In a world of accelerating change, the hallmark of successful companies and societies is the ability to nurture cutting-edge innovation.

Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal's Unleashing Innovation conference brought together, for the first time, global leaders from business, government and academia with expertise in information technology, biotechnology and clean tech, to provide practical advice on strategies to drive innovation in organizations. Participants worked together in intensive breakout sessions to identify insights and tools that large companies, entrepreneurs and governments can use to avoid innovators' pitfalls, and turn rapid innovation into a competitive advantage.

Unleashing Innovation assembled an invitation-only delegation of international executives in a highly interactive environment that offered live journalism at its best.


  • Met and heard from the most influential leaders in innovation, including CEOs, thought leaders and practitioners from diverse industries and countries
  • Benefitted from rigorous analysis of the most cutting-edge ideas in business and technology through interviews and breakouts led by the Journal’s experts
  • Networked with an invitation-only group of international executives who are driving innovation across industries, cultures and geographies
  • Gained expertise on complex issues that will define the future
Lively, provocative interviews and breakout sessions were facilitated by expert editors from The Wall Street Journal.

Planning for the 2014 conference is currently underway. To request information about participating in next year’s event, please click here.
  • Scott D. Anthony
    Managing Partner, Innosight
  • Michael Anti (a.k.a Zhao Jing)
    Journalist, political commentator and microblogger
  • Patrick Bergstedt
    President, Asia Pacific, MSD
  • Duncan Clark
    Chairman, BDA China
  • Hal Gregersen
    Professor of Innovation and Leadership, INSEAD
    Author of The Innovator"s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
  • Dmitry Grishin
    Co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Mail.Ru Group
    Founder, Grishin Robotics
  • Tarun Khanna
    Professor, Harvard Business School and Director, The South Asia Initiative, Harvard University
  • J. Joseph Kim
    President & CEO, Inovio Pharmaceuticals
  • Pericles Lewis
    Founding President and Professor of Humanities, Yale-NUS College
  • Kishore Mahbubani
    Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Owen Mahoney
    CFO and CAO, Nexon
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon
  • Vineet Nayar
    Vice Chairman and CEO, HCL Technologies
  • John G. Rice
    Vice Chairman, General Electric Company
  • James E. Rogers
    Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy
  • Eduardo Saverin
    Facebook Co-Founder and Investor
  • Ronnie Screwvala
    First Generation Entrepreneur
    Founder and Trustee, Swades Foundation
  • Nava Swersky Sofer
    Founder & Co-Chair, NanoIsrael
    Former President & CEO, Yissum - Hebrew University Technology Transfer
  • Tulsi Tanti
    Founder and Chairman, Suzlon Group
  • Jay S. Walker
    Curator, TEDMED
  • Gary Wang
  • Ya-Qin Zhang
    Chairman, Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft