15th ANNIVERSARY GROWTH, INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP
EXECUTIVE MINDXCHANGE ADVISORY BOARD
An event shaped by a community of your peers!
Frost & Sullivan extends its appreciation to the following Growth Innovation Leadership Council members for their expertise and valuable support in ensuring the agenda delivers relevant and valuable content.
Vicki A. Barbur, PhD
Senior Director, Partnerships and Technology Commercialization, Commercial Business, Battelle
Vicki A. Barbur, PhD, is currently Senior Director, IP and Technology Commercialization, Commercial Business at Battelle. She brings dual expertise in science and business as well as broad experience in several technical disciplines to her overarching role as an innovative growth leader associated with technology commercialization and IP management. Her primary areas of focus are Health and Medical Devices, Genomics and BioSecurity, as well as Energy and Environment.
Chief Innovation Officer, Snap-On
Bennett Brenton joined Snap-on Incorporated as Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Innovation in February 2007. Snap-on is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional users.
Head of Corporate Innovation Thought Leadership, Communitech
Corporate innovation thought leader, strategy, and business development executive with two decades of diverse experience in mature and scaling businesses.
John A. Cote
Global Marketing Leader Measurement & Controls, Baker Hughes, a GE company
John Cote is the Global Marketing Leader for Measurement & Controls, a $3 billion division of Baker Hughes, a GE company. He also led Strategic Marketing for GE Oil & Gas from 2014-17.
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Rogers Corporation
Early in my career, I had a variety of roles that included R&D, marketing and engineering management. Over the past 20 years, I’ve had P&L responsibility for two electronic materials businesses and accelerated
Vice President, Strategic Insights, Alliance Data
Rodney Davenport joined Alliance Data in 2006. Prior to Alliance Data, he held numerous positions over a 20+-year career in Aerospace, Chemicals, Consumer Package, Healthcare/Pharmaceutical IT consulting and Transportation providing market intelligence, economic analysis and strategic planning.
Vice President, Transformation Lab, Pact
Svetlana is a VP of Transformation Lab at Pact, an impact and growth engine looking to position Pact as a 4th sector organization. She’s also a leadership and business coach, Kellogg Executive Scholar in Leadership, and Founder of Dharma Growth LLC coaching and consulting company from Arlington, VA.
Director, Competitive Positioning, Brewer Science
20+ years cultivating strategies, systems and metrics for sustained results, effective change and growth opportunities, attained through relationship building and leading cross-functional teams.
Principal Technology Strategist, Yokogawa
Dr. Tom Fiske is part of Yokogawa’s Global Strategic Technology Center. Dr. Fiske’s primary focus is on digital transformation and Yokogawa’s overall automation strategy.
Vice President - Product Management Excellence & Innovation, Ingersoll Rand
Rasha is a seasoned executive with a broad background in product management, product marketing, strategy and planning (including sales and operations planning) and lean-six sigma. Throughout her career she has managed product portfolios through their lifecycle – setting and articulating strategy; working across cultural and organizational boundaries to drive planning & execution; working with customers early and often to enable market adoption and leading diverse high performing teams to deliver meaningful results.
New Business Development & Partnership Manager, DuPont
Hired into DuPont out of Penn State remained with DuPont through various changes to this day 1980 process engineer connector manufacturing 1985 managed a microelectronic packaging laboratory and laser laboratory at the DuPont facility in RTP, NC 1990.
Practice Lead, Internet of Things (IoT) Advanced Services, Cisco
Bio is forthcoming.
Chief Innovation Officer, Wright Brothers Institute
30+ years of Innovation experience. 27-year career at Procter & Gamble launching several products, an inventor on 4 patents.
Chief Innovation Officer, Geisinger
Dr. Murphy has worked to improve and transform healthcare delivery throughout her career in both the public and private sectors. Before joining Geisinger, she served as Pennsylvania’s secretary of health addressing the most significant health issues facing the state, including the opioid epidemic.
Chief Digital Officer, Apergy
Ali Raza is the Chief Digital Officer for Apergy and is based out of the company’s headquarters in The Woodlands, TX. In his current role, Ali is responsible for the digital strategy development and deployment across Apergy. He is also responsible for managing the entire digital portfolio that is heavily focused on delivering value to the customers by enabling IIoT and advanced analytical platforms.
Director, Product Innovation & Channel Development, Constellation Energy
Michael L. Wajsgras joined Constellation Energy in November 2010. In his current role he oversees the innovation and growth initiatives, partner relationships, and new channel development that encompass the full suite of Constellation’s energy product portfolio for the residential and small commercial customer segments.
Director, Body & Exterior Systems, Honda
Working in the automotive body development area within Honda R&D Americas for more than 20 years, Matt Wolfe has held nearly every position within the Division.