Annual meeting agenda

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
6:30 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION
Fast Company Headquarters, 7 World Trade Center
Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:30 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS
Conrad Hotel, 102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282 
7:45 AM
BREAKFAST SESSIONS
Invite only. 
9:00 AM

OUTLOOK 2020: HOW TO THRIVE IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF UNCERTAINTY
Speakers:
Nancy Gibbs
, faculty director of The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Michelle Meyer, head of economics, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 
Liz Hilton Segel, senior partner and managing partner for North America, McKinsey & Company

9:35 AM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH JAMES COULTER:ON WHERE THE GROWTH IS
Speaker:
James Coulter, co-CEO and founding partner, TPG

10:00 AM

TECH + ETHICS: ADDRESSING THE BIG QUESTIONS POSED BY INNOVATION AND ADVANCEMENT
Speakers:
Imran Chaudhri, cofounder, Humane
Scott Galloway, professor of marketing, NYU Stern; Author of "The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google"; founder, L2 Inc.

10:50 AM
SWITCH BREAK
11:05 AM
CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES
 
How and Why to Protect Your Customers’ Data (Hint: It’s Good for Business)
Speakers:
Georgia Bullen, executive director, Simply Secure 
Nasir Memon, IEEE fellow and founder, NYU Tandon School of Engineering Cybersecurity Program
Ariel Silverstone, managing partner, Data Protectors
 
When Speaking Out Is a Risk, but So Is Staying Silent: Navigating the New Social Landscape
Speakers:
Barie Carmichael, author of "Reset: Business and Society in the New Social Landscape"
Jerilan Greene, chief communications and public affairs officer, Yum Brands
Dave Stangis, VP corporate responsibility and chief sustainability officer, Campbell Soup Company
 
Building Your Design Bench: Hiring and Inspiring Creative Talent
Speakers:
Kate Aronowitz, design partner, GV
Phil Gilbert, general manager, design, International Business Machines
Judy Wert, cofounder, Wert&Co.
 
Don’t Be Boring: A Guide to Bold, Effective Branding
Speakers:
Miguel McKelvey, cofounder and chief culture officer, WeWork
Vincent Stanley, director of philosophy, Patagonia
Forest Young, global principal, Wolff Olins
 
Take Control of the Narrative: Turning “Storytelling” Into Strategy
Speaker: 
Charles Fishman, acclaimed author of "One Giant Leap," "A Curious Mind" (with Brian Grazer), "The Wal-Mart Effect," and "The Big Thirst" and contributing editor, Fast Company
Rachel Shechtman, founder, Story, and brand experience officer, Macy's. 
 
 
12:05 PM
SWITCH BREAK
12:20 PM
CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES
 
Design Thinking Is Not Enough: How to Make Good Design a Core Business Strategy
Speakers:
Natasha Jen, partner, Pentagram
Khoi Vinh, principal designer, Adobe
 
What Companies Are Getting Wrong About Diversity and Gender—and How to Fix It
Speakers:
Porter Braswell, CEO, Jopwell
Barbara Whye, VP, human resources and chief diversity and inclusion officer, Intel
Lareina Yee, senior partner and chief diversity and inclusion officer, McKinsey & Company
 
Move Fast and Build Things: Bringing Startup Innovation to a Corporate Scale
Speakers:
Jenny Fleiss, cofounder and CEO, Jetblack and cofounder, Rent the Runway
Omer Ismail, partner, Goldman Sachs, and head of consumer digital finance in the Americas (Marcus)
 
The Feedback Economy: Letting Customers Help Drive Your Growth
Speakers:
Amanda Hesser, cofounder and CEO, Food52 
Leslie Miller, director of marketing – ice cream North America, Unilever
Christine Rimer, SVP of product marketing and customer advocacy, SurveyMonkey
 
Take Control of the Narrative: Turning “Storytelling” Into Strategy
Speaker: 
Charles Fishman, acclaimed author of "One Giant Leap", "A Curious Mind" (with Brian Grazer), "The Wal-Mart Effect", and "The Big Thirst" and contributing editor, Fast Company 

 
1:20 PM
NETWORKING LUNCH
2:45 PM
CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES
 
Cyberthreats and Solutions: How to Spot Your Company’s Vulnerabilities—and Address Them
Speakers:
Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace
Haiyan Song, SVP and general manager of security markets, Splunk
 
Take Control of the Narrative: Turning “Storytelling” Into Strategy
Speakers:
Charles Fishman, acclaimed author of "One Giant Leap,"  "A Curious Mind" (with Brian Grazer), "The Wal-Mart Effect," and "The Big Thirst" and contributing editor, Fast Company
Jenna Weiss-Berman, cofounder, Pineapple Street Media
 
The Long View: Why Your Social-Impact Model Should Grow With Your Company, and How to Get It Right
Speakers: 
Neil Blumenthal, cofounder and co-CEO, Warby Parker
Dave Gilboa, cofounder and co-CEO, Warby Parker
 
Don't Be Boring: A Guide to Bold, Effective Branding
Speakers:
Alex Williamson, chief brand officer, Bumble
Forest Young, global principal, Wolff Olins
 
 
3:45 PM
SWITCH BREAK
4:00 PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH MICHELLE PFEIFFER: HER 10-YEAR JOURNEY TOWARD A CLEAN BEAUTY MILESTONE
Speaker:
Michelle Pfeiffer, actress, producer, and founder, Henry Rose

4:30 PM
SOCIAL IMPACT 2.0: HOW TODAY’S BUSINESS LEADERS DO THE RIGHT THING
Speakers:
Howard W. Buffett, associate professor and research scholar, Columbia University
Abigail E. Disney, filmmaker, philanthropist, and activist
Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, founder and CEO, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism and CEO, E.L. Rothschild
 
5:15 PM
CLOSING REMARKS
 
5:30 PM
COCKTAIL RECEPTION