Featured Keynote Speakers

Keynotes to Wow You. Meet Howie Choset, the Robotics Institute at Carnegie-Mellon, world renowned expert on Digital Transformation, Bob Evans, and our IRI Medalist, Dr. Leroy Hood--four luminaries in technology and innovation. Learn about the concept of the "AI Stack," discover robotic snakes, and gain insights and the necessary tools to upgrade your organization from analog to digital. The IRI Annual Conference is the only event that will showcase these masters of innovation, robotics and AI, packed into 3 days of learning and networking. Join us in Pittsburgh!

Bob Evans

Founder and Principal, Evans Strategic Communications, formally of Oracle

Howie Choset

Professor, Co-Director of the Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Leroy E. Hood

Dr. Leroy E. Hood

2019 Medalist

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There has never been a better time for corporations and government labs to take a transformational approach in innovation management. Gain long-term guidance and insights on such topics as rapid prototyping, strategic foresights, business model innovation, blockchain and R&D, and more. Where can you go to connect with leading innovation organizations like FedEx, Uber, Carnegie Mellon University, and Boeing, to name a few? Meet and mingle and hear all about their winning innovation strategies and action plans in Pittsburgh, the fastest growing city in innovation.

Keith Duncan

Director of Customer Success & PPM Best Practices, Planisware

Your Roadmap: Watch where you're going (and not where you've been)

Julie Gulick

President & CEO, Bally Design

The Marriage of Lean Startup and Waterfall--At the Nexus of Physical & Digital

Barry Brager

Founder & Managing Partner, Perception Partners

Staying on top of emerging technologies

Mark DeSantis

CEO, Roadbotics

Mark Bondi

Application Development Engineer, Covestro LLC

Rethink the Rink: A Collaboration to Improve Hockey Safety

Matthew Wagner

Senior Analyst, Lux Research

Bringing Data Science into the Innovation Decision Journey

Brian Standen

Head of Tech Scouting and Partnerships/Digitialization in R&D, BASF Corporation

Digitalization of Research and Development at BASF

Paul Sniegocki

Executive Vice President of Engineering & CTO, Truck-Lite Corp

Implementing Integrated Innovation into Your Product Development

Karen Lightman

Executive Director, Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Public-Private Partnerships are the Pot Luck Dinners of Smart City Development

Patrick Mondi

Senior Business Development Manager, Uber

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of People Movement

Michael Holman

VP of Research, Lux Research

Bringing Data Science into the Innovation Decision Journey

Gerald Kane

Faculty Director Faculty Director, Shea Center for Entrepreneurship, Boston College

The Technology Fallacy: How People are the Real Key to Digital Transformation

Andrea Kates

iScale, San Francisco, Open Innovation Gateway (Fujitsu), Business Institute Denmark

Transformative Applications of A.I.

Matt Crespi

PhD Candidate and Instructor, Carnegie Mellon Corporate Startup Lab

Creating a Project Course Where Sponsoring Companies & Students Both Win

Bob Evans

Founder and Principal, Evans Strategic Communications, formally of Oracle

Digital Transformation

John Woods

Partner, European Digital Practice Lead, Kalypso

Digitally Integrated Product Development – IoT Enabled Generative Design, Automated PLM & Additive Manufacturing

James Euchner

Editor-in-Chief, Research-Technology Management

Transformative Applications of A.I.

Ted Dengel

Managing Director of Operations Technology & Innovation, FedEx

The Digital Movement of Physical Products

Peter Boatwright

Co-founder and Director of the Integrated Innovation Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Implementing Integrated Innovation into Your Product Development

Sagar Asalapuram

Industrial IoT & Machine Learning Expert, Kalypso

How to Digitize Operations using Industrial IoT

Sean Ammirati

Co-founder & Director, Carnegie Mellon Corporate Startup Lab

Tools for Transformational Corporate Innovation

Amy Kenly

Vice President, Marketing - Digital Innovation, Kalypso

IdeaStorm Interactive Card Game: Linking Digital Ideas to Strategic Value

Howie Choset

Professor, Co-Director of the Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

The Future of Robotics in Manufacturing

Dr. Leroy E. Hood

Dr. Leroy E. Hood

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
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