Agenda

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Wednesday, June 15th
8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast at renowned accelerator GrandCentralTech
335 Madison Avenue
8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions (of you!)
9:30 a.m. GrandCentralTech accelerator conversation and tour
— Q&A with co-founders Matt Harrigan and Charlie Bonelli.
— Conversation with Verizon Business Services CIO Judith Spitz on their GTC relationship
10:15 a.m. Breakout sessions
— The Innovation Director at Pfizer discusses entrepreneurial engagement models
— The SVP Open Innovation at the $23 billion BBVA discusses running startup competitions
— The head of innovation at the $47 billion Fedex explains how they pursue “game-changing innovations”
— The head of innovation at GOJO (makers of Purell) talks about connecting with the business units.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Bus to the award-winning Lafayette, led by celebrity chef Andrew Carmellini, who The New York Times compared to “George Martin among the Beatles, elegantly expressing his vision from behind the scenes.”
2:00 p.m. Walk to IBM Design Studio
51 Astor Place
2:15 p.m. Q&A with industrial designer Joni Saylor of IBM Design Studio.
2:45 p.m. Design Thinking exercise with IBM’s Joni Saylor.
3:15 p.m. Walk to enterprise technology venture fund Work-Bench
110 Fifth Avenue
4:00 p.m. Breakout sessions at Work-Bench
— The VP Operational Innovation at Starbucks explains how they scale from pilot tests to global rollouts
— The SVP Revenue at Indiegogo explores how companies are using crowdfunding
— Lean Innovation discussion with Moves the Needle
— Additional breakout sessions led by you!
5:15 p.m. Work-Bench conversation and startup networking
— Welcome and Q&A with Work-Bench founder Jonathan Lehr
— Presentations from Work-bench funded startups
6:00 p.m. Brews and Food at Work-Bench
Dinner and drinks at Work-Bench as we network with startups, entrepreneurs, Work-Bench’s corporate partners and each other!
Thursday, June 16th
8:00 a.m. Rendezvous and breakfast at MasterCard’s Innovation Lab
114 Fifth Avenue
8:30 a.m. Q&A with MasterCard Global SVP Innovation Management John Sheldon.
9:00 a.m. Demos and Tour of the MasterCard Innovation Lab (FastCompany preview)
10:00 a.m. Whiteboard Sessions at the MasterCard Innovation Lab
— The Chief Commercial Officer at MasterCard explores commercialization strategies
— The General Manager of the Samsung Accelerator provides lessons from his firm’s accelerator
— Executives from Imaginatik discuss the biggest threats to innovation
— Additional breakout sessions led by you!
12:00 p.m. Walk to the Barclays Accelerator, known as “Rise
43 W. 23rd Street
12:30 p.m. Lunch at the Barclays Accelerator
1:30 p.m. Whiteboard Sessions at Rise
— The “#innovation” team at Exxon-Mobil discuss ideation and a “Grassroots Innovation Forum
— The Cofounder and head of the CapitalOne Garage explores approaches to innovation labs.
— The SVP Strategy at Prudential demos the internal strategy game she developed for Assurant.
— Additional breakout sessions led by you!
3:00 p.m. Wrap-up Sessions and next steps
3:30 p.m. Departure and end of Field Study