Join us for IRI's Diamond Jubilee
May 21-23, 2013, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
An event unlike any other, and you're invited to attend!
Online registration for this event is now closed. All additional registrations must be made on-site.
Our 75th year honors and celebrates IRI's legacy of technology management in industry, reinforces the significance of industrial research & development and the importance of innovation leadership, and envisions the drivers, developments and events impacting the future of research and technology management during the next 75 years.
Join us as we honor the true leaders in technology management and policy. This is the largest gathering of top innovation thought leaders from industry, academia, and government creating historic opportunities for learning, sharing, networking and creating unparalleled business partnerships. This Jubilee event features an aspirational collection of technology leaders as panelists and speakers providing content of unprecedented quality.
Diamond Jubilee Orientation
Join IRI staff for a 30 minute orientation to learn how to maximize your Diamond Jubilee experience. We will focus on how to utilize the meeting app for networking purposes as well as discuss some frequently asked questions.
Thu, May 16, 2013 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
When making travel plans, please note that this event ends at 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 23.
Robert A. McDonald, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Procter & Gamble Company
Learn about P&G’s 175-year innovation journey, how innovation partners like IRI have helped to strengthen the company’s innovation capabilities and the lessons the company has learned about innovating to improve the quality of life for people in every part of the world.
Clayton Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Hear one of the world's top experts on innovation discuss "How to Create New Growth Businesses"
Peter Sheahan, CEO, ChangeLabs and author of FL!P
Sheahan talks about how we can shape the next 75 years and the "creative strategies for turning challenge into opportunity and change into competitive advantage"
Dr. George M. Whitesides, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, Harvard University
Dr. Robert S. Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
One of the most influential individuals in biotechnology discusses "Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Technologies"
Moderator: Nicholas M. Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus, Executive VP Innovation & Technology (Retired)
Dr. Mostafa Analoui, Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences, The Livingston Group
Dr. Paul M. Horn, Senior Vice Provost for Research, NYU (2005 IRI Medalist)
Dr. Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Founder & Executive Chairman, Decision Strategies International, Inc. & Research Director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Patricia Verduin, Chief Technology Officer, Colgate-Palmolive
Contemporary innovation management represents the survival, emergence and evolution of management practices conceived within a particular business context, such as changing economic, demographic, social, and technical trends. This expert innovation thought leader panel probes some of the key advances that have occurred throughout IRI’s history. Join us we explore the genesis of notable new approaches, identify the principal drivers of these practices, and the impact on IRI member companies who have embraced them. Gain perspective on innovation in the future from today’s business environment.
Evolution of IRI
Ross Armbrecht, Executive Director, Delaware Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education; Edward Bernstein, President, IRI; Charles Larson, President, Innovation Research International
Three IRI Presidents discuss the creation and history of IRI, changes impacting innovation leadership, IRI's current role in a global environment and position statement on U.S. Economic & Technology Policy, and a glimpse into the IRI of the future.
Moderator: Norman R. Augustine, former CEO, Lockheed Martin
Dr. Craig R. Barrett, Retired CEO/Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation
John McDonald, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Chevron Corporation
Dr. Stephen Merrill, Executive Director, National Academies' Board on Science, Technology, & Economic Policy
Dr. Richard K. Miller, President & Founder, Olin College
Dr. C. Daniel Mote, Jr., Regents Professor & Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Past President, University of Maryland
Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
Technology innovation is a powerful force delivering value to businesses and their customers. Maintaining technological competitiveness results in economic growth, increased revenues, stronger customer relationships, and innovations that improve our lives. This well-known panel of technology leaders voice industry, government and academic observations on the current state of competitiveness in technological leadership and the challenges of the future we must work together on to solve.
Moderator: Ira Flatow, NPR Science Correspondent, Host of Science Friday®, TV Journalist & Author
Dr. Xiangli Chen, General Manager, GE China Technology Center
Dr. Henry “Hank” Foley, Vice President for Research, Dean of the Graduate School, Penn State University
Edward Jung, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Intellectual Ventures
Dean Kamen, President & Founder, DEKA Research & Development Corporation
Dr. Gautham Parthasarathy, Chief Marketing Officer, Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company
This panel of today’s leaders in technology development discuss the quickly changing landscape of innovation. Explore how industry, universities, and governments harness change to create the future. How are key trends in society (e.g., such as increasing computational capability, “glocalization,” and data security) and in manufacturing (such as 3D printing, robotics, mass customization and miniaturization) impacting innovation and what opportunities do these changes present to you and your organization? Join this stimulating session that underscores how organizations are successfully innovating today for tomorrow.
Organizations in attendance at the 2012 Annual Meeting.