MEET THE INNOVATORS FORUM
The Forum is designed to showcase the innovation process as it relates to the Edison Awards Finalists and experts within their respective disciplines.
This popular program had exciting changes for 2013 that stimulated participants thinking and created opportunities for them to make new connections. A new format designed to encourage networking among attendees was introduced and included roundtable discussions, facilitated group case study exercises, organized networking, panel discussions, innovator presentations and more.
2013 Meet the Innovators Forum AgendaThursday, April 25, 2013 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago IL 60602
Preston Bradley Hall, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Garland, and Millennium Park Conference Rooms
Welcome/Opening Remarks & Program OverviewJohn Tolva, Chief Technology Officer, City of Chicago
Sheree Speakman, Founder and CEO of CIE Learning - Program Facilitator
"The Future of Media/Journalism" Panel DiscussionJim Kirk, Senior Vice President & Editor in Chief, Sun Times Media - Moderator
Dexter Cole, Vice President of Programming, Science Channel
Kristian Hammond, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Narrative Science
Tim Pool, American Journalist and Founder, TimCast
"The Right Stuff: How to Succeed at Innovation"Chris Casey, President, Nielsen BASES® and Nielsen Consumer Research
Caterpillar 336E H Hybrid Excavator - Customers, Diversity Drives InnovationKen Gray, Global Product Manager, Large Hydraulic Excavators, Caterpillar, Inc.
Life is Rad. Make it MatterKatherine von Jan, Founder and CEO, and
Marshall Buxton, Product Manager, RadMatter
Ideation Sessions - Roundtable Innovation ChallengeJason Kovac, Ph.D., Executive Director, Academic Initiatives, and
Mindy Manes, Innovation Strategist, Johnson County Community College
Innovation as a Corporate Competency: Bridging Department Silos to Bring Ideas from Mind to MarketDoug Stone, Vice President of Innovation, Maddock Douglas
Safe Collaborative Industrial RobotsRodney Brooks, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman & CTO, Rethink Robotics
Paul E. Jacobs, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, Qualcomm2013 Edison Achievment Award Winner
"The Future of Individualizing Medicine" Panel DiscussionBruce Japsen, Columnist/Blogger, Forbes - Moderator
Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Director, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Leroy E. Hood, M.D., Ph.D., Founder & President, Institute for Systems Biology
Scott P. McBride, Shareholder, McAndrews Held & Malloy
"Personalized Cell Health: Your Health EqualsVincent Giampapa, M.D., Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder, CellHealth™ Institute
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Skin Cancer Detection In Half a SecondThomas Braun, President & CEO, Verisante Technology, Inc.
Reimagining WasteJohn Bradburn, Manager of Waste-Reduction Efforts, General Motors
"Social Innovation: A New Framework for Innovators to Create Solutions with Sustainable Impact" Panel DiscussionSandra Bates, President and CEO, The Innovation Partners - Moderator
Jamin Brazil, Co-CEO, Decipher, Inc.
Dr. Graeme MacKenzie D.Phil., Director of Industry Affairs, Adlens®
Walter B. Herbst, Director/Professor, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
James Robinson, Director, Strategy, Evaluation & Research, Rotary International
Geof Rochester, Chief Marketing Officer, The Nature Conservancy