- Tuesday September 10, 2019 – Wednesday September 11, 2019
- Cincinnati, OH
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 Lulu Zhao.
2019 CTO Forum is hosted by IRI member organization Michelman, Incorporated.
September 10-11, 2019, Cincinnati, OH
Past CTO Forum Topics
June 26-27, 2017, Littleton, CO
Hosted by Johns Manville
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
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
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
Companies who have participated in past Forums
American Vanguard Corp.
Applied Materials, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland
Argonne National Laboratory
Avon Products, Inc.
Axalta Coating Systems
The Boeing Company
The Clorox Company
Council on Competitiveness
Crown Holdings, Inc.
Deere & Co.
Dow Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company
GAF Materials Corporation
General Motors Company
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Honeywell International, Inc.
Japan Research Industries & Indust. Tech. Assn.
Johnson & Johnson
JVC Kenwood Corp.
Korea Industrial Technology Assn.
Milliken & Company
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
National Renewable Energy Lab
Procter & Gamble
Sandia National Laboratories
Sonoco Products Company
TATA Consultancy Services
The Timken Company
United Technologies Inc.
W.R.Grace & Company