Venue: New York

Location: New York, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 21, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2009
Registration Date: Oct 20, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jul 24, 2009
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Following on from the huge success of Breakthrough Innovation 2009 which took place in Barcelona in March, Connecting Group are pleased to announce that they are taking their many years of experience in producing events stateside!

Optimizing Innovation 2009 will give you the opportunity to hear ideas and experiences from top speakers from the most innovative companies, on the most current and exciting topics in the form of social networking activities, brainstorming sessions, talking circles, keynote case studies and insightful presentations.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

*Whirlpool - Director of Global Innovation & PMR
*American Express - VP, Head of Chairman's Innovation Fund and Portfolio Management
*Pfizer - Senior Director of Worldwide Strategy & Innovation
*Pfizer - Sirector, Worldwide Strategy & Innovation
*BAE Systems - Director of Intelligence Innovation
*Alcatel-Lucent - Senior Director
*Kraft Foods - VP Open Innovation & Investments
*AT&T - AVP, Business & Process Integration
*3M - Head of Product Design Worldwide - C&O
*Philip Morris - SVP of R&D
*Xerox - Managing Principal, Technology Innovation - Specialist in R&D Transfer
*Microsoft - Director of Innovation Management Solutions
*LinkedIn - VP of Corporate Development and Strategy

In addition to our thrilling 2 day event, you will also be able to enjoy a dinner and drinks away from the hotel in the centre of New York. You will have a chance to relax, unwind, discuss the topics from the day and make and enhance business connections in an informal setting.