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Director & Chief Creatologist, DELL Technologies

Joe Batista

Joe Batista is the Director & Chief Creatologist, Office of Business Innovation & Strategy for DELL Technologies. Joe is responsible for building new business realities by leveraging companies portfolio of assets, driving new growth, and implementing strategic agendas. Joe was featured in the Economist Intelligence white paper entitled, Designing Effective Collaborations for his thought leadership in Alignment of Interests, and often referred to as Business Sherpa who lives at the nexus of technology & business

Joe has a proven track record creating new enterprise value through a history of tough change agent assignments. Building value by leveraging capital, human resources, and corporate assets, Joe builds new ventures for both DELL Technologies and his clients. Collaborating with many emerging companies and larger enterprises, Joe is a trusted advisor, a business strategist, and a technologist with over 30 years of practical industry experience. Many large corporations seek his “creative application theory” of applying innovation to real world business domain challenges. Often a guest lecturer at Boston University School of Management, Columbia EMBA and Bentley University on the topics of Innovation, Business Physics, Data Literacy and Intrapreneurship.

Joe has an incredible passion for growth strategies and agendas that focus on creating alignment of interest, exposing an company’s “assets and currencies”, creating meaningful client dialogues and using powerful frameworks and over one hundred case studies that professionals walk away with actionable plans. Often cited by many clients as, “Strategic and out-of-the-box thinker with a no limits mindset”

His work was featured in a book by James Dickie for his contributions and thought leadership on new growth strategies in a down economy entitled, Changing How the Game is played.

Joe was awarded CIO Magazine’s TOP 50 Web Awards for building a leading edge Corporate Portal to leverage internal knowledge assets, a contributor in a recent study entitled From Chaos to Collaboration challenges in the travel industry and co-author of a HIMSS white paper entitled Constructing IT Support for Personalized Medicine.

A highly sought after speaker who ignites audiences with his unique point of view and strategic insights, including: “Business Physics”, “How Companies Eat” “Color of Money” and “Unleashing Innovation”. Joe has set in motion many game changing scenarios for clients in London, Boston, San Francisco, New York, Alexandria, Miami, Naples, France, Singapore & Sweden, reaching over 30,000 business professionals the last 15 years.

Joe holds a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor & Associates of Science in Marketing Management & Accountancy from Bentley University; and attended the Advance Management Programme at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

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Vice President, Connected Products, The MasterLock Company

John Bartucci

Bio is forthcoming…

Director, Strategy & Innovation, AT&T

Alp Basol

Session: Accelerating the Pace of Product Innovation Through Customer Co-Creation

Based in Denver Colorado, Alp Basol is an experienced executive in innovation, strategy and architecture leading the design of complex digital solutions for transformational change. As an executive partner he equips CxO’s and senior technology executives with tools and insights to deliver business results.

Joining AT&T Australia in 2004 and relocating to the United States in 2012, Alp brings with him an in depth understanding of the international market place and the business challenges multinational corporations face in their financial, regulatory, geographic and technology environments.

Having led complex transformation initiatives, Alp specializes in consulting to senior executives for transformational change; bringing ideas to life with emerging and in-market technologies that align to his customers requirements, address the competitive landscape, are commercially viable and fit the corporate vision, technology roadmap and investment decisions.

Responsible for the customer technical relationship and the rapid technology evolution, Alp combines deep technical and industry knowledge with a high degree of innovation. Executing strategic initiatives that matches our clients digital vision and AT&T’s capabilities, Alp provides strategic guidance as a trusted technical advisor to solve business challenges.

With a diverse industry background, Alp has provided industry leadership in Hospitality, Mining, Resources and Manufacturing industries, developing technology platforms for the customers complete IT and OT environments.

Prior to joining AT&T, Alp was the Chief Technology Officer for the Enterprise Products Group at Telstra.

Alp graduated from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne Australia, with a Master of Science in (Network Systems), Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Development) and a Graduate Diploma of Science in (Network Systems).

Senior Business Development Director, PURELL ® SmartLink Solutions, GOJO Industries, Inc.

April Bertram

Professional Summary: April Bertram is the Business Development Director of SmartLink Solutions at GOJO Industries. April joined GOJO in 2002 to lead the product development efforts for the Healthcare vertical market. Since then, she has reinvented the GOJO innovation process, from the front end of innovation, to market and product development, through to strategic portfolio management. Most recently, April was tasked with creating new IoT business models in healthcare, commercial building and other core vertical GOJO markets. She develops and cultivates new partnerships in emerging ecosystems to support strategy execution. April holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and an Executive Masters of Business Administration. She has earned a GE Green Belt Six Sigma Certification, Innovation Engineering Black Belt Certification, a Certificate in Strategic Design Capability and the VentureWell Lean LaunchPad Facilitator. She has written a number of publications on product innovation and IoT, including several for the Frost & Sullivan Quarterly eBulletin. Prior to her role at GOJO Industries, April was a small business owner and served in Product and Market Development positions for market-leading brands for The Hygenic Corporation (TherabandTM and Biofreeze), GE Lighting and CompuServe Network Services/UUNet. Several patents have been awarded through these development capacities.

Areas of expertise: Business Development

Vice President of Product, Propeller Health

Ted Burns

Bio is forthcoming…

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Aesthetic Technologies

Janet Campbell

Janet Campbell is Chairman and CEO of Dominion Aesthetic Technologies, Inc. Dominion is pioneering the development and commercialization of a first-in-class platform for non–invasive aesthetic procedures. The target market is focused on the fastest growing aesthetic applications. She has assembled a team comprised of some of the world’s leading laser experts who have developed and commercialized over 75 lasers for an array of industries including the aesthetic market. eon FR is FDA cleared and the company is currently commercializing it.

Chief Innovation Officer, Gore Innovation Center, W.L. Gore & Associates

Paul Campbell

Professional Summary: A serial entrepreneur, Paul Campbell is currently Chief Innovation Officer, Gore Innovation Center at W. L. Gore & Associates, where he leads Open Innovation, Venturing and Digital Health programs. Prior to joining W. L. Gore & Associates, Paul was Senior Vice President, Silicon Valley Research & Innovation Center at Schneider Electric, and successfully built new businesses that generated billions in revenue for companies like Hewlett-Packard, Philips Electronics, and technology startups in Silicon Valley. These businesses created a stunning portfolio of award-winning products that enabled corporations to enter new markets, generate large new revenue streams and strengthen their images as innovation and design leaders. Thanks to Paul’s efforts Philips earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies List in 2014, as did HP in 2008, 2009 and 2010. All total, Paul has helped companies earn a spot on the list in four of the ten years that Fast Company has published its Most Innovative Companies List. Paul is an advisor to the World Economic Forum, the European Commission and numerous accelerators/incubators around the globe. He lectures at bay area universities on the unique leadership and organizational approaches necessary for large companies to capture disruptive innovations that lead to outsized growth and Fast Company recognition.

Areas of expertise: Product Strategy/Development

Senior Consultant, Growth Implementation Solutions, Frost & Sullivan

Jenna Dover

Bio is forthcoming…

Global Marketing Director, Edison Portfolio, GE Healthcare

Allyson Jacobsen

Allyson is the Global Marketing Director of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Solutions at GE Healthcare. In her role, she is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of all global marketing functions.

A highly adaptable marketing executive with over 15 years’ experience, Allyson has worked internationally with successful global brands. At IBM, she directed globally influential teams, providing integrated marketing programs and strategies to increase awareness and revenue. With 360training.com, a B2B and B2C training marketplace, Allyson led a global marketing and ecommerce team focusing on brand awareness and growth campaigns, exceeding annual targets by 200 percent in 2015. Most recently, at an information technology consulting firm known as Trianz, Inc., Allyson developed and implemented global omni-channel marketing strategies responsible for exceeding revenue goals by 22 percent.

Allyson holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Christopher Newport University as well as a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.

Senior Director, Technology & Innovation, Cerner Corporation

Nias Puthenveettil

Bio is forthcoming…

Chief Product/ Engineer Officer, SharkNinja

Sridhar Solur

Bio is forthcoming…

Senior Director for Products and Enablers Development, Liberty Latin America

Amilkar Torres

Bio is forthcoming…

Principal Consultant, Visionary Innovation Group, Frost & Sullivan

Jillian Walker

What inspires you? Innovation for the greater good

My work as a Principal Consultant with Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation Group (VIG) concentrates on a deep understanding of the socioeconomic, technological, and demographic megatrends that will impact business, government, and societies through the coming decades. Specifically, in my role with VIG, I have worked in areas as diverse as automotive and transportation, financial services, energy, industrial process, public sector, and education. Topics with recently published research include the Future of Work, Gen Z in the US, 5G as an emerging technology investment area, and Smart Cities. At Frost & Sullivan, I am also an active member of GLOW, the Growth & Leadership of Women, program.

Prior to supporting VIG, I worked with Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Team Membership, whose research concentrated on functional best practices in Corporate Strategy, Marketing, and Research & Development. My academic background includes an ABD Ph.D. in English Literature with a focus on Cultural Studies. This concentration has helped infuse my current work with a highly creative and analytical perspective, which I strive to bring to each and every engagement in which I participate.

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Golden State Foods

Bob Wolpert

Bio is forthcoming…

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President and Co-Founder, Intelligent Product Solutions

Mitch Maiman

Mitch Maiman is the President and Co-Founder Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS), a leading product design and development firm. He honed his deep knowledge of product design on the strength of a 30-year career with companies that manufacture commercially successful products for the consumer, industrial, and DoD markets. Prior to launching IPS, Mitch was VP of Engineering at Symbol Technologies.

Always espousing a hands-on approach to design, he holds a portfolio of numerous United States and international patents. Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

President and Chief Executive Officer, SmartOrg

David Matheson

A co-founder of SmartOrg, David has helped the senior management teams from some of the largest product manufacturing corporations in the world to improve their results from portfolio management, product development, innovation, R & D, capital investment and strategy.  He is known for finding simple answers to some of the most complicated strategic business issues.  He is an expert at measuring value and managing uncertainty.  A gifted presenter, David routinely presents at product innovation and portfolio management conferences.

David is co-author of the bestselling book, The Smart Organization: Creating Value through Strategic R & D (Harvard Business School Press) and has authored numerous articles on innovation, portfolio management and decision making. He is a Fellow with the Society of Decision Professionals. His Ph. D. is from Stanford University where he teaches Strategic Portfolio Management at the Stanford Center for Professional Development and is known for providing strategic guidance to up-and-coming innovators and decision analysis professionals.

Chief Technology Officer, Product Creation Studio

Scott Thielman

What inspires you? I want to empower innovators.

Scott Thielman is CTO and co-founder of Product Creation Studio, a full-system product development consultancy based in Seattle. With expertise leading the development of consumer, medical and industrial products, Scott has participated in all aspects of product design and development for emerging and established global brands including Philips, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, Bose and Lilly.

Scott is an expert at combining cutting-edge technology with engaging, user-friendly design and has been instrumental in bringing numerous innovative products to market at Product Creation Studio. Scott’s leadership has helped client companies garner prestigious awards including the Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award, I.D. Annual Design Review, Medical Design & Excellence Award (MDEA), and an MD&M West Innovation Prize.

With over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and product innovation expert, Scott is a recognized thought leader on topics ranging from AI and digital health to strategic product opportunity evaluation and innovation best practices. He serves as a regular speaker for events produced by UBM, Xconomy, Frost & Sullivan, Life Science Washington, Association of Managers of Innovation, and more. He also recently served as a juror for the Medical Design & Excellence Awards (MDEAs) and has authored articles for national publications including Medical Design & Outsourcing (MDO) and MD+DI.

Scott is actively involved in the innovation community in Seattle and serves as the Life Science Committee Co-Chair for Keiretsu Forum’s Northwest Chapter, the world’s largest angel investor. He is also on the Board of Wings ­– Washington state’s medical technology angel network – and is involved in Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) as an innovation advisor. Scott holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and is a licensed professional engineer.

Partner, Data Science, Tenet Partners

Kellan Williams

Bio is forthcoming…