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Innovation at Red Bull Media House

Born on July 2nd, 1964 in Munich. Professional radio and television engineer, sound engineer. CEO of SAE, Austria’s first private sound engineering school. Deputy head of technology at Antenne Bayern radio station from 1989 to 1991; head of technology of 104.6 RTL (Berlin). Founder and CEO of Mondocom GmbH (Munich and Vienna) in 1992, which operates the technical premises of Austrian national radio Ö3 since 1998. From 2002 to 2007 Chief technology officer for Austrian national broadcaster ORF. Chief technology officer Officer of Red Bull Media House from 2007 to 2017. Since March 2017 Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) Red Bull Media House. Married, one son.

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Community Impact at Nike

Jorge Casimiro is Vice President of NIKE’s Global Community Impact team and President of the NIKE Foundation. In these roles, Jorge leads and directs Nike’s community impact strategy, focusing on Made to Play – NIKE’s ongoing commitment to getting kids active so they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives. Delivering against Nike’s belief in the power of sport to move the world and unleash human potential, these efforts come to life through innovative and collaborative partnerships, leveraging NIKE's greatest assets – its employees and brands.

Before joining NIKE, Jorge held roles of increasing responsibility across Public Affairs, Communications and General Management at The Coca-Cola Company. These included two assignments in Latin America, Chief of Staff to the former Chairman & CEO and Group Director for International Public Affairs, leading the industry’s engagement with multilateral organizations and serving on several multi-stakeholder platforms. He began his professional career in higher education, working in International Advancement and Community & Government Relations at Brown University.

Jorge lives in Portland, Oregon, where he spends his free time enjoying the outdoors with his wife and three children.

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Design Thinking at IBM

Joni Saylor directs IBM's Design Thinking team, with a mission to inspire adoption of human-centered research and design approaches amongst enterprise teams everywhere. She previously led IBM’s Designcamp for early career professionals, an interdisciplinary corporate education program that has prepared over 1000 graduates to join IBM's product and service teams. She has held senior positions in design research and industrial design and co-taught the InnovationSpace studio at Arizona State University.

Saylor is recognized as a leader in creating and disclosing intellectual property and regularly speaks with design and business audiences on design education and transformation. Her work has been recognized by IDEA, industrie Forum, and Core77.

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Innovation @ Alphabet

This talk takes a step away from the well understood 'how's of innovation at Alphabet (10X thinking, design thinking, etc), and examines instead the roots of its overall culture of innovation. If one accepts, for the sake of argument, that Google is demonstrably innovative, what differentiates them from other large organisations -- what are the factors that contribute to that culture?

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Panel Debate: Fostering Experimentation and Creativity Culture on the Workplace

> Matt Boffey / Director of Consulting at Great State (Facilitator)
> Jane Buck / Global Director Pitch at Unilever
> Ileana Stigliani / Asst Prof of Design & Innovation at Imperial College London
> Kelly Ford / Dare To Try Regional Director at Pfizer
> Warrick Cramer / CEO at Tomorrow Street by Vodafone

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Democratizing Digital Innovation

Chandrashekhar has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry in roles ranging from strategy, planning, application development, consulting and product management cutting across verticals like smart cities, education and retail. Over the last five years his focus has been around the broad area of the Internet things, and more specifically around harnessing the disruptive potential of open innovation ecosystems. He currently runs Cisco’s internal incubation program ‘thingQbator’ where he helps aspiring intrapreneurs turn their ideas into working prototypes and from there on to marketable products/solutions. The program was started in India and has now being replicated in other cisco locations in San Jose, London and Pune based on its success in Bangalore.

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Inclusive Design at Airbnb

Benjamin Earl-Evans uses design-thinking to help everyone - from creative professionals to business leaders - create more inclusive products and services. Currently, he works as Inclusive Design Lead for Airbnb where he leads a cross-functional product team dedicated to solving problems like racism, sexism and bias.

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Tomorrow’s Innovators

TeenTech helps young people understand the opportunities in the science, technology and engineering industries, no matter what their gender or social background. Our lively, focussed age appropriate initiatives help young people 8-18 understand their potential and raise their aspirations.

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The Future of Urban Air Mobility

Voom is a long-term bet on urban air travel as an alternative to ground transportation in the world's most congested cities. At Voom and Airbus, we are investing heavily to bring urban air travel to life.

With Voom we are building a market, while answering pressing questions about urban air mobility: Is there demand for short-haul air travel? What is the right vehicle configuration? How will the regulatory environment respond? Airbus is taking an experimental approach with Voom, with a goal of answering these questions.

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Design and Front End Innovation

Ben leads Cambridge Design Partnership’s design and front end innovation activities, and is a partner in the business. An industrial designer and Chartered Marketer, he was a lead member of the design team for Dyson’s original ‘ball vac’, and is recognised in numerous patents and design registrations. His perspective on innovation is founded on 20 years of global insight, and end-to-end product development experience working with businesses ranging from start-ups, to some of the biggest consumer goods and healthcare brands in the world.