2017 CTO Forum

When: 
Monday June 26, 2017Tuesday June 27, 2017
Where: 
Littleton, CO

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.

If your organization's CTO/CIO would like to be placed on our invitation list for future CTO Forums, please contact Mallory Smith.

2017 CTO Forum is hosted by IRI member organization Johns Manville, Littleton, CO

June 26 - 27, 2017

Topic: Discontinuous Innovation

 

SEE THE REPORT FROM THIS YEAR'S CTO FORUM: 

PDF iconDiscontinuous Innovation: The 2017 CTO Forum

 

Past CTO Forum Topics

How can we develop the talent to lead our companies in 2025 and beyond? What will be the optimal or ideal role for the CTO? 
June 8-9, 2016, Charlotte, NC
Hosted by National Gypsum

Infographic from 2016 Forum
 

What Will the Future of R&D/Innovation Look Like Relative to Changes in the Workplace and Workers?
June 23, 2014, Cleveland, OH
Hosted by Sherwin-Williams
 

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

PDF iconSummary Report
 

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

PDF iconSummary Report

 

Companies who have participated in past Forums

3M
Acorn Technologies
Air Liquide
Air Products
Albermarle Corp.
Alcoa, Inc.
American Vanguard Corp.
Applied Materials, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland
Arkema Inc,
Avon Products, Inc.
Ball Aerospace
Berry Plastics
The Boeing Company
Brady Corp.
Bunge Limited
Cabot Corporation
Cargill, Inc.
Caterpillar
Ceramatec, Inc.
Chevron Corporation
The Clorox Company
Colgate-Palmolive
ConocoPhillips
CoorsTek
Council on Competitiveness
Creata
Crown Holdings, Inc.
Cummins
Cytec  
D. Swarovski 
DARPA
Deere & Co.
Delphi
Digital River
Dow Chemical Company
DSM N.V.
DuPont
Eastman Chemical Company
Energizer
Eurasia Group
Evonik
FM Global
General Cable
General Electric
General Motors Company
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Heinz
Hormel Foods
IHI
Infosys Labs
Intellectual Ventures
Japan Research Industries & Indust. Tech. Assn.
JM Smucker
Johns Manville
Johnson & Johnson
JVC Kenwood Corp.
Kennametal, Inc.
Korea Industrial Technology Assn.
Kraft
Land O'Lakes
Lockheed Martin
LORD Corporation
Lubrizol Corp.
Metalsa 
Michelman, Inc.
Nalco Company
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
National Gypsum
National Renewable Energy Lab
Newmont Mining
Northrop Grumman
Novozymes
Owens Corning
PerkinElmer, Inc.
PepsiCo
Polyone Corp.
Praxair
Procter & Gamble
Roche
SAIC
Sandia National Laboratories
Sealed Air
Sharp Labs
Sherwin-Williams
Sigma Alimetos
SK Innovation
SRI
TATA Consultancy Services
The Timken Company
UOP
United  Technologies Inc.
USG
Valspar Corporation
Vertellus
Weyerhaeuser
Xerox Corporation