Earlier this month, Battery Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank together hosted a two-day Executive Innovation Retreat in Calistoga, California. The event brought together chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief data officers and chief digital officers from some of the world’s most innovative brands.
Over the course of the retreat, attendees traded perspectives on how digital innovation is transforming their corporate strategies—from how they build new services to the ways in which they engage consumers, and even how technology is unlocking new business models. Many attendees remarked that in this new digital world, the lines between their roles and responsibilities blur as technologies including data and analytics, mobile and cloud underpin everything they do.
Hearing perspectives from peers across the C-level, as well as across industries, made for an interesting mind meld of ideas. Attendees represented companies including Bank of America, Citi, CVS, Fidelity, IDEO, Intuit, Kaiser Permanente, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Providence Health, Prudential, Restoration Hardware, Symantec, TUMI and UBS, among others.
For a portion of the event, a select group of early-stage startups also had the chance to pitch their companies to, and gather feedback from, leaders of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies.
Executives from the Executive Innovation Retreat enjoying the sunset views and wine at Davis Estates in Calistoga, California.