Innovation Conference 2018

August 27 -​ 29  |  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas  |  Las Vegas, NV

Welcome to the Innovation Conference 2018!


This year we turn the focus on YOU – by delivering engaging content that will ignite innovative thinking to help solve your business challenges. Transport back to your school days in this unique university themed campus where you’ll connect with peers, technology partners and industry experts to gain insights on how they are innovating and winning in a dynamic marketplace.


In this collaborative learning setting, you’ll have the flexibility to build a personalized course schedule that aligns to your specific area of concentration. Along with your fellow ‘students’, learn how to tackle obstacles and deliver business outcomes from our expert faculty and administration leveraging the latest FinTech solutions and strategies. You’ll walk away with a graduated approach to delivering unparalleled consumer experiences. We’ll see you on campus!


NCR You will feature a diversity of speakers from across several disciplines.

NCR Innovation Conference 2018

2018 Keynote Speakers

Luke Williams


Professor, NYU Stern School Of Business; Founder and Executive Director of the NYU Innovation Lab; Fellow, at Frog Design; and International Best Selling Author, Disrupt


Luke Williams is a globally recognized authority on innovation leadership. He works with organizations on challenges ranging from creating new products and services, to transforming organizational processes and behaviors.He is professor of Innovation and executive director of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs at New York University's Stern School of Business and a fellow at frog, one of the world's most influential innovation companies.


Williams is a sought-​after commentator on disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship and cultural change. He is invited to speak worldwide, and his views are regularly featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, GQ, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, NPR and MSNBC. He is the inventor of over fifty United States patents and the best-​selling author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business

Johnny Cupcakes


Highly Successful Entrepreneur and Branding Expert


If you dream of inspiring cult-​like brand loyalty—the kind that involves mile-​long queues and even permanent tattoos—Johnny Cupcakes is for you. The founder of the world-​renowned tee-​shirt brand Johnny Cupcakes, Johnny’s known for helping other people create blueprints for building brand loyalty, creating memorable experiences, and inspiring innovation.


With global store openings, thousands of customers with his logo tattooed on themselves, people who camp out for his products, and high-​profile collaborations with giants such as The Simpsons, Power Rangers, and Nickelodeon, Johnny was named America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur by Business Week, Top Innovator in Retail by The Boston Globe, and featured in INC magazine as the CEO of one of the world’s fastest growing independent businesses.


Despite being in one of the most difficult product categories to stand-​out in, and a founder of a brand when he was just 19 years old, Johnny’s solution to his business challenges was to create such a unique brand experience that his customers would loyally line-​up around the block, time and time again, just to be able to sport his logo on their clothing.


Since then, through his talks and creative consulting, Johnny has shared his strategies with clients that include Apple, L’Oreal, Disney, IBM, Audi, Harvard University, Wieden+Kennedy, Marriott, and P&G. Also a TEDx speaker, Johnny has been featured in media such as MTV, NPR, Forbes, WIRED, Newsweek, and as a case study in several branding and business books.