Presented By: Kimberly Clark and PepsiCo

Consumer goods organizations face an increasingly competitive landscape – dynamically changing trends, nimble start-ups and the expansion of store brands to name a few. Getting the right products to market efficiently and establishing competitive differentiation through bigger, better products is more important than ever. Most organizations have a defined NPD process that in theory should help produce winning products in-market, but in practice falls well short.

This discrepancy often comes from challenges not with the process itself, but rather its execution and adoption by the organization. During this interactive event you will hear from your consumer goods industry and functional peers who will discuss some of the leading practices that have proven effective in overcoming these challenges. These Innovation Process Owners will share real-life stories from leading consumer goods companies in an open dialogue that attendees can actively understand, engage and learn from.

During this 75-minute session, you will learn:

  • How your peers at Kimberly Clark and PepsiCo addressed NPD Process execution and adoption challenges
  • The top Successes they achieved at their organizations and why
  • What they would have done differently in introducing or implementing their NPD process

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About the Presenters

Scott SiegelSenior Manager, Kalypso
Scott is a senior manager specializing in innovation strategy, global design and implementation of new product development and portfolio processes. He brings over 15 years of product management and product development experience with several leading brands and companies to Kalypso's clients.

Bryan SeyfarthDirector Consumer Goods, Sopheon
Bryan is the consumer goods segment leader for Sopheon's Accolade solution suite. Bryan is an acknowledged expert on product development process optimization for consumer goods manufacturers. His perspectives and analysis have appeared in such publications as CGT and Retail Leader, and he is a frequent conference presenter. Bryan has advised consumer goods companies throughout the world on the use of innovation best practices to improve new product output and financial success.

Jim Boucher

Jim BoucherPepsiCo Senior Director Supply Chain, Global Integration and Innovation
Jim Boucher has been with PepsiCo for 28 years, focusing on Supply Chain Integration, Innovation and Commercialization over the last 13 years. This includes roles in Gatorade, Tropicana and now the PepsiCo Global Groups. During that time, Jim has implemented NPD models for an acquired business and a joint venture. He has also led the process improvements for several PepsiCo business teams. Most recently he led the transformation of PepsiCo’s Innovation Operating Model creating PepsiCo’s first Global Innovation Model. The new Global PepsiCo innovation processes includes new Innovation Portfolio Management Process and Common Gate Process.

Dr. Barbara BurnsKimberly-Clark Global Phase-Gate Process Owner, Corporate Innovation Team
Dr. Barbara Burns serves as the Global Phase-Gate Process Owner on the Corporate Innovation Team at Kimberly-Clark where she champions capabilities aimed at developing a sustainable Phase-Gate and Portfolio Management Process for the enterprise. She has 24 years of experience at Kimberly-Clark with roles in new product development, corporate research and engineering, and plant operations. Dr. Burns has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine, and attended the Institute of Paper Science and Technology for her master’s and doctorate degrees in Paper Science.

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