• Innovation Uncensored Conference San Francisco 2014
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    NOVEMBER 10TH AND 11TH, 2014

    IUSF2014 Overview

    About Innovation Uncensored

    Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored is for anyone with a mind for modern business. Join more than 500 executives, inventors, strategists, designers, marketers, visionaries, and creatives from the worlds of technology, business and design on November 10th and 11th for a conversation on the power of innovation and disruption in business.

    With talented speakers and groundbreaking business solutions, Innovation Uncensored brings the best of Fast Company’s magazine and websites to life on-stage. Be prepared to connect with a diverse crowd of leaders and for the rush of extraordinary ideas that will transform your business, brand and career.

    Innovation Uncensored will take place at City View at the Metreon, located at 135 4th St., in San Francisco.

    2014 Main Stage Speakers

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    Kent Alterman

    Comedy Central

    Ed Catmull

    Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios

    Matías Duarte


    Nathan Fielder

    Nathan For You

    Michele Ganeless

    Comedy Central

    Grace Helbig

    It's Grace

    Alejandro Manzano

    Boyce Avenue

    Daniel Manzano

    Boyce Avenue

    Fabian Manzano

    Boyce Avenue

    Rose Marcario


    Bill Maris

    Google Ventures

    Andrew Mason


    Dennis Miloseski


    Jane Park


    Josh Smith

    Johns Hopkins University

    Baratunde Thurston

    Cultivated Wit

    Gentry Underwood


    John Zimmer


    Off-site Hosts

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    Jason Altman


    Paul Cross


    Kara Goldin

    Hint Inc.

    Michael Gough


    Chris Jones

    Hampton Creek

    Tony Key


    Kyle Lapham


    Dennis Miloseski


    Ben Roche

    Hampton Creek

    Ramji Srinivasan


    Raj Talluri

    Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

    Marco Zappacosta


    IUSF2014 Up Close


    To be announced

    Off-site Experiences

    Available to paid conference attendees only and subject to host approval.

    A Few Hints on Building A Following - Since its launch in 2005, all-natural Hint Water has become a recognized leader in the beverage industry, triumphantly changing the notion that drinks must contain sugar or diet sweeteners to have market appeal, while collecting numerous industry and consumer accolades and expecting a cool $50 million in revenue this year alone. On this visit to Hint Inc.’s headquarters, you'll get to see where some of today's most refreshing innovation goes down, and along the way pick up a few tried-and-true secrets on how to build a following and successfully market directly to your consumers.
    Hosted by Kara Goldin, CEO and founder of Hint Inc.

    Designing the Next Generation of Devices at Samsung - Go behind-the-scenes at Samsung’s San Francisco design studio and learn more about creating and innovating devices of the future.
    Hosted by Dennis Miloseski, Vice President, Head of Studio, Samsung

    Game Changer: A Look Inside Ubisoft’s Immersive Game Experiences - Thanks to compelling narratives, innovative gameplay, and breakthrough technology, video games these days are true entertainment experiences. At the forefront of this charge, Ubisoft has inspired communities around the world to play, connect, rock out, and Just Dance. During this visit to Ubisoft’s San Francisco office, get hands-on with some of its top video-game franchises and learn about the technology that powers its innovation.
    Hosted by Tony Key, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ubisoft; Jason Altman,Executive Producer, Just Dance Now; Paul Cross,Creative Director, Rocksmith

    How Thumbtack Gets It Done - Local commerce marketplace Thumbtack recently announced $100 million in series D funding, and it’s still just getting started. Head over to the web startup’s San Francisco headquarters to discover how the once couch-crashing, closet-dwelling cofounders Marco Zappacosta and Jonathan Swanson successfully navigated revenue-model shifts and funding rejection in the early days of their business to develop a service that aims to make all of our lives a little bit easier. 
    Hosted by Marco Zappacosta, Co-Founder and CEO

    Inside Counsyl’s Robotic-Powered Lab- Walk inside Counsyl’s 24-hour, machine-powered, clinical lab – the only one of its kind – and join the conversation on the power of preventative health.
    Hosted by Kyle Lapham, Head of Automation, Counsyl; Ramji Srinivasan, Co-Founder and CEO, Counsyl

    Peek Into the Mobile Future at Qualcomm- What will the next generation of mobile devices look like? Qualcomm Technologies can show you. Step into the future of mobile on this site visit to their San Francisco office and try out some of their most innovative new technologies for yourself, including computer chips designed to work and learn like the human brain, Ultra HD 4K video streaming in your pocket, DSLR-quality photo processing (read: #nofilter necessary), and more.
    Hosted by Raj Talluri, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

    The Incredible, Edible World Behind Hampton Creek’s Food Innovation Kitchen - Plants have the power to change how we eat, and one start up is demonstrating how. Step inside the R&D kitchen at Hampton Creek for a behind-the-scenes conversation and cooking demonstration about the science of taste and how food will continue to evolve.
    Hosted by Josh Tetrick, Co-founder and CEO, Hampton Creek; Chris Jones, Director of Culinary Innovation, Hampton Creek; Ben Roche, Research and Development Chef, Hampton Creek

    Yes You Can Draw: How to Inspire Creative Thinking in Your Teams at Adobe - Michael Gough believes everyone was born creative but that it has been trained out of us – which has resulted in holding back an entire generation who could be tackling the next big idea to tomorrow’s complex problems.
    During this visit to Adobe's San Francisco offices, learn exclusive insights on how today’s leaders can unlock creative thinking in their teams and why drawing is a critical building block for the future of innovation and design thinking.
    Hosted by Michael Gough, VP Experience Design, Adobe

    IUNY 2014 Conference Highlights

    Ed Catmull and the vision of Steve Jobs

    Learn how the Pixar and Disney Animation Studios President worked with the late Steve Jobs

    Technology’s Transformative Value

    How can technology empower entrepreneurs and create an opportunity for social good?

    Evernote’s China Cheat Sheet

    Find out how Evernote successfully amassed more than 10 million Chinese users


    Contact Us

    For conference and sponsorship inquiries, please email: events@fastcompany.com. For speaking inquiries, please contact Senior Events Editor Kim Last at klast@fastcompany.com.