Coca-Cola+QBE Insurance+Travelport Innovators Share Strategies at Summit

The best and brightest innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in the world of startup-driven innovation are getting together at the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, June 19–21, in Lincoln, NE.

Speakers will offer startups and corporate innovators practical tools and techniques for accelerating and injecting innovation into organizations.

Three new speakers announced include former Global Director of Innovation + Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Coal Company, Head of the Global Innovation Lab for QBE Insurance Group and design strategist and startup coach for Travelport Labs, the world’s leading travel commerce platform.

See a full list of speakers HERE and check back often for updates.

CARIE DAVIS — Coca-Cola/BridgeCommunity

As former Global Director of Innovation + Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company, Carie Davis created programs to engage 1,000 associates in entrepreneurial methods via training, hands-on workshops and one on one coaching.

She is also the Director of The BridgeCommunity, a program designed to engineer and accelerate startup and corporate relationships. Startups and corporations (Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, Suntrust + more) receive training and coaching to minimize roadblocks, simplify processes and streamline pilots. The goal is to create commercial opportunities for the startups to solve corporate business challenges and grow the Atlanta startup ecosystem.

Carie also cofounded a corporate innovation consultancy called Your Ideas Are Terrible to help corporations increase the speed in which ideas move through the innovation pipeline.

Ted Stuckey— QBE Insurance Group

As Head of the Global Innovation Lab for QBE Insurance Group, Ted Stuckey supports the global markets that QBE operates in by exploring how the latest technologies can drive growth, improve efficiency and build stronger partnerships with their customers.

Ted’s accountabilities include establishing partnerships in a variety of areas including academic and start-up communities and overseeing the Group Digital Innovation Lab which provides QBE with the capacity, resources and skills needed to effectively experiment with emerging technologies.

Nicole Shephard— Travelport Labs

Nicole Shephard is a design strategist and startup coach for Travelport Labs, the innovation arm for the world’s leading travel commerce platform.

In her role with Travelport Labs, Nicole has helped imagine, build, run, and refine Travelport’s internal innovation program and travel startup accelerator. She actively engages internal and external startup founders to build customer empathy, explore new ideas and business models, and quickly test and refine potential solutions. She is a lean startup and design thinking evangelist, a customer advocate, and a sucker for continuous improvement.

Hosted by Econic and the Inside/Outside Innovation podcast team, the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit is a 3-day national conference that will bring together high-growth startups and corporate innovators to collide and engage with new startups, new technologies, new business models and new talent. It will also feature hands-on learning sessions and a $100k investment pitch competition.

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