THE AGENDA

    DAY 1 | June 5

    Senior Leader Interactive Master Class: Redefining Leadership for the Digital Age

    14:00 - 17:00

    INSTRUCTOR

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    N. Venkat Venkatraman

    David J. McGrath Jr. Professor of Management Boston
    University Questrom School of Business

    Welcome Dinner Cocktail Reception

    19:00 - 22:00

    DAY 2 | June 6

    Welcome Coffee

    08:00 - 08:30

    Opening Remarks

    08:30 - 09:00

    Join us as Veeva's General Manager, Greg Harbin, extends a warm welcome to our Summit participants. Next, Veeva's Vice President for Strategy, Ed Van Siclen, will take you on a journey covering the evolution of our digital workplace, and share best practices for keeping pace at the dawn of the AI era.

    Keynote: Navigating Digital Transformation in the Era of AI

    09:00 - 10:00

    DESCRIPTION

    AI is set to unleash unprecedented disruption, playing a significant role in the race for market dominance. As consumer product companies craft their AI strategies and unlock new value from their data and operations, join us to gain insights directly from three industry experts that are navigating these new and existential challenges.
    This discussion will delve into how digital transformation and AI are opening up new possibilities for business flexibility and market responsiveness, as well as exposing glaring gaps that require our attention. We will explore themes such as evaluating business preparedness, the importance of integrating technology across functions, and the potential for gaining deeper insights into consumer behavior by streamlining operations on cloud-based platforms.
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    SPEAKERS

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    Matthieu Cassier,

    Chief Transformation & Digital Officer, Research & Innovation,
    L’Oréal

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    Alberto Prado,

    Global Head of Digital & Partnership for Research & Development,
    Unilever

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    Stefan Vos,

    Industry X Lead for Consumer Goods,
    Accenture

    Networking Break

    10:00 - 10:30

    Transforming Quality Operations for Superior Consumer Experiences

    10:30 - 11:30

    DESCRIPTION

    Join us for an engaging panel discussion with esteemed consumer goods quality leaders. Explore the essence of quality transformation, delving into the crucial roles played by technology, culture, and people in enhancing operations. Our panelists, representing Estée Lauder, Kenvue, Reckitt, and Beiersdorf, will share insights on innovative strategies, impact assessment, and achieving success in today’s competitive landscape. This session offers invaluable perspectives on enhancing consumer experiences through excellence in quality operations. Read More

    SPEAKERS

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    Berenice Vettore,

    Chief Quality Officer,
    Estée Lauder

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    Natasha Zuyev,

    Chief Quality Officer,
    Kenvue

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    Marie Tanner,

    Senior Vice President, Global Head of Quality,
    Reckitt

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    Aldo Caceres,

    Chief Quality Officer,
    Beiersdorf

    Driving Growth and Innovation Through Regulatory Excellence

    11:30 - 12:30

    DESCRIPTION

    Consumer product and food & beverage industries face significant shifts in consumer and regulatory expectations. The rising calls for sustainability, safety, transparency, and traceability present both challenges and opportunities for companies aiming to accelerate growth and innovation. 
    Join this panel of industry leaders from Unilever, Nestlé, and Beiersdorf as they delve into their strategies for achieving regulatory excellence. Discover how they turn challenges into opportunities and opportunities into value.
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    SPEAKERS

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    Arun Mishra,

    Global Head of Regulatory Affairs for Beauty & Wellbeing,
    Unilever

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    Horst Wenck,

    Corporate Vice President, Global Product Stewardship,
    Beiersdorf

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    Ludovica Verzegnassi,

    Vice President, Global Head of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs,
    Nestlé

    Networking Lunch

    12:30 - 13:30

    Transforming Quality & Food Safety Towards a Predictive State of Management

    13:30 - 14:30

    DESCRIPTION

    Cutting-edge technologies and advanced analytical methods like whole genome sequencing, big data, and artificial intelligence are driving a transformative shift in Food Safety & Quality. Moving away from the conventional reactive or at best preventive methods, these innovations bring the industry closer to the promise of a proactive approach.
    Our esteemed panel of industry leaders from Nestlé, Mondelez, and Mars will delve into their drive for predictive food safety, their strategic pursuits, and the necessary steps to effectively deploy the latest technologic innovations.
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    SPEAKERS

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    Olivier Mignot,

    Vice President, Head of Global Quality Management,
    Nestlé

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    Susanne Garcia-Schauermann,

    Senior Vice President, Global Quality & Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs,
    Mondelez International

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    Silvia Pereira,

    Vice President, Corporate Quality & Food Safety,
    Mars

    Cultivating a Culture of Quality Through Continuous Improvement

    14:30 - 15:30

    DESCRIPTION

    How can you ensure every employee is aligned with your brand promises for safety and quality? What are the consequences of falling short? Join industry experts from leading consumer goods and food and beverage companies as they share valuable insights on cultivating a culture of excellence by prioritizing quality and food safety at the core of their operations.
    Executives from renowned companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Danone, Barilla, and Ferrero will delve into strategies for instilling a culture where Quality and Food Safety are collective responsibilities throughout the product value chain. They will emphasize the significance of a strong quality culture that fosters a proactive approach, utilizing data and digital tools to enhance communication, transparency, and continuous improvement.
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    SPEAKERS

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    Zoltan Syposs,

    Senior Vice President, Chief Quality, Safety & Environmental,
    The Coca-Cola Company

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    Monique Pellegrino,

    Chief Food Safety & Quality Officer,
    Ferrero

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    Jos Wellekens,

    Senior Vice President, Quality & Food Safety,
    Danone

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    Roberto Buttini,

    Vice President Global Quality & Food Safety and R&D Strategy,
    Barilla

    Networking Break

    15:30 - 16:00

    The Quality Continuum: Strategies for Excellence Across the CPG Value Chain

    16:00 - 17:00

    DESCRIPTION

    Ensuring quality in a consumer product business goes beyond internal operations. Collaborative quality control can seem daunting, yet modern technologies offer real-time insights and enable seamless integration of sustainability and compliance into quality strategies.
    During the session, four senior quality leaders from the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector and key suppliers will come together to examine how leadership, culture, and technology are expanding quality management throughout the CPG value chain.
    With a focus on diverse perspectives, the session will address challenges and solutions faced by suppliers and manufacturers, all aimed at meeting the evolving needs of consumers. Participate in this event where your peers from PepsiCo, DSM Firmenich, Unilever, and Novonesis will explore leading-edge practices that are shaping the future of quality management in CPG.
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    SPEAKERS

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    Steven Oliver,

    R&D Senior Director, Food Safety & Quality Assurance,
    PepsiCo

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    Mikael Bundgaard-Nielsen,

    Vice President,
    Global Quality
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    Novonesis

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    Ana Rita Rezende Debiazzi,

    Group Head Quality,
    DSM Firmenich

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    Michalis Poulikidis,

    Global Head of Quality for Home Care,
    Unilever

    Closing Remarks

    17:00 - 17:15

    Farewell Cocktail Reception

    17:15 - 19:00

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