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Innovation Managers Forum hosted by

November 3rd & 4th 2016, San Diego
Edward W. “Ted” Scripps Room II at the Scripps Seaside Forum, UCSD

  Innovation Managers  Round Table

The HYPE Innovation  Forums are round tables  focused on innovation management. It’s high impact, and focuses on the sharing of success and failures at innovation, so everybody can learn and advance towards their goals. You will come away feeling energized, armed with insights, and deeper connections.


Robert Neuhard

Robert Neuhard

Executive Director for Operational Strategic Initiatives at UC San Diego


Colin Nelson

Director of Enterprise Innovation Consulting at HYPE       


Michael Estrella

Innovation Process Manager, Patent Agent at Ingredion


Franziska Krauskopf

Senior Innovation Advisor at TRENDONE



Dan Callari

Director of Strategic Innovation at Bob Barker Company


Joe Ramos

Continuous Improvement Lead at ConocoPhillips



Agenda - November 3rd

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 HYPE InnovationWelcome, Agenda, Purpose
09:15 - 09:45 Colin Nelson - Director of Enterprise Innovation Consulting at HYPEHopes and Fears for Innovation Management
09:45 - 10:30 Robert Neuhard - Executive Director for Operational Strategic Initiatives at UC San Diego
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 Colin Nelson - Director of Enterprise Innovation ConsultingWhat's New in Innovation Management
11:45 - 12:30 Michael Estrella - Innovation Process Manager, Patent Agent at IngredionInnovation at Ingredion
12:30 - 13:30 Networking lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Dan Callari - Director, Strategic Innovation at Bob Barker CompanyEnd-to-end Innovation Management
14:15 - 14:45 Franziska Krauskopf - Senior Innovation Advisor at TRENDONE
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:00 Joe Ramos - Continuous Improvement Lead at ConocoPhillipsUsing HYPE as a Platform for Continuous Improvement
16:00 - 16.30 HYPEWrap-up and Takeaways
16:30 - 18:30 Cocktails and Drinks

Agenda - November 4th

UC San Diego is offering attendees the option of participating on an innovation lab tour on the morning of Friday 4th. Details of the tour are listed below.

Lab Tour - approximately 3.5 hours

The Basement: Brings together students and alumni, ideas and inspiration, earnest ambition, and real-world experience. The Basement is a space where student entrepreneurs can gather and be nurtured, and with alumni support and visionary leadership, they can grow companies and social innovation ventures that become the fabric of our community, creating jobs and inspiring a culture of ingenuity and impact.
The Basement promises opportunity for all university students – regardless of college or department affiliation. The Basement provides students with mentors, guidance, and funding to bring innovative ideas to life and further stimulate, encourage, and serve the entrepreneurial spirit of UC San Diego students - http://www.ucsdbasement.com/#story & http://www.ucsdbasement.com/meet-the-basement/#current-teams

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS): SEDS UCSD is an undergraduate student-run volunteer research group that aims to advance the future of space exploration and development technology. The group is also known for being the first student group to successfully launch a rocket powered by an entirely 3-D printed engine – the Vulcan-1 - http://www.sedsucsd.org & http://www.sedsucsd.org/projects-vulcan-1.html

EnVision Labs: The EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio at UC San Diego is a hands-on, experiential education facility where visual arts and engineering communities converge. The nearly 3,000 square foot studio provides a wide range of design, fabrication and prototyping tools, both analog and digital - http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/envision/index.sfe



Companies that hosted  previous events

UCSD Forum 2016
UCSD Forum 2016



Get inspiration and new ideas for your innovation program


Learn blue prints for success from experienced innovators


Share your experience with others


An intimate setting for honest discussion


Build relationships with your fellow innovation professionals


Develop yourself as an expert in your field


It's a party too! Have fun, learn lots, enjoy.


Free swag, drinks and food at a fabulous location

Venue and Hotel

The Scripps Seaside Forum offers a tasteful blend of function and style that celebrates Southern California's unrivaled coastal environment. With an unparalleled waterfront location, modern facilities, and award-winning architecture, this stunning venue offers the ideal setting for  our event.

Recommended hotel:



8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States


"The event was sensational and above all very inspiring"
"Very professional - chapeau! "Family Gathering" describes it very well."
"There was a lot of room for personal exchange, but is was not too dominant! That's a good mix."
'Good to have academic insight. Inspiring new information. Challenges and how to work with that. Definitly very experienced".  On the keynote of John Bessant.
"Thank you! Loved the event! Great food!"
"Exellent - Not only to network on a business level but also as an information exhange regarding the HYPE Platform."