HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 14, 2019
Topcoder Innovation Summit
The Premier Event for Enterprise Innovation Leaders
MEET THE PEOPLE WHO
MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
The Innovation Event for Enterprise Doers
The Topcoder Innovation Summit is the premier innovation event for industry leaders. At the Innovation Summit, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with industry leaders, attend panels on innovation and emerging technologies, and meet with the Wipro and Topcoder executive teams. Every year this event brings together incredible clients and sponsors such as AWS, Google, IBM, GE, NASA, M&T Bank, Booz Allen Hamilton, and so many more. Find out what’s happening in today’s hottest technologies and the gig economy, and see firsthand how our platform can handle projects as small as mobile app design and as large as digital transformation.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AND WHO YOU WILL MEET
In partnership with AWS, EIC, Google, Intel, Hess, NASA, RS Energy Group, Station Houston, Shell, and more, TCO19’s Innovation Summit shares actionable strategies from market industry experts through a variety of events, like:
Information-packed panels filled with the latest technology insights in fields such as AI, IoT, and big data
Unlimited networking opportunities with experts and executives from around the globe
Personal breakout sessions with workshop opportunities and one-on-one guidance
Powerful keynotes from some of the world’s foremost Gig Economy thought leaders
John Winsor is an entrepreneur, thought-leader and global authority on open innovation. He is currently the executive-in-residence at Harvard Business School’s Laboratory for Innovation Science (LISH). John’s books include “Beyond the Brand,” “Spark,” “Flipped”, and the best-selling “Baked In,” winner of the 2009 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award in marketing. John is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, Forbes and Digiday. He and his family are based out of Boulder, Colorado.
Keith Groom is the Global Head of Partners for Microsoft Workloads on AWS. He leads a specialized team of business and technical resources that help AWS partners develop expertise on how to migrate and modernize Microsoft Workloads on AWS. His team is also responsible for the Microsoft Alliance between AWS and Microsoft.
Dave Messinger is the Chief Technologist at Topcoder, where he is in charge of all crowdsourcing products and technology. He is responsible for the platform and overall community development methodology.
Prior to his current role, Dave spent seven years as Topcoder’s Chief Architect, during which time he oversaw the platform, community growth, and component-based methodology.
Shinobu Saito is a Distinguished Research Engineer in the Software Innovation Center at the NTT Corporation (Tokyo, Japan). His research interests are software requirements engineering, design recovery, business modeling, and business process management. He received his Ph.D. in system engineering at Keio University (Yokohama, Japan) in 2007. Saito was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine from 2016 to 2018.
Innovation Summit Agenda
|Breakfast & Registration||Live Oak Ballroom Foyer|
|Welcome & Opening Remarks||Michelle Briggs, Customer Success Program Lead, Topcoder|
|Houston & Innovation||Gaby Rowe, Executive Director, The Ion|
|Surviving Avalanches: Open Talent and the Enterprise||John Winsor, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Open Assembly|
|Software Development in the Era of the Passion Economy||Dave Messinger, Chief Technology Officer, Topcoder|
|The Passion Economy: Topcoder Community Panel |
Moderator: Steve Rader, Deputy Director, Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, NASA, Johnson Space Center
|Viktoria Pere, @PereViki, from Hungary |
Thomas Kranitsas, @thomaskranitsas, from Greece
Dr. Sergey Pogodin, @birdofpreyru, from Spain
Scott Wu, @scott_wu, from the United States of America
|Driving Innovation in the Enterprise with AWS||Keith Groom, Global Head of Partners for Microsoft Workloads, AWS|
|The Big and the Bold: Serving the Public Sector through Open Innovation |
Moderator: Michael Contreras, Ph.D, General Manager, Public Sector, Topcoder
|Lynn Buquo, Manager, Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, NASA, Johnson Space Center|
Marc Apgar, JTWS Lead Systems Engineer, USSOCOM
Jennifer Beardsley, Prize Competition Program Administrator, Bureau of Reclamation
Terese Manley, Prize Manager, Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing, National Institute of Standards and Technology
|Networking Coffee Break||Live Oak Ballroom|
|Hybrid Sourcing Framework for Overcoming “2025 Digital Cliff”||Shinobu Saito, Distinguished Research Engineer, NTT|
|SpaceNet™: Geospatial Analytics Challenge Series Special Announcement||Ryan Lewis, General Manager, SpaceNet|
Adam Van Etten, Advisory Council Co-Chair, SpaceNet
|Partner Up! Winning through Differentiation and Simplified Access to Talent |
Moderator: Adam Sandlin, Head of Worldwide Strategy & Go-to-Market, Topcoder
|Ryan Lewis, General Manager, SpaceNet |
Rick Sullivan, Vice President & General Manager, Digital Applications, DXC Technology
Vasudha Raman, Director and Regional Business Head, Consumer Business Unit, Wipro
|On-Demand Everything: Gig Economy Leaders Panel |
Moderator: Paul Estes, Editor-in-Chief, Staffing.com
|Steve Pockross, Chief Executive Officer, Verblio|
Brian Bednarek, Founder, MESH01
Amelia Warren Tyagi, Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Business Talent Group
|2019 Topcoder Open Design Finals Introduction||Adam Morehead, Vice President of Digital, Topcoder|
|Lunch and Arena Tours||Live Oak Ballroom|
|Topcoder Innovation Summit Master Classes |
Data Science & AI featuring Amazon SageMaker
Quality Assurance & Crowdtesting
Winged Elm Room
Red Maple Room
|Coffee and Snack Break||Live Oak Ballroom Foyer|
|Geospatial Analytics Master Class presented by SpaceNet™||Magnolia Room|
The Passion Economy: Topcoder Community Panel
With the emergence of the gig economy, skilled workers are enjoying new socio-economic and lifestyle freedoms, along with navigating new challenges in this era of on-demand work. You’ll hear from dedicated Topcoder community members and learn from their personal journeys in this burgeoning gig economy.
On-Demand Everything: Gig Economy Leaders Panel
While everyone is accustomed to services such as Uber and Grubhub, the on-demand economy powered by gig workers offers enterprises unique ways to scale and ramp productivity. We will hear from leaders whose organizations are powered by the gig economy and the benefits their enterprise customers are enjoying in this era of on-demand everything!
The Big and the Bold: Serving the Public Sector through Open Innovation
As we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of landing on the Moon, the U.S. Government continues to pioneer exciting ways to tackle large, complex, and impactful challenges through on-demand talent and open innovation. You’ll hear from federal agency innovation leaders sharing solutions and success stories made possible with open talent.
Partner Up! Winning through Differentiation and Simplified Access to Talent
Innovative partners push the growth and uptake of on-demand talent and there is a lot to learn from them! Joining Topcoder on stage will be DXC, SpaceNet, and Wipro discussing how they go to market and differentiate with Topcoder as a powerful on-demand talent solution.
Day at a Glance
|Topcoder Innovation Summit||8 AM to Noon|
|Lunch & Topcoder Open Arena Tour||Noon to 1:30 PM|
|Gig Economy Master Classes||1:30 PM to 3:00 PM|
|Geospatial Analytics Master Class w/ SpaceNet™||3:15 PM to 4:45 PM|
GETTING READY FOR THE GIG ECONOMY
We offer a hands-on experience with the Topcoder platform to show you how crowdsourcing can accomplish big goals and break down barriers created by distance, location, and language. Our industry model challenges technology and work assumptions and creates value for our clients through digitally disruptive crowdsourcing access and execution to the world’s top talent.
Are you ready to share ideas, build relationships and learn how to leverage digital innovation as a critical driver for your business needs? Join us at this year’s TCO19 Innovation Summit to participate in the crowdsourcing revolution.
Houston, Texas - InterContinental Hotel
November 14, 2019
RECAP: WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR?
Last year’s 2018 Wipro Innovation Summit in Dallas, Texas saw attendees from Dell, Amazon, BD, NASA, Capital One, Intel, AT&T, Ericsson, Charles Schwab, Nike and plenty more.
Technology sessions included:
• Building Apps in an Age of AI-First User Experience
• QA, the Unsung Hero of App Development
• Tackling GDPR and Security Testing in Blockchain Technology
• What’s Next for IoT in 2019
Innovation sessions included:
• Decoding ROI in Innovation: How to Go from Idea to MVP Faster
• Gig Economy Trends: How to Source and Retain Top Talent
• Bridging the Skills Gap with Gig Workers
• Go Further with Predictive, Prescriptive, and Descriptive Analytics
6750 Main Street,
Houston, TX 77030