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  • CTO Forum

Join fellow innovation professionals at this impactful event to explore strategies and technologies driving innovation, sustainability, and intelligence. Engage in discussions, share insights, and develop actionable strategies. Key takeaways include planning for AI-driven changes, promoting sustainability as an innovation opportunity, and laying the framework for developing your future workforce. The agenda maximizes collaboration and networking, ensuring valuable connections and insights.

Tuesday, December 3
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Wednesday, December 4
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote: Innovating the Future
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Facilitated session: Looking to the Future with Purpose
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. AI and Innovation
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interactive Session: Lab of the Future
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Sustainable Horizons: Navigating the Future
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interactive Session: Sustainability Dilemmas
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Customer of the Future
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Interactive Session: Exploring Future Customer Needs
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Closing Keynote: Future Workforce Needs
5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Thursday, December 5 – CTOs (or equivalent) only
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CTO Forum 2024: Creating Smart, Sustainable, Innovative Organizations
Join leading CTOs at this impactful event to explore strategies and technologies driving innovation, sustainability, and intelligence in innovation. Engage in discussions, share insights, and develop actionable strategies. Key takeaways include planning for AI-driven changes, promoting sustainability as an innovation opportunity, and best practices for building an innovation ecosystem. The agenda maximizes collaboration and networking, ensuring valuable connections and insights into industry challenges. (See tab above for details.)

Jim Redden

Innovation Advisor, RTI

Fiona Jamison

CEO, Spring International

Mark Donavon

Head of Digital Strategy and Ecosystem Development, Nestle Purina Petcare

  • Suggested Airport: Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Recommended Arrival: Afternoon of Tuesday, December 3
  • Suggested Departure: Morning of Thursday, December 5 (or late afternoon of December 5 if attending the CTO Forum)
  • Contact Us – Conferences
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    December 5, 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Join fellow CTOs for a facilitated deep dive into how to foster digital enablement, sustainability, and robust innovation ecosystems. This high-impact event will bring together leading CTOs to explore cutting-edge strategies and technologies that drive innovation, sustainability, and intelligence in the manufacturing industry. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, share insights with peers, and develop actionable strategies to implement within your organization. Key takeaways include understanding how others are planning for the changes that AI will bring, insights into how to promote sustainability as an innovation opportunity, and best practices for building your innovation ecosystem. The agenda is designed to maximize collaboration and networking, ensuring you leave with new connections and valuable insights into how other industry leaders are approaching the same challenges that you face. 

    Thursday, December 5 – CTOs only
    8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
    8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Large Group Discussion – Leading Organizational Transformation as CTO
    Discussion questions:
    – How do you align your strategy with overall business objectives and communicate that down the line?
    – Can you share an example of a successful change initiative you led and how you overcame barriers to get there?
    9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Roundtable Discussion 1 – Laying the Groundwork for Transformative AI
    Discussion questions:
    – We don’t yet know the extent of the changes that AI will bring to the way we work. How are you preparing your organization now to be able to adapt successfully down the line?
    – How do you measure the ROI of smart technology investments?
    – What future technology trends do you anticipate will have the biggest impact?
    – Based on this discussion, what are our tangible action items to move the needle on this when we’re back in our offices?
    9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Large Group Report Out from Roundtable 1
    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
    10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Roundtable Discussion 2 – Strategies for Building Sustainable Organizations
    Attendees are requested to move to a different table to interact with different participants.
    Discussion questions:
    – How are you working to promote the mindset that sustainability is an innovation opportunity?
    – What is your approach to dealing with the cost vs. benefits challenges that some ESG initiatives present?
    – How are you working to influence the wider direction that regulations in your industry will take?
    – Based on this discussion, what are our tangible action items to move the needle on this when we’re back in our offices?
    11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Large Group Report Out from Roundtable 2
    11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Roundtable Discussion 3 – Driving Innovation
    Attendees are requested to move to a different table to interact with different participants.
    Discussion questions:
    – What structures and processes do you have in place to cultivate your innovation ecosystem?
    – How are you measuring and communicating innovation’s value to the organization?
    – How are you promoting a future thinking mindset while balancing short term needs?
    – Based on this discussion, what are our tangible action items to move the needle on this when we’re back in our offices?
    11:45 a.m. – 12:00. p.m. Report Out from Roundtable 3
    12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Summary and Closing Remarks
    12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
    1:00 p.m. Adjourn