The Art of Innovation and the Practice of Disruption

Innovation has been the cornerstone of success for millennia. Yet few businesses display innovation not only in their products but throughout their organization.  One of the visible examples of innovation at its best is disruption. Disruption brought about by finding new ways to get things done. Disruption that changes how business is done with “out of the box” business models. Disruption in the way a company works with its customers that changes the game for everyone.

We bring top entrepreneurs, executives and thought leaders to the stage in San Francisco to challenge our attendees common sense and get practical on changes they can make RIGHT NOW that will change the game for their companies.



5:30 – 7:00 PM
Opening Reception

Musical Entertainment
In the Gallery with Best Selling Authors.


8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

AM Sessions

Opening Remarks

Executive Perspectives LIVE
Money, Money, Money…. Interview with C-Suite leader from a top bank on the future of money and financing and its impact on how we do business.
Interview by Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chairman of C-Suite Network and Primetime TV and CBS Podcast Host

Executive Discussion
Power of peer networks in developing relationships that lead to innovation and disruption.
Moderated by Adam Johnson
Marlene Williamson, CEO, Watermark

Executive Perspectives LIVE
Market leadership through innovations in customer relationship marketing.
Interview by Jeffrey Hayzlett
Tom Edwards, CDO, Epsilon

Executive Discussion
From the front lines of digital transformation–technology, collaboration, and social networking.
Moderated by Adam Johnson
Persistent Systems and Janine Pelosi, Head of Marketing, Zoom

Executive Perspectives LIVE
Innovations in end to end channel management.
Interview by Jeffrey Hayzlett
John Haber, Founder and CEO, Spend Management Experts

Alive Inside
Presented by Jeffrey Hayzlett


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

PM Sessions


Special Segment/Audience Engagement
Improvisation is a needed core competency of the most successful business leaders. Experience improv first hand with the world’s most successful improv group with some fun and practical insights.
Kelly Leonard, EVP Second City Improv

Executive Perspectives LIVE
Creating billion dollar businesses through leveraging core competencies.
Interview by Jeffrey Hayzlett,

Executive Discussion
How Artificial Intelligence is radically altering customer expectations and product innovation.
Moderated by Adam Johnson

Keynote Speakers
How an innovative business model disrupted the wine industry.
Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, Founders of Barefoot Winery

Executive Perspectives LIVE
Election Impact…. Interview with global thought leader on what the 2016 elections mean for business and how to make the most of policy changes that come from these election results.
Interview by Jeffrey Hayzlett

Networking Reception


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Adam Johnson

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Juliet Funt

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Tom Edwards

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John Haber

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Marlene Williamson

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Kelly Leonard

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Robyn Scott

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Tyler Norton

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Janine Pelosi

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Felicia Mayo

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Kira Makagon

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Dan Negroni

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Carey Lohrenz

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Doug Devitre

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Steve Napolitan

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Our advisory board reflects top leaders across a broad spectrum of industries that represent companies with revenues from $200 million to $600 billion. This board provides guidance on the program, invites key participants, and will be participating on-site at the C-Suite Conferences.


Venue + Travel

Monday November 7 – Tuesday November 8, 2016

The average high and low temperatures for early November, in San Francisco, range from a low of 50ºF to a high of 63ºF.  November is colder, as winter and the rainy season begins.

San Francisco International Airport is an international airport 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, California, United States, near Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County. Book your flight here.

Guest Access to BeSpoke:
There are several points of entry to access the space.
• 835 Market – take the elevators up to the 4th floor
• 865 Market
– Take the elevators next to Godiva up to the 4th Floor and walk around the dome
– Take the escalators up to the 4th floor
• Under the Dome – BART entrance – Take the Nordstrom’s elevators up to the N1/L4 floor and exit out to the Dome
• 816 Mission – take elevators up to the 5th floor and take the escalator down to the 4th fourth floor

For PARKING information, please click HERE.


San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St | San Francisco, CA 94103

Book your room for C-Suite Conference Network.