Boeing's Business of Innovation Conference Agenda

Boeing's Business of Innovation Conference

in partnership with IRI


Mon., Oct. 28

1:30-4 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
  State of the Art of Innovation Collaboration Centers Ali Nathoo, Soundview
  Inside or Outside or Both? – A Successful Technical Innovation Journey Lasting 20 Years Ryan Evans, Director of R&D, Timken
11:40 AM-1:15 PM Lunch  
1:30-2:30 PM Breakout Sessions  
  TBD Dragos Maciuca, PhD, Executive Technical Director, Ford Greenfield Labs, Ford
  Innovation Collaboration Leadership Suresh Kotha, Foster School of Business & Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Washington
2:30-3:30 PM Breakout Sessions  
  The Role of Foundational Research in Collaborative Innovation Alexander Kott, PhD, Chief Scientist, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory
  Managing Challenges in Open Innovation Marcie Zaharee, Project Lead, Innovation Program, MITRE
3:30-4:30 PM Panel Discussion: Facilitating and Facilitizing a world-class Innovation Center Ali Nathoo, Head of Strategic Relationships, Soundview
4:30-8:30 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
  Digital Transformation & Innovation Management Peter O'Large, Jeppesen
2:30-4 PM Boeing Factory Tour