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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., VP, Intelligence, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
9:15am - 9:45am

KEYNOTE: Transformational R&D Portfolio Management – Enabling Better Choices

As a multinational company relying on innovation to generate profitable and sustainable growth, Solvay saw significant opportunities to rejuvenate our pipeline of transformational innovation initiatives in a way that would complement our existing portfolio of more incremental projects.

This session will highlight some critical changes we made in our organization and in the way we are managing our portfolio of key innovation initiatives. From an organizational point of view, we will describe how we combine the agility and focus of a startup environment with the critical mass, depth and global reach of a large group. We will also describe the tools, processes and behaviors we see as critical to enable our teams to make the best possible decisions about strategic choices and doing so at the right time.

Nicolas Cudré-Mauroux, Ph.D., Research & Innovation Group General Manager, Solvay SA 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
 
Anthony Schiavo, Analyst, Lux Research
 
Track Keynote
Disrupting the Power Industry: Why Our Future Energy Infrastructure May Have Wheels and a Brain
 
Katrina Westerhof, Senior Analyst, Lux Research
Track Keynote
Personalized Nutrition: The Next Fad Diet or the Key to Wellness
 
Camilla Stice, Ph.D., Analyst,  Lux Research
11:15am - 12:00pm
Interactive Session:
Future of Mobility

Moderator: Cosmin Laslau, Ph.D., Director, Research Products, Lux Research
 

Conversation Starters:

Rakesh “Teddy” Kumar, Ph.D., Research Director, Center for Vision Technologies, SRI International
Edwin Kwon, Senior Director, LG Technology Center of America
Modest Oprysko, Ph.D., Strategist & Senior Technical Advisor, IBM 
Eric Walker, Dept. Manager, Advanced Materials Research, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Interactive Session:
Evolving Energy Infrastructure

 
Moderator: Tracy Woo, Analyst, Lux Research
 
Conversation Starters:
Marco Ferrara, Ph.D., VP, Energy Analytics and Optimization, IHI Inc.
Richard Tabors, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, NewGrid
Adam Todorski, Senior Director of Product Technology, AutoGrid Systems

Interactive Session:
Personalized Health & Nutrition

Moderator: Shriram Ramanathan, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, Lux Research

Conversation Starters:
Zach Ellis, Manager, Open Innovation & Alliance Management, PepsiCo
Joseph Lake, Manager Global Science, McCain Foods
Pankaj Nigam, Senior Manager, Edgewell Personal Care
 

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

Moderator: Kyle Landry, Analyst, Lux Research 

Speed Pitches:
Michael Amaru, Co-founder, SenseDriver Technologies
Brad Berkson, President and CEO, N12 Technologies, Inc.
Maxim Khabur, CMO, Wisp, Inc.
Xavier Salort, Senior Executive, EasyMile

Judges:
Jack Burgman, Ph.D., Associate Director, PPG Industries
Joe Hayek, VP, M&A and Corporate Development, Worthington Industries
Emilien Marchand, Engagement Manager, A^3 by Airbus Group

Start-up Speed Pitches:
Evolving Energy Infrastructure

Moderator: Tyler Ogden, Analyst, Lux Research 

Speed Pitches:
Taylor Brockman, CTO, Causam Energy/EnergyNet
Dave Kjendal, CTO, Senet, Inc.
Hunter McDaniel, Ph.D., CEO, UbiQD
Preston Roper, Chief Marketing and Operating Officer, eMotorWerks
Tim Sherstyuk, CEO, GBatteries

Judges:
Charles Nesser, Sr. Consultant, Technology Business Development, Phillips 66 Company
Joshua Paradise, Director, Strategic Marketing, GE Ventures
Chris Skinner, Ph.D., Director Front End Innovation, Owens Corning

Start-up Speed Pitches: 
Personalized Health & Nutrition

Moderator: Tom Dawidczyk, Ph.D., Analyst, Lux Research 

Speed Pitches:
Carol Christopher, Ph.D.,
Co-founder and CEO, CaliVive, Inc.
Olivier Hua, CEO, Bewell Connect Corporation
Chad Joshi, Ph.D., President and CEO, Advonex International Corp.
Federico Tripodi, CEO, Calyxt
Oliver Yu, Ph.D., CEO, Conagen, Inc.

Judges:
Sean McNamara,
Health Partnerships, Garmin
Maria Peterson, Ph.D., Sr. Manager Corporate Venturing & Innovation, JSR Micro, Inc.

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: Three Secrets of Scaling Your Innovation Model

Now that you’ve built a successful innovation model and had some success, how do you scale your model to ‘move the needle’? Most corporate innovators agree that ideation and incubation are easy, the difficult part is scaling your new business to make a real business impact. And if you’ve done it once, the CEO wants another one and another one. How will you respond?

Paul Campbell, Vice President Open Innovation, Schneider Electric

Essex Ballroom
4:30pm - 5:00pm
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
5:00pm - 5:15pm Wrap Up Mike Coyne, CEO, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
5:15pm - 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., VP, Intelligence, 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, VP, Research, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
9:15am - 9:45am

KEYNOTE:
Inside Job: Disruptive Innovation on a Global Scale

In 2015, Airbus created A³, a business/engineering outpost in Silicon Valley, and recruited a few unlikely outsiders to experiment with a new innovation model. Its mission: to disrupt Airbus from the inside. Eighteen months later, our efforts are demonstrating unexpected results. What are the promises, challenges, successes, and failures of deploying the startup ethic at a large aerospace conglomerate?

Rodin Lyasoff, CEO, A³ by Airbus Group

Essex Ballroom
9:45am - 10:15am

KEYNOTE:
Digital Disruption and IoT – Driving the Future of Healthcare Innovation & Consumerism

Mark Weiser of XEROX PARC and the father of ubiquitous computing had a vision of IoT in the 1980’s that “the most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.”  In this keynote, Denise will touch upon her experience at Xerox in creating products and services in healthcare with the convergence of disruptive waves in sensors, machine learning and IoT, and blockchain, and describe strategies companies need to follow to succeed at bringing innovations to market.  

Denise Fletcher, Former VP & Chief Innovation Officer, Xerox Healthcare, Pharma & Life Sciences Essex Ballroom
10:15am - 10:45am
KEYNOTE:
Transforming Healthcare
 
Growth in the ever changing health care industry is dependent on a focused and efficient research and development approach. Join Tom Beauregard to learn how UnitedHealth Group drives meaningful innovation to scale to produce better clinical results, reduced cost and improved access for patients and institutional clients.
 
Thomas Beauregard, Executive VP and Chief Innovation Officer, UnitedHealth Group
 
Essex Ballroom
10:45 - 11:15 Networking Break    

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

11:15am - 11:45am
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
 
Brent Giles, Ph.D., Research Director, Lux Research

11:45am - 12:30pm

Interactive Session:
Driving Healthy Consumer Choices

Moderator: Jonathan Melnick, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, Lux Research

Conversation Starters:
Sean McNamara,
Health Partnerships, Garmin
 

Interactive Session:
Materials Sustainability Meets Performance
 
Moderator: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, Lux Research
 
Conversation Starters:
Patricia Ansems Bancroft, Research Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company
Mark Dobrovolny, Director, Strategic Innovation & Technology Alliances (SITA), Colgate-Palmolive
Rob Kress, Commercial Lead, Bio-Industrials, Cargill
Ed Richards, VP, Corporate Business Development, The Lubrizol Corporation
 
Interactive Session:
Future of the Energy Industry
 
Moderator: Tim Grejtak, Analyst, Lux Research
 
Conversation Starters:
Jennifer Chan,
Manager, New Product Platforms Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Mak Joshi, Director IOT and Digital Transformation, Schneider Electric
Laura Nereng, Sustainability Leader, 3M Electronics & Energy Business Group
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch and Networking Dessert   Staffordshire (3rd Floor)
2:00pm - 2:30pm
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., VP, Digital Products, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
2:30pm - 3:00pm

KEYNOTE: 
Starting a Corporate Venture Fund: Origination to Innovation

Microsoft’s new venture fund, Microsoft Ventures, completed 25+ deals in less than one year after launching. Leo shares lessons learned during this rapid scale up and the innovation benefits to Microsoft.

Leo de Luna, Managing Director, Microsoft Ventures

Essex Ballroom
3:00pm Wrap Up Mike Coyne, CEO, Lux Research Essex Ballroom
3:15pm Lux Executive Summit 2017 adjourns   Essex Ballroom

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