Two days of Ideas, Insights and Conversation
OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2018
WELLESLEY COLLEGE CLUB
727 WASHINGTON ST., WELLESLEY, MA
KEYNOTE: Innovation and the Future of Work
The 21st Century Business Challenge
Nigel Travis , Executive Chairman of the Board, Dunkin' Brands
Thursday, Oct. 25 / 5:30 pm
Everything is evolving at a rapid-fire pace. Is your business prepared to adapt on an ongoing basis? Can you create the culture of challenge and pushback necessary to drive innovative thinking and adaptable business practices in the 21st century?
PANEL DISCUSSIONS and PRESENTATIONS
Friday, Oct. 26 / 8:30 am
Are YOU 21st Century Ready?
Stepping beyond your comfort zone
In an ideal world, everything would come naturally to us, especially at work and in business. Now, more than ever, this isn’t the case.
Advances in 21st century technology and innovation require that we become lifelong learners…..perhaps, most importantly, about ourselves. Explore the challenges of reaching beyond what’s comfortable to take the plunge into the 21st century economy.
Friday, Oct. 26 / 9:45 am
The fast-changing demographic landscape of the 21st century demands that innovative companies embrace diverse thinking in all areas of operation.
The workplace of the future requires new skills, differentiated training, and a new understanding of how work shapes identity and belonging. Successful businesses must attract and retain the best workforce and foster an engaged workplace to maintain a competitive edge.
Friday, Oct. 26 / 10:45 am
Innovation as the Strategy of the Future
Innovation is fundamentally transforming business in every sector, in every market, every day.
Building an innovative company today means understanding and deciding how to use technology in nearly every aspect of business. From value creation to employee satisfaction, innovators must understand what today’s new technology advances mean for connecting a global team, scaling a business, finding investors, and overall planning for the future.
PRESENTATION & DEMO
Friday, Oct. 26 / 9:15 am
Lifelong Learning in the 21st Century
Where we are and where we are going
Friday, Oct. 26 / 10:30 am
Evolving Workplaces and Workspaces
for the 21st Century
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
4:45 pm / CHECK-IN AND WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION
5:30 pm / KEYNOTE: Innovation and the Future of Work
NIGEL TRAVIS, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, DUNKIN' BRANDS
6:00 pm / BOOK SIGNING
The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback
by NIGEL TRAVIS
6:00 pm / INNOVATORS' SHOWCASE
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
7:30 am / CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION BEGINS
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING
8:00 am / INTRODUCTION: The 21st Century Global Workforce
WILLIAM KERR, PROFESSOR, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
CO-DIRECTOR, Managing the Future of Work initiative
Author: The Gift of Global Talent
8:30am / Are YOU 21st Century Ready? Stepping Beyond Your Comfort Zone
JEFF GUSHARD, CEO and CO-FOUNDER, MANUAL OUTFITTERS
ANDY MOLINSKY, PROFESSOR, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
LEANNE ROSS, FOUNDER & CEO, IVY LADDER
9:15 am / PRESENTATION & DEMO: Lifelong Learning in the 21st Century
BHARAT ANAND, VICE-PROVOST, ADVANCES IN LEARNING, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Author: The Content Trap
9:45 am / TODAY'S TRANSFORMING WORKFORCE
DEVIN COOK, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, M.I.T. INCLUSIVE INNOVATION CHALLENGE
RYAN CRAIG, CO-FOUNDER/MANAGING DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY VENTURES
Author: A New U: Faster & Cheaper Alternatives to College
CAROL FULP, PRESIDENT and CEO, THE PARTNERSHIP, INC.
Author: Success Through Diversity
ELLEN RUPPEL SHELL, CO-DIRECTOR, GRADUATE PROGRAM SCIENCE JOURNALISM,
CORRESPONDENT, THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY
Author: The Job: Work and its Future in a Time of Radical Change
Moderated by CANDICE PERODEAU, AMERICAN STUDENT ASSISTANCE
10:30 am / PRESENTATION: EVOLVING WORKPLACES AND WORKSPACES
JULIA GEORGULES, SVP, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, JONES LANG LASALLE
11:00 am / INNOVATION AS THE STRATEGY OF THE FUTURE
WILL HERMAN, INNOVATOR & ANGEL INVESTOR, STARTUP MENTOR
Author: The Startup Playbook
SARAH KESSLER, DEPUTY EDITOR, QUARTZ
Author: Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work
GEOFF TUFF, PRINCIPAL & SENIOR LEADER, DELOITTE
CHRISTINA VAN HOUTEN, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER, MIMECAST
Moderated by DOUG WOLF, WOLF GREENFIELD
11:45 am / CLOSING THOUGHTS AND NETWORKING