LOCATION
Venture Café Cambridge
1 Broadway,5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

DATE
February 28, 2019

TIME
3:00 – 8:30 PM

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ABOUT THIS EVENT

Corporate Inno Connect 2019

Save the date for Venture Cafe’s Corporate Inno Connect, taking place on February 28, 2019. This event is designed to help corporates and startups form better collaborations to catalyze sustainable innovation. This event will also help entrepreneurs understand the specific problem-sets corporate innovators are battling and practical ways to co-create on solutions.Registration is not required but it is encouraged. Click here to register!

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM   KEYNOTE

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM   CORPORATE REVERSE PITCHES, PART I

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM   BREAKOUT SESSION I

6:15 PM – 7:15 PM   CORPORATE REVERSE PITCHES, PART II

7:15 PM – 8:15 PM   BREAKOUT SESSION II

7:30 PM – 8:15 PM   FLASH TALKS

 

 


EVENT SCHEDULE

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KEYNOTE (4:00 PM - 4:45 PM)
Jeffrey Bussgang,General Partner and Co-Founder,Flybridge Capital Partners

Jeffrey Bussgang,General Partner and Co-Founder
Flybridge Capital Partners

Jeffrey Bussgang,General Partner and Co-Founder,Flybridge Capital Partners

Jeff is an entrepreneur turned VC, HBS Senior Lecturer, author, & civic leader. As co-founder & General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, an early-stage investment firm, Jeff’s interests lie in blockchain, consumer, e-commerce, machine learning, and mobile technologies. Jeff also runs The Graduate Syndicate, a micro-seed fund created to invest in startups co-founded by recent Harvard graduates. Jeff holds a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University & an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar & a Ford Scholar

CORPORATE REVERSE PITCHES, PART I (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

CORPORATE REVERSE PITCHES, PART I (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

This reverse pitch session will feature Corporate Innovators pitching their problem sets, their need for technology or talent, and opportunities for startup collaborations. Hear directly from the enterprises that have prioritized innovation and are actively seeking relationships with entrepreneurs. This session will feature three corporate pitches before an audience of entrepreneurs.

 

Anil Achyuta, Director of External Innovation 
L’Oreal

Anil Achyuta, Director of External Innovation
L’Oreal

Anil Achyuta, Director of External Innovation,L’Oreal

Anil Achyuta is the Director of External Innovation at L’Oréal, where he invests in next-gen technologies in materials science, digital / skin health, and medical aesthetics. Previously, Anil advised GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Venture Arm – APVC as their Associate Engineering Consulting Director (now a $750M Joint Venture between GSK & Google’s Verily). Before GSK, Anil worked at Draper, where he led Business Development leading strategic projects in lab-on-a-chip, tissue engineering, and implantable devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aisha Nabiyeva, Supply Chain R&D Retail Business Services

Peter Osborne 
Philips HealthWorks

Peter Osborne,Philips HealthWorks

Peter partners with and empowers entrepreneurs to turn great ideas into innovations that can transform personal health and professional healthcare worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aisha Nabiyeva, Supply Chain R&D Retail Business Services

Kenneth Bolick, Technology Innovation Director 
Retail Business Services

Kenneth Bolick, Technology Innovation Director,Retail Business Services

Ken is the Technology Innovation Director at Retail Business Services. He is a results-oriented, business technology professional focused on developing collaborative team environments to deliver organizational success beyond expectations. Ken leverages more than15 years of management, cross-functional leadership, information technology experience and consulting to drive strategic roadmaps, technical systems, staff and work redesign, to make a positive impact on business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aisha Nabiyeva, Supply Chain R&D Retail Business Services

Aisha Nabiyeva, Supply Chain R&D 
Retail Business Services

Aisha Nabiyeva, Supply Chain R&D,Retail Business Services 

Aisha Nabiyeva works in Supply Chain R&D at Retail Business Services – a services company of the Ahold Delhaize group. She works on developing eco-systems and applications of AI and Robotics in supply chain across the network of Ahold Delhaize brands. Aisha is a Supply Chain Management graduate from MIT and Industrial Engineering and Maths graduate from University of Cambridge. She was a graduate leadership trainee with Rolls Royce Aerospace group in the UK and worked in Planning and Production team for Converse/Nike prior to joining RBS.

BREAKOUT SESSION I (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

BREAKOUT SESSION I (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Breakout sessions offer Corporate Innovators and Entrepreneurs an opportunity to continue their conversations in smaller group settings. Three corporate presenters will host Q&A and networking sessions in separate rooms.

 

Aisha Nabiyeva, Supply Chain R&D Retail Business Services

Peter Osborne 
Philips HealthWorks

Peter Osborne,Philips HealthWorks

Peter partners with and empowers entrepreneurs to turn great ideas into innovations that can transform personal health and professional healthcare worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aisha Nabiyeva, Supply Chain R&D Retail Business Services

Kenneth Bolick, Technology Innovation Director
Retail Business Services

Kenneth Bolick,Technology Innovation Director,Retail Business Services

Ken is the Technology Innovation Director at Retail Business Services. He is a results-oriented, business technology professional focused on developing collaborative team environments to deliver organizational success beyond expectations. Ken leverages more than15 years of management, cross-functional leadership, information technology experience and consulting to drive strategic roadmaps, technical systems, staff and work redesign, to make a positive impact on business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aisha Nabiyeva, Supply Chain R&D Retail Business Services

Aisha Nabiyeva, Supply Chain R&D
Retail Business Services

Aisha Nabiyeva,Supply Chain R&D,Retail Business Services

Aisha Nabiyeva works in Supply Chain R&D at Retail Business Services – a services company of the Ahold Delhaize group. She works on developing eco-systems and applications of AI and Robotics in supply chain across the network of Ahold Delhaize brands. Aisha is a Supply Chain Management graduate from MIT and Industrial Engineering and Maths graduate from University of Cambridge. She was a graduate leadership trainee with Rolls Royce Aerospace group in the UK and worked in Planning and Production team for Converse/Nike prior to joining RBS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anil Achyuta, Director of External Innovation 
L’Oreal

Anil Achyuta, Director of External Innovation
L’Oreal

Anil Achyuta,Director of External Innovation,L’Oreal

Anil Achyuta is the Director of External Innovation at L’Oréal, where he invests in next-gen technologies in materials science, digital / skin health, and medical aesthetics. Previously, Anil advised GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Venture Arm – APVC as their Associate Engineering Consulting Director (now a $750M Joint Venture between GSK & Google’s Verily). Before GSK, Anil worked at Draper, where he led Business Development leading strategic projects in lab-on-a-chip, tissue engineering, and implantable devices.

CORPORATE REVERSE PITCHES, PART II (6:15 PM – 7:15 PM)

CORPORATE REVERSE PITCHES, PART II (6:15 PM – 7:15 PM)

This reverse pitch session will feature Corporate Innovators pitching their problem sets, their need for technology or talent, and opportunities for startup collaborations. Hear directly from the enterprises that have prioritized innovation and are actively seeking relationships with entrepreneurs. This session will feature three corporate pitches before an audience of entrepreneurs.

 

Eric Andersen, CTO & Cloud Leader 
IBM

Eric Andersen, CTO & Cloud Leader
IBM

Eric Andersen, CTO & Cloud Leader,IBM

Eric Andersen is a CTO & Cloud Leader within IBM’s Banking & Financial Markets organization, focused on digital transformation through the design and implementation of complex enterprise cloud and cognitive solutions. He has over 20 years of experience as a technical lead and chief architect, delivering innovative and disruptive customer solutions. Eric is an IBM Certified IT Architect as well as an Open Group Master Certified Architect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cris De Luca, Global Director, Digital Innovation 
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Cris De Luca, Global Director, Digital Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Cris De Luca, Global Director, Digital Innovation,Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Cris De Luca is Global Director, Digital Innovation for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, based in Cambridge, MA. Responsible for translating high-tech external innovation solutions across J&J’s Innovation Centers, JLABS incubators, and JJDC corp ventures for Pharma, Consumer and Med Device businesses. Formerly led Emerging Technology programs within research informatics at Novartis. Co-Founded, Ultra Light Startups, largest/oldest startup-investor pitch accelerator in Boston & NYC. Venture Fellow at FundRx and advisor to SXSW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anil Achyuta, Director of External Innovation 
L’Oreal

Coppelia Marincovic,Investment Manager North America
Solvay Ventures

Coppelia Marincovic,Investment Manager North America,Solvay Ventures

Coppelia is Investment Manager North America at Solvay Ventures, the VC fund of Solvay. She invests in start-ups in the advanced materials space, with application in energy transition, health & wellbeing, industry 4.0 and sustainable resources. Her prior experience in VC was at Sofinnova Partners, where she specialized in cleantech and industrial biology. Before joining Solvay Ventures, Coppelia was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.

BREAKOUT SESSION II (7:15 PM - 8:15 PM)

BREAKOUT SESSION II (7:15 PM – 8:15 PM)

Breakout sessions offer Corporate Innovators and Entrepreneurs an opportunity to continue their conversations in smaller group settings. Three corporate presenters will host Q&A and networking sessions in separate rooms.

 

Eric Andersen, CTO & Cloud Leader 
IBM

Eric Andersen, CTO & Cloud Leader
IBM

Eric Andersen, CTO & Cloud Leader,IBM

Eric Andersen is a CTO & Cloud Leader within IBM’s Banking & Financial Markets organization, focused on digital transformation through the design and implementation of complex enterprise cloud and cognitive solutions. He has over 20 years of experience as a technical lead and chief architect, delivering innovative and disruptive customer solutions. Eric is an IBM Certified IT Architect as well as an Open Group Master Certified Architect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cris De Luca, Global Director, Digital Innovation 
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Cris De Luca, Global Director, Digital Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Cris De Luca, Global Director, Digital Innovation,Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Cris De Luca is Global Director, Digital Innovation for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, based in Cambridge, MA. Responsible for translating high-tech external innovation solutions across J&J’s Innovation Centers, JLABS incubators, and JJDC corp ventures for Pharma, Consumer and Med Device businesses. Formerly led Emerging Technology programs within research informatics at Novartis. Co-Founded, Ultra Light Startups, largest/oldest startup-investor pitch accelerator in Boston & NYC. Venture Fellow at FundRx and advisor to SXSW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anil Achyuta, Director of External Innovation 
L’Oreal

Coppelia Marincovic,Investment Manager North America
Solvay Ventures

Coppelia Marincovic,Investment Manager North America,Solvay Ventures

Coppelia is Investment Manager North America at Solvay Ventures, the VC fund of Solvay. She invests in start-ups in the advanced materials space, with application in energy transition, health & wellbeing, industry 4.0 and sustainable resources. Her prior experience in VC was at Sofinnova Partners, where she specialized in cleantech and industrial biology. Before joining Solvay Ventures, Coppelia was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.

FLASH TALKS (7:30 PM - 8:15 PM)

FLASH TALKS (7:30 PM – 8:15 PM)

Incubation and Intrapreneurship in Large Organizations
– Idea generators vs idea killers
– How do you keep an idea alive and flourished in an established institution?
– How do you get it mature enough to create a product that can be implemented in production?

 

Anil Achyuta, Director of External Innovation 
L’Oreal

Deniz Johnson,Founder
Pera-Partners LLC.

Deniz Johnson,Founder,Pera-Partners LLC.

Deniz Johnson is a results-driven IT executive who combines long-range vision with a proven track record of building high-performance global organizations. Balancing strategic insight with hands-on technical knowledge, Johnson is an innovative digital transformation and operational performance leader for the financial services, software and healthcare industries in North America and Europe. As a FinTech thought leader, Johnson brings an insider’s view of the top global institutions as she provides advisory services in Boston and New York.

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

OUR SPONSORS

If you’re interested in sponsoring Corporate Innovation Connect contact Chandra Briggman 

SPEAKERS

Jeffrey Bussgang

Flybridge Capital Partners

Anil Achyuta

L’Oreal

Peter Osborne

Philips HealthWorks

Kenneth Bolick

Retail Business Services

Aisha Nabiyeva

Retail Business Services

Eric Andersen

IBM

Cris De Luca

Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Coppelia Marincovic

Solvay Ventures

Deniz Johnson

Pera-Partners LLC.