The American Innovation Index

AMERICAN INNOVATION CONFERENCE
NEW YORK CITY, OCT 3RD

HOSTED BY FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

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THE AMERICAN INNOVATION CONFERENCE is dedicated to sharing, collaborating, and celebrating customer-focused innovation and its impact on company success. Companies that are perceived to be innovative by their customers are more attractive, enjoy higher loyalty, and are ultimately more successful than companies that lag in innovativeness.

Join us to hear success stories and lessons learned from the most innovative companies in America, as well as insights from the authors of the American Innovation Index. There will be an opportunity to talk to Innovation Leaders in all sectors at the celebratory reception following an awards presentation. Last year’s speakers and attendees included many award winners, such as:

The conference is designed to ensure you come away with ideas for driving your company’s innovation strategy that will be applauded by your customers.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

2:00pm – 2:15pm – Welcome
Donna Rapaccioli, Dean, Gabelli School of Business
Lerzan Aksoy, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Gabelli School of Business

2:15pm – 3:00pm – Keynote Speech
Tor Andreassen, Professor of Innovation, Director of Center for Service Innovation (CSI) and Founder of the Norwegian Innovation Index, Norwegian School of Economics

3:00pm – 3:15pm – Coffee Break

3:15pm – 3:30pm – American Innovation Index
Charles Colby, Chief Methodologist, Principal and Founder, Rockbridge Associates

3:30pm – 4:30pm – American Innovation Index Success Stories
Mark Moran, Director of Technology & Information Center – John Deere
Buffy Swinehart, Senior Manager of Social Purpose – Aflac
Brian Kiser, Vehicle Product Training Specialist – Toyota
Mary Lunghi, US Retail Customer Insights Manager and Acting Strategy and Development Manager – IKEA
Session Moderated by Lerzan Aksoy

4:30pm – 6:00pm – Awards Ceremony & Celebratory Reception

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