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The setting: Charm and atmosphere of one of the most unique cities in the United States, New Orleans. The line-up: Innovation Champions from leading companies who will share their journeys to success with critical practices proven to drive results. Buckle up, our keynote address by Dr. Ron Adner, the author of ‘The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See that Others Miss’, and our speaker team is sure to take you on an innovation ride you will not forget.

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

1:00 – 2:00pm Early Summit Registration
2:00 – 5:00pm Workshop "A"  - From VOC to VOE: Look Beyond the Obvious for Learning and Inspiration
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2:00 – 5:00pm Workshop "B"  - Critical Business Acumen Skills That Drive Breakthrough Ideas From Conception to Launch . . . . Successfully!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

7:45 – 8:55am Networking Breakfast
8:55 – 9:00am Summit Kick Off!
9:00 - 10:30am Dr. Ron Adner - Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship @ Tuck School of Business - Dartmouth College
Keynote Address: The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See that Others Miss
10:30 – 11:00am Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00pm Speaker Panel: Wide Lens in Practice: Implementing Ecosystem Strategy
12:00 - 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30 - 2:30pm Eric Quint -Chief Design Officer @ 3M
Title: Design as a Catalyst for Change…by Design
Interactive Session: Group & Table Discussions
2:30 - 3:00pm Networking Break
3:00 - 4:00pm Jim Euchner - Former Vice President of Global Innovation @ Goodyear
Title: Business Model Innovation with Ecosystem Partners
Interactive Session: Group & Table Discussions
4:00 - 5:00pm Gary Gray - Vice President of Product Management @ Polaris Industries
Title: The Slingshot® - Bold, Breakthrough and Game-Changing Innovation Compliments of Polaris Industries Unique Innovation Framework and Stage-Gate Process
Interactive Session: Group & Table Discussions
5:30 - 6:30pm Event Networking Reception

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

7:00 – 7:55am Networking Breakfast
7:55 - 8:00am Day 2 Comments!
8:00 – 9:00am Stephan Liozu - Chief Value Officer @ Thales Group
Title: Four Questions Pivotal to Innovation Success That Demand Answers
Interactive Session: Group & Table Discussions
9:00 – 10:00am Stanley Roberts - former Vice President of Engineering Excellence, Project Management @ Ingersoll Rand
Title: Building a Culture of Repeatable Innovation (The Strategic PMO)
Interactive Session: Group & Table Discussions
10:00 – 10:30am Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30pm Raquel Melo - Vice President of Innovation and New Business Development @ Land O’Lakes Inc.
Title: Defining Your North Star: Creating an Inspiring, Shared Vision of the Future; Reinforced by Aligning the Strategic and the Tactical Elements of Innovation Process Effectiveness
Interactive Session: Group & Table Discussions
11:30 – 12:30pm Laura Marino - Vice President of Product Management @ MOVE Guides
Title: Navigating the Challenging 'Teenage Years': Maintaining Innovation While Ensuring Sustainable Growth
Interactive Session: Group & Table Discussions
12:30 - 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30 – 2:30pm Hakan Kostepen - Executive Director – Product Planning Strategy & Innovation @ Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Title: Product Innovation Strategy in Times of Major Industry Disruptions
Interactive Session: Group & Table Discussions
2:30 – 3:30pm Sarah M. Hatfield - Vice President of Product Management & Client Solutions @ OnProcess Technology
Title: Bold Innovation and Market Relevance in an Ever Changing Landscape
Interactive Session: Group & Table Discussions
3:30 – 4:00pm Final Comments / End of Summit

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Stage-gate international provides high quality speakers with ideas, techniques and tools I can take back to my company and implement. Time well spent.

Barbara Hurst – Mutual of Omaha