December 9, 2014 | Dream Downtown, New York #FTInnovate
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
8:00 am - 8:20 amRegistration
8:20 am - 8:40 amBreakfast Briefing: Upping the Odds of Innovation Success
Mark Payne, Founder & President, Fahrenheit 212

8:40 am - 8:50 amWelcome Address
8:50 am - 9:05 amOn the Horizon: Imagining the Future
Terry Young, Founder & CEO, sparks & honey

9:05 am - 9:35 amThe Future of Innovation in a Networked Economy
The Internet of Things, identified frequently as the next wave of the Internet, is transforming the way we live and work. The next iteration of an already globalized society will be an even more connected world. This networked economy will create new pathways for innovation and brings tremendous opportunity for advancement as well as new challenges, for governments, companies and individuals. During this session we will hear how the Internet of Things is disrupting industries, from manufacturing to energy and beyond; and how in this new connected world a new model for capitalism may be emerging.

Jeremy Rifkin, President,
The Foundation of Economic Trends; Author, "Zero Marginal Cost Society"
Steve Lucas, President, Platform Solutions, SAP
Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times

9:35 am - 9:50 amInterview: Managing the Collision of Intellectual Property and Open Innovation
Open Innovation programs are increasingly adopted as companies realize the necessity of tapping external sources for disruptive ideas, insights and solutions to sustain new product pipelines. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is changing the product lifecycle management strategies and creating a legal and IP paradigm shift: a shift for which many organizations are not yet prepared. In this session we will discuss this paradigm shift, the inherent IP risks associated with open innovation programs and how best to manage them to take advantage of collaborative and social R & D.

Peter Von Dyck
, CEO, eZassi
Interviewer: Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times

9:50 am - 10:35 amPanel: Innovation Ecosystems
Across the world governments are incentivizing companies to invest in their region, as they recognize the growth and prosperity this can bring. In some cases this succeeds but not in others. So how do you encourage entrepreneurship and clusters of innovation? Can they truly be forged or are they organically grown?

Victoria Espinel, CEO, BSA | The Software Alliance
Eric Gertler, Managing Director & Executive Vice President, CET and NYCEDC
Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup
Jake Schwartz
, Co-founder & CEO, General Assembly

10:35 am - 10:55 amNetworking Break
10:55 am - 11:25 amPanel: The Start-up Segment
Hosted by NYC Media Lab, this segment will feature presentations from some of the most exciting start-ups from a variety of industries.

Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC MediaLab
Erica Berger
, Founder, Catchpool
Jade Huang
, CEO, StyleSage
Jarryd Hammel
, Co-founder, Heat Seek NYC
William Jeffries
, Co-founder, Heat Seek NYC
Mor Naaman
, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, SEEN
Conor Russomanno, Co-founder and CEO, OpenBCI

11:25 am - 11:40 amCase Study: Intrepreneurialism and Transforming the Company
Ben Edwards, Vice-president, Global Digital Marketing, IBM

11:40 pm - 12:20 pmPanel: Re-imagining the Company
In today’s innovation economy where the agile start-ups are disrupting traditional models, many major companies are struggling with how to innovate for growth. They frequently do not have systematic processes in place and when they do manage to innovate it is often a one off and they struggle to build a sustainable pipeline. So how can large companies adopt similar practices to start-ups? How can they use open-innovation practices to enable them to act quickly? And how do they free themselves from their own constraints? 

Rick Chavez, Chief Solutions Officer, Advertising and Consumer Monetization Business Group, Microsoft
Mario M. Kranjac, Partner, Kranjac Tripodi & Partners
Lorna Sabbia, Head of Managed Solutions, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
John Sheldon, Group Head, Innovation Management, MasterCard Labs

12:20 pm - 12:35 pmShort Talk: The Most Palatable Truth
In today’s mobile and millennial economy, truth can be the most profitable business model

Scott Painter, Founder and CEO, TrueCar

12:35 pm - 1:50 pmLunch
1:50 pm - 2:10 pmShort Talk: The Longevity Economy
Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP
Jeff Shoemate, Vice President, Innovation and Business Development, UnitedHealthcare

2:10 pm - 2:50 pmA Series of Case Studies: Fueling with Data
Years of technological innovation and business practices mean that companies have amassed huge amounts of data. Harnessing big data is frequently talked about as a key way to attain a competitive advantage, but how does this work in practice?  How do you turn data analytics into actual revenue and growth for your business? And how do you use this data to drive your innovations forward?

Hilary Mason, Founder and CEO, Fast Forward Labs
Arthur Kapoor, Chairman and Founder, Healthec
Robyn Peterson, Chief Technology Officer, Mashable

2:50 pm - 3:00 pmShort Talk: The Rise of the Creative Class
Scott Belsky, Vice President, Mobile Products and Community, Adobe; Head, Behance

3:00 pm - 3:45 pmWhen Physical and Virtual Worlds Merge
From the wonderful world of wearables, to the quantified self movement, we will explore the new innovations on the horizon and how they will impact your life.

Dave Meeker, Vice President of Innovation, Isobar
Brian Mullins, Founder and CEO, DAQRI
Nigel Sharp, CEO & Technologist, Lionsharp Voiceboard
Timothy Tuttle, CEO & Founder, Expect Labs

3:45 pm - 4:30 pmFireside Chat with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Interviewed by: Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

4:30 pm - 4:40 pmClosing Remarks
4:40 pm - 5:30 pmCocktail Reception