Building Detroit Innovation


Detroit’s history is filled with change-makers and so, too, is its future. Celebrate the legacy of Walbridge and its 100th anniversary by looking to the future and the ideas to drive the next 100 years.

Join keynote speaker, Jeff DeGraff, the “Dean of Innovation,” to envision the importance of innovation and change for Detroit. In the process, find out how to unlock the innovation that’s part of the next chapter for your company.

Be inspired by the work of others as well. Hear from three innovators about how they are changing the way their companies are approaching business. Speakers are:



    • Matt Simoncini: President, CEO and Director of Lear Corp.


    • Bridget Russo: CMO of Shinola


    • Tom Brady: Founder and CTO of Skyspecs



Join the conversation with #buildingdetroit

Hosted at the beautiful Detroit Athletic Club in downtown Detroit. I managed to sneak to the rooftop for some beautiful photos!

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