• Cross Industry Innovation Summit.

    September 19 - 21
    Space Center Houston

Welcome


Douglas Terrier

NASA Johnson Space Center has been leading innovation in space and on Earth for over 50 years. In its first half century, NASA put the first humans footprints on the moon, conducted 135 Space Shuttle missions, and constructed the most ambitious engineering project ever attempted - the International Space Station (ISS) - an orbiting laboratory that has been continuously inhabited for over 15 years.

NASA is now embarking on the next steps in our journey - and the coming half century will be even more incredible than the first! We are utilizing the ISS to develop the technologies for deep space exploration. We are building the next generation of human spacecraft that will, in the next decade, conduct demonstration missions in the vicinity of the moon leading to long-range missions to Mars and beyond. Come join us on this fantastic voyage of discovery and innovation!

Dr. Douglas Terrier,
Chief Technology Officer,
NASA, Johnson Space Center


I want to welcome you to our first Cross Industry Innovation Summit. The summit will bring together a select number of top innovation executives from the world leading institutions to discuss innovation across various industries.

Most industries work at the leading edge of technological standards, and are constantly on the lookout for new technologies to make operations simpler, innovative, safer, and more cost effective. A significant problem in several industries is that engineers and scientists are typically exposed only to like thinking individuals. It is that mindset that can prevent innovation and maturation of the “out of the box” ideas.

Finding innovative solutions for challenges often requires venturing off looking for diverse ways of thinking to bring new value added. This event will take us further in an endeavor to connect and discuss common challenges, benchmark innovations, discuss analogies along various industry lines, and then provide a platform for participants to explore solutions and identify new strategies through future technology collaboration.

Looking forward to your participation.

Dr. Omar Hatamleh,
Chairman, Cross Industry Innovation Summit
NASA. Johnson Space Center

Douglas Terrier

Speakers


Adeyemi Ajao

Adeyemi Ajao

VP Technology Strategy - Workday

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Steve Barsh

Steve Barsh

Chief Innovation Officer - Dreamit

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Bruce Blaho

Bruce Blaho

HP Fellow, VP - HP

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Dimitris Bountolos

Dimitris Bountolos

COO - Zero2infinity

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Stephanie Boyle

Stephanie Boyle

Head of AT&T Innovation Lab

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Ashish Chatterjee

Ashish Chatterjee

Director, Research & Development - The Proctor & Gamble Company

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Ernesto Ciorra

Ernesto Ciorra

Chief Innovation and Sustainability - Enel

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Dr. Jeff Davis

Dr. Jeff Davis

Director of HH&P - NASA JSC

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Stephen Day

Stephen Day

CEO - Day Capital Partners

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Sandrine Gadol

Sandrine Gadol

Chief Innovation Officer - L’Oreal

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Prof. Mori Gharib

Prof. Mory Gharib

Vice Provost - Caltech

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Vishal Gupta

Vishal Gupta

IP Attorney - Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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Dr. Ogan Gurel

Dr. Ogan Gurel

Innovation Thought Leader & Author

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Dr. Omar Hatamleh

Dr. Omar Hatamleh

Chairman, Cross Industry Innovation Summit - NASA

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Dr. Barmak Heshmat

Dr. Barmak Heshmat

Research Scientist - MIT

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Florence Hudson

Florence Hudson

SVP & Chief Innovation Officer - Internet2

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John Hurter

John Hurter

President & CEO - Energy Markets Access

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Dr. Rebecca Kaul

Dr. Rebecca Kaul

Chief Innovation Officer - MD Anderson

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Sid Kaul

Sid Kaul

Director of Innovation - General Dynamics

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Noboru Kikuchi

Noboru Kikuchi

President - Toyota Central R&D Labs

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Dr. Kumar Krishen

Dr. Kumar Krishen

Lead Technologist - NASA JSC

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Yong Jin Lee

Yong Jin Lee

SVP, Head of Health Service - Samsung

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Michele McConomy

Michele McConomy

SVP, GM - Rocketspace

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David Milich

David Milich

CEO - United Healthcare, South Region

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Andrea Mills

Andrea Mills

Chief Innovation Officer - ST Health Ventures

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Jon Mogford

Dr. Jon Mogford

Vice Chancellor of Research - Texas A&M

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Dr. Adam Molofsky

Dr. Adam Molofsky

Director - Elemence Advisors

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Pedro Moneo

Pedro Moneo

CEO - Opino, Publisher of MIT & Harvard Business Reviews

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Dr. Henk Mooiweer

Dr. Henk Mooiweer

Innovate LLC, Adjunct Professor Invention & Innovation - Rice University

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Shawn Murphy

Shawn Murphy

Independent Energy and Technology Innovation Consultant - Serapis Consulting

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Dr. Christine Ortiz

Dr. Christine Ortiz

Dean for Graduate Education - MIT

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Dr. Frederik Pferdt

Dr. Frederik Pferdt

Head of Innovation & Creativity - Google

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Steve Rader

Steve Rader

Deputy Manager, Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation - NASA JSC

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Neal Sandy

Neal Sandy

Chief Marketing Officer and Head of GE’s Innovation Network - GE Ventures

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Dr. Yuji Sano

Dr. Yuji Sano

Program Manager - ImPACT Progrm

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Curtis Sasaki

Curtis Sasaki

VP, GM of iOT - Samsung

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Gayle Sheppard

Gayle Sheppard

General Manager - Intel

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Jaidev Shergill

Jaidev Shergill

Head of Capital One Grown Ventures

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Dave Snowden

Dave Snowden

Chief Scientific Officer - Cognitive Edge

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Dr. Hitoshi Soyama

Dr. Hitoshi Soyama

Head of Department of Finemechanics - Tohoku University, Japan

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Dr. Jackson Streeter

Dr. Jackson Streeter

CEO - Florida Institute of Commercialization of Public Research

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Dr. Douglas Terrier

Dr. Douglas Terrier

Chief Technology Officer - NASA JSC

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Lauren Van Heerden

Lauren Van Heerden

Chief Innovation Officer - Brookstone

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Ing. Ramon Vullings
Ing. Ramon Vullings

Cross-Industry Expert, Speaker & IdeaDJ

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Schedule


  • Monday, September 19th

  • NASA VIP Tour

    Pickup participants at Marriott Courtyard

  • Reception & Networking

    Pickup participants at 5:30pm, Marriott Courtyard

  • Tuesday, September 20th

  • Pickup participants from Marriott Courtyard

  • Registration & Breakfast

  • Welcome

    Johnson Space Center, NASA

  • Summit Overview

    Dr. Omar Hatamleh. Chairman, Cross Industry Innovation Summit, NASA

  • NASA's Future Overview

    Dr. Douglas Terrier. Chief Technology Officer, NASA

  • Moonshot Innovation

    Dr. Frederik Pferdt. Head of Innovation & Creativity at Google

    Immerse yourself in the beliefs and practices that reinforce Silicon Valley’s thriving innovation culture. The session focuses on how organizations can create a future-forward environment that encourages innovation and meet the challenges of disruptive transformation at exceptional speed. Learn how to transform your organization's culture into one that continuously sparks new ideas and give people the skills and mindset to confidently experiment forward to make those ideas a reality.

  • Cross-Industry Innovation: Remix Your Business

    Ing. Ramon Vullings. Cross-Industry Expert, Speaker & IdeaDJ

    Don't think outside the box, think outside your industry. Ramon will provide an interactive keynote infused with tools & insights for learning from other sectors. www.RamonVullings.com

  • Break

  • Keynote Panel 1
    How Different Industries Harvest Innovation

    An increased number of industries are under extraordinary pressure to innovate in order to purposefully create and provide improvement. Simply waiting for innovation to happen is perilous, especially in today's climate. Playing it safe is no longer playing it smart. The goal of this panel is to discuss the innovation techniques that are employed by some of the most innovative companies and how to best harvest the best ideas in different organization.

    Moderator:
    John Hurter. President & CEO Energy Markets Access

    Panelists:

    1. Dr. Yong Jin Lee. SVP and Head of the Health Service at Samsung
    2. Ing. Ramon Vullings. Cross-Industry Expert, Speaker & IdeaDJ
    3. Neal Sandy. Chief Marketing Officer and Head of GE Innovation
    4. Dr. Rebecca Kaul. Chief Innovation Officer at MD Anderson

  • Disrupting Yourself:
    How to Innovate within Large Organizations

    Shawn Murphy. Independent Energy and Technology Innovation Consultant at Serapis Consulting

    Large organizations must adapt to survive. They have the choice to allow themselves to be disrupted from the outside or to disrupt themselves from within. The former is reactive and will usually result in the organization withering away over time; the latter is executed with strategy and purpose so the organization can flourish. This talk will discuss how to create an internally disruptive organization that overcomes institutional resistance and biases to help the organization adapt and thrive.

  • Lunch - Keynote Talk

    The Research University in the New Millennium
    Dr. Christine Ortiz. Dean for Graduate Education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    For the last two hundred years, research univeristies have been engines driving human progress and have paved a pathway of opportunity for individual students, citizens, nations and humanity as a whole. Advances in the learning sciences, digital technologies and global collaboration provide an unprecedented and historic opportunity to re-envision the research university in the new millennium. This session will focus on key trends impacting the research university, examples of alternative prototype curricular models and a new design intended to advance intellectual and creative freedom and to accelerate learning, discovery, creation and invention well beyond existing frontiers.

    More revolutionary innovation? Drastically innovate how you innovate!
    Dr. Henk Mooiweer. Innovenate LLC. Adjunct Professor Invention & Innovation at Rice University. Ex-Shell Gamechanger

    To strongly enhance the value you obtain from your innovation process, you must innovate your innovation and radically improve the way innovation resolves your challenges and delivers new opportunities. It is time to apply what you know about innovation to your own innovation process.

  • Keys to Quickly and Efficiently
    De-Risk a Startup Idea:
    Where to Focus and How to Move Rapidly

    Steve Barsh. Chief Innovation Officer at Dreamit

    During this fast-paced talk you'll learn highly pragmatic techniques you can easily bring back to your organization so your teams are highly focused on the most critical assumptions and working in an extremely focused and efficient manner.

  • Keynote Panel 2
    How to Overcome Barriers to Innovation

    Several industries aspire to be innovative, and they typically copy the innovative practices of other industry leaders. Nevertheless, these companies seldom achieve the same success. These companies implement the copied processes and tools on to existing infrastructure without first addressing what’s keeping them from being innovative. However, given proper frameworks, along with a change in approach and mindset, industries can achieve the type of innovation breakthroughs they desire and need for continuous success.

    Moderator:
    Dr. Ogan Gurel. Innovation thought leader & Author

    Panelists:

    1. Florence Hudson. SVP & Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2
    2. Gayle Sheppard. General Manager at Intel
    3. Curtis Sasaki. VP and GM of iOT at Samsung
    4. Sandrine Gadol. Chief Innovation Officer at L'Oreal

  • Creating Disruptive Technologies
    Through Innovation

    Dr. Yuji Sano. Program Manager at ImPACT Program

    ImPACT is a 500 million dollars program from 2014-2018 through which the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation in Japan, the body that serves as the government's command center for innovation policy will encourage high-risk, high-impact R&D, and aim to realize a sustainable and expandable innovation system.

  • Break

  • Managing for Serendipity

    Dave Snowden. Chief Scientific Officer at Cognitive Edge

    In the 1940’s a Raytheon Engineer maintaining the magneto of a radar machine noticed that a candy melted in his pocket, from that small noticing we got microwave ovens. Radical, non linear repurposing of traits evolved for one function is key to understanding evolution. How do we manage to allow people to see connections between apparently unconnected things?

    Drawing on complex adaptive systems theory, the cognitive sciences and the emerging field of distributed ethnography this presentation will focus on the theory and practice of managing for beneficial accidents and (as critically) how to gain investor attention for apparently wild ideas.

  • Keynote Panel 3
    Cross Industry Innovations

    Discuss how several key technologies and innovations came from different industries across the line.

    Moderator:
    Andrea Mills. Chief Innovation Officer at ST Health Ventures

    Panelists:

    1. Dr. Jeff Davis. Director of HH&P at NASA JSC
    2. Dr. Jon Mogford. Vice Chancellor of Research at Texas A&M
    3. David Milich. CEO United Healthcare, South Region
    4. Stephanie Boyle. Head of AT&T Innovation Lab

  • Innovation Pop Talks

    Dr. Ogan Gurel.

    Terahertz Medicine:
    From the Big Bang to Protein Function, Bridging Astrophysics to Biology

  • Departure to Marriott Courtyard

  • Reception at Marriott Courtyard

  • Wednesday, September 21st

  • Pickup participants from Marriott Courtyard

  • Breakfast

  • Technology & Innovation between
    Academia & Industry

    Prof. Mory Gharib. Vice Provost at Caltech.

  • The Democratization of Hardware -
    How Social Commerce has Empowered
    Makers and Startups to Disrupt Corporate
    Product Development

    Lauren Van Heerden. Chief Innovation Officer at Brookstone

    It takes corporations too long to launch product. Over the past 8 years, there has been a quiet shift within product development -- Makers don't need to ask for money anymore from conventional channels. They go directly to potential customers to launch product. Learn about how the ecosystem has changed to support startups and how Brookstone has leveraged this and become a first mover for innovation through Brookstone Launch.

  • Keynote Panel 1
    Consequences from Failure to Innovate

    Moderator:
    Stephen Day. CEO Day Capital Partners

    Panelists:

    1. David Day. VP Technology Transfer at the University of Florida
    2. Sid Kaul. Director of Innovation at General Dynamics
    3. Dr. Jackson Streeter. CEO of the Florida Institute of Commercialization of Public Research
    4. Vishal Gupta. IP Attorney at Steptoe & Johnson LLP

  • Break

  • Keynote Panel 2
    Innovation Success Stories

    The power of innovation to create economic value and reward pioneers with exceptional profits is a deeply held belief. Innovation can enrich companies and may even disrupt entire industries. Behind every success story are failed efforts, a setback or a radical change of direction. The goal of this panel will be to discuss success stories that resulted from innovation at various industries.

    Moderator:
    Dr. Adam Molofsky. Director at Elemence Advisors

    Panelists:

    1. Ashih Chatterjee. CTO at Proctor & Gamble
    2. Noboru Kikuchi. President Toyota Central R&D Labs
    3. Jaidev Shergill. Head of Capital One Growth Ventures
    4. Andrea Mills. Chief Innovation Officer at ST Health Ventures

  • Lunch
    Innovation Pop Talks

    Moderator:
    Dr. Kumar Krishen. Lead Technologist NASA JSC

    • 12:40pm: Dr. Barmak Heshmat. Inventing the Future
    • 12:50pm: Dr. Hitoshi Soyama. Using in Situ Resources for 3D manufacturing on Mars
    • 1:00pm: NASA First Innovation Track

  • The Power of Crowd Based Challenges:
    NASA's Practical Toolkit for Open Innovation

    Steve Rader. Deputy Manager, Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) NASA JSC

    NASA has recently put in place a number of contracts with companies that provide crowd-sourced challenges as a means to solve difficult problems and access hard to find expertise. NASA has been successfully using these tools on a number of projects around the agency and now has made the tools available to any/all projects at NASA. This presentation will provide information about several tools that are available for NASA projects along with some compelling reasons that these tools are a must for the future of space exploration.

  • Human Innovation Training

    An interactive exercise providing individuals with the mindset and the “way of being” that supports and fosters innovation. This training will highlight different styles of innovation and strategies for how to create an environment and culture that encourages innovation within your team.

  • Open Discussion Panel (Future of Innovation)

    Moderator:
    Michelle McConomy. SVP & GM at Rocketspace

    Panelists:

    1. Pedro Moneo. CEO Opino, Publisher of MIT & Harvard Business Reviews
    2. Adeyemi Ajao. VP Technology Strategy at Workday
    3. Bruce Blaho. HP Fellow & VP at HP
    4. Dimitris Bountolos. COO Zero2infinity
    5. Ernesto Ciorra, Chief Innovability Officer at Enel

  • Conclusion of Conference

Contact

Dr. Omar Hatamleh
Chief Innovation Officer, Engineering
NASA, Johnson Space Center
omar.hatamleh-1@nasa.gov