Boeing's Business of Innovation Conference Agenda

Boeing's Business of Innovation Conference

in partnership with IRI


Mon., Oct. 28

12:30-4:30 PM i201 Bootcamp Workshop  
5-6 PM Reception





Tue., Oct. 29

8-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-8:35 AM Kick Off Jim Salmon, Airplane Architectures & Ideation Lab, Boeing
Ed Bernstein, President, IRI
8:35-9 AM Welcome Remarks: The Business of Innovation at Boeing Kourosh Hadi, Director, Airplane Product Development, Boeing
9-9:30 AM Plenary: Building New Strategic Verticals Sheila Remes, VP of BCA Product Strategy
9:45-10:45 AM Breakout Sessions
  Ideation and Program Formulation Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
  Fostering an Innovation Environment @ BSC Ken Merdan, Sr. R&D Fellow, Global Technology & Services, Boston Scientific
10:50-11:40 AM Breakout Sessions
  TBD Dragos Maciuca, Executive Technical Director, Ford Greenfield Labs
  Radical Innovation through Internal & External Corporate Venturing Elicia Maine, Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
11:40 AM-1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00-1:50 PM Breakout Sessions  
  Innovation Collaboration Leadership Suresh Kotha, Foster School of Business & Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Washington
  Demand-Thinking: Jobs Being Done through Collaboration Brad Roberts, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Scale/CEO of Arcnet, Xinova
2:05-2:55 PM Breakout Sessions  
  Innovation Ecosystem & Open Collaboration: Successful Models from Around the World Ali Nathoo, Head of Strategic Relationships, SoundView
  Inside or Outside or Both? -- A Successful Technical Innovation Journey Lasting 20 Years Ryan Evans, Director of R&D, Timken
3:10-4:00 PM The Role of Foundational Research in Collaborative Innovation Alexander Kott, Chief Scientist, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory
  Managing Open Innovation Challenges Marcie Zaharee, Project Lead, Innovation Program, MITRE
4:15-5:05 PM Panel Discussion: Innovation Culture Leveraging the Entrepreneurial Mindset Elicia Maine, Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
5:15-6:00 PM Reception hosted by Xinova









































Wed., Oct 30

8-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-8:40 AM 2nd Day Opening Remarks Jim Salmon & Ed Bernstein
8:40-9:30 AM Plenary: Getting to Wow: How Innovation Fuels Alaska's Guest Products to Take Flight Amber Simonsen, Director of Product Development & Delivery, Alaska Airlines
9:40-10:30 AM Breakout Sessions  
  TBD John Tylco, Chief Innovation Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences
  Innovation at Amazon Paul Misener, VP, Global Innovation Policy and Communications, Amazon
10:40-11:30 AM Breakout Sessions  
  The ecoDemonstrator Program Jeanne Yu, Director, Technology Integration/ecoDemonstrator
  TBD Jose Diaz Salazar, Innovation Lab Manager, Global New Ventures, Goodyear
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Lunch  
12:30-1:20 PM Breakouts  
  EVTOL Cabin Demonstrator Collaboration Scott Savian, Executive Vice President, Safran
  Multi-Party Innovation Incubation and Execution Dave Wilson, Director of Airport Innovation, Port of Seattle
1:30-2:20 PM Breakouts
  TBD Leslie Momoda, Vice President, Strategy, HRL
  Jeppesen: A Case Study in Digital Transformation & Organizational Ambidexterity Peter O'Large, Jeppesen
2:30-4:30 PM Boeing Factory Tour