The 2017 Teach-In
Corporate Innovators Sharing Best Practices
October 10 - 12, on the campus of MIT
Join us October 10th – 12th at our annual Teach-In, where leaders from PepsiCo, American Express, ESPN, Samsung, Fidelity, Bayer, Royal Caribbean, the Boston Celtics, and many more bring you inside their innovation programs to share best practices and explore common challenges.
Specifically geared for innovation, R&D, design, strategy, corporate venturing, and new product development professionals from large companies, the Teach-In offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for information exchange and off-the-record conversations.
Corporate innovation leaders (our “teachers”) will tackle a range of topics, including Rapid Prototyping, Remaking R&D, Metrics and Reporting, and Innovation Labs. This year’s Teach-In will also feature content tracks for people just launching innovation initiatives – the 101 track – as well as a 201 intermediate track, and 301 track for people who’ve had a program in place for three or more years and are looking for strategies to upgrade, improve and continue building support.
This year, we’re partnering with MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program to host the Teach-In on the campus of MIT, including tours of several of their labs and meetings with MIT-related startups.
We hope you’ll join us. And just as at all of our events, there will be no PowerPoints, panels, keynotes, nor exhibits. Instead, we create a unique environment for you to gather with your peers for shared-learning and collaborative problem-solving.
Among the executives sharing their best practices and learnings on the topics listed below:
Head of Emerging Technology
Customer Insights & Experience Design
Global Head of Innovation
SVP and Director
Senior Director, Innovation, Strategy & Portfolio Management
SVP Digital Product, Design & Audience Development
Head of Samsung Ventures East Coast
Head of Innovation & Transformation
VP, Head of Innovation Center
VP Strategic Marketing and Business Operations
SVP – Healthcare Innovation and Technology
VP, Product Management — Learning Applications
VP – Head of B2B Platform & API
Director, Megacity Logistics Lab
VP for Open Learning
Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Vice President for New Ventures
Some of the session topics to be discussed at this year’s Teach-In, led by the teachers listed above:
Learn how your peers are driving cost savings and efficiency — the less glamorous side of innovation.
Startup & Trend Scouting
Learn the tactics, strategies, and relationships companies are using to scout emerging technologies and trends.
Co-Creating with Customers
Learn how companies are bringing their customers into the innovation process.
Learn how leading companies are reinventing their organizations to build digital products fast, and better serve their customers.
Learn how to utilize Wells Fargo’s “Five Principles of Rapid Prototyping,” and learn from other executives.
Leveraging Data Analytics
Learn how the Boston Celtics and others are leveraging data to predict demand and maximize revenue.
Working with the Business Units
Learn how companies like $85 billion Anthem have built productive relationships with the core businesses to commercialize their projects.
Employee Engagement, Training & Cultural Change
Learn the best-practices that large corporations employ to get employees aware of and involved with innovation; offer training on various methodologies; and how that impacts the overall culture.
Corporate Venture Capital & Accelerators
Learn what companies are doing — and what benefits they’re seeing — from making investments in startups or running accelerator programs.
Learn the tactics and strategies that companies are employing to recruit innovators around the world.
Learn how companies have gone beyond the “idea box” to results-driven, measurable innovation.
Learn how companies have built, structured, and operated their labs to maximize results.
Learn from the approaches of companies that are utilizing open innovation and co-creation to innovate.
Learn how established R&D organizations are being remade for speed at the largest multinationals.
Metrics & Reporting
Learn what (and how) innovation groups at Fidelity Investments report to the board and senior leadership in order to communicate their progress and impact.
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Hotel & Travel Information
Click here to make reservations in the room block, or call the hotel directly at (617) 494-6600 and request the Innovation Leader Teach-In room block.
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