Fall CTO Forum

Hosted by Chevron Corporation
Fall CTO Forum designated for companies with more than $20 billion in annual sales
Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pmTuesday October 30, 2018 4:00pm
Houston, TX

The topic of both 2018 CTO Forums is Digital Transformation - the progress of digital usage beyond simply supporting and enhancing traditional methods to inherently enabling new types of innovation, business lines, and business models. Chevron is hosting the 2018 Fall CTO Forum for larger corporations to discuss this topic and share their outlook in the industrial use of big data.

This forum is attended by select group of invited CTOs from companies with more than $20 billion in annual sales. The Forum will begin in the early afternoon of October 29, 2018, and adjourn the afternoon of October 30 with a tour of Chevron’s Drilling and Completions Decision Support Center, and Facilities and Operations Support Center.


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 Erika Toman.

2018 CTO Forum is hosted by IRI member organization Chevron Corporation

October 29-30, 2018, Houston, TX


Past CTO Forum Topics


Digital Transformation
May 9-10, 2018, Maple Grove, MN
Hosted by Boston Scientific


Discontinuous Innovation
June 26-27, 2017, Littleton, CO
Hosted by Johns Manville

PDF iconDiscontinuous Innovation: The 2017 CTO Forum


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

Infographic from 2016 Forum

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

PDF iconSummary Report

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

PDF iconSummary Report


Companies who have participated in past Forums

Acorn Technologies
Air Liquide
Air Products
Albermarle Corp.
Alcoa, Inc.
American Vanguard Corp.
Applied Materials, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland
Argonne National Laboratory
Arkema Inc.
Ashland, Inc.
Avon Products, Inc.
Axalta Coating Systems
Ball Aerospace
Berry Plastics
The Boeing Company
Brady Corp.
Bunge Limited
Cabot Corporation
Cargill, Inc.
Ceramatec, Inc.
Chevron Corporation
The Clorox Company
Council on Competitiveness
Crown Holdings, Inc.
D. Swarovski 
Deere & Co.
Digital River
Dow Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company
Eurasia Group
FM Global
GAF Materials Corporation
General Cable
General Electric
General Motors Company
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
HarbisonWalker International
Hormel Foods
Honeywell International, Inc.
Infosys Labs
Intellectual Ventures
Japan Research Industries & Indust. Tech. Assn.
JM Smucker
Johns Manville
Johnson & Johnson
JVC Kenwood Corp.
Kennametal, Inc.
Korea Industrial Technology Assn.
Land O'Lakes
Lockheed Martin
LORD Corporation
Lubrizol Corp.
Michelman, Inc.
Milliken & Company
Nalco Company
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
National Gypsum
National Renewable Energy Lab
Newmont Mining
Northrop Grumman
Owens Corning
PerkinElmer, Inc.
Polyone Corp.
Procter & Gamble
Rogers Corporation
Sandia National Laboratories
Sealed Air
Sharp Labs
Sigma Alimetos
SK Innovation
Sonoco Products Company
Stepan Company
TATA Consultancy Services
The Timken Company
United  Technologies Inc.
Valspar Corporation
W.R.Grace & Company
Xerox Corporation