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DAY 1 (4.4.2017)

Time Topic Location

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Conference Registration and Information Desk Open
Essex Ballroom Foyer (3rd Floor)

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Cocktail Hour The Huntington (2nd Floor)

 

DAY 2 (4.5.2017)

Time Topic Speakers Location
7:00am Conference Registration and Information Desk Open   Essex Ballroom Foyer
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast Reception   Staffordshire (3rd Floor)
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome and Introduction Mike Coyne, CEO, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
8:45am - 9:15am
Lux Research Keynote Address:
The Innovation Paradox

An eye-popping variety of inventions are making us more connected, providing us more choices, and giving us more capabilities than ever before. But despite this cornucopia of technologies, too often companies, industries, and nations struggle still to find real growth. Political discontent is on the rise, and a swelling group of skeptics lament slow productivity gains and ask plaintively why we got 140 characters instead of flying cars. The pace of technology change seems greater than ever, but why hasn’t the flood of innovation and disruption made our world happier and more prosperous? And how can companies sort through the flood of data and information to focus on those innovations that will really move the needle for growth?
 
Michael Holman, Ph.D., Vice President, Research, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
9:15am - 9:45am KEYNOTE   Essex Ballroom
9:45am - 10:15am

Lux Research Keynote Address:
The Five Technologies That Will Change the Way We Use Energy

Energy is essential to modern society, and the companies that provide it are some of the largest in the world. However, the way we get and use our energy is undergoing big changes as new technology is poised to disrupt current businesses and shift the balance of power between consumers and producers of energy. Every company is a user of energy, and many sell into the energy value chain besides, so deciding how to position your firm in this dynamic evolving landscape is essential – this presentation shows the methodologies Lux uses to help find the right technology bets and hedges.
 

Arij van Berkel, Ph.D., Research Director, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
10:15am - 10:45am Networking Break    

BREAK INTO TRACKS

On each day of the Lux Executive Summit we break into tracks for deeper discussion of key cross-cutting themes that affect the opportunities for growth – and threats to existing businesses – across multiple industries. In each track a Lux Research presentation kicks off the session, followed by an interactive conversation with the Lux speaker, moderator, selected “discussion starters” from relevant industries, and participation from the audience. 

On day one, the tracks continue after lunch with a start-up “speed pitch” session where 5 companies present to a panel of three corporate judges – who then get the opportunity to reveal their leading choice and why, and ask the further questions they would want to explore with the company before pursuing a partnership and/or investment.

Break into tracks Future of Mobility Evolving Energy Infrastructure Personalized Health & Nutrition
10:45am - 11:15am
Track Keynote
Fast and Furious: The Race is On For the Future of Mobility
 
Isaac Brown, Analyst, Lux Research
 
Track Keynote
Not Your Grandma’s Power Lines: The Next Generation of Energy Infrastructure
 
Katrina Westerhof, Analyst, Lux Research
Track Keynote
Up Close and Personal: Ordering the Chaos of Personalized Nutrition
 
Camilla Stice, Ph.D., Analyst,  Lux Research
11:15am - 12:00pm
Interactive Session:
Future of Mobility
Interactive Session:
Evolving Energy Infrastructure
Interactive Session:
Personalized Health & Nutrition
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Networking Dessert    

Break into tracks

Future of Mobility Evolving Energy Infrastructure Personalized Health & Nutrition
1:30pm - 3:00pm Start-up Speed Pitches:
Future of Mobility
Start-up Speed Pitches:
Evolving Energy Infrastructure
Start-up Speed Pitches: 
Personalized Health & Nutrition
3:00pm - 3:30pm Networking Break    
3:30pm - 4:00pm

Lux Research Keynote Address:
Selling Wellness: Do Consumers Pay for Perceived or Actual Value?

From non-GMO and organic food to activity tracking and “natural” ingredients, consumers care about and are willing to pay for wellness. Some estimates put the wellness market at nearly $4 trillion, but do these products actually improve wellness or are they merely gimmicks masquerading as solutions? With definitions of wellness as varied as the solutions promising to deliver it, we examine the commercial opportunities to understand which solutions actually deliver value and which are just snake oil. We’ll also explore how companies can engage, retain, and sell wellness to consumers and whether consumers are willing to pay more for actual value.

Sara Olson, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
4:00pm - 4:30pm KEYNOTE   Essex Ballroom
4:30pm - 5:00pm Wrap Up Mike Coyne, CEO, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
5:00pm - 7:30pm Evening Reception   Staffordshire (3rd Floor)

 

DAY 3 (4.6.2017)

Time Topic Speakers Location
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast Reception   Staffordshire (3rd Floor)
8:30am - 8:45am Day Two Welcome Michael Holman, Ph.D., Vice President, Research, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
8:45am - 9:15am
Lux Research Keynote Address:
2020 Vision
 
The year 2020 has long been a milestone of the future; a time ahead when the world’s most pressing problems would be solved in a dreamy technoutopia, or – more pessimistically – so out of control that civilization itself would collapse into a new stone age. Now 2020 is well within most corporations’ strategic planning horizons, but still a mystery; as with human vision, our ability to see clearly both near and far is deteriorating. Will technology for human rights be the next cleantech; how will post-capitalist economics work; will we finally have flying cars? Find out what will be world-changing or meh, inevitable and impossible, over the next 3 years and thirty – when the 2050 milestone will be upon us before we know it.
 
Mark Bünger, Vice President, Research, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
9:15am - 9:45am

KEYNOTE

 

Essex Ballroom
9:45am - 10:15am
Lux Research Keynote Address:
Divergent Paths: The Materials vs. Products Commercialization Conundrum
 
Materials technologies are critical to disruption and transformational growth across industries, but improved performance at the material level is a far cry from commercial success. While compelling properties at lab scale are generally prerequisites for value proposition of the ultimate end part, they are far from sufficient. Beyond the obvious cost and time challenges of bringing new materials to market, property translation from material to product form factor and business and partnership strategy are just as critical, and often underemphasized. This talk will discuss emerging design and manufacturing tools that accelerate commercialization of products fabricated from novel materials, explore new business models enabled by these innovations, and examine how companies across the value chain can best position themselves for growth.
 
Ross Kozarsky, Senior Analyst, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
10:15am - 10:45am Networking Break   Staffordshire (3rd Floor)

BREAK INTO TRACKS

On day two of the Lux Executive Summit we break into tracks for deeper discussion of key cross-cutting themes that affect the opportunities for growth – and threats to existing businesses – across multiple industries. In each track a Lux Research presentation kicks off the session, followed by an interactive conversation with the Lux speaker, moderator, selected “discussion starters” from relevant industries, and participation from the audience.

Break into tracks

Driving Healthy Consumer Choices Materials Sustainability Meets Performance Future of the Energy Industry
10:45am - 11:15am
Track Keynote
Profiting From the Well Consumer
 
Noa Ghersin, Analyst, Lux Research
Track Keynote
Message in a Bottle: How Performance Enables Sustainability for Tomorrow’s Products
 
Victor Oh, Analyst, Lux Research
 
Track Keynote
Energy Majors in the 21st Century
 
Colleen Kennedy, Analyst, Lux Research

11:15am - 12:00pm

Interactive Session:
Driving Healthy Consumer Choices
Interactive Session:
Materials Sustainability Meets Performance
Interactive Session:
Future of the Energy Industry
 
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Networking Dessert    
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Lux Research Keynote Address:
From IoT and AI to Robotics: Applying the Right Tools for Your Digital Transformation
 
Digital Transformation is a universal theme, applying to businesses across the spectrum from commodity chemical producers, to the most cutting edge social media company. At the core is a set of quickly evolving tools, including robots, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. These spaces are teeming with developers big and small, and confusion reigns about what tools fit what use cases, and ultimately how businesses can use these tools to both grow the top line, and enhance the bottom line. This talk will discuss the evolution of these tools, sort through the confusion, and uncover how businesses can truly leverage these tools for growth.
Kevin See, Ph.D., Research Director, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
2:00pm - 2:30pm KEYNOTE   Essex Ballroom
2:30pm Wrap Up Mike Coyne, CEO, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
2:45pm Lux Executive Summit 2017 adjourns   Essex Ballroom

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