Agenda: Day 1  | Day 2  |

9:00 am-9:10 am

Chair's Welcome & Introduction

Conference Chair

9:10 am-10:00 am

Innovation at Best Buy: A Customer-Centric Approach


10:00 am-10:45 am

Open Business Models: The Next Frontier in Innovation

Innovation has traditionally meant creating new products and new services. But much of the real action these days comes from developing new ways to commercialise ideas and technologies -
business model innovation. This presentation will examine:

- Why a better business model can beat a better technology
- Examples of innovative business models from different
- The role of intellectual property in innovating business models
- Why open business models are becoming more prominent


  • Dr. Henry Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor, Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, University of California, Berkeley
10:45 am-11:15 am

Networking Coffee Break

11:15 am-12:00 pm

Disruptive and Open Innovation at PayPal

As the global leader in online payments, this year PayPal will open its payment platform to third-party developers creating a vast new landscape for mobile and online payments. While most
innovation comes from within, PayPal looks beyond its company walls for inspiration. This presentation will examine:

- Indirect evangelism programs
- How empowering the development community fosters
innovation and builds brands
- Developer insights from theory to practice


  • Jack Stephenson, Senior Vice President of Strategy and New Ventures , PayPal, Inc.
11:30 am-12:20 pm

Innovation In-depth Interview

Stefan Stern interviews Doug Richard, former Dragons' Den panellist and Founder of School for Startups, on the joys and hazards of getting innovation to market.


  • Doug Richard, CEO, School for Startups, Former panellist, Dragons' Den
12:45 pm-2:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Do Hard Times Produce Great Innovations

Times are tough, and companies, now more than ever, need to boost their investments in innovation to preserve the impressive productivity growth levels they have enjoyed for decades. Throwing money at innovation, however, does not guarantee success. For every innovation triumph, there are many failures that litter the wayside. This panel aims to unearth the secrets to successful innovation and the common mistakes you can avoid.

Panel moderated by
Julie Meyer, CEO and Founder, Ariadne Capital


  • Sucheta Govil, VP, Innovations, PepsiCo Foods and Beverages, AMEA Division
  • Matt Havens, Head of Europe & AVP, Cognizant Business Consulting, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Graeme Hobbs, Chairman, Motorola Ltd
  • Matt Kingdon, Chairman, Co-Founder & Chief Enthusiast, ?What If! The Innovation Company
3:00 pm-3:30 pm

Mobile Innovation Changing Global Business

In a rapidly changing business world VGE serves the diverse global needs of MNCs by providing seamless communications across their business footprint.


3:30 pm-3:40 pm

Chair's closing remarks and end of conference



Lead Sponsor