JOIN US FOR OUR 5TH ANNUAL EVENT IN SONOMA!

The BrandGarage Summit is an invite-­only gathering designed to increase collaboration between the Fortune 500 in retail, CPG, media and the technology industry.

 For two amazing days in California’s wine country, executives share insights, experiences and strategies on innovation models, partnerships, M&A and investment through small discussion groups, presentations by industry leaders and social activities (wine tasting, hiking, cooking class). 


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LOCATION

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
100 Boyes Blvd
Sonoma, CA 95476


Date & Time

October 3, 2018 - 7:30 AM 

October 4, 2018 - 12:00 PM

SPEAKERS



Oliver Roll

SVP, CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

CISCO


Shruti Kothari

DIRECTOR


KAISER PERMANENTE VENTURES

David Hornik

GENERAL PARTNER


AUGUST CAPITAL




Gina Bianchini

FOUNDER & CEO


MIGHTY NETWORKs


Mark Silva

FOUNDER & CEO


KITE


Shannon Gordon

CEO


the boardlist



Phillip Raub

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT


b8ta, inc.


Charlene Li

PRINCIPAL ANALYST


ALTIMETER, A PROPHET Company

Marcelo Pascoa

GLOBAL HEAD OF BRAND MARKETING


BURGER KING





Corey Treffiletti

CMO


VOICERA


*Committee Member

Jessica Sklar

Partner / cso


machine shop / linkin park management

*Committee Member

Peter Horst

GLOBAL MARKETING


CMO inc.



*Committee Member


Eric Wilker

SVP, BUSINESS OPERATIONS


WARNER BROS.

*Committee Member

Nilofer Vahora

VP LICENSING & PRODUCT INNOVATION


REBECCA MINKOFF

Oren Jacob

CEO & 

CO-FOUNDER


PULLSTRING





Chris Palmer

new BUSINESS innovation


steelcase


Sandy Kimura

Evp, Growth Strategy


Rakuten usa

Jon Shalowitz

CEO


LIFTIGNITER


SCHEDULE



Wednesday, October 3

7:00 am

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 am

Disruption: Gradually then Suddenly

Mark Evans -  Managing Director, BRANDGARAGE

8:15 aM

Leadership Revolution: Change Agents are Infiltrating the C-Suite

Charlene Li -  Principle Analyst, ALTIMETER,  A PROPHET COMPANY

8:45 aM

Rethinking Corporate Communication Inside & Out of the Company

Oliver Roll - SVP, Chief Communications Officer, CISCO

9:15 aM

Next Gen Leaders 

Shruti Kothari - Director, Strategic Engagement & Collaboration, KAISER PERMANENTE

9:45 aM

Morning Break


10:00 aM

Beyond Innovation Theatre: New Models & Lessons Learned

Mark Silva - Founder & CEO, KITE
Claudia Lagunas - Senior Director of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, VISA
Erika Parkins - Digital Innovation & Technology, ESTÈE LAUDER
Chris Palmer - New Business Innovation, STEELCASE

10:30 AM

When Worlds Collide (Need, Discovery, Trust) 

David Hornik - Partner, AUGUST CAPITAL

11:00 AM

Breakouts: Culture, Leadership & Innovation

Digital Transformation Stories: Success & Failure - Mark Evans - Managing Director, BRANDGARAGE 
Consumer Experience & Customer Acquisition - Nilofer Vahora - VP Licensing & Product Innovation, REBECCA MINKOFF
Next Gen Leadership - Charlene Li - Principle Analyst, ALTIMETER,  A PROPHET COMPANY
Entrepreneurial Engagement - Founder & CEO, KITE

12:00 pM

Lunch & Networking

1:00 pM

Voice is the Next OS: Are You Ready?  

1:30 pM

Hello World: New Leaders, New Thinking

2:15 PM

Conclusion Day One

3:00 pM

Social Activities

7:00 pM

Reception & Dinner



Thursday, October 4


7:00 am

Breakfast & Networking

8:15 am

Reinventing the Board of Directors (Diversity and Innovation) 

8:45 am

Partner, Build, Buy

9:15 am

Morning Break

9:30 Am

Anatomy of Big Brand Acquisition

10:00 Am

Startup Spotlights

10:30 Am

Closing Session

11:00 Am

Event Concludes 

LOCATION
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

We’ve secured hotel rooms at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and will be providing shuttle service from our hotel to all venues.

To secure your room please contact Sue Gordon at  619-464-1230 or email info@epic-meetings.com for further booking assistance.


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TESTIMONIALS


"The BrandGarage Summit was awesome. It's really hard to create the right conditions for sharing and transparency. BrandGarage mashed-up the right people, the right challenges, and the right environment to create the kind of conditions to really connect."

–  David Butler
  Global VP, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Coca-Cola


“The BrandGarage Summit was one of the best events I’ve attended in years. There were many high-profile c-suite execs to connect with and learn from. I highly recommend being part of the BrandGarage network;
I will stay involved with the group for years to come."

– Nic Vu
SVP & GM, N. America, adidas group


"The BrandGarage event was fabulous. A great venue with the right environment for connecting with others from a variety of industries, but shared challenges.”

– Ruth Dawson
SVP, Comcast NBCU Innovation Labs

Join us in October


Attendance to the BrandGarage Summit is for Senior Executives Only
Passes to the Summit are $1,495 per person

For brands of scale who are willing to meet with startups and partners, we have discounts available. Please contact events@brandgarage.com 


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