Digital Transformation 2019

Pre-Forum Program

Monday, May 13
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Master Technology-Driven Innovation
Pre-Registration Required - Pricing: $599 Clients, $699 Non-Clients,
$499 Government, education or nonprofit

Enterprises that are closely tracking technology trends and finding ways to innovate with new (and emerging) digital technologies will rapidly rise to the top of the food chain. The challenge is not that technology is evolving at an explosive pace, but that organizations must understand and capitalize on technology at faster rates — and convert the new technology to competitive advantage.
Join Forrester analysts as they dive deep into new innovation and emerging technology research, engage attendees in a tech-driven innovation workshop, and show participants how leaders are overcoming innovation barriers
1:00 PM Welcome And Introduction
Matt Guarini, VP, Research Director, Forrester
1:10 PM The Recipe For Tech-driven Innovation — And What Ingredients You Need
VP and Principal Analyst Brian Hopkins will kick off the Summit presenting Forrester’s latest research on how advanced firms are using technology to drive their innovation efforts and achieve explosive growth.Attendees will be introduced to Tech-Driven Innovation and hear what Forrester thinks are they key ingredients for success.
Brian Hopkins, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
1:45 PM Defying Gravity: Defining What It Takes To Disrupt An Industry (Panel)
To borrow a quote from the venerable Mike Tyson, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” In this panel, Brian Hopkins will dive into what it takes to implement and execute a “tech-driven innovation” strategy within a large enterprise facing a slew of everyday challenges, including competition, regulation, talent shortages, leadership mandates, and more. The panel will go beyond the headlines to discuss why many will state they seek to disrupt their category, but few will actually achieve success in doing so.
Brian Hopkins, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Kelly Manthey, CEO Solstice, Kin + Carta
Mark Moran, Director, John Deere Technology Innovation Center
Marvin Richardson, Divisional SVP and Head of Applications, Health Care Service Corporation
2:15 PM Workshop: Innovate To Drive Market Leadership
Wondering how to accelerate the results of your innovation? Work with your peers in this session to discover your current level of tech-driven innovation — and identify ways to accelerate your innovation capabilities. Join this active session facilitated by Forrester VP & Principal analyst Bobby Cameron to find out how well you're doing — your successes and challenges — relative to your peers. And then leverage their understanding and experience to unearth strategies to help you move beyond the blockers.
Bobby Cameron, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
3:30 PM Coffee Break 
4:00 PM What It Takes To Ensure Your Innovation Efforts Drive Future Market Leadership
In this session,James Staten will facilitate a collaborative discussion on best practices for becoming a market disruptor and how to overcome the internal barriers to achieving success. James will be joined by the R&D and Innovation heads from Discover Financial Services and Nestle, respectively, who are driving this types of efforts successfully. We encourage attendees whose companies are successfully disrupting to bring your best practices and successes. And, if you are in learning mode, bring your questions and needs so you can gain the most from this session.
James Staten, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Soumya Chakrabarty, Director, R&D, Discover Financial Services
Goran Kukic, Global Head of Digital Innovation, Nestle
4:30 PM Sourcing Innovation From Startup Ecosystems
Not all innovation has to come from within. In fact, mature organizations often look outside their company to find sources of innovation, inspiration, and investment from startup ecosystems. They've made this a core part of their innovation strategy and corporate development functions for years. Your business objectives may vary, but the process of analyzing emerging markets and finding the right startups to on-board doesn't have to be a mysterious black box. This session will outline the most common models we see in client organizations and identify the pitfalls you should avoid. We'll also show you how Forrester's data-driven, expert-led approach to startup scouting could be your secret weapon.
Carleton Doty, VP, Emerging Technology Research, Forrester 
5:00 PM Networking Reception hosted by Solstice