2019 Networks Conference - Fall

Monday September 23, 2019 8:00amWednesday September 25, 2019 5:00pm
Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX
Early bird Registration: $595 for IRI Members/$695 for Non-Members (early bird ends on August 16)
Join the IRI Networks in Fort Worth, TX for the 2019 Fall Networks Conference! This event brings together innovators from every function of R&D for two days of learning and networking. Topics are chosen by the network members and attendees and explored through peer presentations, roundtable discussions, guest speakers and workshops. This fall will feature a half-day session led by IRI’s new Digital Transformation Community (included in your Fall Networks registration and open to all attendees), which will take a deep dive into a case study on digital transformation.  The DXC has commissioned RTI to conduct a series of case studies on how legacy organizations are making the leap to Industry 4.0.  At the Fall Networks Conference, RTI will teach the case study and facilitate a roundtable discussion for attendees on their key challenges with digital transformation.
Attendees can also register to attend the Wednesday morning foresight workshop, Where Do We Grow Now? Finding Opportunity in a VUCA Future, led by NewEdge’s Andy Shafer and Mark Putnam (early registration fee $400 for IRI members/$500 for non-members). A full session description can be found below.
Agendas will be released on June 14, but here’s a sneak peak at some of the topics we’ll be featuring at this event:
  • Understanding Digital Transformation: What it Really Means and How to Get Started
  • How to Set Up Funding for Long-Term R&D
  • Tech Scouting and University Collaboration: The Dos and Don’ts
  • Storytelling and the Voice of the Customer
  • How to Identify, Evaluate, and Determine Action in Emerging Markets
  • Models for Assessing Digital Transformation
  • How to lead organizational culture change in your digital transformation
  • Experiments and Metrics for Evaluating Risk in R&D
  • Driving Culture Change (And How to Learn that Failure is Good)
  • Actionable Ways to Start Your Company’s Digital Transformation
  • IP Value Metrics and How to Communicate Them
  • Patenting A.I. Inventions
  • What’s Next for Big Data?
Wednesday Workshop: Where do we grow now? Finding Opportunity in a VUCA Future
 As the future become increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, companies struggle to address the pace and potential consequences change will have on their organization. NewEdge has developed a unique approach to Future Proofing that is helping organizations assess the impact of changes taking place, align around priorities and identify opportunities that can lead to sustainable growth.
Join NewEdge Advisor, Mark Putnam and Executive Advisor, Andy Shafer for a “hands-on” workshop where we will share tools and methods for assessing the impact of changes, aligning around priorities and finding opportunities based on future trends. 
  • Explore up to 5 critical business areas using NewEdge’s SCENARIO view of the future.
  • See how trends are impacting what’s happening today and in the future.
  • Discuss insights in collaboration with your peers
  • Learn how to look at change from different lenses to uncover hidden themes and connections.
  • Identify new opportunities relevant to your organization