Innovating for Sustainability
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | Networking, Innovation Workshop & Tour
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction
Participant Meet ‘n’ Greet
This networking activity is your opportunity to identify – right out of the gate – those peers who share challenges like 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.
HEADLINER – Big Ideas, Small Experiments: The Fundamental Building Blocks of Bold Innovation
Jet Set to Irvine Happy Hour and Networking
Located minutes from Chipotle’s corporate headquarters, the 22,000-square-foot Cultivate Center is where new design concepts and menu innovations are envisioned. New recipes are developed in the state-of-the-art test kitchen along with new automation advances, like the chip-making robot Chippy. The Cultivate Center is also home to the Center of Excellence for Design and Construction and houses a fully equipped development lab, metal cutting and woodworking machinery to build and test new prototypes before rolling it out in a restaurant environment. Additionally, the space includes a consumer research center to allow for focus groups and gathering critical insights.
CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES – ROUNDTABLE AND THINKTANK
A roundtable captures the power of all participants’ voices, insights, and experiences via group discussion and exploration of the issue at hand.
A ThinkTank employs interactive team exercises in a “roll up your sleeves” learning environment.
Choose one of the following zones:
Roundtable Zone 1. Creating New Sustainable Revenue Streams
ThinkTank Zone 2. Portfolio Strategy: Balance Investments in Safe Bets and Strategic Risks
SUCCESS STORY – It Starts with Your Customer’s Problems…But Are They Worth Solving?
Networking and Refreshment Break
THE FIX – Crowdsourcing Tactical Solutions to Our Most Vexing Challenges
Share your smarts! Choose between four themed brainstorming sessions and crowdsource solutions to the most vexing challenges facing product innovation today. These are 15-minute rapid fire sessions with three rotations. First come, first serve, so choose wisely! Each brainstorm group will build upon the other to build a list of readily operationalized ideas for these common challenges.
The Fix on Storytelling to Stakeholders
The Fix on Metrics that Matter: Innovating Measures for Product Success
The Fix on Accelerating Go-to-Market
The Fix on Structuring and Organizing Product and Innovation Teams to Support Transformation
ASK THE EXPERTS! Panel Discussion – Building a Sound Strategy for Finding the Right Partner
CAPSTONE – Bringing Strategic Intent to Life
Expand your networking opportunities by attending our exclusive farewell reception. You’ll have a unique opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with your newfound connections in a relaxed and intimate setting. Don’t miss out on this chance to take your networking to the next level! Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres to be served.