Sponsored by the Cullman Family
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Doors open at 8 a.m.
Fawcett Center Ballrooms, 2400 Olentangy River Road

8:00 – 8:30am  Registration, networking and breakfast buffet

8:30 – 8:45am
Opening Remarks:
Caroline Whitacre
, Senior Vice President for Research, The Ohio State University
Anil Makhija, Dean and John W. Berry Chair in Business, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

8:45 – 9:00am
WelcomePaul Reeder, Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

9:00 – 10:30am
Trish Gorman, PhD, Innovation Expert, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Innovators, Disruptors & Strategists: Competing in the Digital Arena
Dr. Gorman’s interactive session will provide tools and approaches to help you set your firm’s innovation agenda and strategize in the face of disruptive forces. How can your organization benefit from artificial intelligence, big data, IoT, social or mobile?  Applying the fundamentals of innovation can help your firm harness digital technologies to create new sources of value.

10:30 – 11:00am  Break

11:00 – 11:45am
Interactive PanelThe Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Transformation Facilitated by Jim Sonnett, Managing Partner, Redwood Innovation
Digital technologies continue to transform customer experience, internal processes and entire business models. Our expert panel will discuss strategies and challenges related to identifying and capturing new opportunities.
Jeff Curran, Director, Innovation Solutions, Fuse by Cardinal
Bruce Millard, Vice President, Digital and Customer Innovation, Safelite
David Trimm, Chief Information Officer, The Wendy’s Company
Daniel Zantedeschi, Assistant Professor, Marketing, Fisher College of Business, Translational Data Analytics Fellow

11:45 – 12:15pm
Huan Sun, Assistant Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Translational Data Analytics Fellow
Mining Big Data to Build Your Own Intelligent Assistant
(Who Understands and Speaks Natural Language)

Dr. Sun will discuss her research, which focuses on mining disparate sources to build intelligent assistants for problem solving and interaction in natural language. The application domains of such intelligent assistants vary from automating customer service with human-like conversations, assisting programmers, and helping stakeholders obtain knowledge buried in medical data.

12:15 to 12:55pm  Lunch

12:55 to 1:15pm
Student Programs and Student Entrepreneurs: Jake Cohen, Assistant Director, Student Programs, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

1:15 – 2:00pm
Featured Interview: Dan Manges, Founding Chief Technology Officer, Root and former founding CTO of Braintree. Conversation led by Ryan Frederick, Principal, AWH, Director, StartUp Grind and Rev1 Advisor

2:00 – 2:15pm  Break 

2:15 – 3:45pm
Interactive Panel and Workshop – Design Thinking and Disruption in the Wild
Facilitated by
Monica Weiler, Co-Founder, Stratos Innovation Group
More than ever, companies are using a design thinking approach to create disruptive solutions. Our unique workshop-style panel of experts and design thinking pioneers will discuss the realities of design thinking “in the wild” and will share their insights, successes and challenges. The discussion time will include rapid hands-on activities and useful tools to help you navigate the complexities and ambiguity when integrating design thinking into your innovation process.
Catey Corl, UX Consultant, Nationwide Insurance
Bob LeBoeuf, Digital Transformation Leader, UX Evangelist, and Technologist - General Manager at Dispatch/GateHouse Media
Liz Sanders, Associate Professor in Design, The Ohio State University
David Staley, Futurist/Strategy Designer and Associate Professor of History, Educational Studies and Design, The Ohio State University

3:45pm Concluding remarks
Register here by April 28, 2017


Jennifer Heckscher  
Director, Operations and Planning
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
251 Mason Hall
250 Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210