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For further information or to register, call Adam Geiger at 1-305-450-1099, or email him at events.us@frost.com

GROWTH INNOVATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING AND EXECUTIVE MINDXCHANGE KICKOFF

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2021 | NETWORKING DAY

Bring plenty of business cards, relax, meet-and-greet during this networking day.

1:00 PM

Growth Innovation Leadership Council Mixer and Networking Luncheon

*Please note participation for this is restricted to Council Members and Designees only. For more information on the Council, please visit www.gilcouncil.com.

3:00 PM

Sponsor Workshop & Orientation

4:30 PM

Speaker Orientation

An essential meeting for presenters to preview the event, highlight your roles, and network with fellow peers.

5:15 PM

Participant Meet ‘n’ Greet

This end-user/practitioner networking activity is your opportunity to identify – right out of the gate – those peers who share challenges similar to your own. It’s a great way to find participants who have thought leadership you can benefit from and to facilitate later dialogues throughout the event.

6:00 PM

Welcome Networking Reception & Event Kickoff

Meet your fellow peers and colleagues as we engage in an ice breaker over cocktails to get the conversations started and set you up for an event whose foundation is built on collaboration.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021

GENERAL SESSION AND EXHIBITION

8:15 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibition

9:00 AM

WELCOME and HEADLINER – 2022 and Beyond: The Third Wave – Accelerating Product Innovation

Dr. Sean Simpson, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, LanzaTech


Abstract:
With COVID recovery funds tied to sustainability goals and a desire to produce products which support a cleaner healthier planet, product innovation is at an all‐time high. Companies that pivot, embrace new technologies and rethink traditional supply chain model will be best placed to gain market share in the future. This session will highlight the opportunities in product innovation from synthetic biology, AI and carbon recycling.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Fresh perspective on why technologies that embrace multiple feedstocks and flexible product suites will mitigate against supply chain challenges and support future planning
  • A framework for how distributed waste‐based systems provide new opportunities for product development
  • Examples of carbon capture technologies offer economic and environmental benefits to the consumer and support a new carbon economy in a post COVID world

Rockstar Insights:

Sean-Simpson2Dr. Sean Simpson
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
LanzaTech

Why You Should Listen to Sean:
Sean founded LanzaTech in 2005. Since it’s founding, Sean as successfully developed, scaled and commercialized a novel industrial platform for the manufacture of sustainable fuels and chemicals. Sean also sits on the board of the start-up companies Avertana, and Dotterel and he has published over 20 journal articles and 200 patents.

9:45 AM

Navigating the 14th Annual New Product Innovation & Development: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange

9:55 AM

Energizer

Take your thinking cap off and break up your day with a fun, five-minute energizing activity.

10:00 AM

ROCKSTAR INSIGHT – Outcomes vs. Outputs: Rallying the Organization Behind Product Innovation

Alina Aronova, Senior Vice President, Technology Operations, Cengage


Abstract:
Learn how an organization turned a massive public failure into thriving product centric technology innovator. Create a new path for your business through looking at organizational roadmaps, priorities and outcomes via a customer lens.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Examples of why failure teaches the best lessons
  • Insight on why stability & performance, repeatable processes, and radical transparency are sexy
  • Best practices on why organizations must focus on the customers they serve and the products
    they rely on

Rockstar Insights:

Alina Aronova
Senior Vice President, Technology Operations
Cengage
 

Why You Should Listen to Alina Aronova:
Alina is Product Delivery Executive, Board Member, Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker. In her role at Cengage, she is responsible for driving meaningful business transformation, product delivery and operational maturity through the development and implementation of strategic and tactical initiatives across all functional areas of the global product technology organization.

10:30 AM

Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

11:00 AM

COLLABORATION ZONE – ROUNDTABLE

This Roundtable session captures the power of all participants’ voices, insights and experiences via group discussion and exploration of the issue at hand.

Accelerating Innovation by Thinking (and Executing) Like a Startup

Scott Thielman, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Product Creation Studio

Abstract:
Large enterprises have enviable access to data about their customers, marketplace, and supply chains, but  often resort to acquisition of smaller companies to bring new products and services to bear. Why can some startups create new product lines and even new categories with seemingly miniscule resources while established organizations struggle to innovate? In this interactive session, learn about development frameworks and rapid prototype strategies that allow for exploration of risks in a low budget fashion.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on a systematic approach for product opportunity evaluation
  • Examples from across industries that will illustrate the utility of the framework
  • Best practices to reduce risk and increase success by applying this in your own organization

Rockstar Insights:

Scott-ThielmanScott Thielman
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Product Creation Studio
 

Why You Should Listen to Scott:
With Scott’s expertise leading the development of consumer, medical, and industrial products, he has participated in all aspects of development for clients including Philips, Johnson & Johnson, and Amgen. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Washington and is a licensed professional engineer.

12:15 PM

Food For Thought Luncheon – Networking Roundtables Hosted by Industry Leaders

Practitioners and solution providers host a menu of luncheon discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts. The list of discussion topics will be available on-site.

1:15 PM

Session to Session Travel Time

1:20 PM

CASE HISTORY - Keeping Up with Evolving Customer Expectations in Your Product Portfolio

Erin Mistry, Senior Vice President Payer Strategy and Policy & Co-Founder, Snapdragon Life Sciences

Abstract:
Product manufacturers rely on a multitude of data points – the question is, how to use that data and find the right data to drive product innovation and service so that customers continue to stay and pay. Understanding a customer experience involves knowing the complete journey of the engagement process so the entire experience is seamless. The golden rule is not finding customers for your products but finding products for your customers.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Tips on identifying customer lifestyle drivers
  • Steps to move towards a listening organization
  • An understanding of the impact of happy customers

Rockstar Insights:

Erin-MistryErin Mistry
Senior Vice President Payer Strategy and Policy & Co-Founder
Snapdragon Life Sciences

Why You Should Listen to Erin:
Erin brings the marriage of inspiration and pragmatism across diverse stakeholders to sidestep inefficiency for business impact. With over 15 years experience across hospital health systems, to biopharma and through consulting, she brings a unique and integrated view of healthcare.

1:50 PM

EXECUTIVE BRAINSTORM – The New Normal: How to Drive Collaborative Innovation in the Hybrid Environment

Moderator:
Dave Goes, Senior Vice President, Business and Product Development, Morningstar
 
Panelists Include:
Jennifer Felder-Smith, Director, Strategy & Development, Crunchi
Benjamin Karas, Digital Product Manager, Grainger
Juan Phillips, Vice President, Product Design & Innovation, Travelpro
Theresa Scheuble, Head of Design & Innovation, Johnson & Johnson
Andrea Wesser-Brawner, Chief Innovation and Emerging Technologies Officer, Orange County Government


Abstract:
Hybrid work environments are likely here to stay in many organizations. To some, especially those with geo-diverse teams, this model is standard operating procedure. But for others this model can be new and challenging. Organizations have an opportunity to embrace this new model, innovate around how our teams collaborate and build a new model for product innovation and execution.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on what should stay the same and what should change in a hybrid environment
  • Examples of how to engage and excite your on-prem and WFH team members
  • Technology tips and tricks for the hybrid environment

Moderator:

Dave-GoesDave Goes
Senior Vice President, Business and Product Development,
Morningstar

Why You Should Listen to Dave:
Dave is leading a new product and team that was hybrid before work from home became the norm. Launching their new product in February of 2021, Dave and team have gone from $0 revenue to $500,000 in eight months, with “rounding-error budget” and a whole lot of grit and innovation.

Panelists Include:

Jennifer-Felder-SmithJennifer Felder-Smith
Director, Strategy & Development
Crunchi

Why You Should Listen to Jennifer:
Jennifer is a global strategist who has dedicated her life to transforming organization and leaders through the power of collaborative innovation, clarity of vision (purpose) and resilience. Her experience entails collaborating across 80 countries to drive transformation and growth.

 
Ben-KarasBenjamin Karas
Digital Product Manager
Grainger

Why You Should Listen to Benjamin:
Ben is part of Grainger’s Technology Group and is currently modernizing experiences for 16 million + customers focused around Post Order eCommerce services. He has worked across all functional teams within Grainger to build the roadmap, own strategy, and partner with stakeholders from the North American branches.

 
Juan-PhillipsJuan Phillips
Vice President, Product Design & Innovation
Travelpro

Why You Should Listen to Juan:
Juan has been the lead creative for a number of major brands across multiple product categories. Most recently, Juan serves as the Vice President of Product Design and Innovation at Travelpro, where Juan has dedicated himself to making the company the most innovative brand in luggage. Innovation, concept and functionality fuel Juan’s passion for product design, R&D and the creation of proprietary features.

 
Theresa-ScheubleTheresa Scheuble
Head of Design & Innovation
Johnson & Johnson

Why You Should Listen to Theresa:
Theresa chairs the J&J Design Council which is focused on advancing world-class practices in product design to drive speed, simplification and robustness in the development of customer-centered health care solutions across J&J. As part of this effort she is responsible for creating customer experience frameworks from discovery to launch via customer engagement strategies and customer insights planning and execution guidelines.

 
andrea-wesser-BrawnerAndrea Wesser-Brawner
Chief Innovation and Emerging Technologies Officer
Orange County Government

Why You Should Listen to Andrea:
Andrea is the first in her position where she builds upon Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ vision of “Orange Tomorrow” and creating a culture of innovation, collaboration and inclusiveness. In her role, she focuses on creating public and private partnerships throughout the entire organization to leverage technology to keep up with global trends and position Orange County as a leader in the innovation industry.

2:35 PM

Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

3:05 PM

INSIGHT BURST – Forging External Partnerships to Propel Co-Creation

Nias Puthenveettil, Vice President, Global Head of Digital Product Technology, LifeScan


Abstract:
Co‐innovation enables organizations to share resources and insights to collectively develop intuitive products and solutions. It provides an opportunity to reduce risks and can empower companies with shared insights on evolving trends that are pivotal for success. There are also challenges that inherently come with this type of arrangement.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Critical factors for fostering alliances
  • Insight on developing a futuristic solution
  • Best practices on enabling agility for innovation within organizations

Rockstar Insights:

Nias-PuthenveettilNias Puthenveettil
Vice President, Global Head of Digital Product Technology
LifeScan

Why You Should Listen to Nias :
Over the years Nias has worked with several partners and applied innovative strategies at Siemens to develop medical devices including Computed Tomography (CT), X‐ray, Angiography, Interventional Radiology/Cardiology imaging systems and clinical applications. As Head of Technology and Innovation at Cerner, he led multiple global teams to develop large‐scale health care information systems, enterprise applications and interoperability solutions.

3:25 PM

INSIGHT BURST – Disruption-Proofing Our Workforce Through Lifelong Learning

Maikel Alendy, Associate Director of Instructional Learning Technology, Florida International University Online


Abstract:
Disruption is occurring on an exponential scale, changing what we do and how we work. The future of work and the success of truly innovative business requires a response that equips employers and employees for what’s next through a commitment to organic upskilling and relevant learning experiences.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Operational transformation best practices – upskilling, workforce innovation, and training
  • Case history of the successes and shortcomings of significant business disruptions
  • Fresh perspectives into adult learning and gamification of professional development

Rockstar Insights:

Maikel-AlendyMaikel Alendy
Associate Director of Instructional Learning Technology
Florida International University Online

Why You Should Listen to Maikel:
As a self-proclaimed “proud Millenial,” Maikel is driven by his goal to equip learners with an education that enables them the ability to feed their families and/or provide for their communities. With a fearful admiration of digital disruption Maikel’s work focuses on digital literacy, accessibility and equity, rediscovering things we once knew, and the future of meaningful work.

3:45 PM

Energizer

Take your thinking cap off and break up your day with a fun, five-minute energizing activity.

3:50 PM

TECH TALKS – The Game Changers

Join us for a burst of insight into technologies forecasted to have game changing potential to power your growth.
 

Adaptable Materials

Gerald Wilson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Autonomic Materials


Abstract:
Synthetic polymeric materials are as ubiquitous as they are indispensable in our everyday lives. However, from the non-renewable petroleum feedstocks from which they are made to the energy consumed in their processing and manufacturing, there is a consensus that the use of these materials is unsustainable. A type of adaptable materials technology, self-healing technology, can be used to extend the lifetime of polymeric materials, keeping them in service longer thereby minimizing the adverse environmental impact of their use.

Key Take-Aways:

  • An Introduction to self-healing materials technology
  • Framework for technology segmentation
  • Insight on the economic and environmental impact of adaptability

Rockstar Insights:

male-userGerald Wilson
President & Chief Executive Officer
Autonomic Materials
 
Why You Should Listen to Gerald:
Gerald is a globally recognized leader in the field of smart polymeric materials who has authored or co-authored over 65 peer-reviewed publications, proceedings and invited lectures. The efforts of his teams at AMI have been recognized as the AMPP (formerly NACE) Materials Performance Corrosion Innovation of the Year in 2019 and as a Solar Impulse Efficient Solution in 2020.


Next Generation Sensors

David Schie, Chief Executive Officer, AIStorm


Abstract:
Digital systems typically struggle to provide an “always on“ operation because of the need to continuously poll, digitize and analyze data quickly enough not to miss a transaction or seem slow to function, especially when they contain an analog sensor. The sensors are the system’s eyes, ears and fingers. Sensors can focus on what we care about and ignore the rest – a face, another car, an intruder, a sound, a change. Next generation sensors, for the first time, are becoming smart enough to deal with events, make decisions, and perform complex analysis. This is the future of sensors.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on the endless sensor opportunities in an expansive market
  • Critical factors on the problems with current sensorss
  • An understanding of innovative AI-in-Sensor technology

Rockstar Insights:

David-SchieDavid Schie
Chief Executive Officer
AIStorm
 

Why You Should Listen to David:
David is a seasoned high tech executive, entrepreneur, patent holder, and the visionary behind AIStorm’s unique charge domain technology. His clear vision for revenue growth as well as his detailed oriented nature are unparallel among top business executives in the US.

4:20 PM

CAPSTONE – Driving Global Product Development in a Hyper Environment

Tonet Santana, Global Product Development – Payments and Receivables Digital Clients Solutions, Citi


Abstract:
Navigating global product development in a time of hyper client expectations regarding functionality and speed, disparate regulatory frameworks and increased complexity on buy-build-partner technology decisions.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on balancing business demands versus complex build-buy technology decisions layered with compliance/regulatory pressure
  • Fresh perspective on navigating regional nuances across Asia, Latin America, North America and EMEA
  • Advantages and pitfalls of agile development frameworks
  • Lessons learned on how to execute fail fast approach in large organizations and work on proof-of-concept approaches

Rockstar Insights:

Tonet-SantanaTonet Santana
Global Product Development – Payments and Receivables Digital Clients Solutions
Citi

Why You Should Listen to Tonet:
Tonet leads digital product development for Citi corporate global clients globally.  Using his 18 year experience with Citi in manila, Hong Kong and now in the global HQ in Nyc, Tonet’s team has launched Spring by Citi, an acquiring and banking solution for e-commerce clients, developed Citi Payment Outlier Detection, a patented machine learning solution and continues to roll out real time payments around the world for Citi.  

5:00 PM

Networking Reception

End your day with some hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while mingling with newfound friends!

5:45 PM

Check in for Topgolf

Join us for networking you’ll never FORE-get as we tee off at Topgolf Orlando! With a number of giant targets across the green, you’ll be utilizing micro-chip golf balls that are able to be easily tracked on a big screen monitor. This is sure to be a blast for everyone regardless of skill level. You’ll also enjoy the night with food and drinks as you connect during this hole- in- one activity that is a great opportunity to build relationships with your fellow peers!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021

GENERAL SESSION, EXHIBITION & INNOVATION CENTER TOUR AT UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

7:15 AM

Early Risers Run/Walk

Calling all walkers, joggers and runners! Lace up your sneakers and get your endorphins flowing with a little exercise. It’s the perfect start to a great day of content and networking!

8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast and Exhibition

9:00 AM

KICKOFF and HEADLINER – Executing on Digital Product Innovation – Making Change Happen

Christine Hawkins, Director Digital and Customer Process Transformation, HP

Abstract:
Organizations have had to come to the realization that they need to either step up and create new digital products and processes or be left behind. Understanding Value will be critical to the success of new digital projects and will require understanding both the external customer and internal stakeholder landscape.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Success factors and lessons learned when implementing new digital products
  • Insight on challenges faced and how to pivoted digitization efforts when faced with resistance to change
  • Proven roadmaps to success of to their latest digital products

Rockstar Insights:

Christine-HawkinsChristine Hawkins
Director Digital and Customer Process Transformation
HP

Why You Should Listen to Christine:
Christine is a globally recognized presenter whose current role includes aligning resources across 11 global process improvements while identifying white space opportunities. She expertly designs and leads business processes that delight customers and exceed targets.

9:45 AM

Energizer

Take your thinking cap off and break up your day with a fun, five-minute energizing activity.

9:50 AM

CASE HISTORY – End to End Product Journey Excellence

Briana Frank, Director of Product Management, IBM

Abstract:
Award winning product design doesn’t happen by accident. It’s rarely a simple, linear process. Building a product that truly meets users’ needs requires maniacal focus on user pain points. It means you must approach a user problem with empathy and understand those problems deeply. In this session we will take you on a journey from product inception to GA and discuss all the twists and turns along the way to success. 

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on why a concept car is critical to prevent you from building the product your users told you they wanted only to find that solution only scratches the surface of the problem
  • Examples of why extensive testing and retesting of your concept car along with continuous feedback loops are critical
  • A case study on an award winning IBM product design

Rockstar Insights:

Briana-FrankBriana Frank
Director of Product Management
IBM

Why You Should Listen to Briana:
Briana is an Intrepreneur who believes exceptional product design is rooted in solving problems for users with empathy and data. Briana has applied this thinking to her entire portfolio including high growth products such as IBM Cloud Satellite, IBM Cloud Code Engine, Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud Kubernetes, logging, monitoring and developer tools.

10:20 AM

Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

10:50 AM

EXECUTIVE INSIGHT - Accelerating the Pace of Product Innovation Through Academic Engagement

Imran Nasrullah, Vice President & Head of Open Innovation Center North America-East, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Abstract:
Companies situated in major ecosystems drive innovation via accessing early innovation developed in academia. Leveraging public dollars, academia offers companies leading edge technologies at low cost. Deploying open innovation models to access technology solutions through pre-competitive means offers large companies opportunity to see technology sooner, place early bets at low cost, steer science and product development through potential partners.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on why paying it forward creates trust to become the preferred partner
  • Examples of why early companies need access to expertise, almost more than money
  • Proven ways to see early technologies before a premium develops

Rockstar Insights:

Imran-NasrullahImran Nasrullah
Vice President & Head of Open Innovation Center North America-East
Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Why You Should Listen to Imran:
Imran is an intrapreneur driving external innovation with entrepreneurs and has over 25 years of business development & licensing, strategy, economic development and technology transfer experience. At Bayer Pharmaceuticals; he is responsible for forging new business relationships with academia, biotech and venture capital for early access to technologies.

11:20 AM

Session to Session Travel Time

11:25 AM

The FIX - Crowdsourcing Tactical Solutions to Our Most Vexing Challenges

Share your smarts! Choose between four themed brainstorming sessions and crowdsource solutions to the most vexing challenges facing product development executives today. These are fifteen minute rapid fire sessions with three rotations. First come, first serve, so choose wisely! Each brainstorm group will build upon the other to build a list of readily operationalized ideas to these common challenges.

The Fix on Thinking and Being Agile

Nias Puthenveettil, Vice President, Global Head of Digital Product Technology, LifeScan

Hosted By:

Nias-PuthenveettilNias Puthenveettil
Vice President
Global Head of Digital Product Technology
LifeScan

Why You Should Listen to Nias:
Over the years Nias has worked with several partners and applied innovative strategies at Siemens to develop medical devices including Computed Tomography (CT), X‐ray, Angiography, Interventional Radiology/Cardiology imaging systems and clinical applications. As Head of Technology and Innovation at Cerner, he led multiple global teams to develop large‐scale health care information systems, enterprise applications and interoperability solutions.

The Fix on Improving Operational Efficiency

Walter Barnes, Director, Product Characterization & Engineering, Brewer Science, Inc., Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member

Hosted By:

Walter-BarnesWalter Barnes
Director
Product Characterization & Engineering
Brewer Science, Inc.
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member

Why You Should Listen to Walter:
As Director of Product Characterization and Engineering at Brewer Science, Walter is responsible for the scale-up and product ramp of specialized semiconductor materials, processes, and capital equipment from the product development innovation pipeline into high-volume manufacturing. Previously working for Procter & Gamble, 3M, and Monsanto.

The Fix on Navigating Cultural Barriers

Jared Haslam, Vice President, Product Strategy and Planning, Nissan North America, Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member

Hosted By:


Jared-HaslamJared Haslam
Vice President, Product Strategy and Planning
Nissan North America
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member

Why You Should Listen to Jared:
Jared has worked in the automotive industry for over 15 years, and has had the opportunity to work in several verticals of the auto industry from manufacturing to engineering to marketing. Today, he is responsible for product strategy as far out as 10+ years through the product lifestyle, technology adoption plans and future product innovation.

The Fix on Elevating Design Thinking

Elisa Prieto-Casaña, Professor, IE Business School

Hosted By:


Elisa-Prieto-CasanaElisa Prieto-Casana
Professor
IE Business School

Why You Should Listen to Elisa:
Bio is forthcoming

 

12:15 PM

Networking Luncheon

1:00 PM

MOVER AND SHAKER INTERVIEWS – Stories from Innovation Superstars

Moderator:
Stephen Shapiro, Founder, The Invisible Solutions® Institute

Panelists Include:
Sree Bommakanti, Director of Product Development, CVS Health
Paul Campbell, Head of Digital Innovation, BAT, Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member
Briana Frank, Director of Product Management, IBM
Erin Mistry, Senior Vice President Payer Strategy and Policy & Co-Founder, Snapdragon Life Sciences
Imran Nasrullah, Vice President & Head of Open Innovation Center North America-East, Bayer Pharmaceuticals


Abstract:
Innovation is more than generating ideas. It is about uncovering critical opportunities and bringing them to fruition – quickly. During this fast-paced panel discussion, you will learn leading practices and proven ways to take your innovation efforts to the next level.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Ways to identify opportunities that help you stay relevant
  • Guide to create a nimble and adaptable organization
  • Fresh perspectives on mitigating the risk of disruption

Moderator:

Stephen-ShapiroStephen Shapiro
Founder
The Invisible Solutions® Institute

Why You Should Listen to Stephen:
Stephen started his work in innovation 25 years ago when he created and led a 20,000‐person innovation practice for the consulting firm Accenture. He is the author of six innovation books, including his latest, Invisible Solutions®. In 2015, he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.

Panelists Include:


Sree-BommakantiSree Bommakanti
Director of Product Development
CVS Health

Why You Should Listen to Sree:
Sree is leading digital product development at CVSHealth KidneyCare focusing on the opportunity to bringing Home Hemo Dialysis. He is interested in exploring challenges in balance of staying on the course over a long term and at the same time best strategies to calibrate stakeholder enthusiasm, ideas and deliver successful products.

 
Paul CampbellPaul Campbell
Head of Digital Innovation
BAT
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member

Why You Should Listen to Paul:
Paul has been a thought leader in corporate innovation for more than two decades. His experience with a broad range of business models, technologies, and products around the world lends him a unique perspective on the changes in business innovation and leadership.

 
Briana-FrankBriana Frank
Director of Product Management
IBM

Why You Should Listen to Briana:
Briana is an Intrepreneur who believes exceptional product design is rooted in solving problems for users with empathy and data. Briana has applied this thinking to her entire portfolio including high growth products such as IBM Cloud Satellite, IBM Cloud Code Engine, Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud Kubernetes, logging, monitoring and developer tools.

 
Erin-MistryErin Mistry
Senior Vice President Payer Strategy and Policy & Co-Founder
Snapdragon Life Sciences

Why You Should Listen to Erin:
Erin brings the marriage of inspiration and pragmatism across diverse stakeholders to sidestep inefficiency for business impact. With over 15 years experience across hospital health systems, to biopharma and through consulting, she brings a unique and integrated view of healthcare.

 
Imran-NasrullahImran Nasrullah
Vice President & Head of Open Innovation Center North America-East
Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Why You Should Listen to Imran:
Imran is an intrapreneur driving external innovation with entrepreneurs and has over 25 years of business development & licensing, strategy, economic development and technology transfer experience. At Bayer Pharmaceuticals; he is responsible for forging new business relationships with academia, biotech and venture capital for early access to technologies.

1:45 PM

INSIGHTS AND IDEAS ROUNDUP – The Great Take-Away: Implementing the Best, Brightest and Boldest Ideas from the Program

Moderator:
Tim Cambier, Senior Director SMARTLINK Solutions Integrated Technology, GOJO Industries, Inc., Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member
 
Panelists Include:
Giovanni Duarte, Director, Academic Strategy & Innovation, Center for Transformational Education and Learning Innovation, Chamberlin University
Jennifer Felder-Smith, Director, Strategy & Development, Crunchi
Juan Phillips, Vice President, Product Design & Innovation, Travelpro
Elisa Prieto-Casaña, Professor, IE Business School


Abstract:
Participants come away with a wealth of key learnings and it can be a challenge to take it all in. During this interactive session, members of the Product Development community will highlight the most important themes, key take-aways and lessons learned they can be readily operationalized once you are back in the office.

Moderator:

Tim-CambierTim Cambier
Senior Director SMARTLINK Solutions Integrated Technology
GOJO Industries, Inc.
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member

Why You Should Listen to Tim:
Tim oversees the investments and commercial activities of the PURELL SMARTLINK Technologies business at GOJO Industries. He has focused on utilizing IoT technology to improve the method of hand hygiene performance and connecting devices in smart buildings.


Panelists Include:

Giovanni-DuarteGiovanni Duarte
Director
Academic Strategy & Innovation
Center for Transformational Education and Learning Innovation
Chamberlin University

Why You Should Listen to Giovanni:
Giovanni runs the team of academic strategy and innovation at Chamberlain University. His focus is on improving the student and faculty experience by providing practical yet innovative technologies, strategies, and processes that enhance their teaching and learning journey.


Elisa-Prieto-CasanaJennifer Felder-Smith
Director, Strategy & Development
Crunchi

Why You Should Listen to Jennifer:
Jennifer is a global strategist who has dedicated her life to transforming organization and leaders through the power of collaborative innovation, clarity of vision (purpose) and resilience. Her experience entails collaborating across 80 countries to drive transformation and growth.


Juan-PhillipsJuan Phillips
Vice President, Product Design & Innovation
Travelpro

Why You Should Listen to Juan:
Juan has been the lead creative for a number of major brands across multiple product categories. Most recently, Juan serves as the Vice President of Product Design and Innovation at Travelpro, where Juan has dedicated himself to making the company the most innovative brand in luggage. Innovation, concept and functionality fuel Juan’s passion for product design, R&D and the creation of proprietary features.


Elisa-Prieto-CasanaElisa Prieto-Casana
Professor
IE Business School

Why You Should Listen to Elisa:
Bio is forthcoming

2:00 PM

CONTENT FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL NEW PRODUCT INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT: A FROST & SULLIVAN EXECUTIVE MINDXCHANGE CONCLUDES

INNOVATION CENTER TOUR AND EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

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*Please note participation incurs an additional fee for those other than Growth Innovation Leadership Council Members.
https://www.frost.com/events/product-innovation-development/fl21/register/

2:15 PM

Check-In for the Tour of University of Central Florida Innovation Center

3:00 PM

Innovation Center Immersion

Join us at The University of Central Florida College of Engineering and Computer Science for an overview of the departments and programs that are making a big impact throughout Florida and across the nation. This tour will include two in-depth lab visits at the UCF Texas Instruments Innovation Lab (a state-of-the-art maker space) and participation in an interactive demonstration in our VR/AR/MR Cave Laboratory.

4:00 PM

Growth Innovation Leadership Council Executive Roundtable

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

5:00 PM

Executive Roundtable Concludes and Shuttle Returns to Loews Portofino Bay Hotel