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San Francisco | May 1-2, 2018

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Join Fortune 500 executives and innovation leaders that want to transform business as usual

Ignite 2018 is where the world’s innovation leaders meet to discuss the latest trends and strategies in innovation. Learn from and connect with over 200 innovative minds from the biggest brands in the world, and leave with actionable take-aways that will have immediate impact on your innovation program.

The Ignite Difference

Why Spigit Ignite is different

The community

Ignite brings together an unrivalled network of innovation practitioners and executives from around the world – all looking to share, collaborate and learn.

The insights

From battle-tested strategies for growth to real-world case studies, the practical advice at Ignite that can increase the value of your innovation program is unparalleled.

The experience

Ignite isn’t just a conference, it’s a 2-day experience that immerses you in the realm of innovation, giving you fresh perspectives and new ideas to drive business success.

"What’s exciting about this event is the captive audience of innovators in one room that are all working toward a common goal [of how] to scale their innovations faster."

Damion Heredia
VP of Watson Strategic Partnerships, IBM
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The brightest minds in innovation on stage at Spigit Ignite
2018 keynote speaker
Keynote Speaker
Marcus Shingles, XPRIZE
Marcus Shingles, CEO, XPrize Foundation

Marcus Shingles is the Chief Executive Officer of The XPRIZE Foundation (www.XPRIZE.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Peter Diamandis. XPRIZE is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models that utilize the unique combination of gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive prize theory, and exponential technologies to solve the world’s grandest challenges.

Marcus has over 20 years of experience, and prior to his most recent roles at XPRIZE and Deloitte, he was a successful entrepreneur founding a management consulting business working with Fortune 500 leadership teams on innovation, technology, and analytics initiatives. Earlier in his career he was the leader of the Consumer Products CRM consulting practice at Ernst & Young, and he started his career in industry at the Kellogg Company in Sales & Marketing, Global IT, and the Customer Strategy departments.

Featured 2017 speakers
AI: The Future is Here
Damion Heredia
VP of Watson Strategic Partnerships, IBM Watson
High Impact Innovation Leadership
Robert Tucker
President, The Innovation Resource
Enabling a Culture of Open Innovation
Lale Kesebi
Chief Communications Officer, Li & Fung
Solving Business Challenges Through Ideation
Chuck Whitlock
Senior Vice President – Cincinnati, Duke Energy
Christian Weh
Sr. Director Global MAKE Johnson & Johnson
John Klick
Senior Manager, Pfizer Worldwide Innovation
Julie Pigott
Director Innovation Support, Southern Company
Jason Tilghman
Director of Innovation Programs, Fidelity Investments

"I’ve had tremendous conversations with some really smart, passionate folks. Getting me to think differently, expanding upon my ideas, and having these really great innovators build on those ideas."

John Klick Jr
Senior Manager - Worldwide Innovation, Pfizer
Experience Spigit Ignite
View some of the presentations from Ignite 2017.

IBM Watson: Artificial Intelligence: The Future is Here

Innovation Resource: High Impact Innovation Leadership

Li & Fung: Enabling a Culture of Open Innovation

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The venue

Ignite 2018 will return to historic Bently Reserve in San Francisco, the city’s old Federal Reserve Bank. 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 94111

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