Conference Agenda

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Monday, May 22Type
8:30am – 12:00pmBoard of Advisors Meeting
1:00pm – 4:30pmIRI Committee Meetings
5:00pm – 6:00pmWelcome Reception
6:00pm – 8:00pmDine Around

Tuesday, May 23TypeSession
8:00am – 9:15amWelcome Remarks and Keynote SessionThe Digital Workplace
9:30am – 10:30amKeynote PanelPanel: Sustainable Materials and Product Development Strategies
11:00am – 12:00pmBreakout SessionMITRE Quick Ukraine Response Initiative – Leveraging Corporate Culture for Real World Impact
11:00am – 12:00pmBreakout SessionInnovation ROI Best Practices
11:00am – 12:30pmBreakout SessionStrategic Portfolio Management simulation (90 mins)
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout Session Roundtable: Sustainability and the New Product Development Process
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout SessionThe Human Side of Digital Transformation
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout SessionUnderstanding Organizations’ Adoption of Novel Design Practices
2:45pm – 3:45pmKeynote SessionThe Evolution of the Corporate R&D Organizational Chart: How Diverse R&D Teams Drive Innovation
4:00pm – 5:00pmKeynote PanelPeter Hughes, Chief Technology Officer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
5:30pm – 6:30pm
6:30pm – 8:30pmDine Around

Wednesday, May 24TypeSession
8:30am – 9:30amKeynote SessionIRI 2038 Futures Study Revisited
9:45am – 10:45amKeynote PanelIndustry 4.0 and the Future of Manufacturing
11:15am – 12:15pmBreakout SessionReducing Uncertainty in Breakthrough and Transformational Opportunities through Ecosystem Immersion
11:15am – 12:15pmBreakout SessionOrganizing Time for Innovation
11:15am – 12:15pmBreakout SessionDiversity, Inclusion, and Innovation: Creating a More Inclusive Workplace
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout SessionStrategies for R&D Leaders to Improve Supply Chain and Increase Company Value
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout SessionThe Human Side of Technology: Leading People Through Digital Transformation
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout SessionSustainability and Innovation Roundtable – from IRI’s Sustainability Community
2:45pm – 3:45pmKeynote PanelAI and Supply Chain Optimization
4:00pm – 5:00pmIRI Medalist Keynote SessionTBA
6:00pm – 6:30pmAwards Reception
6:30pm – 8:30pmIRI Awards Dinner
Thursday, May 25
9:00am – 12:00pmTech Treks (off-site)Field trip listing coming soon