Field Study Agenda – June 2014




10:30 a.m. Pre-conference coffee in Kendall Square (Optional): Meet fellow participants and Innovation Leader’s founders at Voltage Coffee & Art, one of Cambridge’s entrepreneurial gathering places.
12 p.m. Arrival, registration, light lunch, tours of Google offices run by Google employees
1:30 p.m. Group Introductions: Here’s who’s here, what we hope to achieve together, what they brought to share.
2:30 p.m. Innovating at Google, featuring Don Dodge and Leonidas Kontothanassis.
3:00 p.m. Roundtable and conversation: Getting the Organization Engaged with Innovation, featuring innovation executives/firestarters from EMC, Boston Children’s Hospital, Stanley Black & Decker, and Constant Contact
4:30 p.m. Visit to Johnson & Johnson’s Boston Innovation Center, with director Robert Urban
5:30 p.m. Drinks and dinner at Catalyst Restaurant in Kendall Square. We’ll be joined by Jules Pieri, CEO of The Grommet, who’ll talk with us about the maker movement, crowdfunding, and e-commerce trends.




7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Roundtable and conversation: Productive Relationships with Business Units, featuring innovation executives/firestarters from Fidelity Investments, 7-Eleven, VMware, and Brown Brothers Harriman.
10:00 a.m. Breakout sessions suggested and led by participants
11:30 a.m. Tour of Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technologies
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Tour of Blade startup space with founder Paul English
2:30 p.m. Roundtable and conversation: Tracking, Working with, and Investing in Startups, featuring innovation executives/firestarters from Shell Technology Ventures, dunnhummby, and Techstars.
3:30 p.m. Group wrap-up / next steps and topics for our next gathering
4:00 p.m. Field Study concludes

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