Interactive & Highly Collaborative Content

Schedule-at-a-glance is preliminary and will be updated as information becomes available.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018 | ARRIVAL DAY

7:00 PM


Suggested Arrival Time
Arrive Sunday to participate in Monday’s Networking Activities.


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MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 | INNOVATION WORKSHOPS AND NETWORKING DAY

Spend your morning learning and your evening networking! Join us for a morning Innovation Workshop on a critical topic, and then later bring plenty of business cards, relax, meet-and-greet during an evening devoted to making new contacts and new friends.

8:00 AM


Innovation Workshops: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibition
Exchange ideas, gain new perspectives, and power up your professional network during these interactive innovation workshops. Registration for a lab may incur an additional fee. See registration page for details.

8:30 AM


Innovation Workshops Begin

Choose one of the following:

Workshop 1: The A-Zs of Customer Centricity

Oseas Ramirez Assad, Serial Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist
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(OR)

Workshop 2: Mastering the Art of Agile Product Development

INNOVATION WORKSHOP LEADER:

Dana Mata, Transformation Leader and Agile Coach: Speed to Market, Innovation Group, Wells Fargo
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12:00 PM


Innovation Workshops Networking Lunch
For Innovation Lab Participants

12:30 PM


Sponsor Workshop

2:00 PM


Sponsor Registration & Orientation Reception

2:45 PM


Speaker & Thought Leader Orientation
An essential meeting for speakers, facilitators and confirmed thought leaders to preview the event, highlight your roles and network with fellow peers.

3:30 PM


Participant Meet ‘n’ Greet

This end-user/practitioner networking activity is your opportunity to identify – right out of the gate – those peers who share challenges similar to your own. It’s a great way to find participants who have thought leadership you can benefit from and to facilitate later dialogues throughout the event.

4:30 PM


“Discover the OC” Scavenger Hunt
Join us in exploring the Orange County area in this Amazing Race style scavenger hunt! Break into teams and compete for bragging rights all week. Armed with a video camera and competitive spirit, teams will decipher clues and take on challenges taking them all around the OC area. Winners will be announced at the “Be Our Guest” Welcome Reception & Event Kickoff back at the hotel! Transportation will be provided.

7:30 PM


“Be Our Guest” Welcome Reception & Event Kickoff
Meet your fellow peers and colleagues while enjoying some conversations and cocktails


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018 | GENERAL SESSION AND EXHIBITION

8:00 AM


Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibition 

8:45 AM


Welcome and Keynote – “Every Company is a Software Company:” Reimagining Your Business and its Environment in the Digital Era

Alessandro Vigilante, Head of Global Innovation Ecosystem, Fidelity Investments
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9:45 AM


Organizational Success Story – Going from Customer Focused to Customer Obsessed

Mohan Nair, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Cambia Health Solutions
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10:15 AM


Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break 

10:45 AM


Concurrent Collaboration Zones – Best Practices

Best Practice sessions examine a real world use case, dissect the best practices employed, and explore how to apply them to your own initiative and company.

Choose one of the following zones:

Zone 1. Human Centered Design
CO-FACILITATORS:

Randy Simms, Senior Vice President of Innovation – Experience Design, Maddock Douglas
Nicole Wojcik, Vice President- Strategic Partnerships, Maddock Douglas
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Zone 2. Fueling Innovation through Powerful Partnerships
CO-FACILITATOR:

Amy Sorrells, Senior Manager, Strategic Communications, Oracle
Tiffany Thompson, Director, Global Marketing Strategic Partnerships & Events, Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator
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Zone 3. Going Digital: Transforming R&D to Beat the Competition
FACILITATOR:

Carrie Nauyalis, Innovation and NPD Solution Evangelist, Planview
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11:45 AM


Concurrent Sessions
Choose one of the following concurrent sessions:

INTERACTIVE – Solutions Wheel
Play the “wheel” to find out which of the industry’s products and services will help you solve your challenges. It is a series of rapid fire, one-on-one meetings with leading sponsors – both intense and fulfilling.

(OR)

The Fix
Crowdsourcing Tactical Solutions to Our Most Vexing Challenges
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The Fix on Digital Crowd Sourcing Innovation
Hosted by Andrew Douglass, Research & Director, Open Innovation, Clorox

The Fix on Ethical Product Development
Hosted by Alex Tipton, Research and Development Director, Discovery and Disruption, PepsiCo

The Fix on Innovating in Regulated Industries
Hosted by Jim McMahon, Senior Director, Product Development, Cleveland Clinic

The Fix on Business Model Innovation
Hosted by Jeffrey Worsham, Sector Lead, Innovation, Northrop Grumman Corporation

The Fix on Blockchain as a Transformer for Business
Hosted by James Regenor, Business Unit Director, Transformative Technologies, Moog, Inc.

The Fix on Disrupting and Igniting Innovation
Hosted by Alex Goryachev, Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, Cisco

12:30 PM


Hosted by:

Food For Thought – Networking Roundtables Hosted by Industry Leaders

Practitioners and solution providers host a menu of luncheon discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts.
The list of discussion topics will be available on-site.


1:35 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

1:40 PM


Concurrent Collaboration Zones – Roundtables

Choose one of the following concurrent zones:

Zone 1. Connecting Strategy and Execution: Best Practices for Achieving Innovation and Business Goals

FACILITATOR:

Carrie Nauyalis, Innovation & NPD Solution Evangelist, Planview
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Zone 2. Validating Your Innovation Pipeline through Customer Insights, Ideation & Empathy
FACILITATOR:

Ryan Frederick, Principal, AWH
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Zone 3. Making Uncertainty Your Friend

FACILITATOR:

David Matheson, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SmartOrg
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3:00 PM


Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break


3:30 PM


Ask the Experts! Panel Discussion
IoT: Changing the Way Value & Profit Are Created

MODERATOR:

Jeffrey Worsham, Sector Lead, Innovation, Northrop Grumman Corporation

PANELISTS INCLUDE:

Alex Goryachev, Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, Cisco
April Bertram, Business Development Director, Smartlink Solutions, GOJO Industries
Kyle Joseph, Senior Innovation Strategist & IoT Catalyst, Bosch North America
Ash Kulkarni, Senior Vice President & General Manager Web Performance & Security, Akamai Technologies
Bruce Wiatrak, Senior Director – IoT, Newell Brands – First Alert
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4:15 PM


INTERACTIVE – Tech Capabilities Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: A Hands-On Exercise in Unleashing the Power of Technology

Shomik Majamudar, Vice President Tech Vision, Frost & Sullivan
Sudeep Basu, Practice Leader, Innovation & Services, Frost & Sullivan
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5:30 PM


Four Truths and a Lie Networking Reception
Enjoy playing detective, while deciphering the truths from the lies! Guess correctly and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize.


6:45 PM


Dine Around Downtown Disney
Join your colleagues as we kick back, relax and embrace the magic of Downtown Disney with a spectacular fireworks finale! We’ll start by indulging in Mediterranean classics, followed by some Mexican flair and margaritas. Last stop of the evening will be garnished with New Orleans inspired desserts in a swingin’ 2 – story jazz palace as we cap off the night with networking and amazing views of the fireworks show off the balcony!

Participant Fee: $75

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 | GENERAL SESSION AND EXHIBITION

Feel free to come down in your most comfortable travel wear so you can check out early, store your bags and ensure a stress-free day.

6:30 AM


Early Riser’s Run/ Walk

Calling all walkers, joggers and runners! Lace up your sneakers and get your endorphins flowing with a little exercise. It’s the perfect start to a great day of content and networking!

Early Riser’s Yoga

Calling all yogis! Get energized while building strength and flexibility with us. This upbeat, creative yoga practice, will link breath and movement to keep you present and centered. We’ll utilize Sun Salutations, strength building and connected movements to help you face the day with a courageous spirit.

8:00 AM


Continental Breakfast and Exhibition

8:30 AM


Ice Breaker and Transformational Keynote – Pushing the Boundaries on Your Risk-Taking Comfort Level

Leland Maschmeyer, Chief Creative Officer, Chobani
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9:30 AM


Branding Success– Bringing Your Innovations to Life through Savvy Storytelling

Alex Tipton, Research and Development Director, Discovery and Disruption, PepsiCo
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10:00 AM


Briefing Sessions, Networking, Refreshment and Exhibition Break

11:00 AM


Concurrent Collaboration Zones – ThinkTanks

ThinkTank sessions employ interactive team exercises in a “roll up your sleeves” learning environment.

Choose one of the following zones:

Zone 1. Benchmarking Success – Analytics, KPIs and Metrics for Innovation Management
CO-FACILITATORS:

Clay Moore, Vice President of Customer Success, Jama Software
Tim Anderson, Principal Segment Marketing Manager, Jama Software
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Zone 2. Capitalizing on the Power of a Million Minds: Innovation and Strategic Product Development through Crowdsourcing and Social Media Tools
FACILITATOR:

Matt Johnston, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, Indiegogo
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12:30 PM


Hosted by:

Food For Thought- Networking Roundtables Hosted by Industry Leaders
Practitioners and solution providers host a menu of luncheon discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts. The list of discussion topics will be available on-site.

1:35 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

1:40 PM


Concurrent Collaboration Zones – Peer Councils Peer Council sessions are participant-driven discussions focusing on your key challenges and concerns. Choose one of the following zones:

Zone 1. Influencing Up: Partnering with Internal Advocates to Demonstrate Value to the C-Suite

Dana Mata, Transformation Leader and Agile Coach: Speed to Market, Innovation Group, Wells Fargo
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Zone 2. To Centralize or De-Centralize? Where Should Innovation and Product Development Live Within the Organization?

Carey Ransom, Chief Operating Officer, Aspiration.com
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2:40 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

2:45 PM


Game Changer Brave New World: Embracing Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR and Native Voice Capabilities to Radically Change Innovation

Woojin Kim, Chief Medical Information Officer, Nuance Communications
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3:10 PM


Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

3:40 PM


Change Agent What Millennials Value: Upending Traditional Beliefs to Achieve Dynamic Product Innovation

Hardy Simes, Innovation Leader, Office of the Future, HP
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4:15 PM


Capstone Keynote – Culture Eats Strategy: Using it to Your Advantage to Inspire Innovation Action

John Klick, Innovation Catalyst, Dare to Try Program, Pfizer
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4:45 PM


12th Annual New Product Innovation & Development: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange Concludes


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018 | INNOVATION LAB

*Please note participation incurs an additional fee for those other than Growth Innovation Leadership Council Members. See registration page for details.

How can enterprises and universities come together to create strategic and collaborative engagements at every stage of innovation and through the commercialization process? UCI is reinventing the way university innovation is done by expanding on a historical track record of over $14.5 billion in university connected start-up funding. By changing the way industry and university’s collaborate, UCI is engaged with a network of venture capitalists, angel investors, programming partners and domain experts, who work together under one roof to create scalable products and services, all located under one roof. Join us for a tour of The Cove, UCI’s state-of-the-art innovation facility, to see first hand how the organization is accelerating entrepreneurial success and building more start-ups to expand Orange County’s role as a national and global leader in scalable innovation.

8:00 AM


Networking Breakfast

8:45 AM


Shuttle to Site

9:30 AM


Innovation Center Immersion

12:00 PM


Networking Luncheon

1:00 PM



Executive Roundtable on Emerging Models for Innovation: The Power of University and Corporate Partnerships

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2:00 PM


UCI Applied Innovation Lab Immersion and Executive Roundtable Concludes

2:30 PM


Shuttle Returns to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa