Transformation is all around us. Dynamic market change, disruptive technologies, shifting customer expectations - now, more than ever, businesses must adjust their product and innovation strategy to stay competitive and deliver winning products and services to the marketplace. Product development and innovations teams are tasked with new and formidable challenges and smart execution is more critical than ever.

IOT has exploded across industries, analytics and metrics are more important than ever for minimizing risk in new product development, and remaining lean and agile in innovation processes are the new norm. MORE...

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Agenda Highlights

The 2018 Program Schedule will be released within the coming months.

For further information or to register, call Matthew McSweegan at 516-255-3812, or email him at

2017 Keynotes featured:

Featured Keynotes

Ice Breaker and Transformational Keynote - Adapting Your Product Strategy & Execution to Win the Business of the Consumer of the Future

Speaker-Brian_David_Johnson.jpgBrian David Johnson
The Innovator's Guide to Designing and Winning the Future
Arizona State University

Welcome and Keynote - Energizing Leadership and Leveraging Technology and Disruption for Transformational Growth

Speaker-Lowinn Kibbey.jpgLowinn Kibbey
Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute
Johnson & Johnson

Capstone Keynote - The Seven Deadly Sins of Business Transformation

Innovation Labs

LAB1: IF - THEN - IMAGINE - A Collaborative Framework for Concept Development

LAB2: Mastering the Art of Lean and Agile Product Development

Case Studies & Executive Insights

Innovation Success Story - Sink or Swim: How One Organization Shifted Course to Enact Organizational Change and Create True Product Innovation

Case History - Fueling Innovation through Powerful Partnerships

Success Story - Why Intelligence, Speed and Leverage are the Keys to Unlocking IoT Value

Capstone Keynote - The Seven Deadly Sins of Business Transformation

Interactive Collaboration Zones

ThinkTank - ThinkTank sessions employ interactive team exercises in a “roll up your sleeves” learning environment.

Zone 1 : Benchmarking Success - Analytics, KPIs and Metrics for Innovation Management
Zone 2 : Journey Mapping the Digital Experience Across the Product Lifecycle
Zone 3 : Collaborative Innovation: Partnering With Innovation Warriors

Mindshare - Mindshare sessions bring together a panel of subject matter experts to discuss how they tackle real world business challenges.

Zone 1 : Disruptive Incrementalism Ideation: Balancing Your Innovation Portfolio
Zone 2 : Capitalizing on Customer Behavior to Drive New Product Insights

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

Zone 1 : Developing Proof Points for Your Portfolio Mix
Zone 2 : Integrating Customer Insights – Powering the Next Stage of Product Development by Ideating with Your Customer
Zone 3 : IoT Enabled Product Enhancement

Peer Council - Peer Council sessions are participant-driven discussions focusing on your key challenges and concerns.

Zone 1 : Intellectual Property for the Future – Conquering Uncharted Territory and Monetizing Your Portfolio
Zone 2 : The New Innovation Team – Managing Millennials, Robots, Freelancers and Beyond!

Expert Panels

The Investors Spotlight - Investing in Disruptive Startups for New Capabilities

Ask the Experts! Panel Discussion - Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Best Practices for Engaging Every Employee in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


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.

Networking Scavenger Hunt & Tour - Tour, network and compete in beautiful La Jolla. This afternoon will have a little of everything as you'll be paired up in teams to compete in a one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt that will take you through art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and wildlife. Not to be missed!

Anchors Away Kickoff Reception - Meet your fellow peers and colleagues while enjoying some conversations and cocktails.

California Dreamin' Cookout and Innovation Olympics - Gear up for a night of innovative challenges that will put you to the test! We'll cookout under the California sunset as you network with your peers and engage in various games. Top teams will be draped in Gold, Silver & Bronze, so make sure to bring your ‘A’ game!

Early Risers Run/Walk - 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!


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Get ready for 12th Annual New Product Innovation & Development. Secure your copy of the Executive MindXchange Chronicles, which include key takeaways and action items from all of the sessions. You'll have the option to add the Chronicles during your registration at a discount.
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