Navigating Global Transformation — Are you on course?

The 2018 presentations focus on the rapidly approaching technological innovations and disruptions that could directly affect your organization’s business model and bottom line.

Confirmed presenters are included below. The full program is currently under development and is subject to change.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Sailing into the Future — Are you ready to lift anchor?

João Benjamin Parolin

Keynote: New Technologies and Their Impact on the World of Cleaning
João Benjamin Parolin, CEO, Oxiteno, Brazil

Sree Ramaswamy

Keynote: No Ordinary Disruption: Global Business and Economic Trends
Sree Ramaswamy, Partner, McKinsey & Company, USA


Hopping: How Digitalization Allows Incumbents to Expand Across the Value Chain and Establish Direct Customer Relationships
Olaf Acker, PwC EMEA Digital Services Leader, PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH, Germany

The Future of Robotics in Home Cleaning

Who Really Wants to Wash Clothes? Trends and Perspective of the Out-of-Home Laundry Dynamics
Sundar Raman, General Manager for Fabric Care, The Procter & Gamble Company, USA

Home of the Future
Zeynep Yalım Uzum, Chief Marketing Officer, Arçelik A.Ş., Turkey

Revolutionizing the Laundry and Dry Cleaning Industry to Keep Pace With Modern Consumer Needs
Florian Färber, Co-Founder & Managing Director, ZipJet, Germany

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Delivering with Agility and Digitization — Are you up to speed?

Stephan Fuesti-Molnar

Keynote: Shaping the Future – How to Navigate the Global Transformation
Stephan Füsti-Molnár, President, Henkel North America Consumer Goods, USA

Digital Supply Chain: Connecting Customers, Suppliers and Providers
Kevin Fenton, Managing Director, Accenture, USA

Opportunities and Risks of Digitalization in the Process Industry
Martin Flechsenhar, Senior Vice President for Process Technology & Engineering North America, Evonik Corporation, USA

The Future of Supply Chain Leveraging Digital Technologies
Yannis Skoufalos, Global Product Supply Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company, USA

The Department of the Unknown: Getting the Most out of Big Data
Tricia Wang, Co-founder, Constellate Data, USA

Digital Marketing and its Future Value for the Consumer Products Business

The Digital Future of Biotechnology Innovation
Claus Crone Fuglsang, Senior Vice President, Research & Technology, Novozymes A/S, Denmark

Artificial Intelligence
Reinhard Stolle, Vice President Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, BMW Group, Germany

Virtual Detergency Experimentation
Rodrigo Olmedo, Director-General, CONSUMERTEC, Ecuador

Lifestyle Digitalization and the Value of Toiletry Technology – The Role of Toiletry Technology in Digitalizing Household Life
Tomomichi Okano, Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Production Engineering Research Headquarters, Lion Corporation, Japan

Illusion 4.0: Industry 4.0 is a Step Into the Past
Andreas Syska, Professor of Production Management, Hochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Growing Responsibly — Are you above board?

Michitaka Sawada
Keynote: Connecting With Care: Human-Centric Innovation Across the Industry
Michitaka Sawada, President & CEO, Kao Corporation, Japan

Innovating for the Next Seven Generations
Joey Bergstein, CEO, Seventh Generation, USA

More Plastics in the Oceans Than Fishes by 2050 — A Solvable Task?
Daniel Maga, Head of Sustainability and Resource Management, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Germany

Not Just for Granola Anymore: The Consumer Surge for Natural and Organic Products in the Cleaning Aisle — It’s Real, but What do These Consumers Really Want?
Todd Wichmann, President, CEO & Founder, HealthPro Brands Inc., USA

Circular Economy
Andrew Marinelli, Account Manager, Veolia North America, USA