company to a mobility company? What roles will AI, Blockchain and drones play in the transformation? And how does Ford’s Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center, based at Stanford Research Park, help drive these changes? 

Here you will have a sophisticated and illuminating conversation about the advantages and the challenges of being based in Silicon Valley, followed by an opportunity to see some of the Innovation Center’s most exciting projects in action.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Accenture Ventures, Tech Trends Shaping the Future, and a Lineup of Startup All-Stars

What will your company’s next startup investment, partnership, or incubation be? What are the odds – given the track record – that the next relationship will drive revenue and results?  Learn from and get answers about the strategy and decisions behind Accenture Ventures, which partners with and invests in growth-stage companies that create innovative enterprise technologies.

Get insights into five major trends that are shaping innovation, then see examples of these forces in action through five breakout startups:

  • Trend: Citizen AI – Startup: Cortical.ai
  • Trend:  Internet of Thinking – Startup: Maana
  • Trend: Frictionless Business – Startup: Ripple
  • Trend: Data Veracity – Startup: Paxata
  • Trend: Extended Reality– Startup: Upskill
LOCATION

Conference location:
George E. Pake Auditorium at PARC, A Xerox Company
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Hotel Information:
Dinah's Garden Hotel Palo Alto
4261 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tel: + 650-493-2844

Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel to Xerox PARC. Parking is limited at Xerox PARC. 

To book a room at a discounted rate by 11/4/2018, click here.

Please Note: Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations.

HOSTED BY
964018 - Xerox

December 05, 2018

Note: Times are approximate and include travel. The Tour departs from Dinah’s Garden Hotel 4261 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 am

AT&T Foundry: Live Case Studies in Innovation Decision-Making

At the AT&T Foundry in Palo Alto, you will see the unique setting and processes created to drive innovations in 5G, AI, edge computing, and AR and VR on mobile services. Then you will speak with and get your questions answered by innovators leading these projects. Learn how decisions were made, projects selected, and teams structured to drive results.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SAP Labs Silicon Valley: Partnering with Apple, Google and More in the Epicenter of Tech

Learn how SAP Labs leverages its Silicon Valley location and its distinctive design thinking process to partner on enterprise projects with Apple, Google, NVIDIA, Slack, early stage disruptors, and many more. Engage in a dialogue on its innovation strategy, see how the lab environment has been shaped to enhance connections and creation, and get a walk-through on some of the latest projects.

Roger Quinlan, Sr. Vice President, Global Head- Partner Managed Cloud & BPO Global Customer Operations, SAP

Kevin Liu, Head of SAP CO Innovation Lab Silicon Valley, SAP

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch at SAP Labs Silicon Valley
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ford Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center: AI, Blockchain, Drones and the Transition from a Car Company to a Mobility Company

What does it mean, and what does it take, to transition from a car company to a mobility company? What roles will AI, Blockchain and drones play in the transformation? And how does Ford’s Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center, based at Stanford Research Park, help drive these changes? 

Here you will have a sophisticated and illuminating conversation about the advantages and the challenges of being based in Silicon Valley, followed by an opportunity to see some of the Innovation Center’s most exciting projects in action.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Accenture Ventures, Tech Trends Shaping the Future, and a Lineup of Startup All-Stars

What will your company’s next startup investment, partnership, or incubation be? What are the odds – given the track record – that the next relationship will drive revenue and results?  Learn from and get answers about the strategy and decisions behind Accenture Ventures, which partners with and invests in growth-stage companies that create innovative enterprise technologies.

Get insights into five major trends that are shaping innovation, then see examples of these forces in action through five breakout startups:

  • Trend: Citizen AI – Startup: Cortical.ai
  • Trend:  Internet of Thinking – Startup: Maana
  • Trend: Frictionless Business – Startup: Ripple
  • Trend: Data Veracity – Startup: Paxata
  • Trend: Extended Reality– Startup: Upskill
December 06 - 07, 2018

For our 6th Annual Innovation Master Class, join us in America’s center of innovation: Silicon Valley. At Xerox PARC—the research center that inspired the likes of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates—we’ll discuss how to incubate new ideas, partner with startups, and encourage innovation.


Designed for executives overseeing innovation, this event typically draws vice presidents, directors, managers, and leaders in disciplines like product development, design, HR, research, business development, and marketing.


You’ll hear from leaders at Salesforce (a world-wide leader of innovation), Google, Microsoft, 3M, Cisco, and more. Engage with startup founders and accelerators, and hear from legendary innovator John Seely Brown, formerly Director of Xerox PARC and a Board Member of Amazon, now a Visiting Scholar at University of Southern California.


Reimagining the Conference Experience


This is not your traditional conference. Rather than limiting your engagement to a brief Q&A at the end of each session, we’ve carved out time for you to ask questions via an interactive app, with the option to vote certain questions up or down. You’ll also participate in roundtable discussions with your fellow attendees—exchanging ideas, reflecting on common challenges, and brainstorming innovative business solutions.


Plus, on December 5, join us for an enlightening pre-conference tour of some of Silicon Valley’s major innovators—including the AT&T Foundry, SAP Labs, and the Ford Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center. See innovation up close, and explore the environments that make it possible.

What

The 6th Annual Innovation Master Class. A series of workshops, panels, and discussions focused on driving successful innovation at your organization.

When

December 6 - 7, 2018

Where

George E. Pake Auditorium at Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, CA

Who

Innovators from Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, 3M, Xerox PARC, and more will share insights and answer questions chosen by you and your fellow attendees.

Join us in Silicon Valley for an unmissable innovation event! Register now. 

Kevin Adler, Founder and CEO, Miracle Messages

Prasad Akella, Founder & CEO, Drishti

Gregory Anderson, Vice President, Corporate Research & Development, 3M

Peter Coffee, Vice President for Strategic Research, salesforce.com

Ra’ed Elmurib, CEO, Shoof Technologies

Alex Goryachev, Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco

Yash Hemaraj, Principal, Benhamou Global Ventures

Vipin Jain, Founder & CEO, 6d bytes

Sally Lehrman, Director, Trust Project, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Shannon Mahon, Organization Development Consultant, Google

Jen McClure, Program Director and Advisory Board Chair, Society for New Communications Research

Jennifer Meekel, Senior Advisor, Process Development & Strategy, Dell Technologies Inc.

John Metselaar, Co-Leader, Global Innovation and Productivity Center, The Conference Board

Chantrelle Nielsen, Sr Director R&D, Microsoft Corporation

Ataman Ozyildirim, Director, Business Cycle and Growth, The Conference Board, Inc.

Maureen Rinkunas, Innovation Systems Designer, Specialty Products Division, DowDuPont

John Seely-Brown, Visiting Scholar and Advisor to the Provost, University of Southern California

Dan Simpson, Program Director, Council of Strategy Executives, The Conference Board

Paul Smith, Vice President, Xerox Innovation Group, Centre Manager, Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Vittorio Viarango, Vice President, Marketing, Cloud Security Business Unit, McAfee, Inc.

Hosted by
964018 - Xerox