Meet the Innovators Forum & Innovators' Showcase


The New York Academy of Sciences (View Map)
40th Floor, 7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007

7:30 am
Registration Opens
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Innovators' Showcase
8:00–8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:45–9:00 a.m.
Welcome/Opening Remarks
  • Clinton Robinson, Associate Vice President, Black & Veatch; Edison Awards Steering Committee Member
  • John Hockenberry, Host of NPR’s The Takeaway – PROGRAM FACILITATOR
9:00–9:45 a.m.
“Opposites Attract: Enterprises & Startups Co-creating the Future”
—PANEL DISCUSSION
  • Michael Docherty, Co-founder & CEO, Next Big LLC
  • Dan Harden, President/CEO & Co-Founder, Whipsaw Inc
  • Peter Brussard, Senior Vice President, Rosetta Stone
9:45–10:30 a.m.
“The Future Belongs to Those Who Build It” —PANEL DISCUSSION
  • Greg Folley, Vice President of Industry Solutions, Components & Distribution Division, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Dr. Bob Maughon, R&D Vice President, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Dr. Ajay Malshe, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, NanoMech, Inc.
10:30–11:00 a.m.
NETWORKING BREAK/INNOVATORS’ SHOWCASE
11:00 a.m–Noon
“Shark Tank”

Three Edison Awards finalists, Surefoot Systems, Holland Healthcare Inc. and Lucid VR Inc. pitch their companies to the investor and star of Shark Tank Australia.

  • Andrew Banks, Founder, Talent2 International, and Shark, Shark Tank Australia; Edison Awards Steering Committee Member
Noon–1:15 p.m.
LUNCH & INNOVATORS’ SHOWCASE

The video, “Ecoppia–Revolutionizing Large Scale Solar Energy Production”, will be shown
in the auditorium at 1:00 p.m.

1:15–1:30 p.m.
“Education: Your Company’s Greatest Natural Resource”
  • Corey Mohn, Executive Director, Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) and the CAPS Network
  • Clinton Robinson, Associate Vice President, Black & Veatch; Founding School Board Member of CAPS
  • Mindy Manes, Chief Operating Officer, Edison Universe
1:30–2:15 p.m.
“The Secret Sauce for Taking Moonshots”

Astro Teller is Captain of Moonshots at X, the home of self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet, and other moonshots that we hope can solve huge problems in the world using new, breakthrough technology.  He’ll give you the secrets for how teams at X pursue their audacious ideas–secrets that anyone can apply to how they pursue their dreams.

  • Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, X
2:15–2:30 p.m.
“Not Mentioned in the Product Brochure: A Celebration of the Amazing Components that are the Unsung Heroes of Somebody Else’s Breakthrough Product”
  • Timothy Coors, Co-CEO, CoorsTek and CEO, CoorsTek Sensors
2:30–3:30 p.m.
“Harnessing Data’s Powerful Role in Transforming Industry” —PANEL DISCUSSION
  • Jeff Hayzlett, Primetime TV and Podcast Host, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author
  • Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric
  • Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO, Black & Veatch
  • James M. Phillips, CEO, NanoMech, Inc.
3:30 p.m.
Wrap-Up/Adjournment

Edison Awards Gala


The Capitale (View Map)
130 Bowery
New York, NY 10013

6:00 - 6:45 pm
Cocktail Reception
6:45 - 10:00 pm
Dinner And Awards Presentation
10:00 pm
After Party

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