Preliminary Agenda 2016

8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Margaret Keane, CEO of Synchrony Financial
9:30 am

Workshop A: Negotiation Nora Madjar

Nora MadjarThe goal of this interactive training workshop is to improve  participants’ skills in deal making and dispute resolution through hand-on experiences designed to build confidence and allow experimentation with different influence and persuasion techniques. Read More

Workshop B: Exporting Innovation: Unlocking New Channels for Growth from Entrepreneur to Multi-national (Moderator: Laura Jaworski, Panelists; Jenny L. Norris, Glendowlyn Thames, Mario Leite, Jacqui Tortellini, & Adam Dambrov)

In this workshop, participants will discuss how to capitalize on export opportunities into emerging markets. These emerging markets are currently predicted to approach 35% of world-wide consumer spending by 2020.  In that time, a total of 270 million new households will enter the global consumer class.

Workshop C: Empathy in Innovation & Entrepreneurship Peter Barkman

Peter BarkmanIn this workshop participants will engage with empathy as the most important tool for value creation in today’s innovative businesses. This hands on workshop will start it’s participants down the road to understanding why empathy is so important and how something that soft and fluffy became a hard business variable. Read More

10:45 am Networking (Coffee, Tea, Snack)
11:15 am Workshop D: Emerging Alternatives for Seed Funding (Panel: Brenda Lewis, Moderator; Frances Schweip, Geoff Schneider, Stephen Ganis)

This panel will address the rise of alternatives to traditional angel and venture capital investments in early stage startups, including accredited crowdfunding, strategic corporate venturing, and micro-VC investment. Read More

Workshop E: Proactive Networking   Meredith Sandiford and Trish Fontanilla
Trish Fontanillameredithsandiford

The goal of this workshop is to teach you how to use the power of networking to surround yourself with a network of professionals that you can leverage to help grow your business, your career, or other future goals. Read More

Workshop F: Framing Problems for Innovation Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Thomas Wedell-WedellsborgThe workshop focuses on the challenge of diagnosing a given problem – such as, ‘what is preventing us from making progress‘ – and then challenging and reframing people’s initial perception of that problem. Read More

12:30 pm Break
12:45 pm Luncheon & Keynote
Kathryn Friedrich, Global Head of Monetization, YouTube
2:30 pm Closing Remarks, Next Steps, & Networking prizes