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Meet some of the foremost innovation leaders and creative minds in today’s business world.trendsetting conference offers you an audience driven format. a vibrant gathering of innovative thinkers and the grand opportunity to learn as well as share.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Doreen Lorenzo has managed creative people for the majority of her professional career. She sits on the board of several companies and advises businesses on scaling their business, creative talent and product development. Doreen was President of Quirky, where she oversaw Product Development and Operations for this fast growing company. Prior to Quirky, Doreen worked at frog design for 16 years, 7 as President where she drove company strategy and oversaw worldwide operations and delivery and record growth. As a thought leader on design and innovation, she is a frequent resource to various business publications. Doreen has been featured by ABC, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Fortune, The New York Times, and manyother media. She served as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies, 2011-2012. Currently she is serving on the Emerging Multi Nationals Global Agenda Council, 2013-2015. Doreen strongly believes that everything in life can be connected back to a lyric in a Ramones song.
Speech: Empathy, Leadership and Innovation: how to manage creative talent for success
René Tristan Lydiksen (born 1966) is the Managing Director of LEGO® Education, Europe. LEGO Education is a part of LEGO Group and has a 30-year global history of developing and providing educational analogue and digital solutions to educators.
Lydiksen and his organisation are tracking a + 20% CAGR profitable growth and as a member of the global leadership team Lydiksen is accountable for growing the business across 60 countries. Currently Lydiksen lives in the UK, is married and has two daughters.
Lydiksen has served a variety of leadership roles over the past 15 years in global premium brands such as Grey Global Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers and also has in depth experience from political environments such as the Danish Ministry of Environment.
As an entrepreneur he has co-founded two companies and for several years he has been the chair of the Entrepreneurship Centre, University of Southern Denmark, SIMA Innovation and 2 other SME's.
Lydiksen holds a Ph.D. sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation from the University of Southern Denmark and Henley/Brunel in UK. The extraordinary achievements as a business leader has led to numerous key notes in influential places such as the House of Parliament, Downing Street 11, BBC, Dassault Systems, Google and Frauenhofer including several papers on leadership & strategic business development. In his leisure time, Lydiksen enjoys offshore racing, where his team has participated in both the World Championship and European Championship. Interests include playing with LEGO with his daughters and spending time with his family and friends.
Speech: The Power of Playful Learning
Robert leads Johnson & Johnson's Boston Innovation Center. Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers are home to investment teams that work closely with entrepreneurs to advance products and technology up to proof-of-concept across the pharmaceuticals, medical device & diagnostic and consumer sectors. Their investments focus on people and programs that have the potential to not just advance healthcare, but to transform it. Located in Boston, Menlo Park, London and Shanghai, the J&J Innovation Centers seek to simplify and expedite the transformation of discoveries into healthcare products that improve lives across the world.
Prior to J&J, Robert was the founding Executive Director of MIT's Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Robert has co-founded multiple biopharmaceutical companies, held a variety of R&D leadership/operational roles and served as an advisor or board member in the industry. Robert received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology and his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Texas system and was an Irvington Fellow in structural immunology at Harvard University
Speech: Innovating in Healthcare R&D - New Global Models of Innovator Engagement
Abby joined Philips in 2013 as the Head of Design for the Health & Wellness business group overseeing design for the Mother and Child Care, Oral Health Care and Pain Management categories. In June of 2014, Abby joined the CLMT as the Chief Design Officer for Philips Consumer Lifestyle businesses. In February 2015, she was appointed Head of Design for both the Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services (HISS) and Personal Health Solutions (PHS) business groups. Prior to coming to Philips, Abby spent more than 15 years consulting on innovation strategy, product design and digital service strategies. She led teams at frog design in Seattle and Amsterdam and Smart Design in New York and San Francisco where she partnered with companies such as AT&T, HP, OXO, Bank of America, UCB, Shell and others. Abby lives just outside of Amsterdam with her husband and two children.
Speech: Driving Innovation at the Crossroads of Clinical and Consumer Experiences
Lori is an impressive mix of a project manager and operations manager, with a finance background that morphed into innovation throughout her career. After starting her career as a Certified Public Accountant, she recognized that she was more interested in delivering financial results than accounting for them. In the tactical realm, she manages creativity, processes, collaboration, timelines, budgets and the teams involved, and on the strategic side, she assesses situations determines the weak points and develops solutions to fix what's broken or just to improve what's in place. Her skills shine brightest when she has the chance to organize chaos!
She designed and implemented an internal incubator process (SPIN) that leverages collective problem solving skills of the firm to address corporate challenges and has resulted in a host of transformative ideas being accepted and implemented.
Lori led the initial team who developed and implemented the first version of a DTNA sales iPad app.
Lori earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati and an M.B.A. from Portland State University. In addition, she holds professional credentials as a Certified Public Accountant and a Project Management Professional. In 2014, Lori received Portland Business Journal's Women of Influence Orchid Award. In 2015, she was honored with the Manufacturing Institutes STEP Ahead (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Lori has been with Daimler since 2001. Lori enjoys mentoring throughout Daimler and volunteering at local Universities.
Speech:Creative Problem Solving via Internal Incubators
Gary Hirsch is the co-founder of On Your Feet , a pioneer in applied improvisation. For the past seventeen years On Your Feet has used improvisation and other interactive techniques to help organizations generate new ideas, collaborate, engage audiences and walk their talk...all while having a ridiculously good time. Gary's clients include Nike, Intel, Disney, Apple, Daimler, The British Ministry of Defense, and others. Based in Portland Oregon and New York City, On Your Feet is made up of a folks with experience in improvisation, market research, ad planning, small business, snow cone vending, yoga instruction, film making, and unrealized marine biology ambitions. OYF has been featured in the NYTimes and The Wall Street Journal. When Gary is not presenting keynotes at conferences or facilitating workshops he can be found performing improv and running his visual art studio Botjoy you can see his TEDX talk about collaboration here
Speech: Creative Problem Solving via Internal Incubators
Paul Leonard started his career with Dow in 1984 as a research entomologist and moved to American Cyanamid as Technical Manager for Europe Middle East and Africa in 1994. In 2000 he joined BASF´s global registration department. In 2008 he joined the company´s Government Relations organisation and is currently responsible for corporate innovation and technology policy.
He serves on the boards of directors of Rothamsted Research, the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels and the European Risk Forum. In 2013 he was also appointed to chair the ERF´s Innovation Principle Task Force. In November 2014, the Task Force sent a letter to President Juncker, signed by 22 CEOs from a wide spectrum of innovative industries, calling for adoption of the Innovation Principle.
Paul Leonard has a BSc in zoology from the University of Bristol, an MSc in entomology from Imperial College and an MBA from the Open University Business School.
Speech: Protecting Human Health, the Environment and Innovation
Henry Bzeih is responsible for heading KIA's US operations for infotainment product planning & managing the Connected Car division within KIA.
Mr.Bzeih established ground up operations for KIA Telematics in the US market which oversees the strategy, vision, product development and execution of KIA's connected services as well as ongoing management of operations for the company's connected services delivery network including the mobility solutions.
Prior to joining Kia, Mr.Bzeih held many critical R&D positions within Ford Motor Company that deeply covers all elements of automotive EE (Electrical / Electronic) product development.
Mr.Bzeih's technical and business skills span an arsenal of ground up projects in the EE area. His efforts are enjoying critical success today such as launch of the first generation FORD SYNC as well development and implementation of all generations of KIA UVO in the US market. Mr.Bzeih holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. He graduated in 1992.
Speech: Power-up Distruptive Innovation in the Fast Changing World
Moira Cullen is responsible for developing design strategy and systems across the beverage portfolio and leading new growth initiatives.
An internationally recognized design strategist, writer and educator, Moira has directed global design/business solutions that honor the essence and heritage of organizations, institutions and brands.
Most recently, Senior Director, Global Design for The Hershey Company, she built and led a strategic global design function, set global design standards and globalized the company's flagship iconic brands, while advancing Hershey's internal design culture and external reputation. Formerly Coca-Cola's Group Director Strategic Design, Design Director North America, she led development of the acclaimed redesign of the Coca-Cola visual identity system that won the first Grand Prix for Design and Golden Lion for packaging at the 2008 Cannes Awards. At Hallmark Cards, she built and led the corporate design group and leveraged design as a corporate asset; was Chair of the Communication Arts department at Otis College of Art and Design; strategic design manager at international design consultancy Pentagram; and creative director for leading Japanese fashion retailer Taka-Q.
She speaks frequently on design, design thinking and design's strategic role in business. Her essays and criticism have been published globally in leading design publications and anthologies. She was past president of The Professional Association for Design AIGA's Center for Brand Experience; president of AIGA's Los Angeles and Kansas City Chapters; served as a director on AIGA's national board; and was named an AIGA Fellow.
SOFT POWER: 21st Century Design Value Sticks. Carrots. Or Design.
Prof. DianaDerval is Chair and Research Director of DervalResearch代戈, global research firm specializing in shopping behavior, and owner of the luxury brand Derval Paris. Inventor of the Hormonal Quotient® (HQ) and author of the award-winning book "The Right Sensory Mix", Diana turns fascinating neuroscientific breakthroughs into powerful retail frameworks to increase sales. She has accelerated the development of Fortune 500 firms including Sephora, Philips, Sofitel, Parker, and LV. Regularly featured in the media (Fujian TV, Guangxi TV, Fashionista) DianaDerval teaches neuromarketing and innovation at ESSEC Executive Education, Fudan, Donghua, and Jiaotong University. Over 10,000 professionals enjoyed her inspirational lectures from Paris to Shanghai.
Speech: Designing Successful Premium Products
Dennis Curry recently joined Konica Minolta as Director of the Business Innovation Centres and EU Innovation Strategy. He has overall management responsibility of Konica Minolta's medium to long term business development from; Incubation, client development, VC & M&A technology direction, as well as Leading Edge Partners within EU/EMEA.
Curry has over 25 years' experience in the IT and telecommunication fields as a strategist, technical leader, innovator and enterprise capability leader. He has worked across various industry sectors and is responsible for developing Konica Minolta's Enterprise Innovation approach as well as new services, software & hardware.
Previous to Dennis' existing role he was the Global Director of HP Enterprise Innovation. In this role, Curry was responsible for delivering co-Innovation initiatives with HP's major enterprise and corporate customers and built the world's largest IT services innovation program by revenue generated.
Curry's career at HP (previously EDS) began in 2004 as a senior technologist developing IS/IT strategy for the UK MOD and later driving technical innovation forward as Director of Research and Capability Development. He then went onto assist in strategic and technical innovation across many of HP's EMEA Enterprise Services government clients.
In 2006 Curry took on the role of Chief Technical Officer for the EMEA Innovation Program and by 2008 was appointed Director of EMEA Innovation, which has led onto his most recent role at HP.
Prior to HP, Curry was Chief Technical Officer for NATO serving within the Communication and Information System Division. During his 12 years, Curry held several key technical and operational roles across all of NATO's European boundaries.
Before NATO, Curry held several leadership roles within commercial research and development and product development. Curry also holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems whilst serving within NATO.
Speech: The Genius of Things
Milan has a passion for business-led innovation, and works as a strategist within the Business Innovation Centre (BIC), Europe, where he manages business innovation, incubation and future business development.
Milan's main areas of expertise are setting up innovation programmes in a corporate environment, globally, understanding cultural paradigms and creating a framework to provide a structure & governance for on-going innovation.
Within Konica Minolta, Milan's focus is working with (existing & prospective) clients on innovation–led engagements, with the scope of co-innovating and incubation of projects. He also focuses on collaboration with start-ups, alliance partners, and formalising business innovation as a core function of the BIC.
Previous to Milan's existing role with Konica Minolta, he spent 16 years with Hewlett Packard (HP), as a Senior Consultant, specialising in Enterprise and Corporate Innovation, within the office of the CEO. Milan was instrumental in setting up one of the largest enterprise innovation programmes in the IT Services industry, including successful innovation programmes across Asia Pacific, North & South America, Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Milan has attended numerous consulting led training courses from reputable institutions, holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics & Information Technology, and is a certified practitioner of PRINCE2. Together with this, Milan has been privileged to be able to chair and present at a number of innovation conferences, focusing on the management and business of innovation.
Speech: The Genius of Things
John McGuire is Vice President of Innovation Management at MasterCard Labs, with lead responsibility for all Europe & Middle East- Advocate for innovation at MasterCard both internally and externally. John has worked with IBM, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, SAP and Siebel Systems in various innovative roles.
Collaborative Client Engagement Innovation Programs with MasterCard customers. Bridging the gap between business and technology and helping to create an environment for new, quality breakthrough ideas for MasterCard. From ideation methods, Idea Evaluation through to incubation. Pilot concept management and readiness for Investment. Productising Innovation programs for external engagement with our Customers and Partners.
Speech: IdeaStorming for Digital Innovation
Rajiv Narang is the Founder and Managing Director of Erehwon; a 20 year old pioneering innovation firm, where he has helmed the redefining and recasting of innovation. Recognised as India's Innovation Thought Leader, Rajiv was part of National Planning Commission panel recommend 'India's Innovation Strategy', and the lead architect of the 'Innovation for India' Foundation. As a globally established speaker and facilitator, Rajiv has inspired a number of leaders and organisations to adopt innovation. With his unparalleled insight into business, social and public service innovation, he has led a rich portfolio of strategic initiatives with organizations like Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Bank of America and State governments.
Speech:Orbit Shifting Innovation -The Dynamics Of Ideas That Create History
Initiation and lead of research activities and research papers - (www.dhl.com/trendradar)
The Logistics Trend Radar report serves as a panoramic 360 view across the whole breadth of the logistics landscape.
Based on this overview the DHL Trend Research team will further explore selected trends in a deep dive format, based on research in cooperation with customers, partners, research institutes and industry experts.
Next to a deep dive trend report, the findings form the basis of the hands-on experience in DHL's Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany and find their way into prototype and pilot innovations
Project Head of Big Data research initiative &
Self-Driving Vehicles in Logistics
Speech:Trend Research Delivering Insight Today, Creating Value Tomorrow
Martin Curley is a vice president at Intel Corporation and director of Intel Labs Europe, the company's network of more than 40 research labs, development centers and open innovation collaborations spanning the European region. He also serves as a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe, which is charged with helping to advance both Intel research and Europe's ability to compete in the global society. Curley leads Intel's research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem. He is also a co-director of the Innovation Value Institute, an industry-academic open innovation consortium that strives to promote structural change in the way companies and governments achieve value through information technology. Before assuming his current position in 2009, Curley was global director of IT innovation at Intel. Earlier in his Intel career, he held a number of senior IT management and automation positions for Intel in the United States and Europe. Before joining Intel in 1992, he held management and research positions at General Electric in Ireland and at Philips Electronics in the Netherlands. Curley is the author or co-author of three books on technology management for value, innovation and entrepreneurship and has published multiple papers in the area of IT, entrepreneurship and innovation management. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the British Computer Society, the Irish Computer Society and the Irish Academy of Engineering. He currently chairs the European Union Open Innovation Strategy and Policy group, an industry-led group advising on strategic priorities for open and service innovation. Curley has a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering and a master's degree in business studies, both from University College Dublin, Ireland. He earned his Ph.D. in information systems from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Speech:Open Innovation 2.0 – The New Paradigm
Paul Sloane is an entertaining, thought-provoking, motivational speaker and a recognized expert on lateral thinking, innovation, crowdsourcing and leadership. He is the author of 25 books on lateral puzzles, creativity, innovation and leadership. Over 2 million copies of his books have been sold. He was described in the Independent as the 'King of Lateral Thinking Puzzles.
He is an expert facilitator, link presenter and course leader. He gives after-dinner talks and keynote addresses. His talks offer a unique blend of puzzling challenges, humour and hard-hitting business messages. His workshops and innovation camps provide practical techniques to improve leadership and innovation. Clients include Amdocs, Bayer, Bertelsmann, Microsoft, Reckitt Benckiser, GSK, Swarovski and Unilever.
Paul took a first in Engineering at Cambridge. He joined IBM where he came top of Sales School. He was part of the team that launched the IBM PC in the UK. He went on to be MD of the database leaders, Ashton-Tate. He became VP International for MathSoft Inc. and CEO of Monactive Ltd His books include The Innovative Leader, A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, and How to be a Brilliant Thinker, all published by Kogan Page. His articles on innovation and leadership haveappeared in leading business publications. His inspirational talks on innovation, creative thinking and leadership, described as 'rocket fuel for the business brain', have proved popular with conference audiences worldwide. Follow @PaulSloane on Twitter. Website: www.destination-innovation.com
Speech:How Innovative Leaders Think
As the former CTO for Deutsche Telekom's $12 billion enterprise services division, Juergen Urbanski is passionate about ensuring enterprisecustomer success with and generating revenue growth from emerging technologies. He built out a high-performing 62 FTE CTO function from scratch and enjoys acting as a trusted advisor at CXO level to ensure enterprises are realizing maximum value from their investments in emerging technologies. One of his notable achievements has been to drive innovation and time to market for Deutsche Telekom in cloud and big data.
His personal journey over the last 20 years covers the entire IT life cycle from strategy to development, deployment, procurement and outsourcing. Working for McKinsey, Microsoft, SAP, NetApp and Deutsche Telekom, he has picked up the skills that make the difference between success or failure of large-scale IT change initiatives. He obtained his MBA from the Wharton School. Juergen's perspectives on how to extract business value from technology have recently been featured in the Financial Times, Information Week, Wired, GigaOm, TDWI and other publications.
Speech:Leadership at the Intersection of Emerging Technologies, Business Models and Markets: Five Ways to Develop World-Class Technical Talent
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