Conference Agenda

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Monday, May 22Type
8:00am – 12:00pmBoard of Advisors Meeting
1:00pm – 4:30pmIRI Committee Meetings
5:00pm – 6:00pmWelcome Reception
6:00pm – 8:00pmDine AroundREGISTRATION CLOSED

Tuesday, May 23TypeSession
8:00am – 9:15amWelcome Remarks and Keynote SessionForging the Hybrid Workplace: Flexible Work in the AI Era
9:30am – 10:30amKeynote NetworkingConference Networking Kick-off
11:00am – 12:00pmBreakout SessionReducing Uncertainty in Breakthrough and Transformational Opportunities through Ecosystem Immersion
11:00am – 12:00pmBreakout SessionInnovation ROI Best Practices
11:00am – 12:30pmBreakout SessionStrategic Portfolio Management simulation (90 mins)
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout Session Sustainability and Innovation Roundtable (from IRI’s Sustainability Community)
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout SessionThe Human Side of Digital Transformation
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout SessionMagnifying Innovation: Understanding Organizations’ Adoption of Novel Design Practices
2:45pm – 3:45pmKeynote SessionThe Evolution of the Corporate R&D Organizational Chart: How Diverse R&D Teams Drive Innovation
4:00pm – 5:00pmKeynote SessionBeyond Cutting Edge: Unleashing Innovation and Opportunity for the Future of Space Exploration
5:30pm – 6:30pm
6:30pm – 8:30pmDine AroundREGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesday, May 24TypeSession
7:30am – 8:30amPast IRI Chairs’ Breakfast
8:30am – 9:30amKeynote SessionIRI 2038 Futures Study Revisited: Leading Innovation on the Way to 2038
9:45am – 10:45amKeynote PanelPanel: AI-Driven Supply Chain Optimization: Strategies for Resilience and Growth
11:15am – 12:15pmBreakout SessionMITRE Quick Ukraine Reponses Initiative – Leveraging Corporate Culture for Real World Impact
11:15am – 12:15pmBreakout SessionOrganizing Time for Innovation
11:15am – 12:15pmBreakout SessionDiversity, Inclusion, and Innovation: Creating a More Inclusive Workplace
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout SessionHow to use R&D to Strengthen Energy Transition, Reduce Market Risk, and Increase Company Value
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout SessionThe Human Side of Technology: Leading People Through Digital Transformation
1:15pm – 2:15pmBreakout SessionDuPont’s Spark Digital Academy: Upskilling for the Future
2:45pm – 3:45pmKeynote PanelPanel: Creating a Greener Future: Sustainable Materials and Product Development Strategies
4:00pm – 5:00pmKeynote PanelPanel: Industry 4.0 and the Future of Manufacturing
6:00pm – 7:00pmAwards Reception
7:00pm – 8:30pmIRI Awards Dinner
Thursday, May 25
9:00am – 12:00pmTech Treks Field Trips (pre-registration required)REGISTRATION CLOSED