Welcome & Introduction:
Lessons From The World’s Most Innovative Companies
Baratunde Thurston Fast Company columnist and New York Times best-selling author How To Be Black. Thurston will be your guide for the next two days, sharing insight and connecting the dots. Fast Company Editor Robert Safian will map the terrain ahead, and give an idea of where we’ve been and where we’re headed.
Robert Safian, Editor Fast Company
Baratunde Thurston, Author, cofounder, Cultivated Wit
1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
The Afternoon Conversation
Fast Company Editor Robert Safian sits down with Tumblr’s CEO for a wide-ranging exploration of what it means to innovate on the web and in the social sphere today.
David Karp, Founder, CEO, Tumblr
7 Minute Master Class: The Pitfalls of Predicting the Future
Sheryl Connelly, Manager, Global Trends and Futuring, Ford Motor Company
2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
Future Of The Un-Startup
How megabrands are staying vital and flexible amidst the light-speed changes of today’s business.
Noah Robischon, Executive Editor, Digital, fastcompany.com
Christina Miller, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Turner Sports Strategy, Marketing and Programming, and NBA Digital
Blair Taylor, chief community officer, Starbucks
Joseph Tripodi, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
3:05 PM - 3:45 PM
Fast Company Live: Future Of The City
When Sandy crippled New York, techies from City Hall to Williamsburg rushed to the rescue. A live storytelling session about their resilience, creativity in crisis, and how it’s shaping the city of the future.
Chuck Salter, Senior Writer, Fast Company
Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer, City of New York
Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup
Emily Rahimi, Social and Digital Media Manager, New York City Fire Department
Nigel Snoad, Product Manager, Google Crisis Response
3:50 PM - 4:05 PM
7 Minute Master Class: A Smarter Kind of Viral
Jonah Berger, James G. Campbell Assistant Professor of Marketing, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Author, Contagious
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM
The Media Maven In The Kitchen
Mario Batali spends all his time on Twitter – so where has he found the time to star in a TV show, write nine cookbooks, establish a charitable foundation, open dozens of restaurants, and…cook? An intimate chat with the unique New York culinary impresario.
Tyler Gray, Editorial Director, Digital, Fast Company
Mario Batali, Chef, Author & Entrepreneur
4:40 PM - 5:10 PM
Something New From The Sandbox
A conversation between two of the visionaries blowing up the old media sandbox and building a new one.
Jonah Peretti, Founder, CEO, Buzzfeed
Steve Stoute, Founder, CEO, Translation
VIP Dinner at Del Posto featuring Pharrell Williams in partnership with Live Nation
(with purchase of VIP Dinner tickets only)
Breakfast, brought to you by 3M
8:55 AM - 9:15 AM
Science Of Serendipity
Matt Kingdon has worked with hundreds of companies and thousands of executives in exploring the question: What are the conditions necessary for making innovation happen?
Matt Kingdon, cofounder, ?What If! Innovation Partners
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
Let’s Talk About Changing The World
A talk about strategy, about thinking outside the box, and about finding solutions in unlikely places.
Umair Haque, Director, Havas Media Group
Nancy Lublin, Chief Executive Officer, Do Something Inc.
9:55 AM - 10:10 AM
7 Minute Master Class: Business at the Speed of Sound
Eric Wahlforss, Founder and CTO, SoundCloud
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Brands As Content Engines
How brands have learned to collaborate in new ways to produce stories that get attention and move an audience toward action.
Teressa Iezzi, Editor, Co.Create
Deborah Conrad, Corporate Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Intel
Steve Phelps, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, NASCAR
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Fast Company Creative Conversation
The founder of two of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies sits down with a fashion icon to riff on apps, wraps, and hashtags.
Jack Dorsey, cofounder, Square and cofounder, Twitter
Diane Von Furstenberg, Founder and Co-chairman, DVF Studios
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
7 Minute Master Class: The Investment of A Lifetime
Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO, LearnVest.com
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Future of Retail
No matter how powerful the app or database, the focus of retail is people, and the next stage of retail evolution is about engaging consumers in a trusting relationship with the brands they love.
Danielle Sacks, Senior Writer, Fast Company
Rachel Shechtman, Founder, STORY
Gibu Thomas, Senior VP of Mobile & Digital, Walmart
Steve Yankovich, Vice President, Innovation and New Ventures, eBay
12:35 PM - 2:00 PM
Futurist Forum Luncheon presented in partnership with Cisco
Please join us for a VIP networking luncheon and panel discussion inspired by the Futurist Forum, a popular digital series on Fast Company's Co.Exist. This private content session will bring together leading futurists to discuss how future thinking works, and big ideas and solutions that will be coming into play in the near and distant future.
Morgan Clendaniel, Editor, Co.Exist
Jamais Cascio, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future Creator, Open the Future
David Evans, Chief Futurist, Cisco
Rita J. King, EVP of Business Development, Science House and Futurist at NASA Langley's think tank, the National Institute of Aerospace
Luncheon available to ticket holders only.
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
7 Minute Master Class: The Audacity of Being Yourself
Justin Kan, Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Exec
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Content & Creativity: Two Sides Of The Coin
Hear from two provocateurs who are elevating the creative bar for brands to new heights by bucking complacency and convention and defining a new normal.
David Droga,Founder, Creative Chairman, Droga5
Susan Lyne, Chief Executive Officer, AOL Brand Group
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Fast Company Live: The Future of Giving
Meet visionaries who are partnering with NGO’s to provide deep, long-term solutions to intractable social problems.
Jeff Chu, Editor-At-Large, Fast Company
Neil Blumenthal, cofounder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Warby Parker
Tal Dehtiar, Founder, Oliberté Shoes
Krista Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer, D-Rev
Melissa Kushner, Founder, Executive Director, goods for good
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
An interactive, audience-focused exploration of the power of ideas to shape communities and influence outcomes.
4:05 PM - 4:20 PM
7 Minute Master Class: Make Your Own Luck
Brian Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Kiip
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
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