6th Annual Innovation Master Class
Silicon Valley Site Visits: Hands-On Insights from Accenture, AT&T, Ford & SAP Innovation Labs
See for yourself at these Silicon Valley site visits how large corporations and startups alike are taking advantage of the world’s most innovative ecosystem, and take back insights for structuring your innovation program
- On-the-ground, in-depth site visits
- Learn the why and how behind each innovation lab setting
- Talk to project leaders on cutting-edge advancements
- Small group, always-interactive format ensures your questions get answered
Note:Times are approximate and include travel.
The tour will depart from: Dinah’s Garden Hotel, 4261 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306
Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00 am
9:00 – 11:00 am
AT&T Foundry: Innovative Partnerships in Edge Computing and More
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.
Soren Telfer, Director, Palo Alto Foundry, AT&T
Michael Jensen, Member Technical Staff, Palo Alto Foundry, AT&T
Alisha Seam, Senior Member Technical Staff, Palo Alto Foundry, AT&T
11:00 am – 1:00 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
Gita Kapor, Leonardo Center Evangelist, SAP
We will have a box lunch during our SAP Labs visit.
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Ford Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center
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 – 4:30 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.io
Hans-Peter Riecken, SVP North America, Cortical.io
Trend: Extended Reality– Startup: Parasable
Trend: Data Veracity – Startup: Paxata
David Levinger, Vice President of Technical Operations and Support, Paxata
Trend: Frictionless Business – Startup: R3
Carlos Arena, Director, R3
Trend: Internet of Thinking – Startup: Arundo Analytics
Steven Tiell, Sr. Principal, Data Ethics + Technology Vision, Accenture
Tim Wagner, Startup Ecosystems, Open Innovation & Ventures, Accenture