2013 CTO FORUM
May 23-24, 2013 | Omni Shoreham Hotel | Washington, DC | Hosted by Lockheed Martin
Immediately following IRI's Diamond Jubilee Event
Our CTO Forum brings together the most senior technology officers of large Research and Development departments each year. A gathering of the world's top 75 corporate innovation leaders sets the 2013 forum apart from all others. IRI counterparts in Europe and Asia have extended invitations to leading CTO's from their membership. The forum is designed to foster an environment which elicits the hottest topics of the most interest to those in attendance.
Theme: Global Economics and the Impact of Innovation (see agenda)
Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director, DARPA
U.S. Senator Christopher Coons, Delaware, (invited)
This is an invitation only event. To be placed on our invitation list, please send your request to Diana Schipper at IRI headquarters.
The Forum is designed to fit with your busy schedule, close to the Ronald Reagan National Airport and timed to minimize interference with your schedule – beginning on Thursday evening and ending in time for evening flights home the next day (see agenda).
The Forum immediately follows the conclusion of IRI’s Diamond Jubilee. Forum participants are invited to attend the last day of the Jubilee. Speakers at the Jubilee include: Bob McDonald (Opening Keynote); Clay Christensen (Closing Keynote); Mostafa Analoui; Norm Augustine; John Seely Brown; Xiangli Chen; Nick Donofrio; Ira Flatow; Paul Horn; Edward Jung; Dean Kamen; Robert Langer; Dan Mote, Paul Schoemaker; Peter Sheahan; Pat Verduin; George Whitesides; and others.
Benefits of Attending
The networking benefit of the CTO Forum has been proven to help R&D departments advance their competitiveness in this ever-changing economy. The forum allows your company’s CTO/CIO to network across industries and find solutions to your organization’s greatest R&D challenges through a cross-fertilization of ideas.
By taking part in this forum, attendees are given the opportunity to speak with other senior science and technology professionals who may be grappling with similar issues and constraints in their respective industries. Participants share and discuss how they deal with such issues, as well as learn from one another techniques for managing R&D departments more efficiently and effectively.
Past forum topics ranged from issues of climate change and the sustainable use of raw materials, to open innovation for breakthrough products, and even post-recession R&D management
The CTO Forum’s attendance list boasts some of the top names in global Research and Development. Each meeting is kept to a manageable size to facilitate healthier discussion relevant to the agenda designed and structured by the scheduled attendees. For that reason, attendance to each forum is by invitation only.
Companies whose CTO/CIO has participated in the past include:
Applied Materials, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland
Avon Products, Inc.
The Boeing Company
The Clorox Company
Crown Holdings, Inc.
Deere & Company
Eastman Chemical Company
General Motors Company
Honeywell International, Inc.
Air Products & Chemicals
National Renewable Energy Lab
Procter & Gamble
Sandia National Laboratories
The Timken Company
If your organization's CTO/CIO would like to be placed on our invitation list for future CTO Forums, please email Diana Schipper.
Previous CTO Forum Topics:
Business Models for Innovation
June 14-15, 2012 Golden, Colorado
Hosted by CoorsTek
R&D Post-Recession: Sustainability, Leadership and Sourcing Innovation in the Recovering Economy
May 5-6, 2011 Chicago, IL
Hosted by USG and The Boeing Company
Open innovation: Extended supply chain partnerships to create breakthrough products
May 2-3, 2010, Seattle, WA
Hosted by Weyerhaeuser Company
Energy for the 21st Century: Balancing Reliability, Environment, and Economic Development
September 8-9, 2009, San Ramon, CA
Hosted by Chevron Corporation
Strategy for Dealing with Global Climate Change and Sustainability
September 26, 2008, Chicago, IL
Hosted by The Boeing Company