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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.
Why Spigit Ignite is different
Ignite brings together an unrivalled network of innovation practitioners and executives from around the world – all looking to share, collaborate and learn.
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.
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."
Marcus Shingles was 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.
Scott is Spigit’s Chief Executive Officer. He oversees the company’s strategic direction, planning, and execution of top-level initiatives. He’s a dynamic leader with 20+ years of experience building high-growth, profitable tech companies, and he continues to build upon his successes at Spigit.
Geoff has 25 years of experience consulting to some of the world’s top companies on the subjects of growth, innovation, and adapting business models to deal with change. Currently, he is a Principal at Deloitte and a senior leader of firm’s Innovation and Applied Design practices. Prior to this, he led the innovation firm Doblin and was a senior partner at Monitor Group, serving as a member of its global Board of Directors. He is currently based in Deloitte’s Boston office.
Geoff’s work centers around helping clients transform their businesses to grow and compete in nontraditional ways. Over the course of his career, Geoff has worked in virtually every industry and he uses that breadth of experience to bring novel, cross-sector insights about how things might operate to clients stuck in industry conventional wisdom. Geoff has a particular strength in using facilitation and personal intervention to help clients make hard choices and take action.
For his entire career, Geoff has focused exclusively on helping companies grow. He has been instrumental in developing many of Monitor’s – and now Deloitte’s – core methodologies related to driving profitable topline growth for clients. His expertise spans the domains of design-driven innovation, new business model development, product launch and growth strategy and business transformation.
Geoff is valued for his integrative approach to solving problems. He combines deep analytic and strategic expertise with a natural orientation towards approaches embodied in design thinking. His belief that human behavior is still – even in the digital age – the fundamental driver of economic value for companies allows him to bring a unique perspective to his clients struggling to shift their business models. He is a widely sought-after speaker and writer on the topic of growth through innovation. His writing has appeared in journals such as Marketing Management and Harvard Business Review and as a regular contribution to HuffPost. He is also co-author of the forthcoming book “Detonate: Why – and How – Corporations need to Blow up Best Practices (and Bring a Beginner’s Mind) to Survive,” scheduled for publication in May, 2018.
Geoff grew up in Canada and the UK, and came to the United States for university. He received his B.A., with honors, in English literature and creative writing, from Dartmouth College. He also holds a MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was an honors student. He currently lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife, Martha, and four sons.
Mohan Nair is SVP and Chief Innovation Officer at Cambia Health Solutions. Mohan brings broad experience to innovation, having been a high-tech entrepreneur and computer scientist, educator, strategy consultant and healthcare innovator.
As SVP of Innovation at Thomson Reuters, Katherine Manuel is helping the company transition from an international holding company to a global innovator creating partnerships and growth opportunities for its customers, employees and shareholders.
Prior to this role, Katherine was a member of the Corporate Strategy team, where she worked with corporate leadership to create a long-term strategy based on market understanding and access to customers and products.
Katherine has been with Thomson Reuters for nearly 11 years, holding senior positions within both the Legal and Tax & Accounting businesses as well as leading Technology Strategy & Enterprise Architecture for Healthcare & Science. From there, she joined the Office of the CEO, where she worked on various projects within the News division and the company-wide Transformation program.
Before joining Thomson Reuters, Katherine worked for Accenture, focusing on the Media, Entertainment and Telecom industries. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College and a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University. She sits on the Advisory Boards of Duke University’s The Fuqua School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as SOAR Triangle, a non-profit established to support women-led startups in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.
Jeff George joined Campbell as Vice President-Research and Development, in April 2014, and joined the Americas team in April 2015. He reports to Mark Alexander, President, Americas Simple Meals and Beverages. Jeff leads the R&D team in aligning against Campbell’s innovation priorities and partnering with functions across the business to improve agility and speed-to-market. Prior to joining Campbell, he was Senior Vice President-R&D at Hillshire Brands. Before that, he served as Vice President, R&D, Technology Strategy and Portfolio Management at PepsiCo Global Beverage, and as Vice President-R&D, Quaker Foods and Snack. He also held R&D leadership roles at Tropicana Products and Frito-Lay, Inc. Jeff earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and his M.B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University.
Over the course of Chris’ 30 year career he has worked in a number of industries in a variety of roles. After starting his career as a Manufacturing Engineer he migrated into information services and business process consulting. Following a successful consulting career he joined Herbalife in 2007 and was responsible for driving change through technology to improve the products and services enjoyed by its Distributors and Customers around the globe. In 2017 assumed the newly created Chief Innovation Officer role at Herbalife focusing his efforts on identifying and removing the cultural barriers that were inhibiting innovation at the 37 year old global nutrition company. Spigit was a natural partner in accomplishing this objective as it can play a role in driving improvement in all 6 areas of Herbalife’s culture that are critical to driving innovation. Chris, a native New Jerseyan, now lives in Southern California with his family where he can enjoy the great outdoors year round and easily access Herbalife locations in any of the 90 countries it operates in.
In her current role, in addition to strategic planning, she is responsible for leading efforts focused on influencing the company culture with emphasis on supporting innovation and product development. Seeking to drive organic growth through technology driven applications of emerging technologies.
Prior to joining Corporate Strategy, Rebecca was Managing Director in the Market Services U.S. division. Her responsibilities included product development for our key equity trading platforms – such as leading the launch of PSX. She has worked with Nasdaq for 16 years. Rebecca is Virginia Tech alum, having majored in Business Management. She has an MBA from the University of Maryland, University College.
Curtis is a visionary leader and digital innovator who has built industry-leading customer experiences at Alaska Airlines, Microsoft and Amazon.com. As Vice President of Customer Innovation for Alaska Airlines,Curtis built award-winning mobile apps and customer feedback programs, as well as pioneered
such innovations as online bag-tags and the use of biometrics.
In June 2015 Future Travel Experience named Curtis as one of 25 global innovation leaders in the airline industry. Curtis has held a variety of leadership roles in his career – from serving as Amazon’s first General Manager in the UK to developing curriculum and teaching at the UW’s Mobile
Business Strategy Certificate Program. He has an undergraduate degree in English from Brown University and a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins. Curtis is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Board.
Torben Nielsen is Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Investments for Premera Blue Cross. In this role, he oversees innovation initiatives and processes and strategic investments in early to mid-stage startups.
Torben joined Premera in 2017 from HealthSparq; a $25M startup he co-founded in 2012 and grew to number 196 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing US companies in 2016. Prior to HealthSparq, Torben led digital solutions for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield from 2006- 2012.
Torben Nielsen brings 15+ years of broad business experience from start-ups to corporate brand names such as LEGO and Xerox. He has been overseeing and driving innovative digital healthcare solutions for the past 10 years. His work and leadership has been recognized in case studies and reports by leading research institutions including Forrester Research, PwC and the Advisory Board.
Sarah Hickman Auger is an experienced product manager and marketer who is passionate about utilizing technology to empower users and create opportunities. As Director of Library Product Strategy at Innovative Interfaces, Sarah launched Idea Lab, a collaborative space for customer-driven innovation, built on the Spigit platform. Leveraging the power of the independent Innovative Users Group, the Idea lab program has increased the scale and quality of user engagement around enhancements and new product development.
With more than a decade of experience in library automation, Sarah remains a dedicated supporter of libraries and the services they provide to communities across the globe. Prior to joining Innovative, she worked in both the health care and education sectors. Sarah has a B.A. in English from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is also a certified Scrum Master and PMC-V certified by Pragmatic Marketing.
Yi Hoo Ong is a Vice President at Li & Fung Limited and has been with the company for over a decade. In his current role, he oversees strategic engagement, operations, financial reporting and project management. Yi Hoo recognized the power of tapping into the collective intelligence of their employees to support the company’s focus on developing sustainable and innovative ways to do business and deliver results. He holds a Master of Management from Australia’s Macquarie Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. Li & Fung Limited is a leading global consumer goods design, development, sourcing and logistics company serving major retailers and brands around the world. Li & Fung was featured on Forbes Magazine’s “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” in 2014.
Shawn Herrera is the Director of Corporate Partnerships for Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and an Adjunct Professor in both the Applied Behavioral Science and the Organization Theory & Management departments teaching graduate courses in leadership, personal development, and family business. He also serves as the technical lead for Pepperdine University’s “GRAZ-idea” innovation crowdsourcing platform, which harnesses the power of the crowd’s collective intelligence to tackle the most important challenges facing the University.
Gareth is Spigit’s Vice President of Product Management, having led both product and service delivery programs across multiple industries, geographies and cultural settings since 2008. Combining both strong experience of Spigit customers and being an original customer of Spigit, Gareth utilizes his strong operational background and deep product knowledge to lead Spigit’s Product Development team to deliver new and exciting features for our customers.
Linda leads the Johnson & Johnson efforts to accelerate the evolution and growth of the SC Knowledge Network ecosystem including her ongoing responsibility for the Fast Track Ideas core working group in rapidly deploying the Fast Track Idea Management System across Supply Chain. As Fast Track Ideas is based upon the Spigit platform, Linda was recently appointed to the Spigit Inc Customer Advisory Board.
Linda’s 28-year career at J&J has included experience in the development of sterile processing of consumer products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, project management and quality. She started her career at J&J working at Ethicon as a Microbiologist leaving briefly to join Glaxo Inc. in Research Triangle Park, NC to work in the Microbiology R&D group. Linda returned to J&J in the Sterile Process Technology (SPT) group where she was responsible for partnering with J&J franchises across each sector in sterilization microbiology. During her time at SPT, Linda created and managed a project management process as well as designed classroom and web-based technical and leadership training programs for the J&J sterile process community. Linda then joined the MD&D PMO organization where she led the MD&D Design To Value team, managed the MD&D new product introduction portfolio metrics, and served as process driver for the MD&D Product Management Council.
Most recently, Linda was responsible for enabling a culture of innovation within Quality Systems & Services as a member of the Quality Systems Strategy, Insights and Innovation organization and provided Quality support to the J&J Design group based in New York City.
Linda has a BS in Biology from the University of Dayton, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and a Process Excellence Green Belt.
Wayne Bush is a seasoned HR leader with 20+ years of experience. He joined Nu Skin International as the Director of HR Business Partners and Operations in June 2016.
Previous organizations include eBay (6 years), where Wayne was the Director of Talent and Organizational Development and HR leader for the Global Customer Experience (GCX) organization. Wayne also led eBay’s Leadership Development strategy and curriculum.
Wayne also worked at Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis for 10 years as the Director of HR in R&D, Manufacturing, and Medical Devices and at Accenture in Phoenix as a Change Management Consultant for more than four years leading projects across more than a dozen Fortune 500 organizations.
Wayne received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University and has been a certified Sr. Professional in HR (SPHR) since 2003.
Wayne is the father of four children and enjoys all kinds of sports, the outdoors, playing the piano, and traveling with his wife.
As Deputy Chief of Innovation and Strategy at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Patricia leads key corporate initiatives including the identification, assessment and implementation of strategic business opportunities.
Patricia oversees the Innovation, Strategic Planning and Business Planning functions at HPHC. In 2016 she led the formation of the Center for Innovation at Harvard Pilgrim with the aim of actively leading the growth and diversification efforts of the organization through partnerships, investments and employee engagement.
Prior to her current role, Patricia was Vice President of Business Development at Fallon Health. There she built new government health plan solutions in expansion geographies including Duals Special Needs HMO Medicare Advantage Plan, Managed Long Term Care Plan and PACE plans. To support Fallon’s growth initiatives, Patricia launched FCHP Plan Innovations, a health plan capabilities consulting and outsourcing line of business. She led development of Fallon Total Care, a Massachusetts Medicare-Medicaid Duals Demonstration Plan as well as Fallon Health Weinberg, a New York based PACE and Medicaid program serving the greater Buffalo region.
Patricia joined Harvard Pilgrim in October 2015.
Claire Kingston is responsible for delivering creative solutions that drive a culture of innovation within Johnson & Johnson. She works with leadership across the Janssen Quality organization and beyond to drive operational efficiencies through simplification and enhancing technology utilization. Recent initiatives include leading the development and implementation of an enterprise clinical tracking system to 8,000 users globally, driving the uptake of Spigit’s cloud-based idea management tool to Johnson and Johnson’s Research & Development organization and developing virtual collaboration toolkits to further vet and implement crowdsourced ideas.
Claire brings over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, business process improvement and technology implementations. She has implemented solutions that reduce costs and improve efficiency for a wide range of organizations in the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Professional Services and Retail industries. Prior to joining Johnson and Johnson, Claire was president of E C Kingston Consulting, and she started her career with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.
Katherine works in Moody’s Analytics Emerging Business Unit (EBU), the firm’s innovation engine. In her role Katherine leads internal efforts to foster an innovation culture across the firm. Key responsibilities include planning internal and external knowledge sharing events, client events, communication strategy, and innovation challenges. Prior to joining the EBU she held various management and product specialist roles in the firm’s Customer Service department. Katherine has been with Moody’s Analytics for over eight years. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University.
John is a middle child, Frankenstein’s monster lives in his basement, he eats Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups by the bagful, and he likes to make stuff. Currently, John is a member of the Pfizer Worldwide Innovation team responsible for accelerating innovation in the everyday across the 96,000-person organization. He is trained as an innovation champion facilitating teams in solving large business problems using innovation and experimentation tools. He is also responsible for figuring out how to use technology to enable and empower innovation through the large, global enterprise. Before joining Pfizer, he led the deployment of large, enterprise software systems in the healthcare space. he also has worked in the finance and nonprofit sectors enabling those businesses through technology. He resides in Connecticut with his wife and 4-year old twins.
Jesse is a Senior Open Innovation Consultant at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he is responsible for leading the Bank’s adoption of open innovation practices, processes and strategies across its 52,000 employees to drive new innovative ideas and continuous improvements for Australia’s largest financial institution. He also leads strategic projects through the use of Commonwealth Bank’s human centred design frameworks and runs experiments on emerging technologies on behalf of the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Jesse is also an Advisory Board Member at Spigit, a Guest Lecturer at Macquarie University, one of GradConnect’s ‘Top 100 Future Leaders’ of Australia, and was recently crowned Australia’s ‘Young Marketer of the Year’ at the 2017 Cannes International Festival of Creativity.
Prior to his time at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Jesse received a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and held a number of marketing, strategy and consulting roles. With his unique background, Jesse brings a mix of passion, entrepreneurialism and experience together to bring innovation to life in the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest Bank.
Julie Pigott is the Director of Innovation Support in the Southern Company Energy Innovation Center. In that role, Julie and her team support innovation activities across the enterprise by leveraging technology and platforms and identifying tools and processes that can enhance innovation activities.
Since joining Southern Company in 1994 as Director of Marketing for Southern Linc, Pigott has served as Vice President of Marketing and Customer Support for Southern Linc and as Assistant to VP and Sales Growth Support Manager in SCS Marketing and Program Management. Prior to joining Southern Company, Pigott was responsible for all Marketing activities in Illinois for Ameritech Cellular.
A native of Northbrook Illinois, Pigott graduated from The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a bachelor’s degree political science.
Pigott resides in Brookhaven GA with her husband Mark and their children, Jake and Katie.
Joseph Tannery is Energy Technology Advisor, Corporate Strategy and Financial Analysis.
He is responsible for coordinating the evaluation, testing, implementation and tracking of new energy technologies across all of Dominion Energy business units. This involves facilitating Dominion business unit needs and external technology sources (including our investment in ClearSky Technology Fund), developing businesses cases with business unit partners, and leading internal partners through the implementation process. Tannery is also responsible for oversight of the Dominion IDeAS employee innovation program and oversees the Chairman’s Excellence Award.
Tannery joined Dominion Energy in 2010 as Environmental Consultant. He was promoted to AES Business Development & Commercialization Strategy in 2013 and named manager-AES Business Development & Commercialization Strategy in 2015. He became director-AES Business Development & Commercialization Strategy in 2016, and Energy Technology Advisor in April 2016.
Prior to joining Dominion Energy, Joe worked for 3Degrees, Inc and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Tannery received a Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University, an MBA and JD degree from University of Richmond, and a Masters in Natural Resources from Virginia Tech.
Christian Weh leads the Innovation Council for the Consumer SC Environment for Johnson & Johnson. He’s an organic chemist by training, who early on had a chance to engage in the Johnson & Johnson pharma development and innovation processes. After an MBA training and moving into Supply Chain and various procurement functions of increasing priority, Christian had the chance to work out of Switzerland, Singapore and Belgium. It is through these key development steps, that he has reached reached his position today.
Most recently, Don was EVP and GM of ForeSee, a pioneer of customer experience intelligence and the recognized leader in Voice of Customer solutions with over 2,000 customers in retail, government, financial services, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, and other industries. Don joined ForeSee in 2009 and lead the company’s sales team worldwide and delivered annual growth rates over 40%. Prior to ForeSee, Don held executive positions with GMAC Commercial Finance and Compuware Corporation, and senior management positions with MascoTech, Inc., Coopers & Lybrand, and Deloitte & Touche.
After many years working front-line health care; Erica’s improvement and innovation journey started in health care with Regina Qu’Appelle Heath Region’s Long Term Care Kaizen Operations Team in 2015 where she completed Lean Improvement Leader Training. Erica joined the Continuous Improvement Team (CIT) with the Ministry of Corrections and Policing, Government of Saskatchewan in April of 2016.
As an Improvement Specialist she supports innovation, improvement, and employee engagement for all of the divisions in the Ministry throughout the entire province of Saskatchewan. Erica facilitates problem identification, setting strategic goals and targets, data collection and measurement, improvement projects and events, daily visual management, improvement audits, corrective action plans, replication, and reporting. Over the last 2 years she has lead the revamp of Corrections & Policing’s innovation program as a complete process that starts with problem identification and strategic alignment. It includes the Innovation Pipeline (TIP) to crowdsource solutions from the frontline; then it follows through with Implementation, and an audit process. Whenever possible the process ends with replication of the innovation to other areas. Erica is currently working on the rollout and replication of the innovation program throughout the Government of Saskatchewan including crown corporations and other government partners.
Mike leads the Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) Innovation Center, a role he has held since 2017. RMS Innovation Center plays a pivotal role by enabling a culture of creativity and innovation at RMS. Mike joined Raytheon in 2012 and has been involved in many R&D programs on the front end of Raytheon’s business.
Before joining Raytheon, Mike was an Electronics Engineer at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center’s Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate. His role included working on advanced GPS and communication technology for spacecraft. Mike received a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University in 2008 and 2010 respectively.
Jonathan is passionate about designing great products, growing companies, building teams and making things happen. His diverse experience all centers around applying a deep understanding of human behavior to solve problems. He studied anthropology before doing an MBA at Berkeley, built products for multiple startups, ran a consulting practice, guided mountaineering and consulted on innovation management with enterprises all over the world. Jonathan runs Product Management, Product Design and Research at Launchpad, focused on building the GLIDR platform. Previously Jonathan led PM at Good&Co, building a cultural analytics platform, powered by one of the most robust and complex personality assessment systems in the world, to help enterprises manage hiring and retention.
Edwin Martinez is an assistant innovation manager supporting adidas’ Open Source Business Transformation team in North America, and leads the company’s Spigit Ideation community called the Creator Lab. He and his team are fostering an engaging employee culture of creativity and collaboration. He is leveraging the Creator Lab to empower adidas employees to be innovative, insight-driven problem solvers and idea-makers.
Eli Gerson is a 2015 MBA graduate from Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School (focus on social entrepreneurship) and 2009 University of Michigan graduate (BA in Education). He began his professional career in education before pursuing business/entrepreneurial endeavors.
He is currently an Innovation Business Analyst at Ameren. In this role, he helps manage Ameren’s portfolio of Innovation projects aimed at helping Ameren de-risk its future investments and strategy. Additionally, he runs our crowd-sourced ideation efforts, serve as a Scrum Master for projects in the Innovation portfolio utilizing an Agile methodology, organize Innovation Events to improve Ameren’s culture of innovation, and assist in developing business cases for potential projects utilizing the Discovery Driven Planning (DDP) Process.
Following his MBA, and prior to working at Ameren, he was a co-founder of two companies – an event-based long-distance ridesharing matching platform (Krooze) and an initiative to connect top graduate students with Latin American start-ups, offering team-based projects to solve pressing business challenges and providing online learning (Global Impact Project).
Paul Lesner leads the cross-function analytics and grid analytics efforts at Duke Energy in Charlotte where his focus is big data science analytics development. He was previously the Director of Operations Analytics for Duke Energy’s Midwest Commercial Generation business unit in Cincinnati, OH. Paul earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and his Masters of Business Administration degree from The College of William and Mary. Paul has been the architect of Duke’s crowd sourcing innovation, collaboration and engagement effort since 2011.
Clinton is an innovation leader and strategist at Topcoder focused on customer innovation through crowdsourcing, design thinking, and open ecosystems. He is a published innovation author, blogger, Seahawks podcast contributor, and the co-creator of the sketch comedy series, TnT Dynamite Thursdays.
"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."
Wayne Bush, Nu Skin
How do you build a culture of innovation in a way that transforms the way people work and becomes the key business lever in the company’s growth strategy? In this session, learn from Wayne Bush, Global Director of HR at Nu Skin International, the blueprint to leveraging ideation and innovation to impact your business and culture.
Julie Pigott, Southern Company
In this session, Southern Company’s Julie Pigott will share the evolution of the energy company’s thriving innovation program. She’ll explain the importance of having an execution plan that enables employee innovation and delivers measurable business value – from the incremental to the transformative. Pigott will provide insights on how Southern Company engages employees across a dozen subsidiaries – each with its own priorities and strong brand identity – located in 18 states.
adidas, Dominion Energy, Premera Blue Cross
Gareth Bradley, Spigit
Jesse Arundell, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Mike Walker, Raytheon
Gareth Bradley, Spigit
Christian Weh and Claire Kingston, Johnson & Johnson
Innovation helps undoubtedly to increase value for consumers, companies & shareholders. Frequently crowdsourcing is heralded as a potential driver to uncover these innovations. The Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain crowdsourcing journey presentation is a summary of the results from Quality & Manufacturing, two of the less likely functions finding themselves at the forefront. The presentation will capture a two year journey and be densely packed with data, real life learnings and conclusions.
Patricia Forts, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Driving innovation and culture change in a conservative organization brings about certain challenges that one must navigate to see new initiatives come to fruition and thrive. In this session, Patricia Forts shares how ideation became a key pillar for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s business despite having to operate in a highly regulated industry, and how her team engaged employees to generate widespread enthusiasm for collaborative innovation.
Erica Church,Government of Saskatchewan
What can enterprises learn from the innovation efforts of a government organization? In this session, Erica Church shares the blueprint to the Government of Saskatchewan’s ideation success in the Ministry of Corrections & Policing including: the importance of sponsor commitment, an in-depth communication plan, defining success criteria up front to demonstrate success, and how the organization turned employee engagement into a driver of business results.
Moody’s Analytics, Thomson Reuters, Duke Energy
Li & Fung, Innovative Interfaces, Ameren
Get even more value out of your trip to Ignite with Spigit’s Innovation Strategy Workshops. These optional workshops provide a unique opportunity to get hands-on advice from Spigit’s world-class innovation strategy team who advise some of the top brands on the planet. These interactive and practical sessions are designed to cover key topic areas to help you move your innovation program forward and deliver value, including:
Note: innovation strategy workshops are now full.
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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
There is no preferred hotel for Ignite, however we recommend staying close to the venue. Le Meriden Hotel and Hyatt Regency San Francisco are within a few minutes’ walk of the conference location.