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Day 1

Registration & Light Breakfast

Chairperson Overview

Innovating When You’re the Industry Leader

Mark Southern is joining us from Hilton and will be discussing how you can continue to innovate when you are the market leader. This talk will focus on not resting on success, but continuing to drive product innovations.

Mark Southern Director, Product Innovation Hilton Worldwide

Fostering Collaborative Innovation

How can Innovation Teams Identify, Encourage and Develop Collaborative Innovation.

Mike Brazis Director, Culinary Innovation, International Dunkin' Brands

The Role of Big Data in New Product Development

Presentation details coming soon...

Imogen Rowe Product Manager PatSnap

Coffee Break - Exhibition Area

Product Acceleration @ Samsclub: Customer Obsessed Product Culture Through Innovation at Rapid Scale

Vinod will be discussing why you should have an obsession with understanding the customer, the importance of story-telling and how you can build a product innovation ecosystem to deliver impact at scale.

Vinod Suresh Director of Product Management, Growth Walmart Labs

Innovation at Amazon - Pizza, Failure and the Need for Speed

Innovation at Amazon - Pizza, Failure and the Need for Speed

Paul Misener VP, Global Innovation Policy & Communications Amazon

Mobile Innovation through Continuous Learning

Mobile Innovation through Continuous Learning with Apptimize

Lynn Wang Sr Business Development Manager Apptimize


How Continuous Innovation will Spark your Long-Term Growth

Starting a venture can seem like the biggest hurdle, when in fact long-term growth can be an even bigger challenge… and that challenge gets bigger as you grow. Join Steven Aldrich, GoDaddy’s Chief Product Officer, as he talks about why growth is hard and why creating long-term growth matters. He will offer insights on the what and how of horizon planning and customer driven innovation and share candid advice and practical tips from his career at companies like Intuit and GoDaddy.

Steven Aldrich Chief Product Officer

Mastercards Chatbot Journey: How Chatbots are Redefining the Retail Commerce Experience

Utilizing bots to enable experiences that are both desirable and beneficial to consumers
Building the bots within the ecosystem to enhance and improve Facebook Messenger 
Creating distinct user experiences for each different merchant partner
Forecasting how message-based commerce technology may move into new areas such as virtual personal assistants and smart cars

Manash Bhattacharjee Director, Product Management MasterCard

Coffee Break - Exhibition Area

Design Led Innovation

Innovation in any company is hard. Entrenched ways of thinking and established systems make breaking through to the new, different, and disruptive difficult. Heck, it nearly feels impossible sometimes. And if that company is 270 years old, like the auction house Sotheby’s, product innovation can seem like it’s from entire other century - in the future. But it doesn’t have to be mentally back breaking. In this talk, Chris will discuss how a cross functional product and innovation-focused teams team can best leverage both "little d" design and "BIG D" Design to ease the pains of the process and produce a stronger, more effective product vision than otherwise would have been the case.

Christopher Daly Former, Head of Product Design & UX Sotheby's International Realty

Panel: Strategies to Identify Market Opportunities Early and Execute them Successfully

In this panel session, our experts will discuss how they identify and execute product innovation opportunities to stay ahead of the competition and remain current in the eyes of consumers.

Sr. Director, Global Beverage Innovation, PepsiCo

Chief Product Officer, GoDaddy

Sr. Director, Digital Product Management, BJ's Wholesale

Panel Innovation Experts Women in Innovation Panel

Networking Drinks Reception

Day 2

Registration & Light Breakfast

Chairperson Overview

Panel: How are you Involving Design Thinking & Customer Insight in your R&D Process?

This panel will look to discuss how you can involve design thinking & customer insight in your R&D Process.

AVP, Head of Product Development, Innovation, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Former Head of Product Design & UX, Sotheby's

Panel Innovation Experts Women in Innovation Panel

Open Product Development: Road Warrior or Road Kill; It’s your Choice

Learn how leading firms join forces with other innovative companies to develop entirely new products and bring them to market.

Gene Slowinski, Ph.D. Director, Strategic Alliance and Open Innovation Research Rutgers University

Networking Discussion - What have you learned?

Coffee Break - Exhibition Area

Building World Class Products

The best products are built to address the "underlying psychological needs" of people. Come and learn how to detect those needs and to build successful products and businesses. 

Yasi Baiani Head of Product Management, Software Experiences Fitbit

Why Behavioral Science is the Future of Innovation

A great product is one that people use. A great marketing program is one that gets people to act. Innovation methods (like lean, sprint, etc) provide companies with a process for coming up with, and testing, ideas--but they don't contain a framework for understanding which ideas will actually work. That's where behavioral science comes in.

Jason Hreha Head of Product, Behavioural Sciences Walmart

Incremental Innovation vs Radical Innovation

Incremental Innovation vs Radical Innovation

Learie Hercules VP, Product Development Global Traffic Technologies

Lunch & End of Summit