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

2018 Keynotes featured:

Featured Keynotes

Ice Breaker and Transformational Keynote - Pushing the Boundaries on Your Risk-Taking Comfort Level

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Chief Creative Officer

Capstone Keynote - Culture Eats Strategy: Using it to Your Advantage to Inspire Innovation Action

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Innovation Catalyst, Dare to Try Program

Innovation Workshops

Workshop 1: The A-Zs of Customer Centricity

Workshop 2: Mastering the Art of Agile Product Development

Case Studies & Executive Insights

Organizational Success Story Going from Customer Focused to Customer Obsessed

Change Agent - What Millennials Value: Upending Traditional Beliefs to Achieve Dynamic Product Innovation

Branding Success - Bringing Your Innovations to Life through Savvy Storytelling

Game Changer – Brave New World: Embracing Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR and Native Voice Capabilities to Radically Change Innovation

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 : Capitalizing on the Power of a Million Minds: Innovation and Strategic Product Development through Crowdsourcing and Social Media Tools

Case Histories - Case Histories explore a specific use case and include informal conversations that draw upon the experience and expertise of the featured executive and participants.

Zone 1 : Human Centered Design
Zone 2 : Fueling Innovation through Powerful Partnerships
Zone 3 : 
Born Digital: Tackling Competitors Who Are Digital Masters

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 : Connecting Strategy and Execution: Best Practices for Achieving Innovation and Business Goals
Zone 2 : Validating Your Innovation Pipeline through Customer Insights, Ideation & Empathy
Zone 3 : Making Uncertainty Your Friend

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

Zone 1 : Influencing Up: Partnering with Internal Advocates to Demonstrate Value to the C-Suite
Zone 2 : To Centralize or De-Centralize? Where Should Innovation and Product Development Live Within the Organization?

Expert Panels

Ask the Experts! Panel Discussion - IoT: Changing the Way Value & Profit Are Created


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.

"Be Our Guest" Welcome Reception & Event Kickoff - Meet your fellow peers and colleagues while enjoying some conversations and cocktails.

Four Truths and a Lie Networking Reception - Enjoy playing detective, while deciphering the truths from the lies! Guess correctly and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize.

Dine Around Downtown Disney - Join your colleagues as we kick back, relax and embrace the magic of Downtown Disney with a spectacular fireworks finale! We’ll start by indulging in Mediterranean classics, followed by some Mexican flare and margaritas. Last stop of the evening will be garnished with New Orleans inspired desserts in a swingin’ 2 – story jazz palace as we cap off the night with networking and amazing views of the fireworks show off the balcony!

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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