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Jump to: [Monday, 9/16/19] | [Tuesday, 9/17/19] | [Wednesday, 9/18/19]

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 | ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING AND EXECUTIVE MINDXCHANGE KICKOFF

GROWTH INNOVATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING
* Please note participation in the annual meeting is restricted to Council Members only.

9:00 AM


Growth Innovation Leadership Council Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 AM


Growth Innovation Leadership Council Mixer

10:00 AM


Annual Council Meeting Begins
Members of the Council discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities that they face, and agree upon key Critical Issues. These Critical Issues will then be put forth to the membership at large for a vote on the most relevant areas of interest. The top Critical Issues then serve as the foundation for the content of both the Council’s live events, virtual events, and curated thought leadership throughout 2020.

3:00 PM


Council Meeting Concludes

GROWTH, INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP EXECUTIVE MINDXCHANGE EVENT KICKOFF AND NETWORKING

4:30 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.

5:15 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.

6:00 PM


Welcome Networking Reception and Event Kickoff

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 | GENERAL SESSION, COLLABORATION ZONES, AND EXHIBITION

8:00 AM


Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibition

Master of Ceremonies:
Brian Fitzpatrick, Partner, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Events Division, Frost & Sullivan

8:45 AM


WELCOME AND KEYNOTE
Steering an Organizational Transformation of Significant Magnitude

Lou Von Thaer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Battelle

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We’ve all heard it. Culture eats strategy for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner). It’s also been said that culture change takes 7 years or more. So how does a leader quickly implement lasting change while delivering high impact business results? An objective and foundational roadmap built on strategy and values.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Critical factors in generating an honest assessment of your organization
  • Best practices for setting business priorities based on a foundation of values
  • Proven ways for measuring (and celebrating) success

9:30 AM


Navigating the 15th Anniversary Growth, Innovation and Leadership Executive MindXchange

9:45 AM


MEGA TREND COMPASS: Top 12 Transformational Trends to Drive Decision-Making Through 2030

Richard Sear, Partner & Senior Vice President: Visionary Innovation, Frost & Sullivan

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In this era of a technological first disrupted society we must pause to reflect on the grounding forces that will govern the coming ten years. The Visionary Innovation Group’s year long research project gathered insights from all over the world to create an aggregate assessment of those trends that are critical for all to focus on for organizations of all types, regardless of geography or market.

Key Take-Aways:

  • A focused view of the fop five trends that with attention have the potential to increase your success
  • Insight into how to approach the top five trends with examples of companies already focusing on specific areas
  • Techniques in how to plan for the future using futurecasting

10:15 AM


Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

10:45 AM


CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES – Roundtables
Roundtable sessions capture the power of all participants’ voices, insights and experiences via group discussion and exploration of the issue at hand.

Choose one of the following zones:

Zone 1: Driving Transformational Business Model Innovation at Scale

Lisa Wardlaw, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Munich American Reassurance Company

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To lead in a time of continuous change, organizations need to accelerate their rate of innovation and re-imagine their business models. End-to-end operational transformation will be critical to realizing success at scale and will require digitization and emerging technology application.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight into new and emerging business models and cross-industry ecosystems
  • Operational transformation best practices – covering people, process, systems
  • Fresh perspectives into existing and emerging digital enablers

Zone 2. Predictive, Profitable and Accelerated Product Innovation

Angela Femmer, Director Competitive Positioning, Brewer Science
Member – Growth Innovation Leadership Council

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As companies look to become more diversified in new markets, the customer requirements for suppliers is changing at faster speeds than ever before. This is resulting in companies needing to look at more systematic pathways for their growth opportunities. This interactive session will look at how to standardize your new product development by analyzing and connecting the endless amounts of data people have today.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Framework for aligning business strategies to innovation strategies
  • Techniques for gathering data and communicating it
  • Key findings to align and accelerate product development

Zone 3. Mapping the Customer Journey and Experience

Deb Zell, Director of Customer and User Experience, Dell EMC

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Many organizations go through journey mapping exercises, but few come out of these exercises with journey maps that guide next steps and execution. This interactive session will cover key features of effective journey maps, the data needed to complete them, and how to use them to identify next steps and achieve desired outcomes.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Template for creating an effective journey map that clearly articulates action items and next steps
  • Techniques to collect data and complete the journey map
  • Guide of how/when to effectively weave metrics into the journey map
  • Lessons learned from journey map shortcomings and how to avoid them

Zone 4. Factoring in Disruption in Your Growth Pipeline

Krishna Srinivasan, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan

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Today large corporations face an imperative of responding to disruption and growing top line revenue. To outperform competitors and succeed in the long term, companies must compete in the right places, at the right times, with the right solutions. However, strategy is not a static concept. Disruption is now the norm. Ritual revisions are required as shifts occur across markets, industry, technology, customers, competitors, and world.

Key Take-Aways:

  • A new lens on disrupting from the inside out
  • Insight into why technology is not always the best indicators of incoming disruptive changes based on lessons learned and steps to mitigate that reliance
  • A method to systematically and continuously evaluate your universe of opportunities
  • Best practices for measured adjustments grounding your organization’s growth approach in reality
  • Proven ways to shorten your learning curve & provide a robust pipeline to fuel future growth
Zone 6. Global Priorities Task Force on Environmental Urgencies

Svetlana Dimovski, Vice President, Transformation Lab, Pact
Member – Growth Innovation Leadership Council

Richard Sear, Partner & Senior Vice President: Visionary Innovation, Frost & Sullivan

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In 2015 United Nations General Assembly set a collection of 17 global Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDG) to secure responsible, sustainable and inclusive economic growth for all. The goals are strongly advocated by public and private sector, and a growing number of large corporations are joining the movement of sustainable growth.

As the global consumer is becoming more sensitized to the issues of sustainability, SDG goals are becoming one of the top priorities for executives and public sector leaders, who are aligning their business targets with the SDG goals.

Environmental urgencies, specifically, are starting to put pressure on supply chains and corporations to reinvent their portfolio and business models in order to stay relevant and continue to grow.

In this interactive session, we will explore the ways environmental urgencies are affecting sustainability of global businesses and future of their growth. Participants will have an opportunity to look deeper into environmental urgency pressures and prioritize together on the most critical issues and best practices in adapting to it.


12:15 PM


Food For Thought Luncheon – Networking Roundtables Hosted by Industry Leaders
Participants and Frost & Sullivan thought leaders 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.

1:25 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

1:30 PM


CONCURRENT SESSIONS – Executive Insights
Executive Insight sessions present current thinking on the topic at hand and explore parallels that apply to your own industry and company.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Zone 1: AI Enabled Product Discovery and Innovation

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As Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology change the competitive landscape it is vital to leverage it effectively in the spaces of product discovery and innovation.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Lessons learned from examining 260+ use cases in the Artificial Intelligence Healthcare space in 2 years
  • Best practices on creating Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning products and going to launch
  • Key ideas from examples of real world delivered Artificial/Machine Learning projects
  • Insights from introducing two new unique technologies and considering an “AI First Approach”
Zone 2. Born to Fly: A New Era of Personal Transport is Upon Us

Gwen Lighter, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, GoFly

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The future of transportation is upon us and with recent advances in propulsion, control and stability systems, and lightweight materials this is the first moment in history where we have the ability to make people fly. Jet packs, flying motorcycles, and human-carrying drones will transform your daily commute, first responders’ access, package delivery, and even usher in new flying sports.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Examples of the technological advancements that make this progress possible and where the tipping point was
  • Insight on how personal flyers will change the way we think about the daily commute and how it will fit into our lives
  • Key findings on how personal flyers will revolutionize our emergency services by speeding up response times and expanding the range of service
Zone 3. Augmented Reality, in the Real World

Dr. Suraj Kapa, Director, Augmented and Virtual Reality Innovation, Mayo Clinic

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With evolving tools to integrate data in real time, the ability to facilitate real-world executive and employee engagement is unlike any other time in history. Understanding what augmented reality solutions are and how they can be integrated into corporate, industrial, and real-world practices to improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness is critical as these technologies’ capacity expands and evolves.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Real-world examples of how augmented reality solutions are being integrated into companies to improve operations
  • Insights on how such tools may be further advances using real world data to improve employee and customer experiences
  • Blueprint approaches to adoption and integration of augmented reality solutions into business practices
Zone 4. Smart Cities: Value Creation in the Transition to Urbanization

Ron Baker, Director of Geospatial Content & Analytics, Smarter Cities Strategist, IBM

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We are in the midst of the SINGLE largest migration in human history, where 70% of the population will live in urban areas by 2050. This phenomenon will continue to cause social unrest and systemic issues, which bring new opportunities. This talk will focus in on cities, their specific challenges and the latest trends and business models.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on the current urbanization trend, creating disruptive opportunities
  • Guide to the six technology trends that are shaping these opportunities, and crossing multiple industry areas
  • Blueprint of the new business models that require public-private partnerships and creative funding arrangements
Zone 5. The Ocean Economy – Resource Development for Food and Mining

Mark D. Gordon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Odyssey Marine Exploration

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Mankind’s future survival will be dependent on environmentally sensitive extraction of minerals from the deep ocean. Developing the systems and methodologies required to successfully carry out seafloor mineral harvesting presents a tremendous opportunity for the companies and investors that are first to develop the various elements that this emerging business segment will require.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Real world case study of a project currently underway that could produce a massive high-grade phosphate supply, a key to food production, that could eradicate hunger issues in Mexico and feed North, South and Central America for over 100 years
  • Insights into how responsible seafloor mineral extraction could solve a variety of economic, political and societal issues radically transforming nations, and our world
  • Lessons learned on building an entirely new business segment from ground zero with a focus on building the alliances necessary to achieving a mission that has never before been accomplished

2:00 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

2:05 PM


CONCURRENT SESSIONS – Fireside Chats
Fireside Chats are moderated informal conversations that draw upon the experience and expertise of the featured executive.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Zone 1: Integrating AI into Your Growth Plan

Fireside Chat With:

Chris McLaughlin, Head of Strategy, Cloud Artificial Intelligence, Google Cloud

Moderator:

Richard Sear, Partner & Senior Vice President: Visionary Innovation, Frost & Sullivan

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AI holds the promise of transforming data into business value at massive scale. However, most companies don’t know where to start and most AI pilots eventually fail. This fireside chat will examine strategies for driving a flywheel of value creation with AI.

Key Take-Aways:

  • A framework for analyzing where AI can create value and drive competitive differentiation for your business
  • Examples of how businesses in different industries have applied AI to their highest value workflows to drive efficiency and effectiveness
  • A playbook for launching an AI pilot, ensuring it sticks, and driving a flywheel of digital transformation and value creation
Zone 2. Beyond the Core: Sustaining a High Growth Business & Innovation in Periods of Economic Contraction

Fireside Chat With:

Jason Yotopoulos, Founder & Head of Channel Partnerships, Mach49

Moderator:

Krishna Srinivasan, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan

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Sustaining growth in any economy is challenging, and even more so in times of economic disruption or market volatility. Leadership must be prepared to steer the organization away from reactionary thinking and toward a thoughtful and measured approach to investing outside the core to drive its long term growth.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight into contending with C-Suite funding reticence across core and adjacent opportunity
  • A milestone roadmap for gated funding of a portfolio of new ventures
  • Moving innovation off the balance sheet and outside the four walls
  • Real world examples of how companies in the consumer packaged goods, industrials segments and beyond have strategically sustained growth momentum
Zone 3. Creating a Continuous Learning Culture: Skilling, Re-Skilling and Beyond

Facilitator:

Viv Goldstein, Vice President, Bionic

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Without a change in mindset, mechanics just don’t matter.

To drive an innovation engine, of course you need a framework, new impact-focused metrics, different tools, and revised decision architecture, but most importantly, you have to create a learning culture. A culture where executives are prepared to demonstrate humility – a willingness to ask questions and learn, employees have a safe sand box to experiment and fail, and where a journey of exploration and personal growth is valued. This change is not easy and cannot be achieved by simply attending a training class.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Best practices for embedding real, sustainable change within the organization, learning needs to be ongoing and continuous. It needs to be available to all employees, from executives to new hires.
  • Insights on implementing real, experiential and disruptive executive developmenteffectiveness
  • Learnings gained from the personal experience of immersing over 30,000 employees in a new way of working
  • Practical approaches that have proven successful in the world of enterprise, ranging from aviation to CPG
Zone 4. Spotting Your Disruptive Competitors

Fireside Chat With:

Jay Nakagawa, Director, ISG Competitive Intelligence, Dell EMC

Moderator:

Lauren Taylor, Principal Consultant: Visionary Innovation, Frost & Sullivan

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This session will explore the challenges that face organizations when identifying future disruptive competitors based on early warning signals given off by the market, and the right techniques and tools that can provide those “early warning” indicators. Gain insights into some of the strategies you can employ in your businesses on a daily basis to identify changes to the competitive landscape, enabling you to take proactive action before the tsunami hits.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Frameworks and techniques that will provide you with a blueprint to help you frame these changes
  • Insight into why technology is not always the best indicators of incoming disruptive changes based on lessons learned and steps to mitigate that reliance
  • Creative ways to leverage the inquisitive mind of today’s millennials to help you spot emerging trends

2:35 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

2:40 PM


Ask the Experts! Panel Discussion- Preparing for the Workforce of the Future

Moderator:

Jillian Walker, Principal Consultant: Visionary Innovation, Frost & Sullivan

Panelists Include:

Eric Agdeppa, Executive Director, Innovation and General Manager, Hill-Rom
Viv Goldstein, Vice President, Bionic
Vincent Higgins, General Manager, Honeywell Connected Plant, Honeywell
Gil Klinger, Vice President Space and Intelligence, Raytheon Company
Cate Prescott, Vice President of Global Human Resources, National Instruments
Deb Zell, Director of Customer and User Experience, Dell EMC

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Leading voices who are paving the way for a new generation of workers share all you need to know about Gen Z. From maintaining attention spans to encouraging entrepreneurship, integrating the gig economy, and determining the role of social media, learn how others are creating a dynamic workplace to win in the next decade.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Vision of what new workers will look like in 2025—what skills they bring to the table and what they will need for success
  • Perspectives on upcoming generations—Gen Z and, by the end of the next decade, Gen Alpha—as emerging disruptors
  • Insight into what are the hot skills companies will need to quickly build capability

3:30 PM


Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

4:00 PM


EXECUTIVE INSIGHT – The Art of Making Impossible, Possible

Ingrid Vanderveldt, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, EBW2020 & Vanderveldt Global Investments

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So you have that big idea, that big dream, that new path for your company, that game changing innovation that can transform your company to the next level that most others says is “impossible” to make happen. This executive overview will inspire you and have you armed with real strategies and tactics enabling you to “make the impossible possible”.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Key implementation success factors
  • Proven ways to get buy in across the board
  • Best practices to execute with excellence

4:30 PM


Closing Address – How to Think Creative to be Creative: Building Critical Capabilities Across Your Organization

Michael O. “Coop” Cooper, Founder, Innovators + Influencers

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Growth organizations in highly competitive markets require more creative thinking than ever, but most organizations actually impede it. We’ll cover the neuro-science of creative thinking, how most organizations kill creativity and what you can do across your organization to build critical creative capabilities across your organization.

Key Take-Aways:

  • A neuro-science framework for creative thinking
  • A checklist of creativity killers to eliminate in your organization
  • A list of creative capabilities to improve across your organization

5:30 PM


Casino Night Networking Reception
You don’t have to travel to Vegas to test your luck. Bring your poker face as we enjoy a night of networking, cocktails & gambling. Get ready to party and don’t forget to bring your good luck charm!

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 | GENERAL SESSION, COLLABORATION ZONES, AND EXHIBITION

6:45 AM


Early Risers 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!

8:00 AM


Continental Breakfast and Exhibition

8:30 AM


KICKOFF AND KEYNOTEA Leadership Roadmap for Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation

Cate Gutowski, World Wide Head of Sales Enablement, Amazon Web Services

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To survive and thrive in a time of unprecedented change, business leaders need a roadmap for how they can effectively tackle the challenges of today – and tomorrow. Cloud services (AI, Machine Learning & more) can provide every Executive with the opportunity to drive significant transformation in every Function inside your company. Creating a data-driven center of excellence in your organization is a strategic imperative to enable you to achieve your growth objectives, and uncover new opportunities to transform your company…before someone else does.

 

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight into the framework for how Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services rapidly create and deliver innovation
  • Real world examples of the application of cloud AI and Machine Learning to business challenges today
  • Best practices to inspire transformation of your day-to-day business processes, and practical advice on how to drive change at scale

9:15 AM


TECHNOLOGY RADARJoin us for a burst of insight into technologies with game changing potential.

  • Trust Technologies
    Chris Spanton, Principal Architect – Blockchain, T-Mobile
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    Trust is on a global decline. Cybercrime is on the rise. It’s from this complicated digital ecosystem that trust technologies such as blockchain have emerged to deliver transformative capabilities. Today’s leading organizations have now spent many years exploring how these trust technologies can be leveraged to manage risk. How can your organization take a shortcut to the front of the line?
    Key Take-Aways:
    • Insights on the trust landscape that is driving technology transformation
    • Best practices for evaluating opportunities for trust technologies
    • Lessons learned from the drive to running blockchain in production
  • Robotic Exoskeletons
    Kristi Martindale, Chief Marketing Officer, Sarcos Robotics
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    Full-body, fully-powered robotic exoskeletons combine human intelligence and judgment with machine strength and precision to perform tasks that cannot be automated. With these advanced tools, companies can mitigate a projected 2.4 million worker shortage (by 2028) and dramatically reduce the number of on-the-job injuries.
    Key Take-Aways:
    • The exoskeleton landscape: Passive, active and powered – which tool is right for you
    • Real world examples of applications for full-body, fully-powered exoskeletons that enhance worker productivity and safety, as well as businesses’ ROI
    • Use case exploration for automotive, aviation, oil and gas, construction, mining, defense and other industries;
    • Insights on how exoskeletons will revolutionize the industrial workforce by augmenting productivity and extending the useful life of your valued workforce
  • Brain Machine Interfaces and Interactions
    Dr. Ahmed Tewfik, Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering and Chairman, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
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    Cognitive augmentation, man machine symbiosis and brain machine interfaces are everywhere in the news, promising to unlock tantalizing applications from enhanced productivity in the workplace to better virtual reality and medical prostheses. What are brain machine interfaces? Which applications are most likely to hit the marketplace in the near future? How will the technology change how we interact with technology, work, communicate, enjoy entertainment and overcome physical and cognitive limitations?
    Key Take-Aways:
    • Examples of leveraging brain machine interfaces in your industry
    • Insight on what applications are most likely to happen in the short term
    • Critical factors of successful integration into products
  • Quantum Computing
    Peter Hofstee, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Power Systems Performance, Professor Big Data Systems, TU Delft, Netherlands
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    This presentation will unpack the three key elements central in the future of Quantum Computing. First, an exploration of what makes Quantum Computing so powerful; Second, what does a Quantum Computer even look like? And finally, this session will explore Quantum Supremacy (the scenario in which a Quantum Computer outperforms a classical computer) and which types of problems are likely to achieve Quantum supremacy first.
    Key Take-Aways:
    • Blueprint of Quantum computing fundamentals
    • Insight on Quantum computer fundamentals and their implications
    • Guide into where Quantum computing is likely to first have an impact

10:30 AM


Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break 

11:00 AM


CONCURRENT SESSIONS – Ask Me About…

Ask Me About sessions are immersive experiences devoted to addressing questions driven entirely by participants.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Zone 1: Intel’s Take on Primary Forces in a Digital World

 

Bernhard Ries, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy, Intel Corporation

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Bernhard sits at the intersection of strategy, communications and organizational development at Intel. In his current role as Senior Director of Corporate Strategy he leads a team responsible for researching and synthesizing key market trends across Intel’s business, informing Intel’s business strategy and providing strategic consulting to the CEO and the Board.

Zone 2. Recruiting, Engaging, and Retaining a Workforce for the Future

 

Raleen Gagnon, Managing Director, Global Market Intelligence, ManpowerGroup Solutions

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Raleen is passionate about developing new insight into the market to change the way leaders perceive the workforce and how organizations hire globally. In her role as the Managing Director of Market Intelligence, she leads a team of Analysts to track candidate patterns, labor cost, and the business dynamics that impact total talent management.

Zone 3. Increasing Operational Efficiency and Excellence in Innovation

 

April Bertram, Senior Business Development Director, GOJO Industries
Member – Growth Innovation Leadership Council

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April reinvented the innovation process, from the front end of innovation, to market and product development, through to strategic portfolio management at GOJO Industries, best known for their market-making PURELL Brand. In her current role as Senior Director of Business Development of IoT Solutions, she is responsible for creating new IoT business models in healthcare, commercial building and other core vertical GOJO markets. She develops and cultivates new partnerships in emerging ecosystems to support strategy execution.

Zone 4. Cross Enterprise Collaboration to Capitalize on Connectivity and Confluence

 

Kevin Ilcisin, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, National Instruments

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As Vice President of Corporate Strategy at National Instruments (NI), Kevin Ilcisin is responsible for ensuring cross-functional alignment of NI’s strategy planning and execution activities. As NI is organized globally by function across the business, Kevin is instrumental in ensuring that the strategy is aligned with all functional groups around the globe to achieve the corporate strategic vision set by company leadership.

11:20 AM


Session to Session Travel Time

11:25 AM


CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES – Roundtables

Roundtable sessions capture the power of all participants’ voices, insights and experiences via group discussion and exploration of the issue at hand.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Zone 1: Design and Strategy: Driving Growth through Customer Focus

 

Joe Meersman, Director of Design Strategy, IBM
Josh Mason, Competitive Analysis Lead, IBM

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This interactive session will focus on how the synergy of design and strategy efforts together – focused on customers/users – can drive business growth to a greater degree than either alone. While each capability is effective in its own context, when used together they increase speed, quality, and impact of outcomes.

Key Take-Aways:

  • A framework to align business Strategy with Design
  • Proven ways to increase the effectiveness of strategy through the use of Design Thinking tools
  • Examples that highlight the payoffs and perils of getting Design right
Zone 2. Creating and Monetizing Next Gen Business Models around Data

 

Su Le, Managing Director, IoT Incubation Services, Cisco

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New insights from IoT connected device data enable organizations to create new business models and new business services. Sensors can detect location, environment, presence, and more and provide raw data and analytics to applications, which transform that insight into action that can provide competitive advantage. IoT platforms enable companies to securely connect devices and fuels applications that can be delivered as services. This opens the door to users paying for the end result, not the physical product. This creates new recurring revenue streams and new market opportunities.

Key Take-Aways:

  • The impetus to create business models and offer new services
  • Inspiration to create or enhance competitive advantage
  • A keen understanding of the importance of data quality
  • Steps to protecting against unintended/unlicensed use
Zone 3. How to Engage External Ecosystems to Drive Next Gen Transformation

 

Lee Ng, Vice President, Innovation, Travelers

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To accelerate innovation in a corporation, it is necessary to engage the external innovation ecosystem in addition to stimulating internal innovation efforts. The external innovation ecosystem spans from universities to startups to accelerators to venture capital funds. Should you do it alone and start a venture fund? Invest in startups? Join some accelerators? Participate in some venture funds? The choices are plenty. Are there any guidelines and success stories?  When should you do what?

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight into the pros and cons of various ecosystem partners
  • Real world examples of partnerships that works and the challenges
  • Framework to recognize internal limitation so as not to create activities which result in no positive business outcomes

Zone 4. Executive Coaching Clinic

Michael O. “Coop” Cooper, Founder, Innovators + Influencers

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Only about 20% of leaders have experienced coaching and how it can accelerate their careers and leadership. We’re making this opportunity available for you because we care about you, your career and your business. Coaching is about gaining clarity, creating change and making progress on your goals, outcomes or strategies. This is a chance to bring your most challenging opportunities and blocks, get coaching or learn from your peers’ examples. This interactive session will offer the opportunity to be coached, ask questions after your peers have been coached or just listen and learn vicariously. If you’d like to be coached, be sure to bring an actual problem that you really want to change and want help on.

12:45 PM


Networking Luncheon

1:30 PM


MOVER & SHAKER INTERVIEWS – Where the Ventures are Venturing

Moderator:

Susan Lucas-Conwell, Executive Vice President, CSIRO US
Member – Growth Innovation Leadership Council

Panelists Include:

Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director, UrbanTech, Dreamit Ventures
Daniel Carter, Senior Investment Director, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures US
Joe Kirgues, Co-Founder, gener8tor
Charlie Plauche, Partner, S3 Ventures
Chris Shonk, Partner, ATX Venture Partners
Nicole Walker, General Partner, Venture Capital, Baird Capital

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The trends leading corporate and venture capital investors follow and how they value ‘deals’ can create new, as well as, reshape established industries, often overnight. In this lively and candid discussion, investors will share insights into the top trends, companies they are watching, and how businesses are integrating startups into their regional/division as well as full enterprise strategy.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on hot trends and topics driving today’s investment decisions
  • Examples of where they are finding true innovation and impact they will have on industries
  • Fresh perspective on how investors are valuing deals in times of global economic uncertainty
  • Best practices for integrating startups/ventures into business strategy

2:30 PM


CAPSTONE ADDRESSDisrupting Leadership Beliefs and Behavior

Jim Haudan, Co-founder and Chairman, Root Inc., Author of What are your Blind Spots?
Rich Berens, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Client Fanatic, Root Inc., Author of What are your Blind Spots?

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Tragically, truth-telling isn’t innate in most company cultures. Candid conversations happen in the hallway, bathroom, or by the watercooler—breeding disengaged employees and organizations that’ll never reach their potential. But, leaders can and must embrace the real conversations their people are having by making it safe and smart to tell the truth.

Key Take-Aways:

  • An interactive framework designed to help you recognize and address the canyons that are hindering truth telling and honesty inside your organization
  • Insight from real-life stories about how leaders like you can actively change key leadership blind spots, including behaviors around truth-telling
  • Actionable steps to begin transforming your organization’s culture today into one that embraces truth-telling as part of its strategy for tactic creating a more engaged workplace

3:05 PM

INSIGHTS AND IDEAS ROUNDUPImplementing the Best, Brightest, and Boldest Ideas

Moderator:
John Ruggles, Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan

Panelists Include:
Ken Hallman, Vice President, Offer Launches, Global Marketing, Schneider Electric
Member – Growth Innovation Leadership Council
Karen Leeker, Director of Innovation Services, Wright Brothers Institute
Member – Growth Innovation Leadership Council
Jane Moran, Senior Vice President, Data & Technology, LoyaltyOne
Member – Growth Innovation Leadership Council

Participants at each Growth, Innovation and Leadership Executive MindXchange come away with a wealth of key learnings and it can be a challenge to take it all in. During this interactive session, members of the Growth Innovation Leadership Council will highlight the most important themes, key take-aways and lessons learned they can be readily operationalized once you are back in the office.

3:45 PM


15th Anniversary Growth, Innovation and Leadership Executive MindXchange Concludes

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 | INNOVATION CENTER TOUR –

Please note participation incurs an additional fee for those other than Growth Innovation Leadership Council members. See register link for details.

This is a walking tour – comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

8:00 AM


Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:45 AM


Shuttle to Site

9:45 AM


Innovation Center Immersion: AI/HPC Lab

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The Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab encompasses a 13,000 square foot data center that is developing innovative high performance computing and artificial intelligence technologies through community collaboration.

Key Take-Aways:

  • High performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) are converging as data is growing exponentially
  • Putting together the right cross-disciplinary team contributes to innovation and discovery with tangible benefits
  • Choose a partner that has more than one hammer so everything doesn’t look like a nail

11:30 AM


Executive Briefing Center: Dell Technologies Advantage

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This session will provide a foundational overview of Dell Technologies, covering a broad view of its corporate strategy and portfolio.

  • The market disruption/opportunity occurring across industries, stemming from the relentless advancement of technology
  • The need for organizations to embrace digital transformation, to capitalize on this disruption
  • Dell’s point-of-view regarding the four transformations critical to this journey (Digital Transformation, IT Transformation, Workforce Transformation and Security Transformation), with a high-level overview of each
  • An overview of the Dell Technologies Family of strategically aligned businesses, inclusive of how this spans the entire IT Ecosystem, as well as strategic differentiators such as Innovation, Value and Leadership

12:30 PM


Networking Luncheon

1:00 PM


Growth Innovation Leadership Council Executive Roundtable – Steering External Partnerships

Facilitator:
Mike Arterbury, Vice President, Global Technology Alliances, Dell EMC

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Growth and innovation can no longer happen within your own 4 walls; the net must be cast wider. Effectively aligning partnerships to create value and enhance the organization’s ability to move quickly is essential.

  • Realizing Value, from Innovation to Consumption
  • Best Practices to Achieve Organizational Synergies
  • Win/Win: Value Creation for Both Parties

2:00 PM


Executive Roundtable Concludes
Shuttle Transportation to Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

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