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THE PREMIER CONFERENCE
FOR INNOVATION LEADERS

Thursday, May 4, 2017 | San Francisco, CA
The Bently Reserve

250+
Innovation Leaders

20+
Elite Speakers

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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.

ACTIONABLE STRATEGIES

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

When you attend Ignite, you’re in good company

Innovation leaders from these companies attend Ignite

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The brightest minds in innovation on stage at Ignite

Robert B. Tucker

Robert B. Tucker

President, The Innovation Resource and Author of Innovation is Everybody’s Business

Lale Kesebi

Lale Kesebi

Chief Communications Officer & Head of Strategic Engagement, Li & Fung

Chuck Whitlock

Chuck Whitlock

Senior Vice President – Cincinnati, Duke Energy

Kayvon Modjarrad

Kayvon Modjarrad

Director for Emerging Infectious Disease Threats, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Jason Tilghman

Jason Tilghman

Director of Innovation Programs, Fidelity Investments

Julie Pigott

Julie Pigott

Director Innovation Support, Southern Company

Christian Weh

Christian Weh

Sr. Director Global MAKE Johnson & Johnson

Shetal Edwards

Shetal Edwards

Head of Innovation Partnerships, EDF Energy

John Klick

John Klick

Senior Manager, Pfizer Worldwide Innovation

Jennifer Krizanek

Jennifer Krizanek

Communication Director, Stibo Systems

Jill Waters

Jill Waters

Lean Six Sigma Coordinator, Adventist Health

Yi Hoo Ong

Yi Hoo Ong

Vice President, Li & Fung

Kat Dransfield

Kat Dransfield

Lean Planning Lead, Applied Materials

Jim Hornthal

Jim Hornthal

Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Launchpad

Mohan Nair

Mohan Nair

SVP, Chief Innovation Officer, Cambia Health Solutions

Joseph Fernando

Joseph Fernando

Global Director, Innovation & Business Development, Unifrax

Paul Lesner

Paul Lesner

Director of Analytics, Duke Energy

Jim Meyerle

Jim Meyerle

Managing Partner, Enterprise Ventures

Gareth Bradley

Gareth Bradley

VP of Product Management, Spigit

Saif Husain

Saif Husain

Manager, Internal Innovation, Rogers Communications

Scott Raskin

Scott Raskin

CEO, Spigit

Agenda

Wednesday, May 3, 2018
11:30 — 5:00
Innovation Workshops
Additional Registration Required. More Information.

5:30 — 7:30
Ignite Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton & Topcoder
After the optional innovation workshops, all Ignite attendees are invited to join us at Barbarossa Lounge, just one block down the street from the Bentley Reserve.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:30 — 8:30
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 — 8:45
Welcome to Ignite
Scott Raskin, Spigit
8:45 — 9:25
Innovation in the Age of AI
Damion Heredia, IBM Watson

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.

9:25 — 10:05
The Future of Ideation is Here
Gareth Bradley, Spigit

Gareth Bradley, VP of Product Management will discuss Spigit’s vision for ideation management and what to expect in 2017 and beyond.

10:05 — 10:35
Morning Break
10:35 — 11:00
Driving a Global Culture of Innovation
Lale Kesebi, Li & Fung

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.

11:00 — 11:30
Collaborating to Fight An Epidemic
Kayvon Modjarrad, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

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.

11:30 — 12:00
What It Takes to Bring Ideas to Market
Jim Hornthal, Launchpad Central

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.

12:00 — 1:20
Regional Networking Lunch
1:20 — 1:25
Innovation at Booz Allen Hamilton
Michael Isman, Booz Allen Hamilton

Michael Isman, Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, will describe Booz Allen Innovation, powered by Spigit.

1:25 — 1:50
Solving Business Challenges Through Ideation
Chuck Whitlock, Duke Energy

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.

1:50 — 2:15
Ingraining Innovation Throughout an Industrial Manufacturer
Joe Fernando, Unifrax

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.

2:15 — 3:00
High Impact Innovation Leadership
Robert Tucker, Author

Robert Tucker is a futurist, innovation coach, and author of seven books. His address will focus on the need to embedded innovation in systematic enterprise-wide processes to increase growth, engagement, and competitive advantage.

3:00 — 3:15
Afternoon Networking Break
3:15 — 4:25
Panel Breakout Sessions Track 1
New Product Development
Featuring panelists from: Duke Energy, Applied Materials, & Topcoder
Continuous Improvement
Featuring panelists from: Fidelity Investments, Adventist Health, & Unlabel Innovation
What’s Next? Evolving Your Innovation Program
Featuring panelists from: Pfizer, Optum, & Southern Company
4:25 — 5:30
Panel Breakout Sessions Track 2
Customer Experience
Featuring panelists from: Rogers Communications, EDF Energy, & Stibo Systems
Culture of Innovation
Featuring panelists from: Johnson & Johnson, Li & Fung, & MetLife
Taking Your Ideas to Market
Featuring panelists from: Cambia Health Solutions, Enterprise Ventures, & Launchpad Central
5:20 — 5:30
Closing Remarks
Paul Brook, Spigit
5:30 — 7:00
Cocktail Reception
7:00 — 10:00
After-Party at Sens Restaurant

Ignite 2017 After-Party
Sens Restaurant, 4 Embarcadero Center
7:00pm – 10:00pm

After Ignite, join us for cocktails, music, and mingling.

Innovation workshops — May 3, 2017
(Spigit Customers Only)

Get the most out of Ignite! Join us on May 3rd at Spigit HQ and The Bentley Reserve for three action-packed, hands-on Innovation Workshops led by Spigit’s Principal Strategists.

WORKSHOP 1

Harnessing the Power of Innovation through Cultural Change
Moderated by: Bill Truettner, Director of Innovation Strategy, Spigit

WORKSHOP 2

Tangible Ways to Measure Program Value and Success
Moderated by: Maggie Riad, VP of Innovation Strategy, Spigit

WORKSHOP 3

After the Challenge: Tips for Advancing Selected Ideas
Moderated by: Doug Williams, Director of Innovation Strategy, Spigit

Thank you to our sponsors

Ignite Sponsor: Launchpad
Spigit Sponsor: Topcoder
Spigit Sponsor: Booz | Allen | Hamilton

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

 

Ignite is the only event for companies looking to engage innovation practitioners
and senior leaders from the Fortune 500, in one day and in one place. Gain brand
exposure, demonstrate your company’s thought-leadership, and connect with the
world’s most innovative companies.

The Venue

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.

Address:
301 Battery St, San Francisco, CA

Recommended Hotel

Situated next to the Ignite venue, Le Meridien is the recommended hotel for attendees due its location and amenities offered to guests.

Address:
333 Battery St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 296-2900

 

Register

Don’t miss the premier innovation event of 2017. Secure your seat today and save!

 

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