FastFWD—The Innovation & Technology Conference

FastFWD brings change agents together to share the stories, insights and trends driving innovation and creating disruption today—and what the future might hold. Tethered to neither industry nor function, the conference takes a broader approach. We examine markets, technologies, geopolitical movements and other ‘macro’ level concepts to explore the root cause of change. And what action we need to take as a result.

September 27th, 2019

UCONN Stamford
Welcome Center
1 University Place
Stamford, CT 06901

Featured Speakers

Conference & Session Themes

Emerging Factors






During the early panels and speakers, we will explore the big movements creating disruption and driving the need for innovation. This series will focus mainly on emerging technology and consumer behavior and preference trends.

Broader Context



Managing Risk



During these sessions, we will hear from leaders and innovators that will help give color your understanding of the Impact Factors. We will cover themes like responsibility, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and more.

Driving Innovation

At Scale

Building Teams



M&A / Venture

The payoff—during these talks, we will explore how we as individuals, teams, and organizations create disruption and drive innovation. What can we learn from the strategies, experiences, wins, and failures of our panelists and speakers?

The Big Picture

Emerging Markets

Political Realities

U.S. Trade Policy

Regulation & Legislation

Tax & Fiscal Policy

Our panel on macroeconomic and geopolitical trends will explore the broad movements that are shifting, creating, and even destroying markets and what were once ‘safe assumptions.’

Closing Keynote Series

Our lineup of premier innovators in their respective fields will share their personal and professional stories of opportunities, challenges, and ultimately innovation and growth. From lessons learned to their aha-moments, you will get real insight into the minds of recognized visionaries.