YPO Launches Third Annual Innovation Week at the Consumer Electronics Show

Innovation Week kick-off at CES focuses on how to convert transformative and innovative ideas into actionable plans

DALLAS, 9 January 2018 – YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, will be kicking off the third-annual Innovation Week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years. YPO’s launch of Innovation Week will focus on emerging technologies and innovative new breakthroughs transforming a wide range of industries today.

At the CES kick-off to Innovation Week, YPO members will have a special welcome by Chairman of CES and YPO member, Dave Hagan. In addition, Techstars will offer members access to the latest in tech innovation at its global start-up pavilion. The 2017 YPO Global Innovation Award winner Michael Golway, President and CEO of Advanced Solutions, Inc., will present the latest advances in the integrated solution of BioAssemblyBot® and TSIM™, a 6-Axis Robotic 3D Printing System for Human Tissue Structures.

For one week in May 2018, YPO will host Innovation Week, a series of more than 50 events around the world designed to bring together the world’s most dynamic innovators, disruptors and leaders for a chance to connect, challenge conventional thinking and gain actionable insight. Business leaders and pioneering thinkers will engage in a weeklong forum discussing the most important innovations affecting business today, including augmented and virtual reality, vehicle technology, digital imaging, wearables, smart home, sensors and more.

YPO members will host innovation events across the globe in Melbourne, Australia; London, England; Tel Aviv, Israel; New York, New York; Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic; Silicon Valley, California; Nairobi, Kenya and more 7-11 May 2018. The mission of YPO Innovation Week is to drive innovation across a diverse range of industries through signature events, live two-way interactive video casts and livestream events across more than 30 countries.

“Every business leader needs to focus on innovation to grow and thrive,” says YPO Innovation Week Chair Keith Alper, Founder and CEO of GenieCast. “YPO Innovation Week will provide hundreds of opportunities for members to learn from each other and from the most well respected global innovators, disrupters, inventors to help integrate innovation at the most strategic level across all businesses. Combining research, technology and business leadership, Innovation Week is the one place where the world’s most innovative companies share their inspiration and insights.”

YPO Innovation Week offers YPO business leaders with learning and networking opportunities to infuse innovation into their companies, form strategic partnerships, and positively affect their businesses and the communities in which they work. YPO leaders will be able to leverage new partnerships in innovation, infuse innovation into the heart of their company culture, and convert ideas into actionable plans. YPO Innovation Week has become a global stage where next-generation innovations are welcomed, and the latest trends in innovation are adopted.

The week will feature idea jams, workshops, live-streamed panels, insider company tours, global conference calls, TED-style presentations and debates. Combining research, technology and business leadership, YPO Innovation Week is the premier showcase for the world’s most innovative companies to share their inspiration and insights.

For more information, visit the YPO Innovation Week website.





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Angela Mers is the global PR and Media Manager at YPO and has worked for the organization since 2007. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and political science.