Wednesday, May 21, 2014
General Session #1 - The Future Requires Unlearning
Presented by Jack Uldrich, Author and Global Futurist
Join this discussion with Jack Uldrich and explore answers to the following questions – How will your company successfully navigate a future where the pace of scientific and technological knowledge is doubling every seven years? How can you prepare for competition that doesn’t yet exist? How can you seize opportunities today, which are only on the periphery of your imagination? Plug in to this discussion for answers on these questions and more as Jack helps attendees navigate the complex landscape of ever changing technology.
Power Session #1 (choose one)
Pathogens: Implementing a Seek and Destroy Control Strategy
Presented by Jun Li, Research Investigator, DuPont Nutrition & Health
Data - Collecting, Mining, So What Do I Do Next?
Power Session #2 (choose one) and End-of-Day Wrap-Up
Presented by Elliott Grant, Founder and CTO, HarvestMark
Detection on the Horizon
Presented by Dr. Kevin Price, Roboflight
The Power of Predictive Modeling
- Sese Abhulimen, Chief Methodologist, Strategik Insight Global
- Dan Keto, CEO, Easy Metrics
Thursday May 22, 2014
General Session #2 - Win, Lose or Change the Game. The Power of Technology in Innovation
Presented by Dan Burrus, Business Strategist and Global Futurist
The changing face of technology impacts every industry sector, product and service. How you address these rapid changes can determine opportunities to grow your business, gain new customers or realize significant cost savings. Products once viewed as specific commodities that reached limited customers have become widespread and accessible to global audiences thanks to the fast-moving wheel of development in technology. Understanding how harnessing advances in technology and what it means for your business can create a distinct advantage separating you from your competitors.
Power Session #3 (choose one)
The Many Uses of Nanotechnology
A New Outlook on Produce: Managing the Earth's Limited Natural Resources
- Chris Phoenix, Co-Founder & Director of Research, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
- Irwin A. Quintela, Research Assistant, Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory, University of Maine
Presented by Michael Webber, Deputy Director, Energy Institute
Power Session #4 (choose one)
See innovative solutions in practice from leading companies and join the conversation moderated by industry experts.
Detection Innovations in Practice
Input Management Innovations in Practice
- Jim Byron, Xgenex
- Evan Chaney, Manager of Scientific Affairs, Roka Bioscience
- Valerio Pollini, UNITEC Spa
Data Science Innovations in Practice
- Joan Rosen, Vice President of PostHarvest Science, Purfresh
- Joe Quirk, Seasteading
General Session #3 - New Thinking in Supply Chain Excellence
- Eric Peters, President and CEO, FoodLink Holdings
- Robert McCone , Azzule Systems
- Dave McCary, Manager of Software Sales and Cloud Solutions Architect, Zumasys
Presented by John Phillips, Sr. Vice President, Customer Supply Chain and Global Go-to-Market for PepsiCo, Inc.
From bags of apples to bars of soap and all store aisles in between, dramatic change has occurred with how companies and consumers are engaging since the inception of the UPC code. The explosion of new technology and use of devices is driving the need for more integration across areas such as marketing, IT and the related supply chain. The companies with teams that can master this convergence of the physical and digital worlds will become market leaders. John will share examples from PepsiCo and across the industry on how these trends are transforming every aspect of our daily lives.
“What’s the Pitch?” Session
Four innovative companies will present their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists, industry executives and you! Watch new business unfold right in front of your eyes.