Killer Innovation Centers

July 20, 2017
Location: Vail Auditorium, 725 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308
Networking 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Panel Discussion 6:45 – 8:00 pm

Wireless Forum Members can register for a tour of the AT&T Drive Studio in addition to the main panel discussion. Details:
Location: 759 West Peachtree St NW #108, Atlanta, GA 30308
Drive Studio Tour #1: 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Drive Studio Tour #2: 5:00 – 5:30 pm


Ken Durand, Head of Product Innovation, Ericsson
Rachel Ford, TechStars Atlanta
Mahesh Gupta, General Manager, Innovation and Enterprise Mobility, Delta
Scott Sanchez, VP of Innovation, First Data
Moderator: Merrick Furst, Founder of Flashpoint & Distinguished Professor Georgia Tech

As corporations and industries reinvent themselves and transition toward industry 4.0, we are recognizing a dramatic increase in the quantity and formation of innovation centers. These centers of innovation are designed to round up the best new ideas, enable collaboration between industry players, accelerate new product development & launch, and help focus efforts while eliminating traditional corporate bottlenecks. Join us for a lively panel presentation & discussion illustrating the most productive innovation center examples, diverse ecosystem partners, and example of how innovation centers contribute or drive ROI.  Also join us for a tour of the Drive Studio.


1) Parking available at Drive Studio (not an AT&T operated parking; rates are $1 first 20 minutes, $1 each additional 20 minutes, $8 max), street parking, and other lots available nearby

2) Tour
– report to the location 5 minutes prior to scheduled session time, please don’t come earlier

– address: 759 West Peachtree St NW #108, Atlanta, GA 30308,-84.3867768,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88f504660d0b1109:0xf964f8cc321163e9!8m2!3d33.7757369!4d-84.3869074

– go into the parking deck at this location, the Studio front door is inside the parking deck (further directions below)

3) Networking and Panel discussion
– Vail Auditorium, 675 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308