June 2-3, 2014
Sherwin-Williams Breen Technology Center
Theme: What will the future of R&D/Innovation look like relative to changes in the workplace and workers?
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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 Ana Escobar.
Previous CTO Forum Topics:
Global Economics and the Impact of Innovation
May 23-24, 2013, Washington, DC (in conjunction with IRI's Diamond Jubilee)
Hosted by Lockheed Martin
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