Explore the Day of Innovation 2018 Lineup

2 Comedic Emcee/Host | 2 Keynote Presentations | 1 Interactive Presentations | 4 Tracks | 20 Breakout Speakers

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Emcee & Awards Host

Meagan O’Brien
Second City Works

TJ Shanoff
Second City Works

2018 Keynote Presentations

Chris Denson
Author & Host
Crush Industries

Christian Cotichini
CEO & Co-Founder

Molly Cain
Director, Office of Venture and Innovation
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Cultivate a Creative Mindset

Beth St. Clair
ActUp Consulting

Beth Outland
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Travis Puntarelli
Upfolk Archestrah

Executive Summit

Limited to 25 participants, the Executive Summit at Day of Innovation is an exclusive peer-led learning event for invited executives working in innovation, strategy, and R&D. Learn more and apply to attend.

Ken Miller
CEO, Sodalis

2018 Breakout Speakers

Innovation Basics

Are you new to the innovation team? Is “innovation” just another buzzword? What do others mean when they use words like Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, or failing forward? If you relate to these questions then this workshop track is right for you. In these sessions we’ll introduce participants to popular innovation terms, processes, and ways of working. This is a safe space to fail forward.

Matt Phillips
Phillips & Co.

Kristann Orton

Mark Caswell
KSM Consulting

Discovery for Innovation

Discovering new insights about people is one key driver of innovation. In this workshop track, participants will familiarize themselves with methods to help them better understand the experiences, challenges, needs, and desires of stakeholders.

Maureen Saul

Lacey Lavies

Sasha McCune
Conifer Research

David Whited
Highland Solutions

Innovation Leadership

Managing innovation projects and teams is a daunting task for many of us. In this workshop track, participants will learn about building and maintaining an innovation culture, how to manage teams and clients, and how to successfully address failure.

Kiko Suarez
United Way of Central Indiana

Marcos Hashimoto
University of Indianapolis

Dora Lutz
Giving Spring

Innovation Strategy

Innovation and business strategy are intertwined. This workshop track will explore these overlapping threads through sessions focused on business strategy, organizational philosophy and innovation frameworks.

Lydia Carson
Eureka Ranch

Lauren LeMunyan
The Spitfire Coach

Katie Abernathy