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FT Innovate America: The Business of Innovation

05 December 2013 - 05 December 2013

09:30 to 17:30 Local Event Time (PST)

Location: Palo Alto, CA

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Opening Remarks and Opening Keynote Interview: Predicting the future of US business in a new digital age
Thursday, 05 December 2013
9:30 - 10:10 (Utc time)
9:30 - 10:10 (Local time)
Panel Discussion: Fostering innovation in American corporations
Thursday, 05 December 2013
10:10 - 11:00 (Utc time)
10:10 - 11:00 (Local time)

Which best practice strategies are needed to capture and enable innovation within the firm, and what are the inherent implementation challenges and opportunities? What are the main obstacles to innovation that must be overcome? What are the pros and cons of buying-in vs. creating innovation internally? How can business innovation be translated into corporate performance and economic benefits? And can innovation efforts be tracked and measured effectively?

Keynote Interview: How innovative start-up ideas are shaping the world
Thursday, 05 December 2013
11:30 - 12:00 (Utc time)
11:30 - 12:00 (Local time)

How are start-ups redefining and enabling global innovation? How are small ideas impacting corporate innovations in America? How can investments in new technologies, innovative start-ups or individuals be translated into real gains?

Panel Discussion: Financing innovation
Thursday, 05 December 2013
12:00 - 12:50 (Utc time)
12:00 - 12:50 (Local time)

What has been the impact of recent IPO over-valuations and volatile M&A markets on innovation investing? What funding options exist for established corporations and small start-ups seeking to expand innovative projects and improve long-term liquidity positions? Which innovation value propositions and criteria do financiers actually look for when considering an investment opportunity? Which industry trends and innovations have garnered the most interest from investors and why?

Panel Discussion: Talent and innovation
Thursday, 05 December 2013
14:00 - 14:50 (Utc time)
14:00 - 14:50 (Local time)

What culture must US corporations build to support innovation and what skill sets are critical to achieving innovation results? Should talent be bought-in from leading start-ups? How can university collaborations help to reduce the shortage of innovative individuals? What processes and rewards enable long-term innovative behaviours?

Innovation Insight I: The future of manufacturing in America - how digital has transformed a traditional industry
Thursday, 05 December 2013
14:50 - 15:20 (Utc time)
14:50 - 15:20 (Local time)
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