The Lean Startup Conference 2015

November 16 - 19, 2015 - San Francisco, CA

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2015 Lean Startup Conference Program Details

Talks about Innovation

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Morning Plenary9:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Afternoon Breakouts2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Lean Methodologies When the Organization is the Product2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Garren Givens, Presidential Innovation Fellows, @InnovFellows
    Noah Kunin, 18F - General Service Administration, @noahkunin
    Room: Herbst

    Hillary Hartley offers an overview of 18F as a lean startup inside government with four case studies:
    — Presidential Innovation Fellowship as a lean startup – Garren Givens, Director, PIF Program
    — Hacking the Bureaucracy: Acquiring Talent – Jennifer Tress, 18F Talent Director
    — Hacking the Bureaucracy: Deploying Software – Noah Kunin, 18F Infrastructure Director
    — LeanUX for Organizational Growth – Nick Brethauer, 18F Designer

  • Lean - From Campus to Startup2:00 -3:00 PM
    Frank Rimalovski, New York University, @rimalovski
    Room: Southside

    In this panel, participants from leading academic institutions and entrepreneurs with technologies that have been spun out will discuss how Lean Startup is being applied in a campus setting and beyond. You will learn how Lean Startup has restructured the innovation ecosystem at Georgia Tech, and how NYU has spread it throughout campus to foster cross-boundary collaboration. You will also learn about the genesis of The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program and hear what it takes to transition from search to execution from one of I-Corps’ emerging success stories, Neon Labs.

  • How Lean Startup Accelerates (open) Innovation2:00 - 2:20 PM
    Room: C210

    This presentation looks at the learnings and challenges faced when Transavia started using Lean Startup to accelerate customer experience innovation, how we engaged the Transavia Management Team, how we scaled Lean Startup for other business ideas, how we combined different methods of work into a continuous innovation process and how we apply Lean Startup in an Open innovation context.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Afternoon Breakouts2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • View from the Trenches: What Went Wrong with Our Lean Startup Program?2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Room: General's Residence Ballroom

    With all of the success of Lean in the startup community, this should be pretty easy to implement in the Corporate environment, right? After launching with very little to show in the way of success, the team in Ericsson’s Atlanta Idea Factory had to take a step back and evaluate what changes were necessary to implement Enterprise Lean Startup with success. One key principle had to be learned… People are an organization’s greatest asset, AND its greatest barrier to success.

  • GE–Fuel Cells: Running a Lean Startup Inside a Big Corporation3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Room: Herbst

    In 2014, GE launched an internal start-up business, GE-Fuel Cells, inspired by an advanced manufacturing breakthrough at our research center. Specifically, we’re developing solid oxide fuel cell systems that will provide businesses and communities around the world the ability to efficiently generate clean, reliable power locally at the point of use in a factory, data center or small, remote neighborhood. Learn how we are applying lean startup principles in this long cycle, equipment based business in order to dramatically accelerate our path to commercialization and reduce risk. As part of this journey we have pushed the envelope with out-of-the-box opportunities to apply lean startup methodologies including a “Manufacturing MVP”.

  • Spanning the Schism: How Enterprises & Startups Can Accelerate Innovation Together4:00 - 4:30 PM
    Room: C260

    Large corporations have capital, distribution, and brand. Small startups can innovate at lightspeed. Learn how to use Lean Startup methodologies to leverage each other effectively for absurd ROIs.

  • Exploring the Fertile Boundaries Between Faith and Business // #leanfaith3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Toby Rubin, UpStart Bay Area , @upstartbayarea
    Room: C210

    Author, extrapreneurial faith leader, and church futurist, Ken Howard, will lead a curated discussion of the fertile ground that lies at the boundaries of faith and business. He will be joined by entrepreneur and community innovator Toby Rubin, of UpStart Bay Area, and innovator and author Spencer Burke, of HatcheryLA. Topics like: Experimental Faith-Based Communities & Organizations, Lean in the Jewish Space, and Incubation & Acceleration of Faith Communities are just a few of the things Ken and his guests will be discussing at this first-of-its-kind program at the Lean Startup Conference.