October 8th, 2019 I Chicago, IL
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Veeva Systems, Inc.
As senior vice president and general manager at Veeva, Frank is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and customer success of Veeva's regulatory, quality, and claims solutions for industries such as consumer goods, cosmetics, and chemicals.
Since 1999, Frank has provided strategic guidance and services to customers for cloud-based enterprise applications and platforms. An early cloud pioneer, he has managed hundreds of cloud implementations and brings a wealth of knowledge on how to evaluate, deliver, and support cloud technology.
Frank joined Veeva in 2008 to build its professional services function. Prior, he spent eight years at salesforce.com where he began as one of the company's first consultants and went on to hold various product management and sales positions. Before joining salesforce.com, Frank worked at Dell and Trilogy Software.
Frank graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a bachelor's degree in economics.
Personal Care Products Council
George is an Associate Director with the Global Strategies department of the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC); his regional policy portfolio covers Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this capacity, George has been responsible for industry advocacy for the overarching GSO framework for cosmetics (GSO 1943/2016); ingredient issues in the EU; developing US industry advocacy in Sub Saharan Africa; as well as numerous in-country industry issues. Prior to joining PCPC, he has worked on Capitol Hill; for a State advocacy firm in Massachusetts; for a management consulting firm; and for the European Commission Delegation in Athens, Greece.
Diesch Law Group, APC
Angela Diesch has extensive experience representing cosmetics companies, in broad-based commercial, products liability and class action litigation, as well as regulatory advice and counsel. Angela helps companies navigate regulatory hurdles to ensure compliance with California state law and the statutes and regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory agencies. Angela provides outside General Counsel services to cosmetic companies to meet the daily challenges that arise in the dynamic and competitive cosmetic industry.
Veeva Systems, Inc.
Kent has spent the majority of his career delivering technology-enabled training solutions to companies in highly regulated industries. He’s held leadership positions at industry leading companies such as AdMed, ClearPoint (Red Nucleus), UL EduNeering (UL), and now Veeva Systems.
Benjamin Tanner is the President and CEO of Microchem Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona where he studied environmental infectious disease transmission under Dr. Charles Gerba. He is the author of the book, Legal Aspects of Infectious Diseases and has served as an expert microbiologist in dozens of infection-related lawsuits. He founded Antimicrobial Test Laboratories in 2006 and Cosmetic Test Labs in 2012, which were later combined with Microchem Laboratory. He served as CEO of Clinical Research Laboratories (including subsidiaries CRL Suncare and Vivo Clinical Testing) from 2016 until its recent acquisition by Eurofins. Dr. Tanner's current professional focus is the growth and development of Microchem Laboratory.
Veeva Systems, Inc.
Ed brings significant experience helping businesses gain traction and drive growth within new markets by focusing on customer success. Prior to joining Veeva, Ed led sales, marketing and business development functions at ClearCare, a vertical SaaS company servicing the home care market. At ClearCare, Ed managed the end-to-end business development processes from demand generation to contract close. Ed has also held sales leadership roles at several technology companies, including Legato Systems, Tivoli Systems, BEA, Adobe, and Salesforce.
As a supplier development engineer at Uponor, Shane Allen focuses on building supplier partnerships for Uponor's injection molded engineered plastic components. He earned his bachelors of applied science in physics and a minor in mathmatics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He helped select and bring Veeva QualityOne online within Uponor and continues his work as a Veeva administrator. He enjoys reading to his daughter, hosting a bi-weekly game night, and camping.
Global Lead, Seeds Regulatory Knowledge Management
Shanna has extensive experience as a regulatory affairs manager in the agricultural industry with a thorough understanding of regulatory processes and requirements globally. In her current role leading the global regulatory knowledge management team, she provides strategic direction for processes and software to drive efficiency and quality and to provide for transparency and retention of institutional knowledge. Shanna holds bachelor’s degrees in botany and microbiology from North Carolina State University and a master’s in molecular plant pathology from Virginia Tech.