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Accelerating Consumer Product Development with AI

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As consumer product innovation organizations continue to navigate supply chain disruption, ever-increasing sustainability objectives, and global economic uncertainty, today’s consumer goods companies must confront these challenges while seeking growth and delighting customers. Innovating in these mature product spaces requires more than just new technology and modern processes.

Learn how one company accelerated product innovation with a blend of new technology, data and AI. In this session and Q&A, we detailed how these technology and process changes led to:

1. New and faster insights in materials R&D
2. Increased responsiveness to customers
3. Rapid advancement in staff productivity and job satisfaction
4. Overcoming enterprise inertia

We also explored how other consumer goods companies are leveraging this technology for product innovation success to better meet today’s quickly changing consumer preferences. 


Scott Isaacson

Manager of Data Science, Citrine Informatics

Scott is the Manager of Data Science at Citrine Informatics. He is passionate about solving challenges at the intersection of informatics and the physical sciences. Previously, Scott has solved materials science and data science challenges in development, scale-up, and manufacturing of input sensors for consumer electronics applications. Scott has a Ph.D in Materials Science & Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.


Robert Kieschke

Former Senior Director for AI and Software Research

Rob Kieschke was most recently Senior Director for AI and Software Research in the 3M Digital Science Community in Dublin Ireland. He led teams developing data visualization, IoT and AI platform technologies for healthcare.

At 3M, Rob has held positions as Chief Product Owner for Materials Informatics and Senior Director for AI in Corporate Research. He was also 3M executive engagement manager for several of the largest Silicon Valley technology companies and has held several high-level technology strategy and business development roles. Rob began his career at 3M in 1991 as a Senior Materials Scientist developing titanium composites for high performance gas turbine engines.

He also led several new materials development efforts that generated over $500M in sales. Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Leeds and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge.

Lisa Johnston

Editor-in-Chief, CGT, EnsembleIQ

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