Welcome and Opening Plenary: Bold Ideas for Innovation with Purpose
Most NFL teams punt on fourth down — even though research and logic state that running another play would lead to greater success. Coaches consistently refuse to make the call because of familiarity and fear. What are innovation ecosystems’ equivalents of ‘going for it’ on fourth down? We’ll start the morning with a fast-paced series of short talks from thought leaders and practitioners from throughout the community who will challenge conventional wisdom and push us to consider how we can better shape future opportunities for our innovators, entrepreneurs and communities.