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Innovation Managers Forum hosted by
UC San Diego

November 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2017, San Diego
at the Scripps Seaside Forum, UCSD

  Innovation Managers  Round Table

The Regional HYPE Innovation  Forums are designed specifically for innovation managers, and those working on innovation programs in large organizations. We keep them small, so that collaboration is high, and participants are able to share their success and failures  in an intimate environment.
You will come away feeling energized, armed with insights, and deeper connections.

Speakers  - to be announced soon

Robert Neuhard from UCSD

Robert Neuhard

Executive Director for Operational Strategic Initiatives at UC San Diego

Colin Nelson from HYPE

Colin Nelson

Director of Enterprise Innovation Consulting at HYPE       

Melani Roberson from UCSD

Melani W. Roberson

Senior Strategy and Innovation Analyst at UCSD


Jennifer Dunn

Consultant in Enterprise Innovation Consulting at HYPE

Cemal Aydogan from Maxion Wheels

Cemal Aydogan

North America Operations Director at Maxion Wheels

Dallas Hetherington from AkzoNobel

Dallas Hetherington

IPL/ICP Program Champion at AkzoNobel

Joe Ramos

Joe Ramos

Continuous Improvement Lead at ConocoPhillips

Ninetta Kosswig from HYPE Innovation

Ninetta Kosswig

Director Professional Services US at HYPE Innovation

Agenda - November 1st & 2nd

November 1st

13:30 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 14:30 HYPE IntroductionHopes & Fears in Innovation Management
14:30 - 15:15 Robert Neuhard - Executive Director for Operational Strategic Initiatives at UC San DiegoUSCD Innovation Program
15:15 - 16:00 Colin Nelson - Director of Enterprise Innovation Consulting at HYPEThe Landscape of Innovation Management
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:15 Workshops session - 2 sessions of 30 min for each workshop: • Liberating Structures by Melani Roberson, UCSD
• Developing a balanced campaign portfolio, by Jennifer Dunn, HYPE
17:15 Wrap-up followed by get-together dinner

November 2nd

09:30 - 09:45 Welcome and agenda of the day
09:45 - 10:30 Cemal Aydogan - NA Operations Director at Maxion WheelsMore details to come
10:30 - 11:15 Dallas Hetherington - IPL/ICP Program Champion at AkzoNobelMore details to come
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:30 Joe Ramos - Continuous Improvement Lead at ConocoPhillipsMore details to come
12:30 - 13:30 Networking lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Workshops session - 2 sessions of 30 min for each workshop: • HYPE Software roadmap by Ninetta Kosswig, HYPE
• Driving up commenting levels by Colin Nelson, HYPE
14:30 - 15:15 Speaker to be announced soonMore details to come
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:30 Panel discussion
16:30 - 17:00 Wrap-up and Takeaways
17:00 - 18:30 Cocktails and Drinks

Agenda - November 3rd

UC San Diego is offering attendees the option of participating on an innovation lab tour on the morning of Friday 3rd. Details of the tour are going to be listed below soon.




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 close to UCSD campus:
Estancia La Jolla
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel 
Residence Inn Marriott

On the beach of La Jolla Shores:
La Jolla Shores Hotel
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton (booking code N9746123)

Scripps Seaside forum


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

Registration Form

Join us for deep innovation management discussions, learn from the experts in the field
and connect with other your peers during this event by registering below.

Get together:
On  Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm, there will be a get together, including drinks and dinner.  
Join us, it will be spectacular!


"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."