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Where the world’s innovation leaders meet to discuss the latest trends and strategies in innovation
NETWORK AND EXCHANGE IDEAS
Connect and collaborate with over 250 innovation experts from around the world.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
Hear best practices, latest trends, and strategies from the world’s most innovative companies.
Walk away with clear takeaways that will have real impact on your business.
Ignite 2017 is the premier gathering place for global Fortune 500 executives and innovation leaders who want to transform business as usual, and learn new ways to leverage opportunities such as digital transformation.
New strategies. New tactics. New ways of thinking. At Ignite 2017, hear from and network with some of the most innovative minds from the biggest brands in the world.
“Ignite is an inspiring once-a-year opportunity to connect with my peers, understand what people are thinking, what they are doing, and how they are solving the same innovation challenges that we have.”
Head of Innovation, UnitedHealth Group
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2017 Keynote Speaker:
Damion Heredia is VP of Watson Strategic Partnerships at IBM Watson.
Damion Heredia is the Vice President of the “With Watson” business across IBM. He is responsible for strategic partnerships with ISVs (e.g. Slack, Twitter, Salesforce, etc) using Watson technology in their products and services to differentiate in the market.
Damion Heredia was previously head of Products & Design for IBM Bluemix, the world’s largest Cloud Foundry based platform-as- a-service. Damion also launched IBM’s MobileFirst software strategy and led the acquisition of Fiberlink MaaS360, the leading Mobile Device Management platform. Previous to IBM, Damion was VP of Product for Lombardi Software and Trilogy Software in Austin Texas. Damion holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Robert B. Tucker
President, The Innovation Resource and Author of Innovation is Everybody’s Business
Chief Communications Officer & Head of Strategic Engagement, Li & Fung
Senior Vice President – Cincinnati, Duke Energy
Director for Emerging Infectious Disease Threats, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Director of Innovation Programs, Fidelity Investments
Director Innovation Support, Southern Company
Sr. Director Global MAKE Johnson & Johnson
Head of Innovation Partnerships, EDF Energy
Senior Manager, Pfizer Worldwide Innovation
Communication Director, Stibo Systems
Lean Six Sigma Coordinator, Adventist Health
Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Lean Planning Lead, Applied Materials
Yi Hoo Ong
Senior Vice President, Li & Fung
SVP, Chief Innovation Officer, Cambia Health Solutions
Innovation Specialist Metlife
Global Director, Innovation & Business Development, Unifrax
Lean Leader, The Ministry of Justice, Government of Saskatchewan
Director of Analytics, Duke Energy
Managing Partner, Enterprise Ventures
Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Launchpad
Director of Innovation, Research & Development and Entrepreneur in Resident, Optum
VP of Product Management, Spigit
Manager, Internal Innovation, Rogers Communications
Partner - Public Sector, Topcoder
Damion Heredia is the VP of Strategic Partnerships at IBM Watson. In his keynote address, Damion will talk about how artificial intelligence is already shaping the future of innovation across top industries, and what trends we can expect to see grow in the coming years.
Gareth Bradley, VP of Product Management will discuss Spigit’s vision for ideation management and what to expect in 2017 and beyond.
As the Chief Communications Officer of Li & Fung, Lale Kesebi will discuss how one of the world’s biggest manufacturing companies, operating in global markets in all major parts of the world, has turned its creative process on its head and created a true culture of innovation in over 30 countries around the world.
Kayvon Modharrad will dive into the collaborative process that went into uncovering a cure for Ebola and how inter-medical, inter-governmental agencies have come together to fight Zika today.
Every organization possess the core components that make innovation possible; we call this Innovation Capital. Jim Hornthal, Executive Chairman of Launchpad Central, professor at UC Berkeley, and recognized leader in lean innovation, will explain what components make up Innovation Capital and how organizations can fully unleash its potential.
Michael Isman, Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, will describe Booz Allen Innovation, powered by Spigit.
Chuck Whitlock, SVP – Cincinnati has championed cross-functional innovation at Duke Energy for years. He will discuss the imperative of innovation from the perspective of a business owner, at Duke Gas Operations.
Joe Fernando, Global Director will discuss how he strategically engaged various teams at Unifrax to spur company-wide ideation. From product to HR, from finance to customer service, Joe will highlight how teams that collaborate in many arenas create real value in the long term.
Congratulations! You’ve launched Spigit’s award-winning crowdsourcing software and you’re on your way. Your campaigns are getting noticed, and you’re moving the engagement needle. So what’s next? In this dynamic and highly interactive session, global innovation guru and bestselling author Robert B. Tucker explores what’s next — the next stage of your innovation journey. Based on extensive research with Spigit customers and top innovation firms around the world, Tucker reveals what it takes to fully engage the business side and ensure their support of what he calls “all enterprise-innovation.” He’ll identify what top innovation leaders are doing to move up the value chain. He’ll reveal how this new generation of Innovation Leaders are deploying their I-Skills (innovation skills) to drive growth, conceive new business models, make innovation everybody’s business, and be recognized for helping to spawn a culture of innovation. You will leave this session ready to build on your initial success with crowdsourcing. Ready to build on your momentum and add new value. Ready to seize the initiative.
Harnessing the Power of Innovation through Cultural Change
Moderated by: Bill Truettner, Director of Innovation Strategy, Spigit
Tangible Ways to Measure Program Value and Success
Moderated by: Maggie Riad, VP of Innovation Strategy, Spigit
After the Challenge: Tips for Advancing Selected Ideas
Moderated by: Doug Williams, Director of Innovation Strategy, Spigit
Ignite 2017 will be held at the historic Bently Reserve in San Francisco. As one of San Francisco’s greenest special events venues and cultural landmarks, the Bently Reserve is conveniently located in the heart of the Financial District, right amongst the buzz of the tech capital of the world.
301 Battery St, San Francisco, CA
Situated next to the Ignite venue, Le Meridien is the recommended hotel for attendees due its location and amenities offered to guests.
333 Battery St, San Francisco, CA