Agenda - Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, February 27 – Kickoff & Networking Reception 

3:30-4:00 pm                 Registration/ Refreshments

4:00-5:00 pm                 Welcome & Overview: Perspective on Summit topics to be covered; participants share goals and challenges; Cheryl Perkins, Summit Chair

5:00-6:00 pm                 Featured Presentation – Food Innovation: Recipes for the Next Decade How technology and social innovations will shape food, wellbeing, and resilience in the next decade; Quinault ChildsInstitute for the Future, Food Futures Lab

6:00-7:30 pm                 Networking Reception

6:15-7:00 pm                 Fireside Chat – Collaborating with Food Entrepreneurs Cheryl Perkins interviews Jen Faigel, Executive Director and Co-Founder, CommonWealth Kitchen

 Wednesday, February 28 – Summit

7:30-8:00 am                Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 am                Overview of the Day: Cheryl Perkins, Summit Chair

8:15-9:15 am                Keynote:  Macro Trends and Multisensorial Experiences Driving Innovation Across Industries; Karen Stanton, International Flavors & Fragrances

9:15-10:00 am              Presentation: Leadership Before Innovation – Four Key Ingredients; Steph Barry, Solatube International, Inc. 

10:00-10:30 am            Networking & Refreshment Break

10:30-11:15 am            Panel: Critical Enablers That Must Be Carefully Managed – Process and Culture; Herman So, Kent Corporation; Dennis Reimer, Midwest Specialty Products; and Mary Witte, Surpless Dunn & Co. Inc.

11:15-12:00 pm            Keynote: Bringing Product Sales to New Heights in the Age of Amazon; Rohan Thambrahalli, President and Managing Partner, The Upstart Group

12:00-1:30 pm               Luncheon Roundtables

1:30-2:15 pm                Presentation: How to Create Insight-Led Growth Opportunities: Finding Unmet Needs, Defining the Right Problem to Solve; Anna Husk, The Clorox Company   

2:15-2:45 pm                Presentation: The Future of Corporate R&D; Pat Clusman, Innovationedge, LLC

2:45-3:00 pm                Networking & Refreshment Break

3:00-3:45 pm                Table Exercise: – Table exercise, discussion, coaching

3:45-4:00 pm                Summit Wrap-Up: Cheryl Perkins