New! Open Innovation Leaders Join CoDev 2015 Faculty

More open innovation leaders have joined the faculty for CoDev 2015: Launching Products and Businesses with Partners, Customers & Ecosystems, to be held February  9 – 11, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ Exciting new additions to our CoDev 2015 faculty line-up include:     

Debbie Brackeen, Managing Director, Global Head, Innovation Network at Citi  Debbie will kick off Monday’s first plenary session with a keynote presentation on how to drive growth through open innovation, disruption, and corporate venturing. She will share how Citi cultivates and engages a partner ecosystem and promotes network collaboration and connectivity.

CarsonThomas Carson, President and CEO, Axion Health  We are also delighted to welcome Tom to our faculty.  His keynote talk will focus on how Axion Health has progressed on their OI journey, specifically, how they have evolved the role of partnerships to support getting new, better products to market faster and the organizational structure to support them.

PLUS! Rosemary Pennington, Senior Manager, Marketing Innovation and Kevin Jackson, Vice President and General Manager, Foodservice, J.M. Smucker Company will be giving a special co-presentation about their Open Innovation strategy and implementation.

Partnerships at the intersection of consumer health and traditional healthcare delivery value

Panelists: Jim Glasheen, General Partner, Technology Partners; Nina Kjellson, General Partner, Interwest Partners; Ken McLellan, Global Partnerships Leader, R&D, The Clorox Company, Ben Wiegand, VP and Global Head of Innovation and New Business Models, J&J Consumer Companies.

This robust panel session will examine how the intersection of consumer health and traditional healthcare delivery requires greater consumer/patient engagement than ever before, bringing the needs of stakeholders, consumers, customers, and advocacy groups front and center during the innovation process. This discussion will highlight how corporations are reacting to these changes as individuals take more control of their health, looking for holistic, integrated solutions vs. a collection of individual products. All parts of the development and commercial model are affected — corporations must quickly learn from the marketplace to be successful. Additionally a critical new player in the Open Innovation space is the Venture Capital partner who has deep relationships with these early movers and can provide critical insights into what is working and what isn’t, both from a scientific and commercial perspective.

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NEW WORKSHOP   We are pleased to confirm that Scott Williams of the American Chamber of Commerce – Shanghai will be leading a half-day session How to Identify & Engage SMEs to Expand your Ecosystem.

Other CoDev speakers include:

  • Surendra K. Chawla, Senior Director, External Science & Technology Programs, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company;
  • Jay Rogers, Co-founder & CEO, Local Motors;
  • Dr. Michael Pcolinski, Vice President of Innovation & Technology, BASF;
  • Carlos Barroso, Senior Vice President Global R&D, Campbell Soup Company;
  • Kimberly Egan, CEO, Principal, CCD Innovation;
  • Rhonda Ramlo, VP and General Manager, The Clorox Company;
  • Ben Lee, Director of Business Development,;
  • Stuart Stein, Director, Open Innovation, Mondelez;
  • Cindy Conner, Sr. Market Manager, Battelle;
  • Peter Von Dyck, CEO, e-Zassi; Rob Kirschbaum, VP Open Innovation, Royal DSM;
  • Rob Mills, VP Operations, CleanWell Company;
  • Ken McLellan, Global Partnerships Leader, R&D, The Clorox Company;
  • Ronald Sharpe, Research Fellow, Amway;
  • Marc Halperin, COO, Principal, CCD Innovations;
  • Dr. David A. Shore, Faculty Member, Harvard University;
  • Dr. Suna Polat, Director, Collaborative Innovation and Social Product Development, CIMdata;
  • Dr. Gene Slowinski, Director of Strategic Alliance & Open Innovation Research, Rutgers University.
  • Conference Chair:  Cheryl Perkins, CEO and Founder, InnovationEdge LLC.

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