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Corporate Innovators Sharing Best Practices: Oct.26-27


Detailed Agenda

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Tuesday, October 25th
4:00 p.m. Optional site visits:
- Fidelity Labs @ 245 Summer Street, Boston
- Shell TechWorks @ 281 Albany Street, Cambridge
6:30 p.m. Optional welcome meet-up: John Harvard’s Brewery (private room) @ 33 Dunster Street, Cambridge
Wednesday, October 26th
7:45 a.m. Coffee and breakfast at Harvard Innovation Lab
125 Western Avenue
8:45 a.m. Day One kick-off: Group introductions & morning hands-on exercise
9:15 a.m. Getting Employees Engaged, Changing Culture, Delivering Impact
Featured speakers: Denise Garner of Clorox and Alex Goryachev of Cisco
10:30 a.m. First set of whiteboard sessions:

  • Dan Seewald, Director of Worldwide Innovation, Pfizer: How to create a network of champions
  • Suzanne Hamill, VP of Design Thinking, Fidelity: Applying design thinking to wicked hard problems
  • Moisés Noreña, Director of Strategic Innovation, Allstate: The Not-So-Sexy Side of Innovation — Making It Sustainable and Inescapable
  • Alex Darie, Strategic Director / Connected Systems, Philips Lighting: Rethinking how research gets done
  • Anna Stepanova, Senior Director, Innovation, Thomson Reuters: Creating and managing a fund to support innovators
  • Edoardo Manitto, VP Corp. Development and Innovation, Groupe Galeries Lafayette: How an accelerator can help you plug into innovation outside your walls
11:45 a.m. Morning Break
12:00 p.m. Lunch and second set of whiteboard sessions:

  • Prat Vemana, VP Online, Home Depot: How to overcome barriers to innovation
  • Nondini Naqui, CEO, Society of Grownups: Spinning out a new venture from a large company — and connecting with a new set of consumers
  • Dyan Finkhousen, Director of Open Innovation, GE: How to ensure your open innovation has impact
  • Phil Swisher, Founder and Former SVP/Innovation, Trevian Wealth & Brown Brothers Harriman: Navigating the minefields of corporate innovation
  • Chris Mayer, EVP & Chief Innovation Officer, Suffolk Construction: How we’re exploring and applying emerging technologies like VR, smart video, and AR
  • Lesley Solomon, Exec. Dir / Innovation Hub, Brigham & Women’s Hospital: What we’ve learned about running hackathons with doctors, nurses, administrators, and entrepreneurs
1:30 p.m. Afternoon break with dessert and coffee
2:00 p.m. Featured speaker: MIT Sloan School of Management Professor & Author Eric von Hippel
3:15 p.m. Third set of whiteboard sessions:

  • Jazz Singh, Senior Digital Product Manager, NFL: How we use Agile development
  • Greg Hannon, Head of Innovation, W.L. Gore: How we do lean startup
  • Claudia Reuter, SVP, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Lab: The 185 year-old startup: How HMH built an in-house incubation lab
  • Blaine Hurst, Chief Innovation & Growth Officer, Panera Bread: Lessons learned from innovating the customer experience in a people business
  • William Singleton, New Ventures Business Development Leader, Wrigley: Understanding corporate antibodies and how to overcome them
  • Naomi Fried, Healthcare Innovation Executive: Innovating in a regulated industry
4:30 p.m. Day One Sessions Conclude
5:00 p.m. Drinks, networking, hors d’ouvres at Noir Bar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street, Cambridge
Thursday, October 27th
7:45 a.m. Coffee and breakfast at Harvard Innovation Lab
125 Western Avenue
8:45 a.m. Day Two kick-off & morning hands-on exercise
9:00 a.m. Building a Network of Innovation Labs:

  • Kyle Nel, Executive Director, Lowe’s Innovation Labs
  • Jodi Goldstein, Executive Director, Harvard Innovation Lab
10:15 a.m. First set of whiteboard sessions:

  • Bill Nottingham, Vice President, Vikki Nowak, Vice President, and Doug Hopkins, VP Digital Solutions, Nottingham Spirk: How to use data to inspire new product development
  • Brant Cooper, CEO, and Aaron Eden, Co-Founder, Moves the Needle: Going up: Getting buy-in and shifting mindsets amongst your senior leadership
  • Andy Michuda, CEO, and Mike Tulaney, Sr. Innovation Management Consultant, Sopheon: Innovate like a leader: How companies like PepsiCo, Parker Hannifin, and Honeywell use innovation strategy to move faster than the competition in rapidly changing markets
  • Ramon Salinas, Insights Practice Lead, Imaginatik: Turning imagination into value: A future-building workshop
  • Jim Hornthal, Co-Founder and Chairman, and Andrea Kates, CEO, LaunchPad Central: The role of mentorship in Lean Innovation
11:30 a.m. Morning Break
12:00 p.m. Lunch and second set of whiteboard sessions:

  • George Leimer, VP of Fantasy Sports & Premium Products, ESPN: Building a culture of metrics and data — without letting them squash creativity
  • Kyle Nel, Executive Director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs: Narrative-driven Innovation: How Lowe's is changing the future by building it
  • Jesse Bean, Head of Innovation, Digital Strategy, and M&A Execution, Manulife: Enabling DevOps in a multinational corporation
  • Rachael Schwartz, General Manager of Keurig Connect, Keurig Green Mountain: Connecting with consumers in new ways as you lead the company into a new space
  • Tucker Marion, Professor, Northeastern University: Rapid Concept Development — From high level idea to prototype within an hour
  • Reed Sturtevant, Managing Director, Project 11 Ventures: Best Practices for Big Company/Startup Interaction
1:15 p.m. Afternoon break with dessert and coffee
1:45 p.m. The agenda is yours: Participant-led whiteboard sessions

  • Participants lead conversations about topics we haven’t yet tackled, or that they want to explore in greater depth
2:45 p.m. Teach-In Wrap Up: Learnings & Next Steps
3:00 p.m. Optional Tour of Harvard Launch Lab and Life Lab:

  • This tour is intended for participants who are not able to visit Google or Target, and will conclude by 3:45 so you can head to the airport.
4:00 p.m. Optional site visits:
- Google Cambridge office @ 355 Main Street, Cambridge
- Target Food + Future coLAB @ 80 Broadway, Cambridge
Some of our favorite Harvard Square restaurants to try: Henrietta’s Table, Harvest, Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage, Tory Row, Russell House Tavern, Cambridge 1 PIzza, the Border Café