AGENDA

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Welcome Reception

Come and meet the extended Brightidea team and network with other attendees on the evening before the conference. The pre-conference reception will feature a full open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Couch Conversation
Lil and book

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Conference Day & Rooftop Party

Join us for the first day of Synthesize at the iconic and dramatically redesigned SFMOMA. The conference kicks off with an opening keynote on the evolution of innovation, followed by presentations by industry experts. Cap off the day with a rooftop party where you’ll step out under the stars, watch the city come alive, and mingle with top innovation leaders from around the world.

Genevieve Wang Presentation

sfmoma exterior

8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:45 AM
Keynote: Matt Greeley, Brightidea
10:15 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Ed Danis, Lockheed Martin
11:15 AM
Innovation Awards
11:45 AM
Lunch
1:00 PM
Eric Ries, “The Lean Startup”
1:45 PM
Book Signing and Break
2:15 PM
Stephanie Hammes-Betti and Russ Gowda, U.S. Bank
3:00 PM
Josh Mook, GE Additive
3:45 PM
Break
4:00 PM
Brightidea Product Presentation
5:00 – 9:00 PM
Cocktail Party, Entertainment, & Networking

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Workshop Day

The second day of Synthesize will feature workshops highlighting important areas for successful innovation teams to master. With two differently themed tracks, attendees will be able to focus on key aspects of program development and execution. Video recordings of each session will be provided after the conference, so you’ll have a chance to revisit all the content shared on Workshop Day.

Customer Smiling

Track 1

Growing Your Program

Innovation program managers are faced with the challenge of building, sustaining, and scaling an impactful innovation program. The topics in this track focus on fostering a culture and developing strategies for innovation to successfully take hold, thrive, and drive growth in your organization.

Kristen JF

Track 2

The Power of Apps

The Brightidea platform is designed to help you run any type of innovation initiative, thanks to the power and versatility of our innovation apps. In this track, you’ll learn how to get the most of some of the platform’s current apps as well as some exciting new ones launching with the Fall 2017 Release.


9:30 AM
Check In & Continental Breakfast
10:15 AM
1st Round of Workshops
11:30 AM
2nd Round of Workshops
12:30 PM
Lunch & Networking
1:30 PM
Office Hours / Private Meetings
2:15 PM
3rd Round of Workshops
3:30 PM
4th Round of Workshops
4:45 PM
Closing Remarks

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