Conference

ICAN² CONFERENCE 2019 | DECEMBER 2-3 | NYC

Don’t miss ICAN² Conference 2019 on Tuesday, December 3 in NYC. The world’s first and only conference focused exclusively on corporate alumni management. A highly interactive event with a focus on collaborative workshops, panel discussions and presentations. We’ll be taking a deep dive into how to grow your networks and how to take your alumni engagement to the next level!

Event details:

Date: December 2nd – 3rd, 2019
Location: New York City – SAP’s innovation hub, Hudson Yards
Cost: $499

Hotel suggestions: YOTEL New York | Stewart Hotel New York | Four Points by Sheraton

WHY ATTEND

Still not convinced? Check out these 3 reasons why you won’t want to miss this conference! Taking place at SAP’s innovation hub, we will kick things off with a networking reception on the evening of December 2nd. Get ready to inspire and be inspired.

Please note – Registration deadline is November 24, 2019

AGENDA

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December 2, 2019

 5:30 – 7:30 pm    Evening networking appetizers & drinks

December 3, 2019

 8:30 – 9:00 am    Registration and networking breakfast

 9:00 – 9:15 am     Conference kick-off 

 9:15 – 10:15 am     KEYNOTE PANEL | Key alumni management learnings from Sean Brown, Director of Communications and External Relations & Strategy and Corporate Finance at McKinsey together with Margret Klein-Magar, Vice President, Head of SAP Alumni Relations SAP SE, moderated by Stephan Herrlich, Co-founder of IntraWorlds.

10:15 – 11:15 am     INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS (split into two streams based on alumni program maturity):

INCUBATING STREAM (newer program)
 
Successful network growth – reaching critical mass. Lost alumni research, exit process, etc. Moderated by Sheri Mayerowitz, Global Alumni Relations Manager at Hogan Lovells.
ACCELERATING STREAM (mature program)   
 Alumni 2.0 – transforming the industry through professional data management. Moderated by Andrea Legnani, Global Head of Alumni Relations at Citi.

 11:15 – 11:30      Coffee break & snacks

11:30 – 12:00 pm   PANEL DISCUSSION | An opportunity to hear the findings from both streams workshops and open up the conversation to the audience for Q&A. Focusing on successful network growth and powerful data management. Moderated by Charlotte Sault, together with Sheri Mayerowitz, and Andrea Legnani.

12:00 – 12:45 pm   PRESENTATION | Engagement for life: Research-based insights to foster strong corporate alumni relationships with Dr. Rebecca Paluch, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia  and Dr. Christian Mencke, Director, Alumni Relations SAP SE

 12:45 – 1:45 pm  Networking lunch

1:45 – 2:30 pm     SAP Leonardo Center tour

Participants of the conference will have the opportunity to explore the innovative SAP Leonardo Center! This space is where customers, partners and SAP come together for joint exploration of the digital future. Using design thinking methodology and the capabilities of SAP Leonardo, the team identifies and validates top use cases to help you innovate faster and at lower risk.

2:30 – 2:45 pm     Transition to workshops  

2:45 – 3:45 pm   INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS (split into two streams based on alumni program maturity):

INCUBATING STREAM (newer program)
 
Communication planning: defining media-mix, frequency, and events. Moderated by Jessica Badain, Alumni Manager at Davis Polk and Matthias Edinger, Director, Alumni Relations SAP SE.
ACCELERATING STREAM (mature program)   
  Comprehensive metrics: defining effective metrics and proving ROI for your program. Moderated by Jenn Pedde, Global Manager of Alumni & Community at Oliver Wyman.

 3:45 – 4:00 pm      Coffee break & snacks

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm     PANEL DISCUSSION |  An opportunity to hear the findings from both streams afteroon workshops and open up the conversation to the audience for Q&A. Focusing on the topic of communication planning & comprehensive metrics. Moderated by Charlotte Sault, together with Jenn Pedde and Jessica Badain.

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm     PRESENTATION | Secrets from the World’s Largest Alumni Network with Karen Stevens, Managing Director, Global Career Experience at Accenture and Tony Audino, Founder & CEO at Conenza.

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm     Wrap-up & closing comments

 6:15 pm board time | 6:45 – 10:15  pm   Networking dinner cruise

 

The conference will conclude on the Sundancer yacht starting from Pier 81, we’ll cruise from the Hudson River and return via the East River. See some of New York’s iconic views and highlights while enjoying dinner, drinks, and the company of industry leaders.

(Registration deadline is November 24, 2019)

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*Please note, you’ll receive an invoice following your registration. We look forward to connecting with you in NYC!

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