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Lean Startup Virtual Summit

Enterprise Edition

Gather virtually with peers in enterprise organizations to learn about, practice, and discuss the most requested aspects of implementing Lean Startup at scale. You’ll leave with inspiring stories, practical insights, and a network that will help support you as you create value and growth at your own organization. 

Executive Keynotes feature executives discussing the road to Lean Startup success at their organizations and how they overcame challenges to create successful outcomes. Equal time will be given to their stories and your questions. 

Applied Workshops with Lean Startup Co. faculty and enterprise practitioners provide space for learning how specific core aspects of Lean Startup take shape in the real world. Breakout rooms will include exercises and discussion of best practices, followed by a debrief and Q&A.

Networking Sessions at the end of each day set you up one-on-one with hand-chosen individuals for two 15-minute meetings on a dedicated Lean Startup Summit platform. The platform will also be available at all times during the event for open networking.

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Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday, November 16th

9am – 10:30am PT // Noon – 1:30pm ET
Executive Keynote 
Eric Ries, author, CEO of the Long-Term Stock Exchange, and founder of Lean Startup Co., will share his insights from a decade of working with enterprises. Eric will also address questions submitted by other Summit presenters and hold a Q&A session with the audience.

10:45am – 12:15pm PT // 1:45pm – 3:15pm ET
Workshops

Choose one at registration:

1. How to Get Started With Lean Startup in Your Organization. You’ve learned the basics — what do you do now? This workshop addresses the most common questions as people begin to scale the Lean Startup, showing you how to tackle obstacles to innovation within your organization.

  • Ben Schmuck, Lean Innovation Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Sandeep Mylavarapu, Lean Innovation Specialist, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Ben Hafele, Senior Faculty, Lean Startup Co.

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2. Crafting an Innovation Strategy.  Effective innovation works within the constraints of a coherent and actionable thesis — an Innovation Strategy captures what the organization cares about, how it believes it can be effective, and what success looks like. This session will show you how to get these foundations right and build support for an innovation strategy in your organization.

  • Jonathan Bertfield, Senior Faculty, Lean Startup Co.
  • TBA

12:30pm – 1pm PT // 3:30pm – 4pm ET
Structured Networking
Two 15-minute blocks for connecting with peers

 

 

Day 2: Wednesday, November 17th

9am – 10:30am PT // Noon – 1:30pm ET
Executive Keynote
Keith Berry, General Manager of Know Your Customer Solutions at Moody’s, will share the story of how he built the Moody’s Analytics Accelerator and how he and his team accelerated a 100-year-old company. Keith’s session will include ample time for Q&A.

10:45am – 12:15pm PT // 1:45pm – 3:15pm ET
Workshops

Choose one at registration:

1. Common Lean Startup Project Pitfalls. Teams at all organizations tend to run into the same problems when they use Lean Startup. This workshop will pinpoint them and show you how to avoid them so that you can move forward.

  • Ieasha Taitano, Head of Innovation, TracFone Wireless
  • Elijah Tuuri, Senior Innovation Advisor, TracFone Wireless
  • Ben Hafele, Senior Faculty, Lean Startup Co.

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2. Using Growth Boards to Manage your Innovation Portfolio. Using Innovation Accounting and governance metrics at the portfolio level is crucial to Lean Startup success across an organization. This workshop will show you how to set them up in order to keep track of all your individual startup teams.

  • Nancy Yaklich, Digital Innovation Coach, Cargill
  • Jonathan Bertfield, Senior Faculty, Lean Startup Co.
  • TBA

12:30pm – 1pm PT // 3:30pm – 4pm ET
Structured Networking
Two 15-minute blocks for connecting with peers

 

 

Day 3: Thursday, November 18th

9am – 10:30am PT // Noon – 1:30pm ET
Executive Keynote
Chris Boeckerman, Vice President, P&G Ventures, P&G

10:45am – 12:15pm PT // 1:45pm – 3:15pm ET
Workshops 

Choose one at registration:

1. Building Effective Lean Startup Project Teams. Avoid one of the biggest pitfalls to Lean Startup success: having the wrong people in the room. This workshop will show you how to assemble a small group of people to vet, shape, and de-risk a business idea. Find out why this team should include a sponsor, stakeholders from across the organization, and more.

  • Rob Hernandez, Sr. Director of New Product Development, Universal Robots
  • Jade Kearney, Founder & CEO, She Matters
  • Ben Hafele, Senior Faculty, Lean Startup Co.

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2. Building Your Organization’s Innovation Team. Move beyond the individual team in this workshop and discover how to scale an innovation system across your organization. This session will help you determine who should be a part of championing innovation within your company, from coaches to program managers to innovation VPs.

  • Paul Isakson, Portfolio Innovation Director, P&G Ventures
  • Jonathan Bertfield, Senior Faculty, Lean Startup Co.
  • TBA

12:30pm – 1pm PT // 3:30pm – 4pm ET
Structured Networking
Two 15-minute blocks for connecting with peers


The Virtual Summit is a live event and a recording will not be available.

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November 16 @ 9:00 am
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November 18 @ 1:00 pm
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Speakers

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Eric Ries

Lean Startup Co.
Founder and Author

Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, which has sold over one million copies and has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, which has become a global movement in business, practiced by individuals and companies around the world. This methodology was the inspiration behind his founding of the LTSE and his books The Leader’s Guide and The Startup Way.linkedin icon

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Keith Berry

Moody’s Analytics
General Manager of Know Your Customer Solutions

Keith Berry leads a passionate and dedicated organization focused on helping customers understand who they are doing business with and why it matters. The KYC business leverages Moody’s world class data assets combined with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and other emerging technologies to deliver solutions that empower customers to make better, faster decisions. Keith joined Moody’s in 2008, and in 2016, Keith founded the firm’s innovation unit, the Moody’s Analytics Accelerator which he led until January 2021. linkedin icon

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Chris Boeckerman

Procter & Gamble
Vice President, P&G Ventures

Chris Boeckerman is a Vice President of Research & Development for P&G Ventures, the company’s internal startup studio that partners with entrepreneurs and startups to create new brands and businesses in spaces where the company doesn’t play today.Chris co-founded P&G’s Lean Innovation movement, known as GrowthWorks, and has specialized in developing dynamic teams worldwide to strengthen the company’s innovation capabilities.
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Ben Schmuck

Caterpillar
Lean Innovation Manager

Ben Schmuck is a lean innovation manager at Caterpillar, where he accelerates an eclectic portfolio of early-stage innovation projects focused on revenue growth. Ben has coached over a hundred startups through 1871, The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Techstars. Ben also coaches student teams at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to help the nonprofit community in Chicago. In his free time, Ben enjoys woodworking, large-scale model trains, maker activities, and most other nerdy things.
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Nancy Yaklich

Nancy Yaklich

Cargill
Digital Innovation Coach

Nancy Yaklich is a digital innovation coach at Cargill who spearheaded EDGE, the company’s digital business accelerator based on Lean Startup. In Nancy’s role as the acting EDGE Program Lead, she coaches others on the methodology, evidence and decision-making approaches needed to secure funding and invest wisely. In prior roles, Nancy used Lean Startup methodologies to identify and commercialize a wearables business line worth $262M for Best Buy and to innovate new digital services at UnitedHealthcare.linkedin icon

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Rob Hernandez

Universal Robots
Sr. Director of New Product Development

Rob Hernandez is a practiced product developer and strategist in the automation space. Together with The Lean Startup Co., he has started UR LABS, a division of Universal Robots that is focused on using Lean Startup tools to discover and validate innovative new technology products. As a relatively new Lean Startup practitioner, he brings raw learnings and insights from starting a successful innovation group within an existing technology company from the ground level.linkedin icon

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Paul Isakson

Proctor & Gamble
Portfolio Innovation Director, P&G Ventures

Paul Isakson is a chemical engineer with 35 years of experience at Procter & Gamble leading global and regional innovation programs. As an innovation director at P&G and portfolio management and capability leader for P&G Ventures, Paul specializes in creating highly effective teams leveraging lean methodology. He has a proven track record of delivering complex and successful innovations across iconic brands such as Pampers, Pantene, and Head & Shoulders.
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Ieasha Taitano

Ieasha Taitano

TracFone Wireless
Head of Innovation

Ieasha is an executive leader, practitioner and facilitator who builds shared service practices in innovation, design thinking and product management across complex environments and industries. Before joining TracFone as Head of Innovation, she lead transformations at companies like Waste Management, Travelers Insurance and Cisco. She is a “practice starter” and has a passion for people. She loves helping people breakthrough established behavior and patterns to find their creative brilliance in designing new and novel services, products and models. 
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Sandeep Mylavarapu

Sandeep Mylavarapu

Caterpillar Inc
Lean Innovation Specialist

Sandeep is a mechanical engineer and a human-centered design practitioner. He spent more than a decade at the proving grounds, developing various construction and mining machines for Caterpillar Inc. As a Lean Innovation specialist, he contributes to several innovation projects focused on delivering untapped customer value, that results in sustainable revenue growth for the company. He wears the alumni coach hat on the IDEOU platform, where he enjoys helping learners around the globe discover their “Aha moments” through design-thinking based business innovations courses. He loves to travel with his family and persists hard to learn new languages! Sprechen sie Deutsch?linkedin icon

Elijah Tuuri

Elijah Tuuri

TracFone Wireless
Senior Innovation Advisor

Elijah is an internationally recognized innovator and futurist whose projects have been featured in The WSJ and Forbes. He’s taken part in innovation incubators, accelerators and design sprints in Europe and throughout North America. In 2015 he was invited to attend the Upskill America White House Summit. He was a Featured Panelist at the Institute for the Future’s Future 50 Summit.
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Jade Kearney

She Matters
Founder & CEO

Jade Kearney is a Lean Startup expert and the Co-Founder and CEO of She Matters, a digital health platform designed to improve mental health for Black women through community, culturally competent therapists, and culturally relevant resources. Jade is the author of “Lean: A Guide to Black Entrepreneurship” and the creator of “Black Girl’s Tech Day.” She has a background in diversity and inclusion and a Master’s degree in Digital Media Design from NYU. As a Black female founder and mother, her goal is to inspire other women of color to experience their power through entrepreneurship.
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Ben Hafele

Lean Startup Co.
Faculty

As Senior Faculty at Lean Startup Co., Ben leads training, coaching and consulting engagements with startups, large corporations and government agencies. Ben is an experienced Lean Startup practitioner, program manager, educator, and coach. He has worked with over 400 startups and innovation project teams spanning 5 continents. He thrives on operationalizing Lean Startup concepts and driving alignment & engagement with senior leadership.linkedin icon

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Jonathan Bertfield

Lean Startup Co.
Faculty

Jonathan Bertfield is a Senior Faculty member at Lean Startup Co., where he is focused on working with large corporates and government agencies helping them deploy entrepreneurial management at scale as they build their innovation capacity. Jonathan has worked with leading companies operating in a wide variety of domains such as Pearson, Mastercard, Cargill, Fortive, Legal Zoom and Ericsson, as well as with government agencies such as the U.S. Dept. of Defense, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, and the U.K. Ministry of Defence.linkedin icon

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Lean Startup Co.
Email:
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