Convene, 16 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

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Event Date Thu Mar 5 CST (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Mar 5 9:30am - Thu Mar 5 6:00pm
Location Convene
16 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Region Americas

Some companies have taken on board the idea that their increased power puts new demands on them. They now believe that firms should indeed serve stakeholders as well as shareholders. Business need to offer good value to customers; support their workers with training; be inclusive in matters of gender and race; deal fairly and ethically with all their suppliers; support the communities in which they work; and protect the environment. However companies reset and refine their purposes in the years to come, they will still need to perform. What innovative strategies are going to help them get there? What power playbook will they need to follow? Are there enough new technologies to ward off economic decline? What’s the geopolitical context and nuances leaders must consider?

The Economist’s Innovation Summit celebrates a decade in 2020 and we’re imagining the company of the future and also the social and political forces that will shape it. As we look ahead, how can business harness innovation to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges? What sort of chief executives will survive and thrive in the coming era of perpetual change? How can today’s firms manage the transformation they will need if they are to prosper? What world do we want to create and how can artificial intelligence help us get there?


2020 Speakers

Andrew Moore
Head of artificial intelligence, Google Cloud

Penny Pritzker
Founder and chairman, PSP Partners and former US secretary of commerce, Obama Administration

Robert Carter
Chief information officer, FedEx Corporation

Bill Foster
US representative for Illinois's 11th congressional district, US Congress

Nick Pickles
Director of global public policy strategy, Twitter

Don Gips
Chief executive, The Skoll Foundation

Yaël Eisenstat
Former CIA officer​,​​ former global head of elections integrity operations, ​Facebook ​and visiting fellow, Cornell Tech

Randall Kroszner
Deputy dean for executive programs and professor of economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Poppy Crum
Chief scientist, Dolby Laboratories and adjunct professor, Stanford University

Ramesh Srinivasan
Professor, UCLA and director, UC Digital Cultures Lab

W. Patrick Wilson
Director, Office of Business Liaison, US Department of Commerce

Tom Wheeler
Former chairman, US Federal Communications Commission

Colin Mayer
Professor of management studies, University of Oxford

Richard Edelman
Chief executive, Edelman

Rebecca Henderson
University professor, Harvard University

Luigi Zingales
Author, "A Capitalism for the People" and Cohost of the podcast Capitalisn't

Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Commissioner, US Securities and Exchange Commission

Charlotte Howard
New York bureau chief and energy & commodities editor, The Economist

Tom Standage
Deputy editor, The Economist

Vijay Vaitheeswaran
US business editor, The Economist

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• Turkish Airlines

• Edelman

• Chicago Innovation Awards
• Society of Innovators
• The IoT Magazine
• ita
• Analytics Insight
• TradePost USA