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CIFST Webinar: Real innovation - starting right, restarting right

  • 14 Apr 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Webinar


  • FREE for CIFST members in good standing

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Topic: Real innovation - starting right, restarting right

According to the 2020 Accenture Governing Innovation Study “Companies that govern innovation extensively delivered 2x revenue growth compared to those following a haphazard approach”. Additionally the 2018 PWC Global Innovation 1000 Study finds “that innovation excellence isn’t something that can be bought by simply spending more on R&D. Rather, it’s the result of painstaking attention to strategy, culture, senior executive involvement, deep customer insights, and disciplined execution across the innovation cycle.”

Sean Kondra and Chris Kay participate in a conversation on integrating innovation best practices into food CPG the right way. They will discuss topics such as defining innovation objectives and innovation strategy, securing executive buy-in, achieving alignment with business units, measuring results, and piloting with external technology companies. No more false starts and innovation platitudes, how to get into the "meat and potatoes" of food innovation.

Event Details:

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. EST

Our Speakers:

Sean Kondra, Head of Operations,  Multiplicity

Sean spent over a decade in Finance and then left to join an Agritech company he helped to fund. He is a multiple co-founder in the verticals of data, machine learning and emergency management. He has worked with multiple Fortune 500 clients like Daimler, Merck and Franklin Templeton Investments. He is an innovation mentor at the Toronto Police Service.

Chris Kay, Co-Founder & CEO, Multiplicity

While studying at Ryerson University, Chris was the group manager for the Ryerson Angel Network. He has 10 years of experience as a Financial Analyst at a family office and then left to partner with Nissan & INFINITI Motors to build and operate their Innovation Lab in Toronto & Hong Kong. He is a former Techstars mentor and a co-founder of Startup Boost.


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