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    Veeva White logoQuality & Regulatory Global

    Virtual Summit

    October 19-22, 2020
    20+ Sessions Over 4 Days

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    Register for this complimentary virtual Summit to learn from quality, regulatory, and product claims experts from the consumer goods, chemical and cosmetics industries about the strategies and tactics they’re using to transform vision into value.

    Speakers

    The 2020 Quality and Regulatory Global Summit is bringing together quality, regulatory, and technology experts from the consumer goods, chemical and cosmetics industries.

    See below for a selection of our confirmed Summit speakers. Check back frequently for new additions.

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    Unilever

    Geert Van Kempen

    Quality Manager, E2E Supply Chain

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    Geert Van Kempen

    Quality Manager, E2E Supply Chain

    Unilever


    Born and raised in The Netherlands, Geert obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology. He joined Unilever at its global R&D laboratory in Vlaardingen, Netherlands, working in the microscopy group of the analytical sciences department. He joined Unilever's global Foods Quality team after relocation to the US and redeveloped Unilever's foods GMPs and partnered with engineering in several factory design projects. He joined the company Quality team in 2017, with responsibility for Unilever's supplier, manufacturing and co-packer quality systems.

     
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    Procter & Gamble

    Steve "JJ" Jacobs Johnson

    Senior Director, Global Business Services – Innovation/R&D Services

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    Steve "JJ" Jacobs Johnson

    Senior Director, Global Business Services – Innovation/R&D Services

    Procter & Gamble


    Mr. Jacobs-Johnson (JJ) is the Senior Director for Innovation and R&D Services.  JJ manages the quality assurance and global lab IT services in close partnership with P&G's Corporate Quality Assurance function to deliver compliance, quality, and value to our Sectors and Business Units. JJ is also the Business Information Security leader for the Innovation, Design, and Quality organization. JJ has delivered solutions and managed services for CBD, R&D, PS/QA with a strong track record of successfully delivering IT divestitures and acquisitions.

     
    Mark McCabe

    Procter & Gamble

    Mark McCabe

    IT Leader, P&G Personal Healthcare

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    Mark McCabe

    IT Leader, P&G Personal Healthcare

    Procter & Gamble


    Mr. McCabe was most recently the IT leader for P&G's global Personal HealthCare (PHC) business and works on various merger & acquisition activities for P&G. He is currently responsible for the successful IT integration P&G's recent acquisition of Merck's Consumer HealthCare business into the PHC business unit, working closely with R&D, Quality Assurance, and a central global business services organization. A 19-year P&G employee, Mark is an experienced IT leader and program/project manager, with a strong track record in delivering infrastructure, IT sourcing, business services, commercial governance / deal assurance, and (once upon a time) systems development and integration. He has been focused on the R&D/Regulatory/Quality space for the last several years.

     
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    BASF

    Markus Diehl

    Director, Head of Global Regulatory Product & Process Management

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    Markus Diehl

    Director, Head of Global Regulatory Product & Process Management

    BASF


    Markus Diehl holds a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany and has over 20 years’ experience within the crop protection industry. Markus began his career in Regulatory Science in a Swiss CRO before joining BASF in Germany. At BASF, Markus has held leadership roles in both regulatory affairs and technical marketing. Beginning in 2015, he became globally responsible for “Product and Process Compliance”. In order to ensure compliance, optimize efficiency and increase transparency in the regulatory area, globally accessible innovative IT tools are developed and implemented.

     
     
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    IFF

    Michael Hershkowitz

    Global Director, Product Sustainability

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    Michael Hershkowitz

    Global Director, Product Sustainability

    IFF


     

     
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    National Advertising Division, BBB

    La Toya Sutton

    Attorney

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    La Toya Sutton

    Attorney

    BBB National Programs, Inc.

     


    La Toya Sutton is an Attorney at the National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs, Inc. In that role, La Toya resolves disputes over the truthfulness and accuracy of national advertising campaigns, writing and publishing detailed decisions that provide guidance and critical insights to the advertising industry. Prior to joining NAD, La Toya worked in private practice, advising clients on the marketing and promotion of consumer goods and services.

     
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    3M

    Dr. Caleb Brian

    New Product Claims Specialist

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    Dr. Caleb Brian

    New Product Claims Specialist

    3M


    Caleb Brian, Ph.D. is a New Product Claims Specialist in 3M’s Consumer Business Group in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work enables the substantiation of creative and impactful claims that resonate with consumers. He is recognized for bringing an analytical and collaborative perspective to cross-functional groups. His most recent projects include the Scotch™ Flex & Seal Shipping Roll, which won a place on TIME’s list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019, and the Post-It® Flex Write Surface. Dr. Brian graduated with his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin.

     
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    Eurofins CRL

    Lenore Coyle

    President

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    Lenore Coyle

    President

    Eurofins CRL


    Lenore Coyle has been with Eurofins CRL since 2004. She holds a degree in Biology and prior to joining Eurofins CRL she worked in the cosmetics and personal care industry for 10 years starting at Unilever working on the antioxidants team and at Coty where she helped establish the Coty internal testing program in Morris Plains, NJ. She held the position of President of the Dermal Clinical Evaluation Society for 2 terms and has given claims presentations to many industry groups during her career. In her current role as President of Eurofins CRL, she oversees three testing labs across the US supporting various types of claims from cosmetics to OTC monographed drug claims.

     
     
    Nasima Patel

    Abbott Nutrition International

    Nasima Patel

    Global Marketing Manager

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    Nasima Patel

    Global Marketing Manager

    Abbott Nutrition International


    Nasima Patel is a Global Marketing Manager for PediaSure at Abbott Nutrition International. She supports four regions including fifty-six countries across the globe. She has worked for Abbott for over four years and prior to coming to Abbott she worked as a Business Consultant. Nasima received her Master's in Business Administration from North Park University in Chicago. She also has multiple certificates including Project Management, Lean Management and Web Design and Development. She was born and raised in the UK but currently resides in Chicago.

     
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    L'Occitane

    David Bayard

    Director of Technical Packaging Development

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    David Bayard

    Director of Technical Packaging Development

    L'Occitane


    David Bayard brings more than 25 years of experience in consumer, luxury and cosmetics companies to his role as Director of Technical Packaging Development at L'Occitane Group. His expertise covers the areas of packaging development, quality, and manufacturing. David is based at M&L Laboratories in Manosque, where he has been heading the packaging development department since 2015 and is also in charge of group packaging sustainability. He supports the L'Occitane-En-Provence brand in achieving its ambitious sustainable commitments, particularly in the fight against plastic pollution.

     
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    Uponor

    Shane Allen

    Senior Supplier Development Engineer

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    Shane Allen

    Senior Supplier Development Engineer

    Uponor


    As a senior supplier development engineer, Shane Allen focuses on building supplier partnerships with companies of varying sizes and from a range of different industries. He earned his bachelors of applied science in physics and a minor in mathematics from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. He helped select and bring Veeva QualityOne online within Uponor and has continued his work in the field of supplier quality. He enjoys reading to his daughter, hosting a bi-weekly game night, and camping.

     
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    Elevation Labs

    Amy Hart

    Chief Innovation Officer

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    Amy Hart

    Chief Innovation Officer

    Elevation Labs


    Amy Hart serves as the Chief Innovation Officer of Elevation Labs focusing on delivering innovative formulations across a wide breadth personal care categories. Amy has 20+ years of direct experience in the cosmetic industry with a focus on clean, natural and organic beauty.

    Her past roles include Chemist and Group Leader at Autumn Harp, Senior Chemist at Burt’s Bees, and Product Development Manager at Yes To. Amy’s combined experience in contract manufacturing, along with direct brand experience, gives her a unique background for understanding many of the challenges the personal case industry faces in this ever changing landscape.

     
     
    Andy OConnor

    Web Industries

    Andy O'Connor

    Vice President, Quality

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    Andy O'Connor

    Vice President, Quality

    Web Industries


    Andy was named Web Industries' Vice President of Quality in 2018 and brings over 14 years of experience leading positive, transformative change in the aerospace and marine markets. In his role, Andy is responsible for delivering quality excellence throughout the enterprise by embracing market expertise, continuous improvement fundamentals, and employee ownership pride. Andy came to Web from the Rolls-Royce Corporation, where he most recently served as Global Director of Quality, HSE, Security and Business Improvement, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine. His entire career had been at Rolls-Royce where he has moved rapidly through their system with increasing levels of responsibility and a diverse range of assignments and leadership roles focused on culture, continuous improvement, program management and customer quality. He earned a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

     
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    Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)

    Owen Caine

    Executive Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy

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    Owen Caine

    Executive Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy

    Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)


    Owen Caine serves as the Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy at HCPA. His responsibilities primarily focus on managing a team of state and federal lobbyists to help defend and further the industry's interests on Capitol Hill and in state houses across the country. Owen joined HCPA in June of 2017 coming from the Toy Association where he served as the Director of State Government Affairs. Prior to the Toy Association Owen worked in the State Affairs department at HCPA. Owen has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a Master's in Public Policy from George Washington University in Washington DC.

     
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    Colgate-Palmolive

    Lynette Zaidel

    Associate Director of Global Knowledge Management

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    Lynette Zaidel

    Associate Director of Global Knowledge Management

    Colgate-Palmolive


    Lynette Zaidel is an Associate Director of Global Knowledge Management at Colgate-Palmolive in New Jersey. Lynette received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. With over 20 years of research experience, Lynette is considered one of Colgate's senior technical experts in the areas of formula development, dental technologies, pre-clinical testing, and oral microbiology. Lynette was awarded the NJ Research & Development Council's Thomas Edison patent award for her work in tooth-whitening technology and has led technical teams that developed and tested many Colgate oral care products currently in the market today. Lynette and the rest of the Knowledge Management team collaborate globally with the legal, regulatory, marketing and R&D functions to ensure all claims for products marketed by Colgate-Palmolive are technically validated and fully substantiated.

     
    Frank Defesche

    Veeva Systems, Inc.

    Frank Defesche

    Senior Vice President, General Manager

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    Frank Defesche

    Senior Vice President, General Manager

    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.

     
     
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    Veeva Systems, Inc.

    Bruce Beilfuss

    Vice President, Strategy, Consumer Goods

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    Bruce Beilfuss

    Vice President, Strategy, Consumer Goods


    As Vice President of strategy for the consumer goods industry, Bruce is responsible for leading the go-to-market strategy across quality, regulatory, and claims solutions, as well as providing market insights on new and evolving capabilities, and ultimately ensuring customer success.

    Bruce has a passion for sharing new ideas and turning them into tangible value. Prior to joining Veeva, Bruce developed and managed partnerships between SC Johnson's IT and global new product development, marketing, and sales leadership teams for the purpose of strategy and roadmap development, process and technology implementation, and service management.

    Prior to S.C. Johnson, Bruce served as a member of Accenture's consumer goods and services North America leadership team where he was accountable for developing and delivering global client initiatives, leading domain offerings and partnerships, and was a frequent speaker at Accenture's consumer innovation center.

     
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    Veeva Systems, Inc.

    Ed Van Siclen

    Vice President, Strategy & Business Dev.

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    Ed Van Siclen

    Vice President, Strategy & Business Dev.

    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.

     
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    Veeva Systems, Inc.

    Derek Wagland

    Vice President, Products

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    Derek Wagland

    Vice President, Products

     


    As the vice president of products, Derek is responsible for application product strategy and development for Veeva's regulatory, quality, and claims solutions for industries such as consumer goods, cosmetics, and chemicals. Derek brings to the team over 15 years of experience building high performance teams and enterprise software working across CRM, financial services and global hospitality industries. Derek holds a bachelor of science honors degree in computer science from McMaster University.

     
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    Veeva Systems, Inc.

    Jodi Foucher

    Director, Strategy, Regulatory

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    Jodi Foucher

    Director, Strategy, Regulatory

     


    Jodi brings our team over 20 years of direct regulatory affairs experience across the consumer goods, chemicals, and cosmetics industries. As director of strategy for regulatory, Jodi represents the voice of the user for Veeva's regulatory product team, as well as being responsible for developing thought leadership content and industry influence strategies to drive brand awareness and product adoption. Jodi also leverages her long-standing relationships with regulatory agencies, regulators, testing labs, and consultants to ensure that our regulatory products and customers are keeping pace with the latest industry best practices. Prior to joining Veeva, Jodi spent her career in regulatory affairs, from managing established teams of regulatory affairs specialists, toxicologists, and environmental scientists at Clorox, to building the regulatory affairs departments at Bare Minerals and Yes To Naturals cosmetic and personal care companies. Jodi has a bachelor of science degree from Northern Illinois University.

     
     
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    Veeva Systems, Inc.

    Sophia Finn

    Director, Strategy, QualityOne

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    Sophia Finn

    Director, Strategy, QualityOne

     


    As director of strategy for QualityOne, Sophia is the team’s resident quality subject matter expert and is responsible for developing thought leadership content, industry influence strategies, and sales and marketing collateral to drive brand awareness and product adoption. Sophia brings to the team over 10 years of direct quality experience in regulated industries. She began her career with the FDA working in CBER’s vaccine lot release program and later moved to the FDA’s office of regulatory affairs as a regulatory microbiologist. Additionally, Sophia has managed CAPA, complaints, audit, and deviation programs in the medical device industry. Sophia has a master of science in bioscience in regulatory affairs from Johns Hopkins University and is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor..

     
     

    This virtual event will feature more than 20 sessions over 4 days covering the highest priority issues facing today's senior quality, regulatory and IT professionals.

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