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David Goulait
David Goulait
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David has 35+ years of organizational design, management, process and product design, business creation, and practical experience in leading change as the basis for enabling others to create a new and improved level of innovation and growth. David joined Procter & Gamble’s Chief Technology Office in 2004 to lead “Innovation Productivity” for P&G where he created and led the Corporate Disruptive Market Innovation Program. Over the past four years, David has worked closely with P&G corporate and business unit leaders to create New Business capability by using “Disruptive Market Innovation Principles and Tools” for ensuring sustainable corporate growth for P&G. David also created and led the Innovation Productivity Community of Practice and the Front End of Innovation process and system development. Both of these efforts are focused on creating systems to substantially improve the Sustaining Growth effort, while the Disruptive Market Innovation Program is focused on creating new growth. An outcome of this capability creation has enabled P&G to be recognized as one of “Fortune’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies” for the past 4 years, while P&G continues to grow at double-digit rates.

Prior to the Corporate DMI Leader role, David led R&D organizations responsible for New Product Development, “White Space Expansion,” Technology Development, Material Development and Process Development in multi-billion dollar business units. During this period, he received more than 50 patents in product design, material design, process, and fundamental science. In this previous role, he led the development of new products for a now $7+ B brand that included low-cost, mid, and premium tiers as well as new market creation designs. David has substantial experience with customers and consumers throughout the world.

Prior to transferring to R&D in 1984, David spent seven years in plant manufacturing in both HPW (High Performance Work-System) and unionized plants. During this period, he held Production, Industrial Engineering, Quality Control leadership roles and was responsible for quality systems, production, organizational design, plant budgets, continuous improvement programs, and organizational change efforts.

David has BSIE and MSIE degrees from Purdue University (1972, 1973) and MBA from Xavier University in 1987. After serving four years in the U. S. Army, David joined P&G in 1977. David is a member of PDMA where he is recognized as a Certified New Product development Professional.

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Danene Jaffe
Danene Jaffe
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Danene is a Senior Strategy and Marketing Executive with experience in enabling large, mid-size and start-up companies to achieve core business and new business growth. Through her driven and dynamic leadership style, she helps companies set a vision, identify and implement strategies to build businesses, and empower high-performing teams. Danene’s 30+ years of experience has focused on Consumer Packaged Goods, Durable Goods and Services, with an emphasis on increasing enterprise value by gaining organizational buy-in on key priorities that achieve long-term growth goals.

Most recently, Danene has applied her strategy and marketing skills in the non-profit sector for the YMCA as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer where she has created growth teams and strategies for their Health & Wellness, Sports, Camp and Aquatics Product Lines. This has led to partnerships with the Miami Heat, Florida Blue and NBC 6 Miami valued at over $2M.

For nearly 20 years, Danene led growth initiatives for Jarden Consumer Solutions (now owned by Newell Brands). She co-founded the New Sources of Growth internal innovation team that developed and launched the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker that generated $150M in accretive revenue through new and existing channels of distributions. Danene also worked closely with existing business/brand leaders, including Sunbeam, Oster, Crock-Pot, Mr. Coffee and Health-o-Meter to generate ideas, structure, processes and partnerships that drove growth.

Prior to joining Jarden, Danene spent 10 years with Gillette and 2 years with General Foods in increasing roles of responsibility in promotional planning, product management, new product development and new business acquisition. She also has retail Marketing experience through her work with Tervis (insulated drinkware manufacturer and retailer), Sunglass Hut International and Laura Ashley North America.

Danene has her MBA (1984) from Boston University and her BS in Marketing (1980) from Northeastern University. She has served on for-profit and not-for-profit Boards. Danene has spoken at Future Trends Conference, International Housewares Show, Product Development and Management Association, Consumer Research Conference, Non-Profits and Universities. She also holds numerous Utility and Design Patents across various consumer product categories.

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Pontus Siren
Pontus Siren
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Pontus has extensive consulting experience across the Asia-Pacific region, having worked with healthcare, utilities, education, telecommunications, industrial goods and consumer electronics companies in India, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Turkey, and Korea.

Pontus speaks and writes regularly on the topic of innovation, and is the co-author of the Harvard Business Review article “Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days” published in 2014 and the MIT Sloan Management Review article “The Next Wave of Business Models in Asia” published in 2016. Pontus has a keen interest in digital transformation and disruption and their impact on businesses across the world.

Pontus was formerly the CEO of a biotech company that was founded together with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Prior to his biotech career, Pontus worked for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Hamburg. Pontus has a MBA (honors) from the Helsinki School of Economics, a MPhil (honors) from Cambridge University in International Relations, a MPhil (honors) from Glasgow University in Russian and East European Studies, and a BA in History from Hamilton College.

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Asher Devang
Asher Devang
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Asher has consulted for clients across several industries including telecoms, automotive, consumer packaged goods, food & beverage and pharmaceuticals; helping clients formulate their strategy, discover new growth opportunities and create innovation capabilities. Asher has extensive field experience uncovering customer jobs-to-be-done in Australia, China, India, Japan and Singapore.

Asher previously worked at a start-up called smove where he helped create an electric-vehicle sharing service in Singapore. He planned and executed the road-map for the launch of the service. Prior to that, he handled large-scale projects across nine countries in South East Asia at JPMorgan. He also worked as a Financial Analyst at IBM in Toronto.

He is obsessed with trends and cutting-edge innovation across industries. Asher attended Singularity University, a highly selective program that takes place at the NASA Ames Center in California, to fully understand the disruptive technologies that will change almost every aspect of our lives.

Asher has an adventurous streak that has taken him scuba diving in the underwater caves in Mexico, hiking in the glaciers of Alaska and into zero gravity to experience weightlessness. He is a perpetual globetrotter and a passionate photographer. He co-authored the 2017 MIT Sloan Management Review Article “The Next Wave of Business Models in Asia”. He holds a B.B.A degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Canada.

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Andy Parker
Andy Parker
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Andy has guided executives through some of their most important strategic issues and opportunities, including launching new growth businesses and building capabilities for innovation. He has worked with clients across both developed and emerging markets, including North & South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Andy spent two years at Accenture's Innovation Center in Singapore, where he designed and delivered breakthrough strategic workshops for corporate leaders. Prior to his move to Singapore, Andy spent 5 years with Accenture’s Global Strategy Group, based out of the London office where he worked on numerous transformational and strategic projects, predominantly across consumer goods and services. During his time in London, Andy won a prestigious innovation award for a feasibility project connecting smallholder farmers in Azerbaijan, Tanzania and the Philippines to the global supply chain of a consumer goods company. He has also recently entered the world of start-up investment with a disruptive boutique fashion e-tailer in the US.

Andy graduated with a BSc. honors degree in Business Administration from The University of Bath School of Management in the United Kingdom.

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Scott Anthony
Scott Anthony
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Scott advises senior leaders on topics of growth and innovation. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in India, China, and the Philippines. In 2017, Scott was awarded the Thinkers50 Innovation Award, which recognizes the world’s leading thinker on innovation.

Scott is one of Harvard Business Review’s most prolific contributors and is the co-author of the new book Dual Transformation. He was the co-author of the HBR article Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days as well as dozens of digital articles for the magazine. His previous books are The First Mile, Seeing What’s Next (with Innosight co-founder and Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen); The Innovator’s Guide to Growth; The Silver Lining; The Little Black Book of Innovation; and Building a Growth Factory. His Twitter feed is @ScottDAnthony.

Scott has delivered keynote addresses on five continents, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Channel News Asia, CNBC, and FOX Business. He served on the Board of Directors of Media General (NYSE: MEG) from 2009-2013, helping guide that company through a strategic transformation. In 2013 he joined the Board of MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading diversified media company.

Scott received a BA in economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

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Ankur Basu
Ankur Basu
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Ankur is experienced in strategy and innovation consulting, having worked with chemicals, utilities, heavy industrial, and media companies in India, Germany, the United States, Italy, and Tanzania. He has hands-on experience in design and implementation of new business models across industries and geographies.

Ankur previously worked as a growth strategy consultant at the European Center for Strategic Innovation (ECSI) in Milan. He has also worked as a technology consultant with global technology companies like Oracle and Cognizant in India. Ankur has a MSc. in Industrial Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology, India.

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Shilpa Bisaria
Shilpa Bisaria
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Shilpa has spent her career in growth strategy and business model innovation, in both an advisory and operational capacity. Currently, she is part of the leadership team at Launchpad, a fast-growing digital business that's a " startup within a large company" at Turner (a WarnerMedia company). As Senior Director, Strategy and Operations, she takes new growth businesses at the intersection of media, retail and tech from business plans to reality.

Previously, as an engagement manager at Innosight, she collaborated with the leadership of Fortune 100 companies across multiple industries—media & entertainment, apparel, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications, and retail— to build new business models, develop organizational innovation capabilities, and create transformational impact through devising long-term growth strategy.

You can ask her questions such as "how can we operationalize a new business model in-market?", "how can we leverage our existing capabilities to create new streams of revenue?", "how can we go-to-market as a disruptive, direct to consumer brand?" and if you're feeling adventurous - "what are the best places to go for omakase in New York City?"

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Elliot Tan
Elliot Tan
LinkedIn

Elliot has worked with clients across multiple industries including healthcare, telecommunications, and consumer products to identify high potential opportunity areas, blueprint business models, and develop organizational capabilities for innovation.

Elliot was formerly from the consulting unit of the global market research firm, Ipsos, where he worked on market assessment and growth strategy projects across industry sectors ranging from third party logistics, to mining and consumer retail. Elliot has also consulted for non-profit organizations in sectors ranging from public health to entrepreneurship development. Prior to that, he co-managed an e-commerce start-up that went on to receive equity investment from the advertising division of Singapore's largest transportation company.

Elliot graduated with a B.B.A. honours degree from the National University of Singapore, and as an alumnus of the University Scholars Programme.

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