The January 23-24 Summit
Exclusive event for corporate members
The RocketSpace Corporate Membership brings together the biggest corporations across industries to capitalize on the most disruptive technologies. Member companies gain exposure not only to game-changing startups and other innovative corporations, but also to tactical toolkits to partnering with them.
The Summit, which is part of the Corporate Membership, is a 2 day interactive event that immerses attendees in emerging technology trends, introduces them to some of the best startups for potential partnerships and brings peers together with hands-on workshops.
Date: January 23-24, 2017
Location: RocketSpace, 180 Sansome Street, Floor 3, San Francisco, CA
Day 1: Monday, January 23, 2017
Opening Remarks: Michele McConomy
Tech in Europe, the UK and London: The new RocketSpace UK Campus
Keynote: Jonathan Reichental, CIO, City of Palo Alto
Corporate Innovation Presentations & Discussion
Technology Trend Presentation
Travel to TRES
Dinner at TRES
Day 2: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Keynote: Dr. Frederick G. Pferdt, Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google Inc.
Corporate Innovation Partnership Case Studies
Workshop: "Next Practices" of open-innovation focused intrapreneurship
Technology Trends Presentation
Cocktail Hour: Startup-Corporate Mixer
Dr. Frederick G. Pferdt is Google's Chief Innovation Evangelist and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. His passion is to develop the capacity to innovate in everybody and believes creativity exists in all of us. He leads a talented team which helps Googlers solve anything creatively by building a thriving innovation culture and trains people on how to build a better future through technology, fast. Frederik is co-founder of “The Garage”, Google’s hacker/designer/maker space and created the CSI:Lab (Creative Skills for Innovation), which develops innovators and generates hundreds of new-to-the-world ideas with teams from YouTube to Chrome, the HR team to [x]. As an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s d.school, he feels lucky to empower students through user-centered, prototype-driven design so that they can do cool things that matter in the world. He was nominated as a visiting scholar at the Center for Design Research, Stanford University and research scholar at EdLab, Columbia University where he researched the convergence of design, technology and education and is a regular guest speaker at Singularity University to help leaders think exponentially and invent a desirable future.
Frederik holds a Master of Science in Business and Human Resource Education from University of Konstanz and a Doctorate in Learning Design & Technology from the University of Paderborn. His creative views on innovation culture, leadership and future technology have earned him invitations to transform an array of Fortune Global 500 organizations and were featured in FastCompany, Spiegel Wissen, brandeins, Der Spiegel, Manager Magazin, FAZ, NZZaS, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Die Welt, Google Asia Blog, Google Blog, Financial Review, FvF, FastCompany, The Telegraph, Time Magazine, Spiegel Buch, Handelsblatt, Oggi, El Mercurio, BBC Radio and on NDR and he acts as Global Innovation Consultant to the UN. He currently lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and draws inspiration from the playfulness and explorer mindsets of his three children.