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Innovation Culture & Metrics Summit

Inclusive, Engaged, Data-Driven Innovation
DECEMBER 10 - 11, 2019 | NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL | NEW YORK, NY

December 09, 2019

Innovation Pre-Con, December 9, 2019 at The Conference Board, NYC:

Innovation Labs: From the Ground Up

Global innovation leaders will discuss what it takes to build an innovation lab that delivers breakthrough ideas, revenue and growth. Whether you’re beginning your journey or benchmarking, gain invaluable insights on:

  • Location and why it matters
  • Partners and how to share IP
  • How to connect and collaborate with business units without being neglected or smothered
  • Hear from leaders leading innovation labs across North America, then visit NYC innovation labs for hands-on insights.

 

AGENDA

8 - 8:50 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:50 – 9:00 am
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 9:30 am

How Microsoft Garages Bring Hacker Culture to Every Part of the Enterprise  

Linda Thackeray is Director of the Cambridge-based Microsoft Garage, New England Research & Development (NERD) – one of a network of Garages located in hotbeds of engineering talent around the globe, including Silicon Valley; Herzelia, Israel; Hyderabad, India, and Beijing, China. Discover how together this network of innovation centers bring a hacker culture to all parts of the organization, technical and non-technical alike – including with the largest private hackathon on Earth.

Linda Thackeray, Director, Garage, New England Research & Development (NERD), Microsoft

 

9:30 – 10:00 am

How Independence Blue Cross Brings Innovation Partners Together

At the Center for Health Care Innovation, Independence Blue Cross collaborates with members, providers, universities, startups, and enterprises outside the healthcare sector to develop innovations that may not have come about any other way. Learn what makes these collaborations work and how the Center is bringing human-centered innovation thinking to the larger community.

Michelle Histand, Director of Innovation, Independence Blue Cross

 

10:20 – 11:00 am
Break
10:30 – 11:15 am

How Innovation Leaders Navigate Lab and Business Unit Relationships: Remaining Independent, Supported, and Essential

The structural and geographic separation that is designed to spark transformative innovation in a lab are the same elements that can make meaningful connections with and support from business units more challenging. Learn from innovation leaders who have faced these challenges how to remain independent, supported and an essential part of other units’ success.

Mark Rieder, Head of Innovation, NFP

Bob Lukasik, Design Principal, Executive Creative Director, IBM

 

11:00 – 11:30 am

How Cisco’s Open Innovation Centers Reimagine What’s Possible

At innovation centers strategically located around the globe, Cisco collaborates with universities, startups, clients and other partners, not only prototyping particular projects on request, but also independently developing new models that expand the understanding of what’s possible. Learn how Cisco’s Toronto Innovation Centre innovates in IoT and Smart+Connected Cities. 

Wayne Cuervo, Director of Innovation and General Manager, Toronto Innovation Centre, Cisco

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Place Matters: Why and How Shaw Designed an Award-Winning Creative Environment

This year the Shaw Create Center was selected as the most innovative workplace design in Fast Company’s Annual Innovation By Design competition. Learn how the Create Center’s design promotes collaboration, different thinking styles, and employee wellbeing, and the returns the organization is seeing from its investment in workplace design. 

Jay Henry, Director, Innovation and Operations Support, Shaw Industries

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 – 12:30 pm

Lunch Conversation: When You Should – and When You Should Not – Launch a Lab

Over lunch, join us for a conversation with innovation leaders who have done the benchmarking and analysis to decide whether an innovation lab structure fits their goals – including those who decided against it and well as those who decided to move forward with a lab.

Moderator: Rita Shor, Program Director, The Conference Board

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Site Visits: Experience Some of NYC’s Most Exciting Innovation Labs

Following lunch, we will head downtown for hands-on experiences at two of the most exciting innovation labs in New York City: the Samsung NEXT NYC lab and the Verizon 5G Lab. These curated site visits will provide a unique opportunity to engage with cutting-edge innovators at industry-leading companies on the processes behind their breakthroughs. Lab focus areas will include fields such as: 5G; AI; AR/VR; Blockchain; Digital Health; and Fintech.

5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
LOCATION

New York Law School
185 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013

To book a room at a hotel near New York Law School, click here.

OUR MISSION

All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

EXHIBITION SPONSOR
Peakon - Innovation Summit 2019 - Exhibition Sponsor
AGENDA
DECEMBER 10 - 11, 2019
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL,NEW YORK, NY

December 09, 2019

Innovation Pre-Con, December 9, 2019 at The Conference Board, NYC:

Innovation Labs: From the Ground Up

Global innovation leaders will discuss what it takes to build an innovation lab that delivers breakthrough ideas, revenue and growth. Whether you’re beginning your journey or benchmarking, gain invaluable insights on:

  • Location and why it matters
  • Partners and how to share IP
  • How to connect and collaborate with business units without being neglected or smothered
  • Hear from leaders leading innovation labs across North America, then visit NYC innovation labs for hands-on insights.

 

AGENDA

8 - 8:50 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:50 – 9:00 am
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 9:30 am

How Microsoft Garages Bring Hacker Culture to Every Part of the Enterprise  

Linda Thackeray is Director of the Cambridge-based Microsoft Garage, New England Research & Development (NERD) – one of a network of Garages located in hotbeds of engineering talent around the globe, including Silicon Valley; Herzelia, Israel; Hyderabad, India, and Beijing, China. Discover how together this network of innovation centers bring a hacker culture to all parts of the organization, technical and non-technical alike – including with the largest private hackathon on Earth.

Linda Thackeray, Director, Garage, New England Research & Development (NERD), Microsoft

 

9:30 – 10:00 am

How Independence Blue Cross Brings Innovation Partners Together

At the Center for Health Care Innovation, Independence Blue Cross collaborates with members, providers, universities, startups, and enterprises outside the healthcare sector to develop innovations that may not have come about any other way. Learn what makes these collaborations work and how the Center is bringing human-centered innovation thinking to the larger community.

Michelle Histand, Director of Innovation, Independence Blue Cross

 

10:20 – 11:00 am
Break
10:30 – 11:15 am

How Innovation Leaders Navigate Lab and Business Unit Relationships: Remaining Independent, Supported, and Essential

The structural and geographic separation that is designed to spark transformative innovation in a lab are the same elements that can make meaningful connections with and support from business units more challenging. Learn from innovation leaders who have faced these challenges how to remain independent, supported and an essential part of other units’ success.

Mark Rieder, Head of Innovation, NFP

Bob Lukasik, Design Principal, Executive Creative Director, IBM

 

11:00 – 11:30 am

How Cisco’s Open Innovation Centers Reimagine What’s Possible

At innovation centers strategically located around the globe, Cisco collaborates with universities, startups, clients and other partners, not only prototyping particular projects on request, but also independently developing new models that expand the understanding of what’s possible. Learn how Cisco’s Toronto Innovation Centre innovates in IoT and Smart+Connected Cities. 

Wayne Cuervo, Director of Innovation and General Manager, Toronto Innovation Centre, Cisco

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Place Matters: Why and How Shaw Designed an Award-Winning Creative Environment

This year the Shaw Create Center was selected as the most innovative workplace design in Fast Company’s Annual Innovation By Design competition. Learn how the Create Center’s design promotes collaboration, different thinking styles, and employee wellbeing, and the returns the organization is seeing from its investment in workplace design. 

Jay Henry, Director, Innovation and Operations Support, Shaw Industries

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 – 12:30 pm

Lunch Conversation: When You Should – and When You Should Not – Launch a Lab

Over lunch, join us for a conversation with innovation leaders who have done the benchmarking and analysis to decide whether an innovation lab structure fits their goals – including those who decided against it and well as those who decided to move forward with a lab.

Moderator: Rita Shor, Program Director, The Conference Board

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Site Visits: Experience Some of NYC’s Most Exciting Innovation Labs

Following lunch, we will head downtown for hands-on experiences at two of the most exciting innovation labs in New York City: the Samsung NEXT NYC lab and the Verizon 5G Lab. These curated site visits will provide a unique opportunity to engage with cutting-edge innovators at industry-leading companies on the processes behind their breakthroughs. Lab focus areas will include fields such as: 5G; AI; AR/VR; Blockchain; Digital Health; and Fintech.

5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
December 10 - 11, 2019

About the Conference

For the seventh year, The Conference Board will host an exclusive gathering of global leaders and advanced innovation executives to learn from some of the world’s most cutting-edge companies. This year’s event will focus on two key challenges to innovation:

  1. Culture: How to create a culture/environment in which innovation can flourish.
  2. Metrics: How to utilize metrics to reveal innovation opportunities and likelihood of success.

Join us to learn from (and dialogue with) The Conference Board’s Innovation and Productivity Center leaders, top research experts, and global business leaders from multiple innovation Councils who will share winning strategies for developing successful innovation cultures and metrics.

The Benefits to You

By attending this conference, you will:

  • Learn from some of today’s leading disruptors, market leaders, and digital transformers.
  • Examine case studies from recent innovation initiatives; find out what worked and what didn’t.
  • Discover how to create a culture of innovation that extends to all teams, units, and levels.
  • Find out how to innovate successfully with external partnerships and start-ups.
  • Better understand how to structure and gather data around the metrics that matter.
  • Engage in highly interactive sessions that connect our speakers to your questions and input.
  • Benefit from peer-sharing through focused idea exchanges and small group discussions.
  • Walk away with actionable strategies and insights to fuel your own innovation.
  • Network, collaborate, and benchmark with your innovation peers.

Who Should Attend

We recommend this conference for Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, and Leaders of:

  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • R & D
  • Product Development
  • Technology
  • Research
  • Business Development/New Business Development
  • Design/Design Thinking
  • Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • 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 $400. Offer ends September 28, 2019.
One discount per registration. Multiple discounts may not be combined.

3. Get Involved

If you would like to get involved in this year’s conference, please contact us.

 

Susan Avarde, Former CMO, Citi, co-founder, Brandometry

Ramin Beheshti, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Dow Jones & Company

Ophelia Chiu, Director, Design Strategy & Innovation, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Peter Coffee, Vice President for Strategic Research, Salesforce

Guthrie Cox, President, North America, View Inc.

Joshua Gould, Utility of the Future at Con Edison, Consolidated Edison Company of New York

James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board

Erin Grossi, Managing Director, Digital Strategy & Innovation, Accenture

Carole Hackett, SVP, CHRO, Houston Methodist

David Martin, Ph.D., Founder, CEO and Chair, M•CAM

Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Economic Research and Global Research Chair, The Conference Board, Inc.

Ashish Patel, Chief Insights Officer, Group Nine Media

Michelle Proctor, Director of Innovation, FedEx Corporation

Melissa Rancourt, Academic Director, Global Executive MS in Strategic Design & Management, Parsons School of Design

Bo Ren, Ecosystem Director, Samsung NEXT

Bo Ren, Ecosystem Director, Samsung NEXT

Mark Rieder, Head of Innovation, NFP

Jayshree Seth, Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate, 3M

Thomas Vernon, Vice President, Talent & Experience, Houston Methodist

Exhibition Sponsor
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