“Innovation is here, and at a rate we’ve never witnessed before.”

As Sue Siegel (GE Ventures) said as a guest speaker at our first Symposium in 2019, the pace of innovation will never be as slow as it is today. History is proving that to be true.


Who should attend

In April, the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship will bring together top global corporate innovators for:

  • interactive dialogue
  • intriguing fireside chats
  • and keynote talks

while unveiling some of the latest innovation coming out of MIT and beyond.

You’ll explore how entrepreneurship can thrive in traditional corporate environments, share groundbreaking insights from the MIT community, and build connections with top innovators joining us from the world’s leading organizations.

This is an annual event you don’t want to  miss.
Trust Center member companies and guests regularly comment how valuable both the guest speakers and roundtable talks are.

Speakers

Please join us on Wednesday, April 13th for a full day of insights, networking, and interactive hands-on learning featuring our guest speakers:

  • Nobel Prize laureate Bengt Holmstrom, the Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics at MIT
  • Barbara Burger, Recent Graduate of VP, Innovation, and President, Technology Ventures, at Chevron
  • Kent Larson, Director of the City Science Research Group, MIT Media Lab
  • Emmanuelle Skala, SVP of Customer Success at Toast, and Lecturer, MIT Sloan

In addition, you’ll meet a wide range of MIT student and alumni entrepreneurs, Trust Center Managing Director Bill Aulet, and wrap up your day with a cocktail reception from 5:00 – 7:00 pm where you’ll have the chance to meet and mingle with the other Symposium attendees.


Hotel

Reserve your hotel room today at the Kendall Hotel, the official hotel of the Symposium.
Rates are $245/night for Tues April 12 and Wed April 13 when you book online at www.kendallhotel.com with the promo code MTCS (25% off standard rates).

Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 am
Registration & Coffee

8:30 – 9:00 am
Opening Remarks & Ice Breaker
Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center; Professor of the Practice, MIT Sloan School of Management

9:00 – 9:45 am
KEYNOTE: “Is Disruptive Technology Overrated? In Praise of Imitation”
Bengt Holstrom, Nobel Prize Laureate, Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics at MIT

9:45 – 10:30 am
Innovating in an Incumbent Company
Barbara Burger, Recent Graduate of VP, Innovation, and President, Technology Ventures, at Chevron

10:30 – 10:50 am
COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

10:50 – 11:20 am
How the Supply Chain Has Evolved Over the Pandemic
Yossi Sheffi, Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

11:20 am – 12:00 pm
The Evolution of Go-to-Market Strategies: Past, Present, and Future of Generating Revenue
Emmanuelle Skala, SVP of Customer Success at Toast, and Lecturer, MIT Sloan

12:00 – 1:00 pm
LUNCH (curated tables centered around informal but planned discussion topics)

1:00 – 1:30 pm
The Potential & Reality of Applying AI in the Real World: Perspective 1
Jenny Larios Berlin, Trust Center Entrepreneur in Residence
Sertac Karaman, Director, MIT LIDS

1:30 – 2:00 pm
The Potential & Reality of Applying AI in the Real World: Perspective 2
Alfred Spector, Visiting Scholar at MIT; former CTO, Two Sigma

2:00 – 2:40 pm
Digital Payments: Crypto & Blockchain
Tyler Spalding, co-founder, Flexa
George Whitfield, Trust Center Entrepreneur in Residence

2:40 – 3:00 pm
Ceremony of Inaugural Ethernet Investors Professor of the Practice
David Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

3:00 – 3:25 pm
COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Architectural Robotics: Research to Commercialization
Kent Larson, Director of the City Science Research Group, MIT Media Lab
Hasier Larrea, Founder & CEO, Ori

4:00 – 4:20 pm
Breakout Sessions
MIT Student and MIT Alumni Lightning Talks

4:20 – 5:00 pm
Closing Remarks, Trust Center Membership
Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center; Professor of the Practice, MIT Sloan School of Management

5:00 – 6:30 pm
Networking Cocktail Reception

Reserve Your Ticket Now!