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Why You Should Attend the 2022 Veeva Industries Virtual Summit

Registration is now open for the 2022 Veeva Industries Virtual Summit, being held October 24 - 27, 2022. The Summit will consist of four days of virtual sessions, each tailored to a specific theme and audience, with up to 5 hours of content per day. 

In addition to the scheduled sessions, participants will have the opportunity to connect with their peers in live demos and industry roundtables, where you can discuss industry-specific topics, expand your network, and connect 1:1 with Veeva’s product and services team members.

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What is Veeva Industries’ Virtual Summit on Consumer Products and Chemicals?

The Veeva Industries Summit brings together perspectives from executive-level, R&D, supply chain, legal, and IT experts across North America and Europe. Speakers and participants from industry-leading companies will share how they have harnessed the power of digital technologies to navigate today’s market disruptions and how they are innovating to meet and stay ahead of changing consumer and customer requirements for safe, sustainable, and trusted products.

“The most compelling challenge facing business leaders, no matter where you are or what industry you’re in, is to prepare your company to win in the digital future,” said N. Venkat Venkatraman, David J McGrath Jr Professor of Management at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. “Leaders in consumer goods industries must put digital at the core of their business strategy to help drive responsible and sustainable choices across the value chain, from the goods people consume to the ingredients from which those goods are made.”

“To win in this new world, business leaders need to cultivate a new mindset—one that works back from the future, looking closely at products and processes from a consumer rather than an organizational perspective, while always questioning established thinking to find ways of overcoming common traps in digital transformation efforts,” said Venkatraman. 

“Executives and boards of directors in every sector are thinking urgently about their industries' future direction and, more specifically, how their organizations need to reinvent to thrive in a digital future,” said Greg Harbin, General Manager at Veeva.

“Participants from this year’s Veeva Industries Summit will come away with digital transformation best practices and a series of practical, action-oriented steps that will help your organization bring trusted products to market faster.”

2022 Consumer Products and Chemicals Featured Speakers

Below are just a few of our featured speakers confirmed for the 2022 Veeva Industries Virtual Summit. 

Filippo Catalano - EVP Chief Information and Digitization Officer - Reckitt

Filippo joined Reckitt in April 2021 to lead its transformation around technology, data, and digital capabilities. He brings to Reckitt extensive leadership experience in defining and shaping IT, digital portfolios, and technology-enabled new business models across leading consumer goods organizations. Filippo also serves as a Non-Executive Director at Farmer Connect, a leading tech company providing blockchain-based traceability for farm-to-fork supply chains, and is an advisor to key SaaS companies.

Dirk Ramhorst - CIO | Head of IT – Evonik

Ramhorst has degrees in software engineering, business administration, and economics from the University of Kiel, Germany. He worked for 20 years in different positions at Siemens and BASF. Until December 2021, he was the CDO and CIO of WACKER Chemie AG in Munich, heading the IT department and driving the Digital Transformation.

Susanne Lingard - Vice President of Regulatory Affairs - FMC Corporation

As the global leader of FMC’s regulatory affairs team, Lingard is responsible for developing global regulatory strategies for innovative technologies and ensuring that research programs are informed and structured to meet U.S., European, and other regulatory requirements. With more than 25 years of regulatory affairs experience, Lingard has worked for FMC, DuPont, and BASF, in addition to the Canadian government’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

Lee Perry - Vice President, Quality & Food Safety - ADM

Lee’s passion for quality and food safety can be traced back to his Idaho roots where he graduated from Idaho State University in Biology. Lee has worked in a variety of prominent food ingredient and CPG manufacturers where he gained extensive experience in quality, food safety, with a specific heart for the customer and delivering customer satisfaction. Currently Lee leads the global Quality and Food Safety function at ADM – one of the world’s largest food companies, and for the 13th consecutive year, Fortune Magazine has listed ADM as one of the most admired food companies.

Dr. Adrian von Mühlenen - Product Owner Digital Material Passport Catena-X - BASF

Dr. von Mühlenen is a microtechnology engineer and holds a Ph.D. in materials science. He has developed printed electronics in an R&D organization for international customers, conceptualized sustainable, dynamic solar control glass and daylight management for buildings, and driven the digitalization and plausibility of safety data sheets in BASF's business incubator. Today, as a product owner (PO) in Catena-X, Adrian manages a team with members from different companies to discover and develop the digital product passport on the subject of the battery as a "battery passport".

View the full list of confirmed speakers HERE

Veeva Industries Summit 2022 Featured Sessions

The virtual event will feature 15 scheduled sessions featuring global executive-level, R&D, supply chain, legal, and IT experts. 

Key sessions include: 

  • CIOs from Reckitt and Evonik exploring why being bold and decisive is necessary for industry leaders to accelerate their digital transformation and guide their companies through continued disruption.
  • Quality leaders from Mattel, ADM, and Arxada sharing how quality is directly contributing to increasing supply chain resilience and strengthening their businesses. 
  • Cross-functional leaders from Estée Lauder, Unilever, and Kraft Heinz sharing their vision for advertising claims management and why they see claims as an untapped avenue for driving organizational innovation and growth. 
  • FMC reflecting on the journey to creating a modern, agile regulatory organization and why it was critical to fueling the company’s growth ambitions. 

All these sessions and more will be part of Veeva Industries’ Virtual Summit for the consumer products and chemicals industries.

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David Maher

Posted by David Maher

David partners with Veeva’s largest customers in the consumer goods, food & beverage, and specialty chemicals industries to help them develop future ready digital operating models that transform quality management and product compliance into a competitive edge. Before joining Veeva, David worked at Novozymes Global Regulatory Affairs where he was in charge of digitization strategy. He also worked as a management consultant at Deloitte where he specialized in large-scale organization transformations. Connect with David Maher on LinkedIn.