Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Diversity Breeds Creativity

FEI: Front End of Innovation is an environment that breeds creative exchange - blending visionaries who look at the world through the lens of theory, with executives who are executing in the trenches. The most influential innovation work is always generated by teams of diverse thinkers - and FEI exposes you to them all as they take the stage next week in Boston.


  • Peter Diamandis, Founder, XPRIZE FOUNDATION & Singularity University
  • Linda A. Hill, Professor, Harvard Business School, 2013 Thinkers50 Award Winner
  • Dan Pink, Best-Selling Author, Drive, To Sell is Human & A Whole New Mind
  • Bre Pattis, CEO, MakerBots Industries, Leader of the DIY Movement
  • Craig Hatkof, Co-founder Tribeca Film Festival, Creator, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

CONSUMER GOODS
Adrian Garcia, Innovation, PepsiCo Mexico Foods
Deena Teschner, Senior Director Insights, PepsiCo Foodservice
Emily Riley, Connected Innovation Catalyst, General Mills Worldwide Innovation Network, General Mills Inc
Fred Wagner, VP, Global Supply Chain Customer Connectivity, Johnson & Johnson
Gail Martino, Manager, Emerging and Disruptive Innovation, Open Innovation Group, Unilever R&D
George Glackin, Senior Executive, Innovation, Procter and Gamble
Graham Cross, Director of Commercial Alliances and Supplier Innovation, Unilever
Ivy Ross, Former Chief Creative Officer, The Disney Store, Former EVP of Marketing, GAP, Chief Marketing Officer, Art.com
Jennifer Ritter, Director of Global Creativity, Business Innovation, and Dreams, Estee Lauder
Katie Piepiora, Director of Innovation, Samuel Adams
Marci Needham, Director, Strategic Insights, Ventura Foods
Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer, PepsiCo
Nancy Quan, Global R&D Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Reuben Canada, Founder & CEO, Canada Enterprises LLC. (the creators of JIN+JA)
Peter Gladstone, Director of Innovation, Samuel Adams
Ryan Backer, Emerging Technologies Manager, Global Consumer Insights , General Mills
Steven Fahrenholtz, Senior Director, Strategy and Innovation, iSquad, General Mills

PHARMA & MEDICAL DEVICES
Barbara Sosnowski, Executive Director, External R&D, Pfizer
Bret Huff, Vice President, Small Molecule Design & Development, Eli Lilly & Company
Craig Lauchner, Innovation Program Manager, Medtronic Design Center of Excellence, Medtronic
Denise L. Fletcher, PMP, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Healthcare Payer & Pharma (HPP), Xerox Commercial Solutions
Jessica Liberatore, Principle Engineer, Acclarent Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company
Stanley Edwin Asnis, MD, Chief, Adult Joint Reconstruction, North Shore University Hospital Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
John Crombie, former Principle Engineer, Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company
Nina Zou, Associate Marketing Director, Emerging Markets Customer Insights (Asia Pacific) , Global Strategic Marketing, ETHICON Surgical Care, Johnson & Johnson
Ron Oberleitner, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Behavior Imaging Solutions
Terri Grant, Vice President, Human Resources, Eli Lilly & Company
Tom Granzow, Director R&D, Advanced Concepts, Stryker Medical
Tod Bedilion, Senior Director, Biomarker Programs, F.Hoffman-La Roche

FINANCIAL SERVICES 
Brien Buckman, Senior Business Leader, Developer Zone (OpenAPI), MasterCard
Gopika Kannan, Ph.D., Knowledge Management and Innovation Practice Lead, MassMutual Financial Group
Jennifer Fabrizi, Sr. Experience Design Architect, MassMutual Financial Group
Mick Simonelli, former DoD Transformation Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, USA
Neff Hudson, Assistant Vice President, Emerging Channels, USA
Phil Swisher, Chief Innovation Officer, BBH
Richard Smyers, Vice President, Accelerated Innovation, Fidelity Investments
Robert Polkowski, MBA, Knowledge and Innovation Manager, MassMutual Financial Group

TECHNOLOGY & MANUFACTURING
Andre Gildin, Head of Business Intelligence, Latin America, Ericsson
Brian Romansky, Director of New Business Opportunities, Pitney Bowes
Carol Kovac, former GM, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM
Dave Evans, Chief Futurist, Senior Director & Chief Technologist, Cisco
Michael Nelson, Principal Technology Policy Strategist, Microsoft
Gary Robinson, Program Director, IBM Big Data Organization, IBM
Grant Rowland, Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Harman
Heidi Hattendorf, Director of Innovation Development, Motorola Solutions
Herman Wories, Vice President Global Incubator, Royal DSM
Jeremy Clark, Principal Innovation, PARC, Incorporated
Laura Bissmeyer, Innovation Effectiveness Facilitator, Corning Incorporated
Lauren Walker, Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Amway
Marilyn Gorman, Senior Executive Education Leader, GE Crotonville
Michael Nelson, Principal Technology Policy Strategist, Microsoft
Mike Steep, Senior Vice President, Global Business Operations, PARC
Paul Checklin, CPM, Senior Director of Application Engineering and Technical Sourcing, WD-40
Sophie Vandebroek, Corporate Vice President, Xerox Chief Technology Officer and President, Xerox Innovation Group
Stephen Dull, VP Strategy & Innovation, VF Corp
Toffeal Rashid, Executive VP, AXIATA Robi Banglades

START-UPS AND ENTREPRENEURS 
Beth Kolko, CEO and Founder, Shift Labs
Daniel Choi, Founder, Plastiq
Johnny Earle, Founder, Johnny Cupcakes, named "America's #1 young Entrepreneur" by BusinessWeek
Peter Propp, Vice President of Marketing, Stamford Innovation Center
Wade Eyerly, Founder, OfferBoard

 HEALTHCARE AND INSURANCE 
Bill Greenwald, Founder and Nueroleaderologist, Windsor Leadership Group
Dana Landry, Senior Director, Innovation Council Member, Covidien
Emil Georgiev, Menlo Innovation Studio, Global Design, GE Healthcare
Erik Kemper, Lead Designer - Global Design, GE Healthcare
Grant Hoffman, Innovations Officer, Cleveland Clinic
Jennifer Draklellis, Innovation Director, United Healthcare Medicare & Retirement
Marla Hetzel, Innovation Director, AARP Services, Inc
Rafael J. Grossmann, MD, FACS, General Trauma, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon, Telemedicine and mHealth innovator
Scott Millward, Chief Talent Development Officer, Farmers Insurance, former Vice President, Learning and Organization Development, Warner Brothers Entertainment Group
Tiyale Hayes, Director, Global Strategic Insights, Johnson & Johnson

AUTHORS
Jaspar Roos, former Chief Inspiration Officer and Dialogues Incubator, ABN AMRO, Founder, FutureIdeas.eu, Founder, ChiefHumorOfficer.com, Author
Judith Glaser, Organizational Anthropologist, Author, Conversational Intelligence
Mark Johnson, Co-Founder, Innosight, Author, Seizing the White Space
Navi Radjou, Winner of 2013 Thinkers50 Innovation Award, Co-Author of the global bestseller Jugaad Innovation
Suresh Sharma, Author, The Third American Dream
Whitney Johnson, Co-Founder with Clayton Christensen, Rose Park Advisors, Author, Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

DESIGNERS
Jake Baron, National Design Award Winner, lead designer for National September 11th Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, Founder & Principal, Local Projects
James R. Hahn, Artist and Muralist

ACADEMICS
Abbie Griffin, Royal L. Garff Endowed Chair in Marketing at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utahand Author, Serial Innovators: How Individuals in Large Organizations Create Breakthrough New Products
Assaf Biderman, Associate Director, MIT's SENSEable City Lab, founder, Superpedestrian
Carin Watson, Director of Corporate Innovation - SU Labs, Singularity University
David Simchi-Levi, MIT Supply Chain Innovation Forum, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT
Gordon Jones, Managing Director, Harvard Innovation Lab
Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Author, Collective Genius (June 2013), 2013 Thinkers50 Winner
Michael L. Tushman, Paul R. Lawrence, MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Peter Koen, Director, Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship, Stevens Institute of Technology, FEI Advisory Board Chair and Founding Member
Rabbi Irwin Kula, President, CLAL National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
Sam Ford, Director of Audience Engagement with Peppercomm, an affiliate with both MIT Comparative Media Studies and Western Kentucky University's Popular Culture Studies Program, Author, Spreadable Media
Stephen M. Kosslyn, Former Dean of Social Science, Harvard University, Founding Dean, Minerva School of Arts and Sciences

CONSULTANTS AND SOLUTION PROVIDERS
Alastair MacGregor, CEO, Innovia Technology
Andy Binns, Managing Principal, Change Logic LLC
Beth Storz, President, Ideas To Go
Bill Greenwald, Founder and Nueroleaderologist, Windsor Leadership Group
Colin Nelson, Director of Strategic Consulting, HYPE Innovation
David Jensen, Innovation & Digital Realization, EY
Kobi Gershoni, Chief of Research, Signals Group
Ivy Eisenberg, Founder, Our IdeaWorks
Julie Anixter, Executive Editor and Co-Founder, Innovation Excellence, Executive in Residence, Disruptor Foundation
Kevin C. Cummins, CEO, Batterii
Kevin Connor, Executive Vice President of Product, Decision Lens
Jonathan Jewett, Vice President, Client Development, Imaginatik
Larry Schmitt, PhD, CEO, The Inovo Group
Matthew Singer, Executive Director, Egg Strategy
Menaka Gopinath, North American Practice Lead, Global Community Expert, Ipsos Social Media Exchange, Ipsos
Michelle James, CEO, The Center of Creative Emergence, Founder, Quantum Leap Business Improv
Peter von Dyck, CEO, e-Zassi
Shelley Haus, Senior Vice President, Market Opportunities and Innovation, GfK
Soon Yu, Global Vice President of Innovation, VF Corporation
Tania Lanczok, Senior Manager, Innovation, TNS

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