Agenda

CHOOSE BETWEEN THREE DIFFERENT COLLABORATION ZONES:

Customize your agenda! Stay the course with one zone or bounce around to others. All sessions within the collaboration zones are Power-Point Free, participant-driven discussions featuring creative thinking and idea generation.

Featured collaboration zones include:
Zone 1. Identifying Your Greatest Growth Opportunity
Zone 2. Evaluating Your Growth Opportunity
Zone 3. Go to Market Strategy

For further information or to register, call Adam Geiger at 1-305-450-1099, or email him at events.us@frost.com

Schedule-at-a-Glance is continuously updated as additional information becomes available.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022 | GROWTH INNOVATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING AND THE GROWTH PIPELINE EXPERIENCE KICKOFF
9:00 AM

Growth Innovation Leadership Council Registration and Continental Breakfast

*Please note participation in the Council’s Annual Meeting is restricted to Council Members and Associate Members only. Please visit the Council Tab above for more information.

9:30 AM

Growth Innovation Leadership Council Mixer

Build your network of leaders and experts during this fun and rapid-fire Meet ‘n’ Greet. Connect with new members and get reacquainted with others in the course of an in-person activity designed for you to find thought leadership to support you throughout your career. And make some new friends in the process!
10:00 AM

Annual Council Meeting

An essential meeting for members and associates to collaborate on setting the Council’s Critical Issues Agenda for the year ahead.
3:00 PM

Council Meeting Concludes

16TH ANNUAL GROWTH, INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP: THE GROWTH PIPELINE EXPERIENCE KICKOFF AND NETWORKING

4:30 PM

Presenter & Key Thought Leader Orientation

An essential meeting for Headliners, Rockstars, Fab Facilitators, and Key Thought Leaders to preview the event, highlight your roles, and network with fellow peers.

5:15 PM

Participant Meet ‘n’ Greet

This end-user/practitioner networking activity is your opportunity to identify – right out of the gate – those peers who share challenges similar to your own. It’s a great way to find participants who have thought leadership you can benefit from and to facilitate later dialogues throughout the event.

6:00 PM

California Dreamin' Welcome Networking Reception & Event Kickoff

California nights are unforgettable! Meet your fellow peers and colleagues in the Golden State as we engage in an ice breaker over cocktails to get the conversations started and set you up for an event whose foundation is built on collaboration. Dinner & passed hors d’oeuvres to be served.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022 I GENERAL SESSION AND COLLABORATION ZONES

8:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM

Welcome

David Frigstad, Chairman, Frost & Sullivan


 

Rockstar Insights:

David FrigstadDavid Frigstad
Chairman
Frost & Sullivan
 

Why You Should Listen to David:
David is passionate about supporting companies with the generation, evaluation and implementation of innovative growth opportunities. David’s leadership has steered Frost & Sullivan to the center of an ecosystem of best practice cultivation, executive peer support, and cutting-edge insights that is singularly focused on reshaping the world through managed growth.

8:40 AM

Headliner - Leading Growth Amidst Disruption and Complexity

9:10 AM

Navigating the 16th Anniversary Growth, Innovation and Leadership: The Growth Pipeline Experience

9:20 AM

EXECUTIVE INSIGHT - Connecting Trends and Technologies to Capitalize on Growth Opportunities

9:50 AM

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:20 AM

CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES - ROUNDTABLES

Roundtable sessions capture the power of all participants’ voices, insights and experiences via group discussion and exploration of the issue at hand.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Zone 1.
The Global Disruptive Forces Surrounding Us
Zone 2.
Balancing Your Opportunity Portfolio Between Core and New Revenue Streams
Galen Hatfield, Vice President, Technology, Pall Corporation, an operating company at Danaher Corporation

Abstract:
Finding the correct balance between core and new growth is a delicate blend of vision, math, execution and innovation uncertainty. In this interactive session, we’ll explore the interplay of these and other factors and find strategies to optimize your opportunity portfolio.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insights into overt and latent influences on portfolio dynamics
  • Frameworks for portfolio optimization
  • Lessons learned from case studies of success and failure

Rockstar Insights:

Galen HatfieldGalen Hatfield
Vice President, Technology
Pall Corporation, an operating company at Danaher Corporation
 

Why You Should Listen to Galen:
Galen has led strategy, innovation, business development and growth across an array of technology-driven businesses. He has extensive experience vetting emerging technologies and innovation portfolios, validating investment theses, and incubating businesses.

Zone 3.
Spotting Your Disruptive Competitors
Elizabeth St.John, Ph.D., Director, Strategy and Market Intelligence, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Rockstar Insights:

Elizabeth St.JohnElizabeth St.John, Ph.D.
Director, Strategy and Market Intelligence
Thermo Fisher Scientific
 

Why You Should Listen to Elizabeth:
Bio is forthcoming.

11:20 AM

Session-to-Session Travel Time

11:25 AM

CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES - CASE HISTORIES

Case Histories explore a specific use case and include informal conversations that draw upon the experience and expertise of the featured executive and participants.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Zone 1.
Forecasting the Convergence of Business Models, Consumers and Technology
Rick Hammond, Director, 3M Connect, 3M
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member

Rockstar Insights:

Rick Hammond
Director, 3M Connect
3M
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member
 Why You Should Listen to Rick:
Bio is forthcoming.

Zone 2.
Prioritizing Growth Opportunities for Investment
Debbie Brackeen, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, CSAA Insurance Group
Krishna Srinivasan, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan


Abstract:
Now is the perfect time for companies to lay the foundation to emerge stronger out of the Covid crisis. You will need to re-examine your vision and strategy, and reaffirm your raison d’etre. You need to optimize your value proposition and understand the new growth opportunities that will define your future by triangulating them with your core objectives and competencies. Making strategic investments today, to gain first mover advantage and seize emerging growth opportunities that are ripe for the taking.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight into the strategic imperatives that will shape the growth opportunities of the future
  • Best practices for unearthing, analyzing and prioritizing the broadest range of growth opportunities
  • Tools to systematically optimize growth investments to maximize your revenue and margin impact

Rockstar Insights:

Debbie BrackeenDebbie Brackeen
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
CSAA Insurance Group
 

Why You Should Listen to Debbie:
Debbie leads strategy, partnerships, innovation and venture investing for CSAA Insurance Group, a $4B insurance company that offers AAA-branded insurance in 23 states and the District of Columbia. She has more than 25 years of experience at innovative high-tech companies, including Apple, Sun, HP, and eBay, and served as the global head of innovation at Citigroup.

 
Krishna SrinivasanKrishna Srinivasan
Global President & Managing Partner
Frost & Sullivan
 

Why You Should Listen to Krishna:
As the architect of the Growth Pipeline Engine, the Growth Pipeline Audit and the Frost Radar, Krishna is focused on transforming the company’s overall strategy to deliver the Growth Pipeline as a Service (GPaaS) value proposition. To that end, he is deeply involved in shaping the company’s product, sales and advisory strategies and most importantly, leads the charge with many client organizations in defining and delivering innovative growth strategies. In serving as Executive Board Member, Krishna combines his 12 years of experience as Global President of Frost & Sullivan with nearly 30 years of experience in research and consulting across multiple markets and technologies.

12:25 PM

Food For Thought Luncheon – Strategic Conversations Hosted by Industry Leaders

Practitioners host a menu of luncheon discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts.

Strategic Conversations Hosted by Industry Leaders

Cybersecurity - Bridging the Gap between Product Design, Delivery & Customer Expectations

Robert Phillips, Head of Quality & Regulatory, North America, Siemens Healthineers


 

Panelist Include:

Robert PhillipsRobert Phillips
Head of Quality & Regulatory, North America
Siemens Healthineers
 

Why You Should Listen to Robert:
At Siemens Healthineers, a Top 5 Global Medtech company, Robert is responsible for regional quality operations, systems, and regulatory compliance across USA and Canada for the entire healthcare product portfolio of medical imaging, radiation therapy planning and treatment, and in vitro diagnostic devices. He has been thought leader in global Medech for more than 2 decades and frequently advises regulators and trade associations on commercial activities.

 

Consumers & Sustainable Products

Matt Wagner, Director, New Technology & Product Development, Proctor & Gamble


 

Panelist Include:

Matt WagnerMatt Wagner
Director, New Technology & Product Development
Proctor & Gamble
 

Why You Should Listen to Matt:
Bio is forthcoming.

 

1:25 PM

Session-to-Session Travel Time

1:30 PM

MOVER & SHAKER INTERVIEWS - Where the Ventures are Venturing

Moderator:
Krishna Srinivasan, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan

Panelists Include:
Tom Camp, Principal, Verizon Ventures
Christopher Spears, Principal, bp Ventures
Samantha Huang, Principal, BMW i Ventures
Mary Jo Potter, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Healthcare Angels
Rahul Ray, Senior Director & Investment Lead, Tyson Ventures, the VC arm of Tyson Foods
Rens Valk, Venture Capitalist, Shell Ventures

Abstract:
The trends leading corporate and venture capital investors follow and how they value ‘deals’ can create new, as well as, reshape established industries, often overnight. In this lively and candid discussion, investors will share insights into the top trends, companies they are watching, and how businesses are integrating startups into their regional/division as well as full enterprise strategy.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on hot trends and topics driving today’s investment decisions
  • Examples of where they are finding true innovation and impact they will have on industries
  • Fresh perspective on how investors are valuing deals in times of global economic uncertainty
  • Best practices for integrating startups/ventures into business strategy

 

Moderator:

Samantha HuangKrishna Srinivasan
Global President & Managing Partner
Frost & Sullivan
 

Why You Should Listen to Krishna:
As the architect of the Growth Pipeline Engine, the Growth Pipeline Audit and the Frost Radar, Krishna is focused on transforming the company’s overall strategy to deliver the Growth Pipeline as a Service (GPaaS) value proposition. To that end, he is deeply involved in shaping the company’s product, sales and advisory strategies and most importantly, leads the charge with many client organizations in defining and delivering innovative growth strategies. In serving as Executive Board Member, Krishna combines his 12 years of experience as Global President of Frost & Sullivan with nearly 30 years of experience in research and consulting across multiple markets and technologies.

Panelists Include:

Tom CampTom Camp
Principal
Verizon Ventures
 

Why You Should Listen to Tom:
Tom has had a 26 year career in sales and business development.  He joined Verizon in 2009 and the ventures team in 2017.  He has a BS in Management and Business from National Louis University.

 
Christopher SpearsChristopher Spears
Principal
bp Ventures
 

Why You Should Listen to Christopher:
Chris focuses on investments in transformational companies aligned with bp’s ambitions in bioenergy, renewables, and hydrogen. He is an ex founder and joined bp Ventures in 2019 after starting his career working to bring stranded energy resources to market.

 
Samantha HuangSamantha Huang
Principal
BMW i Ventures
 

Why You Should Listen to Samantha:
At BMW i Ventures, Samantha focuses on investments across AI and big data, autonomous driving, Industry 4.0, sustainability, and the next generation of human experiences. She also serves as Head of Content for the Emerging Venture Capitalists Association, which is the most active pre-partner nonprofit organization for empowering the next generation of venture capitalists.

 
Mary Jo PotterMary Jo Potter
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Healthcare Angels
 

Why You Should Listen to Mary Jo:
Bio is forthcoming.

 
Rahul RayRahul Ray
Senior Director & Investment Lead
Tyson Ventures, the VC arm of Tyson Foods
 

Why You Should Listen to Rahul:
Over the course of his career, Rahul has overseen the deployment of $500M of capital in early and late-stage investments in technology, distribution/logistics, and Food/Ag. He serves as a board observer for a number of Tyson Ventures portfolio companies, including MycoTechnology and Soft Robotics. Rahul joined Tyson from a diverse professional background in areas including investment management, banking, and corporate finance at hedge funds, Sanford C Bernstein, Morgan Stanley and XPO Logistics.

 
Rens ValkRens Valk
Venture Capitalist
Shell Ventures
 

Why You Should Listen to Rens:
Rens has been an investor with Shell Ventures focused on the transportation and automotive domain for the past five years and has been active in the energy space for nearly a decade. He has led and supported various innovation projects and investments in both companies and VC funds. He has helped start-ups grow their business while bringing innovation to corporates driving towards a decarbonized future of mobility.

2:20 PM

Energizer

Take your thinking cap off and break up your day with a fun, five-minute energizing activity.
2:25 PM

CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS - 10 Things We Should Have Learned from Steve Jobs in a Business Transformation

David Frigstad, Chairman, Frost & Sullivan


 

Rockstar Insights:

David FrigstadDavid Frigstad
Chairman
Frost & Sullivan
 

Why You Should Listen to David:
David is passionate about supporting companies with the generation, evaluation and implementation of innovative growth opportunities. David’s leadership has steered Frost & Sullivan to the center of an ecosystem of best practice cultivation, executive peer support, and cutting-edge insights that is singularly focused on reshaping the world through managed growth.

2:45 PM

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:10 PM

CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES – BEST PRACTICES

Best Practice sessions examine a real world use case, dissect the best practices employed, and explore how to apply them to your own initiative and company.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Zone 1.
Planning for the Future: Creating Your Strategic Narrative
Beverly Harris, Vice President Strategic Planning & Innovation, Texas Mutual Insurance
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member


Abstract:
Building a multi-year corporate strategy that inspires engagement throughout an organization and with customers is a challenging endeavor on a good day. Gaining the appropriate perspective and understanding to develop a value driven strategy is critical in creating your strategic narrative and igniting the innovation and creativity that achieves your business outcomes.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Framework to creating a multi-year value driven strategy
  • Blueprint to creating your strategic narrative
  • Fresh perspective on the importance of context in your strategic narrative

Rockstar Insights:

Beverly HarrisBeverly Harris
Vice President Strategic Planning & Innovation
Texas Mutual Insurance
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member
 

Why You Should Listen to Beverly:
Beverly harnesses the power of research and data to develop strategy and uses storytelling to foster organizational buy-in of strategic plans. She is passionate about innovation and strategic thinking and helping leaders become the best version of themselves as they prepare for known and unknown challenges of the future.

Zone 2.
Accelerating Innovation: Leveraging Rapid Prototyping with Incubators, Start Ups and New Ventures
Scott Brindamour, Head of Product Innovation, Edge R&D and
Platform Enablement, Lumen Technologies

Abstract:
In today’s digital world, rapid prototyping is key to understand the true value of technology at a pace that matches the speed of the market. A well designed and focused but flexible prototype process can empower companies with unique capabilities that drive growth and market differentiation. However, the process is not without challenges and pitfalls that are key to learning and adapting.

Key Take-Aways:

  • How forward thinking drives meaningful changes to product development
  • The key success factors for impactful prototypes
  • Alignment and common goals are critical partnership traits

Rockstar Insights:

Scott BrindamourScott Brindamour
Head of Product Innovation, Edge R&D and Platform Enablement
Lumen Technologies
 

Why You Should Listen to Scott:
Scott has been evangelizing technology innovation with clients, partners and product teams for more than two decades. His understanding of the business value of technology and how organizations can utilize technology to accelerate innovation and drive differentiating business outcomes.

4:10 PM

Session-to-Session Travel Time

4:15 PM

INTERACTIVE CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Choose one of the concurrent sessions:

SUCCESS STORY – Transforming the Business Model to Capture New Revenue Streams

Taylor Shinn, Global Vice President – Strategy – Industrial Asset Management, Baker Hughes


Rockstar Insights:

Taylor ShinnTaylor Shinn
Global Vice President – Strategy – Industrial Asset Management
Baker Hughes
 

Why You Should Listen to Taylor:
Bio is forthcoming.

SUCCESS STORY – Driving the Pace of Innovation Across Industries and Technologies

Jeffery Torrance, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm


Rockstar Insights:

Jeffery TorranceJeffery Torrance
Senior Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm
 

Why You Should Listen to Jeffery:
Jeffery is responsible for the Connected Smart Systems, Connected Smart Systems product management and business development. He has more than 25 years of experience spanning across consulting, investor relations, and business management and development.

-OR-

SOLUTIONS WHEEL

Play the “wheel” to find out which of Frost & Sullivan’s products and services will help you identify, plan, and capture growth opportunities. It is a series of rapid fire, one-on-one meetings with Frost & Sullivan experts in growth strategy– both intense and fulfilling.

5:00 PM

CAPSTONE - Why & How Disruptive Companies Build Unnatural Capabilities

Hari Abburi, Managing Partner, The Preparation Company LLC, Co-Founder of MyLearningNFT LLC

Abstract:
What is common between Apple, Quip, Grab, Nike, TikTok, Walmart and many more disruptive companies? They follow their customer. And to do that they build and acquire capabilities unnatural or dissimilar to their industry. This is a key factor in the convergence of B2C and B2B models to become D2C. Hari will share his research and insights gained on how companies have developed the agility to succeed at the speed of the customer.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Practical steps to identify unnatural capabilities for the organization to build
  • Insight into how leaders can think differently to develop strategies at the intersection of industries and capabilities
  • Real world examples of successful ‘unnatural capability companies’

Rockstar Insights:

Hari AburriHari Abburi
Managing Partner, The Preparation Company LLC
Co-Founder of MyLearningNFT LLC
 

Why You Should Listen to Hari:
With 30 years of global experience; across 55+ countries, Hari’s experience and expertise is in leading complex change or transformations, M&A’s/Integrations, and in Start-Ups. He has introduced a new approach to strategy through his agility framework comprised of three core elements: Intersections, Interfaces and Insights.
Hari is a member of The Forbes Human Resources Council, The Fast Company Executive Board and Los Angeles Business Journals Leadership Trust.

5:30 PM

Casino Night Networking Reception

You don’t have to travel to Vegas to test your luck! Bring your poker face as we enjoy a night of networking, cocktails & gambling. Get ready to party and don’t forget to bring your good luck charm! Dinner & passed hors d’oeuvres to be served.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022 I GENERAL SESSION AND COLLABORATION ZONES

6:45 AM

Early Risers Walk/Run

Calling all walkers, joggers and runners! Lace up your sneakers and get your endorphins flowing with a little exercise. It’s the perfect start to a great day of content and networking!
8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM

ICEBREAKER AND HEADLINER - Diversifying Revenue Streams to Survive and Thrive

Prasoon Saxena, President, Manufacturing, NTT DATA

Abstract:
The growing ubiquity of digitization, automation, and connectivity is driving business model evolution. In this era of great industrial transformation, technology has been a catalyst, an enabler, and in some cases the driving force of disruption and transformation. For System Integrators who enable technology transformation to stay relevant, evolution, active diversification, and pivoting are critical.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on identifying industry headwinds and trends to open up new revenue streams
  • Examples of the pivots that must be taken in order to mitigate risk and achieve revenue growth objectives
  • Steps for preparing for the future

Headliner:

Prasoon SaxenaPrasoon Saxena
President, Manufacturing
NTT DATA
 

Why You Should Listen to Prasoon:
Prasoon is responsible for profitable growth, industry strategy and client satisfaction through modern, innovative solutions within the Manufacturing Business Unit. With more than two decades of global leadership, Prasoon is intensely passionate on driving value, innovation and trust while delivering on business outcomes for his clients. With extensive experience from the manufacturing and professional services industries, he brings a unique perspective on what’s necessary for organizations to survive and thrive.

9:10 AM

SUCCESS STORY

9:30 AM

Session-to-Session Travel Time

9:35 AM

CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES - ROUNDTABLES

Roundtable sessions capture the power of all participants’ voices, insights and experiences via group discussion and exploration of the issue at hand.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Zone 1.
Strategically Align Resources and the Innovation Pipeline
Christine Hawkins, Director, Global Head of Business Improvement, Pure Storage

Abstract:
As companies look to embrace the growing list of new and innovative digital tools and approaches, aligning all the resources needed to successfully deploy innovation is becoming more challenging. This is resulting in companies looking for not just new innovative solutions but also new approaches to implement them. This interactive session will look at how to examine your current approach to resources and innovation pipeline with a critical eye and come away with ideas on how to improve it.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Pitfalls to applying traditional approaches to a pipeline of innovative new internal tools, products, services etc
  • Lessons learned from trying new approaches to align resources to a nimble new approach
  • Critical factors when tracking and reporting on innovation activities

Rockstar Insights:

Christine HawkinsChristine Hawkins
Director, Global Head of Business Improvement
Pure Storage
 

Why You Should Listen to Christine:
Christine is a globally recognized presenter whose current role includes aligning resources across 11 global process improvements while identifying white space opportunities. She expertly designs and leads business processes that delight customers and exceed targets.

Zone 2.
External Partnerships: Partnering to Enter New Markets
Natalia Andreyeva, Senior Manager, Product Management, Carrier

Abstract:
We live in a world where speed matters more than ever. Expanding a share of your market or entering new/adjacent markets often requires strategic partnerships. In this interactive session, we will explore what to consider when selecting strategic partners and how to make partnerships a successful venture for everyone involved.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Proven ways to utilize core competencies to expand to new adjacent markets
  • Best practices on selecting a right strategic partner
  •  Insights on how to make the partnership successful

Rockstar Insights:

Natalia AndreyevaNatalia Andreyeva
Senior Manager, Product Management
Carrier
 

Why You Should Listen to Natalia:
Natalia is a passionate innovator, product leader, and problem solver. She has 10+ years of experience in product strategy and digital business model innovation across several business verticals, including Life Science, Education, and Technology. She is currently leading an emerging line of products and, as part of those responsibilities, is exploring faster options for getting to market through strategic partnerships.

10:35 AM

Growth Pipeline Dialogs, Networking, and Refreshment Break

11:05 AM

SUCCESS STORY

11:30 AM

CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES - CASE HISTORIES

Case Histories explore a specific use case and include informal conversations that draw upon the experience and expertise of the featured executive and participants.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Zone 1.
Embracing Ongoing Business Model Innovation
Ali Raza, Chief Digital Officer, ChampionX
Chaitanya Habib, Research Consultant, Visionary Innovation Group, Frost & Sullivan

Abstract:
As consumers grow familiar with online purchasing post-COVID, the trend is further diversifying to the Business-to-Business (B2B) industry. For many traditional B2B companies, e-commerce and a pivot to ‘Direct-to-Consumer’ (D2C) platforms has emerged as an essential strategy. D2C is fast growing, with an estimated $18 billion in U.S. sales in 2020. In this interactive session, we will explore how direct-to-consumer channels have allowed B2B companies to gain transformative growth by leveraging online platforms and social media commerce.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Key strategic imperatives for a successful D2C business models
  • Insight on the evolution of consumer purchasing habits and shifts in consumer behavior
  • Best practices in customer data acquisition and hyper-personalized analytics in direct selling

Rockstar Insights:

Ali RazaAli Raza
Chief Digital Officer
ChampionX
 

Why You Should Listen to Ali:
Bio is forthcoming.

 
Chaitanya Habib
Research Consultant, Visionary Innovation Group
Frost & Sullivan
 

Why You Should Listen to Chaitanya:
Chaitanya’s expertise lies in identifying and tracking emerging trends and technologies that create white-space opportunities. At her current role in Frost & Sullivan, she designs and delivers innovation workshops that enable her clients to develop robust and impactful innovation portfolios.

Zone 2.
Achieving Sustainable, Scalable Innovation
Andy Kannurpatti, Global Business Director, Films & Laminates, DuPont

Abstract:
Innovation is a key driver of sustained business growth. In this interactive session, we will share,
through some examples, an approach to innovation that is strategic, ambitious and value creating.
Specifically, we will explore how empowering people to thrive enables the delivery of sustainable,
scalable innovations for good and offerings that protect people and the planet.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on why innovation is a driver of growth strategy
  • Examples of why sustainable innovation works well when targeting high challenge problems at customers
  • Factors on why empowering and investing in people is critical to success

Rockstar Insight:

Andy KannurpattiAndy Kannurpatti
Global Business Director, Films & Laminates
DuPont
 

Why You Should Listen to Andy :
Andy has a track record of delivering growth through innovation in many businesses at DuPont. Today, he is the Global Business Director of the Film & Laminates business which develops and markets material solutions to signal integrity and power transmission challenges of electronic interconnects that are ubiquitous today – from smartphones to electric/autonomous vehicles. With a background in R&D as well as Marketing, Andy is a firm believer in technological and business model innovation to sustain long-term growth.

12:30 PM

Networking Luncheon

Dine and dish with colleagues & newfound friends!
1:15 PM

CRITICAL ISSUE - The Labor Crisis: Breaking Through Significant Barriers to Innovation and Growth

Moderator:
Giovanni Spitale, Chief Executive Officer, Davis Standard

Panelists Include:
Alp Basol, Executive Partner, Technology, Strategy & Innovation Leader, AT&T
Beverly Harris, Vice President Strategic Planning & Innovation, Texas Mutual Insurance
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member
Jessika Lora, Head of Innovation Strategy, General Motors
Robert Phillips, Head of Quality & Regulatory, North America, Siemens Healthineers
Michelle Harrow, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition Innovation & Solutions, LinkedIn

Abstract:
Talent scarcity is a significant barrier to innovation. What  work arounds can industry take to continue to attract the necessary talent to drive growth, despite the real challenges facing us now and in the foreseeable future? Having the right talent is vital to the success of any organization; any business school case study inevitably involves an analysis of the people involved and the type of organizational culture and structure they were attached to, or bound by. Increasingly, successful recruiting and retaining talent involves deliberate thought about what is important to them and finding the intersection of personal engagement and business results.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Critical factors for fostering engagement
  • Pragmatic steps for retaining the best … the ones who are in high demand everywhere
  • Best practices for empowering people and making them feel valued

Moderator:

Giovanni SpitaleGiovanni Spitale
Chief Executive Officer
Davis Standard
 

Why You Should Listen to Giovanni:
War for Talent, Labor Crisis, Offshoring, Onshoring, The Great Resignation – Giovanni has led organizations through all of them. His appreciation for collaborative teams, clear objectives, and pragmatic approach to attracting and retaining talent has enabled success in multiple companies spanning several industries.

 

Panelists Include:

Alp BasolAlp Basol
Executive Partner, Technology, Strategy & Innovation Leader
AT&T
 

Why You Should Listen to Alp:
Alp is an Executive Partner helping equip CxO’s and senior technology executives with tools and insights to deliver business results. As a CTO with experience in leading complex transformation initiatives in innovation, strategy and architecture; Alp brings with him an in depth understanding of the Retail, Restaurant, Grocery & Hospitality vertical. Most recently he has been working with customers on technology strategy to address staff retention and automation.

 
Beverly HarrisBeverly Harris
Vice President Strategic Planning & Innovation
Texas Mutual Insurance
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member
 

Why You Should Listen to Beverly:
Beverly harnesses the power of research and data to develop strategy and uses storytelling to foster organizational buy-in of strategic plans. She is passionate about innovation and strategic thinking and helping leaders become the best version of themselves as they prepare for known and unknown challenges of the future.

 
Jessika LoraJessika Lora
Head of Innovation Strategy
General Motors
 

Why You Should Listen to Jessika:
Bio is forthcoming.

 
 
Robert PhillipsRobert Phillips
Head of Quality & Regulatory, North America
Siemens Healthineers
 

Why You Should Listen to Robert:
At Siemens Healthineers, a Top 5 Global Medtech company, Robert is responsible for regional quality operations, systems, and regulatory compliance across USA and Canada for the entire healthcare product portfolio of medical imaging, radiation therapy planning and treatment, and in vitro diagnostic devices. He has been thought leader in global Medech for more than 2 decades and frequently advises regulators and trade associations on commercial activities.

 
 
Michelle HarrowMichelle Harrow
Senior Director, Talent Acquisition Innovation & Solutions
LinkedIn
 

Why You Should Listen to Michelle:
Bio is forthcoming.

 

2:00 PM

CAPSTONE – Pivotal Transformation Strategies

Vijay Sankaran, Chief Technology Officer, Johnson Controls

Abstract:
The grand challenge in the building environment sector is how to use advanced buildings management technology to transform how people and equipment perform, and to promote greater security, health and sustainability. Creating a pure-play company to do all of this is at the root of Johnson Control’s digital transformation and it’s meant reinventing their business; from their tech stack to who they recruit and how they go to market.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on how JCI has reinvented itself from a 140 year old company to one that in reality is two years old, with new technologies central to its new business model
  • Examples of how JCI is growing its technology engineering base alongside traditional recruits, and using M&A to add skills in areas like zero-trust cybersecurity and Edge AI
  • Key findings on why the needs of its customers are driving JCI’s transformation

Rockstar Insights:

Darrell HuntsmanVijay Sankaran
Chief Technology Officer
Johnson Controls
 

Why You Should Listen to Vijay:
Vijay and his team accelerate and unify product software engineering development efforts creating common software architecture to further drive the enterprise software technology strategy while expanding customer solutions through the OpenBlue digital platform. Vijay has held leadership roles in technology transformation across a spectrum of industries and most recently was Chief Information Officer and Head of Innovation at TD Ameritrade, with responsibility for digital strategy, customer platforms, software engineering, technology operations, cybersecurity, data management and analytics, and enterprise innovation. Sankaran also held executive roles at Ford Motor Company.

2:30 PM

INSIGHTS AND IDEAS ROUNDUP – The Great Take-Away: Implementing the Best, Brightest and Boldest Ideas from the Program

Moderator:
Ethan Smith, Vice President, Global Client Leader, Frost & Sullivan

Abstract:
Participants come away with a wealth of key learnings and it can be a challenge to take it all in. During this interactive session, members of the Growth Innovation Leadership Council will highlight the most important themes, key take-aways and lessons learned that can be readily operationalized once you are back in the office.

Moderator:

Ethan SmithEthan Smith
Vice President, Global Client Leader
Frost & Sullivan
 

Why You Should Listen to Ethan:
Ethan works with the C-suite of leading Energy and Industrial companies, helping them prioritize their most promising growth opportunities from Decarbonization and Sustainability to Automation and Autonomy. His experience integrating market potential with internal capabilities and leadership aspirations enables him to accelerate companies’ path to achieve disproportional and sustainable growth.

2:50 PM

16th Annual Growth, Innovation and Leadership: The Growth Pipeline Experience Concludes

INNOVATION CENTER TOUR – DuPont Silicon Valley Technology Center

*Please note participation incurs an additional fee for those other than Growth Innovation Leadership Council members. See registration tab for details.

DUPONT
3:15 PM

Tour Check-In

3:45 PM

Innovation Center Tour

Join us for a tour of the DuPont Silicon Valley Technology Center (SVTC) and its Innovation Center and Application labs.
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Opened September 2018, the center is a dynamic hub where visitors can explore cutting-edge technical applications in consumer electronics, EV/HEV/autonomous vehicles, network enabling technologies, wearables, smart materials, and more. The Sunnyvale, CA site combines an Innovation Center, applications and prototyping labs, customer meeting spaces and flexible offices under one roof, to foster collaboration that moves as fast as the surrounding Silicon Valley ecosystem.

It is a co-innovation destination that offers an engaging experience for DuPont customers and partners to make new connections, create new business opportunities and drive continuous innovation using the breadth and depth of DuPont’s capabilities in order to constantly discover and deliver results that matter.

4:45 PM

Growth Innovation Leadership Council Critical Issue Roundtable - Integrating New Disruptive Technologies into Your Innovation Portfolio

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
5:30 PM

Innovation Center Tour and Critical Issue Roundtable Conclude

Shuttle Transportation to DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose.