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Around the World of Innovation in 24 Hours!

These are unusual times for everyone but this is also a time when innovation is more important than ever! The ISPIM Connects Global Conference will be a celebration of innovation and will feature success stories and insights from global regions as we move around the world through 24 hours.
Join us on our virtual journey around the world on 7-8 December 2020, starting in Japan and ending in Australia. Of course, we do not expect you to stay up for a full day, unless you really want to. Although the content will be broadcast live, we will recording the event so you won't miss anything!
24 hours of thought-provoking innovation discussions
21 different regions covered from 5 continents
60+ speakers, interviewers, hosts, and panel members
100+ presentations with insights from industry and research

~ Main Stage ~

7 to 8 December

Tuuli Ahava
Director, Application Program, Digital Automation, Nokia
Rezal Ahmad
Chief Executive Officer
Tony Ajah
Managing Partner
TA Strategic Solutions
Omar Alqaryouti
Lead IT Planning, Innovation Strategist, Senior Business Architect, Dubai Customs
Marcelo Amaral
Associate Professor
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Akash Bhavsar
Managing Director
Skyquest Technology Group
Tamara Carleton
Innovation Leadership Group
Sally Davenport
Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI)
Fernanda De Negri
Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA)
Kadígia Faccin
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
Ahmed Fayed
Lead Technology Architect
Dubai Customs
Javier Fernández
Education Advisor
Embassy of Spain, China
Adam Fulford
Fulford Enterprises
Ladeja Godina Košir
Founder and Executive Director
Circular Change
Yukari Hara
Founder & CEO
SKYAH Co., Ltd.
Preetam Heeramun
R&D Technical Lead
Markku Heino
Principal Consultant, Ecosystem Leader
Joanne Hyland
President and Founding Partner
rInnovation Group
Kerri Jones
Trustee (Chair)
Future Health Africa
Tim Jones
Co-Founder and Programme Director
Future Agenda
Magnus Karlsson
Project Manager
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
David King
Founder & CEO
Lydia Kinyuru Okutoyi
Director of Health Care Quality (HCQ)
Kenyatta National Hospital
Santhaya Kittikowit
Assistant to the President for Innovation Affairs
Chulalongkorn University
Florian Kohlbacher
Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Intelligence, Coca-Cola Japan
Sari Kola
Senior Consultant
Spencer T Korankye
EV4 Africa
Aracha Krasae-in
Assistant Professor
Kasetsart University
Pratap Kumar
Founder & CEO
Nikhom Laemsak
VP, Innovation and Social Engagement
Kasetsart University
Luís Lamb
Secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology
State of Rio Grande do Sul
Luciana Maines da Silva
Head of Executive Programs
Theresa Mathawaphan
Chief Strategy Officer
National Innovation Agency (Thailand)
Andrew Maxwell
Associate Professor
Lassonde School of Engineering
Aziph Mustapha
Culture Transformation Expert
TEDx Speaker
Koichi Nakagawa
Associate Professor
Osaka University
Jansie Niehaus
Executive Director
National Science and Technology Forum
Markus Nordberg
Head of Resources Development (IPT-DI)
Russell O'Brien
Cognitis Innovation
Kenneth Omeruo
InnovationHub Africa
Julia Paranhos
Associate Professor
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Edna Pasher
Founder and Chair
Israel Smart Cities Institute
Nelson Reyes
Project Colombia
Francisco Saboya
Erja Turunen
Executive VP, Smart Industry & Energy Systems, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Frank Wafula
Academic Director, Healthcare Management
Strathmore University
Tamako Watanabe
Specialist of Impact Business Creation
Japan Research Institute
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~ Workshops ~

7 December

Innovation Leadership Session
Innovation Leadership in 2020 and beyond
Innovation Leadership across cultures
Inventive Problem-Solving with TRIZ
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~ Pre-Conference Events ~

6 December

Junior Researcher Lab
Solve The Mystery Challenge
Hosted Tables
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~ Sponsors & Supporters ~


~ Media Partners ~


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