President & General Manager
Ben Dietz is the President & General Manager for Mintel, a leading data and analytics company. Ben began his professional career in logistics and supply chain with Conagra Foods, then moved into supply chain consulting, and eventually pivoted to sales when he joined Mintel. He has held eight different roles across two continents during his 15 years at Mintel, during which Mintel has tripled in size.
Ben currently manages the largest piece of Mintel’s business, the Americas. Beyond work, Ben enjoys investing in and advising start-ups and spends his free time with his wife and three kids, preferably outdoors. To get in his adventure fix, he can be found at the top of a mountain or the bottom of the ocean.
Product Innovation Panel 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Innovating in a Digital-Paced World
Join this panel to hear from cross functional leaders and industry experts about how companies are innovating in a digital-paced world. Expect to hear these industry veterans delve into the art and science of managing increasing consumer expectations around the pace of new product launches and real time marketing dialogues. We'll explore actionable strategies for managing the very real problem of risk, and incorporating new technologies such as AI; and discuss the basic realities of delighting a diverse global consumer base.