Innovating for Sustainability

Schedule-at-a-Glance is based on a previous event and will be continuously updated as additional information becomes available.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | Networking, Innovation Workshop & Tour


8:15 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction


9:15 AM

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.


10:00 AM

HEADLINER – Big Ideas, Small Experiments: The Fundamental Building Blocks of Bold Innovation


10:30 AM

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.


12:00 PM



12:30 PM

Networking Luncheon


1:15 PM


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


2:10 PM

SUCCESS STORY – It Starts with Your Customer’s Problems…But Are They Worth Solving?


2:40 PM

Networking and Refreshment Break


2:55 PM

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


3:45 PM

ASK THE EXPERTS! Panel Discussion – Building a Sound Strategy for Finding the Right Partner


4:30 PM

CAPSTONE – Bringing Strategic Intent to Life


5:00 PM

Networking Reception

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.

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For further information or to register, call Adam Geiger at +1-305-450-1099, or email him at

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