Welcome and opening remarks
Cliff Justice, KPMG US Partner, Head of Enterprise Innovation
Keynote: Geopolitics and innovation: Shifting realities, emerging opportunities
Geopolitical shifts are poised to upend global commerce as we know it. How might these changes affect American manufacturing, including semiconductor/chip production? What’s likely to happen as U.S.-China decoupling accelerates? What’s the long-term outlook on labor shortages? Most importantly, how might these changes impact the pace of innovation—and where are the opportunities amid global change? American geopolitical analyst and author Peter Zeihan’s eye-opening talk will challenge how you think about the global supply chain, the importance of innovation, and your organization’s opportunities to thrive in the current landscape.
Peter Zeihan, American Geopolitical Analyst, Author, and Speaker
Innovation imperative in a changing world
Given global shifts and macro trends, technology driven innovation has never been more important. Join this cross-functional panel to explore the imperative for innovation across different industries shaping the global economy.
Per Edin, KPMG Board Committee Chair, Global Lead Partner, and Innovation leader for Deal Advisory & Strategy
Jonathan Brill, Author, Fortune 50 Futurist and Board Advisor, Center for Radical Change
Andrea Course, Venture Principal investing in Robotics and AI, Shell Ventures
Ajit Dansingani, Global Head of Strategy and Senior Vice President, HP Personal Systems
Stuart Pann, Chief Business Transformation Officer and Senior Vice President, Intel Corporation
Faraz Shafiq, Chief Digital Officer and WW Head of Digital Transformation, AWS
How corporate innovators can increase the odds of success
Mayfield Fund’s Gamiel Gran has a unique passion and deep experience in driving corporate innovation. In this discussion, he’ll provide an update on the venture capital/early-stage market and his perspective on issues that large corporate teams face when driving innovation with startups. He’ll also provide a refresher on what he calls “the 3 Is” of corporate innovation: ideation, incubation, and investment.
Gamiel Gran, Chief Commercial Officer, Mayfield Fund
Investments in Innovation
An exploration of how startups and large corporates can successfully collaborate to accelerate innovation and drive real change.
Andrew Matuszak, KPMG Ventures, Managing Director, Corporate Development
Scott Lenet, Co-Founder and President, Touchdown Venture
Trevor Traina, CEO and Founder, Kresus Labs
Brian Hlavinka, VP of New Energy Ventures, Corporate Strategic Development, Williams
Why you should care about the Immersive Internet (Metaverse)?
This panel brings together visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders to tackle an important question: Now that Generative AI has eclipsed Metaverse and Web3, what’s ahead for the Immersive Internet? Join Cathy Hackl, Richard Kerris, and Ted Schilowitz as they help define the immersive internet and discuss the future of the Metaverse. Hear their take on how immersive experiences, GenAI, and the physical world are converging in a phygital world and learn more about real-world case studies that demonstrate how immersive internet concepts are coming to life in various industry sectors in support of customer experience, engagement, conversation, retention, and ultimately, new revenue streams.
Cathy Hackl, Chief Metaverse Officer & Founder, Journey
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Global
Richard Entrup, KPMG US Sr. Advisor, Enterprise Innovation
Krista Kim, Metaverse Artist and Co-Founder of 0.xyz
Elizabeth Hyman, Chief Executive Officer, XR Association
Keynote: Computing the business value of next-generation technologies
Organizations are already using AI solutions for practical applications like automating repetitive tasks, enhancing decision-making processes, and enabling faster, more efficient communication. Now, where do we go from here? Shelly Palmer—professor, author, and leading voice in tech—brings us along for a closer examination of generative AI, Web3, Metaverse and other next-generation technologies. Learn what every executive needs to know about these dynamic innovations and how they can help create value and drive growth for your enterprise.
Shelly Palmer, Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University and CEO of The Palmer Group
Keynote: Building blocks for trust: The role of blockchain in society’s digital transformation
Learn more about the potential value of blockchain from one of its founding fathers, Scott Stornetta. In addition to co-developing blockchain, Stornetta is a notable figure in the science of cryptography and distributed computing. He’ll share his take on how and why blockchain will play a pivotal role in bolstering trust in a digitally transformed society.
W. Scott Stornetta, Partner, and Chief Scientist, Yugen Partners, Blockchain Co-inventor
From the front lines of innovation: B2B use of blockchain and Web3
Hear from Yorke Rhodes, Digital Transformation Director at Microsoft, and Trevor Traina, CEO and Founder of Kresus Labs as they demonstrate the real-world use cases of blockchain and Web3. Hear a recap of how they’ve implemented these innovations, the value they’re realizing, and what they’ve learned along the way.
Yorke Rhodes, Microsoft Director Digital Transformation, Blockchain, Cloud Supply Chain
Trevor Traina, CEO and Founder, Kresus Labss
Greg Genega, KPMG Lead, Audit Innovation
The battle for tech talent
Executives will weigh in on one of the most pressing obstacles to innovation: talent. What does it take to attract and retain diverse talent to develop and sustain innovation? What role can and should leaders play in promoting diversity of thought within their organizations? Listen to this lively discussion on the unique value people bring to corporate innovation.
Fiona Grandi, KPMG Partner, Advisory Risk Services Leader
Judith Spitz, Executive Director, Break Through Tech
Shobhana Ahluwalia, Technology Executive
Cliff Justice, KPMG US Partner, Head of Enterprise Innovation
Todd Lohr, KPMG Principal, Digital Lighthouse Leader
Dinner and Entertainment