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Friday, October 6 • 3:22pm - 4:07pm
Startups as the New R&D

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Join leaders from Accenture, Marriott and 1776 as they discuss when, why and how large companies should partner with startups to innovate.  

Please enter through the Newseum's Group Entrance is located on C Street (between 3rd street and 6th street NW).

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Amanda Signorelli

CEO, Techweek

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Evan Burfield​

Co-Founder & CEO, 1776
Evan Burfield is the cofounder and CEO of 1776, where he works with startups around the world tackling important challenges in areas like education, health, energy, transportation, and cities. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to publications such as the Wall Street Journal... Read More →
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Bob Ghafouri​

Digital Transformation Lead, Accenture Digital
Bob has 20+ years of cross-industry experience in CRM, analytics and digital focusing on the customer and channels strategy and technology solutions for marketing, sales, service and customer analytics. Bob started CadenceQuest, a shopper marketing and advanced customer analytics... Read More →
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Jennifer Hsieh

VP CX Innovation, Marriott International
As Vice President of CX Innovation at Marriott International, Jennifer “Jenny” Hsieh, brings together innovation, business strategy and a deep understanding of consumers to develop innovative concepts for the company’s portfolio of 30 leading hotel brands with more 6,200 properties... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 3:22pm - 4:07pm
Newseum - Annenberg Theater 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 (USE C STREET ENTRANCE, LOCATED BETWEEN 3RD AND 6TH)