We released the report, Business of Innovating: Bringing Low-Carbon Solutions to Market, at a conference in Atlanta on October 25-26, 2011. The conference was dedicated to exploring how to accelerate the business innovation we need to achieve carbon emission reductions while maintaining economic growth. This event profiled effective methods used by leading companies today to help bring low-carbon technologies and solutions to market. Attendance at the event included high-level business executives, as well as government, academic and non-governmental organization representatives.
Business of Innovating: Bringing Low-Carbon Solutions to Market
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
October 25-26, 2011
Where available, links to videos and presentation slides are provided below
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
|2:00 - 4:30 p.m.|
"Innovation in Practice" Site Visit to GE's Grid IQ Experience Center 
|6:00 - 7:30 p.m.|
Welcome Dinner and Keynote Remarks provided by
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
|8:00 - 8:30 a.m.||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.|
Welcome Remarks, Introduction of Morning Keynote
|9:00 - 9:45 a.m.||Keynote Remarks provided by George Biltz , Corporate Vice President, Dow Chemical Co., Vice President, Energy & Climate Change (Video , PDF Presentation )|
|9:45 -10:00 a.m.||Break|
|10:00 - 11:45 a.m.|
Case Study Insights: Bringing Low-Carbon Innovations to Market
A plenary discussion with case study company partners
|11:45 - 12:15 p.m.||Lunch|
|12:15 - 1:00 p.m.||Keynote Conversation between Eileen Claussen , President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and Kurt Kuehn , Chief Financial Officer, UPS (Video )|
|1:00 - 2:30 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
Panel I: Managing Political and Regulatory Uncertainty
Panelists discuss how uncertainties related to political and regulatory considerations are incorporated into low-carbon innovation strategies.
Panel II: Managing Nexus Work and Strategic Partnerships
Panelists discuss how to successfully manage and balance the complex relationships with internal and external decision-makers involved in low-carbon innovation development and deployment, including suppliers, policymakers, customers, and competitors.
|2:30 - 3:00 p.m.||Break|
|3:00 - 4:30 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
Panel III: Rethinking Your Value Proposition
Panelists discuss methods for re-imagining a business’s value proposition, including innovative financing and business models, approaches to commercialization of new technologies, and aligning a business’s global market positioning.
Panel IV: Management and Leadership that Cultivates Innovation
Panelists discuss the management and leadership practices that cultivate innovation and generate ideas, and shepherding them through the stages of innovation.
|4:30 - 5:00 p.m.|
|5:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Networking Reception sponsored by Make an Impact |