Speakers 2018

Alejandro Velez

Co-Founder

Back to the Roots

Andrew S. Whitman

Managing Partner

2X Partners

Andria Long

VP of Innovation & Consumer Insights

Johnsonville Sausage

Anshu Dua

Co-Founder and CEO

The Chaat Company

Ciara Dilley

Senior Director, Transformative Innovation, Global Snacks Group

PepsiCo

Daniel D. Protz

Founder & CEO

FlavorWiki

Daniel Howell

Director of Product Development

La Terra Fina USA

Dariush Ajami

Vice President of Innovation

Beyond Meat

David Fenner

Director R&D Carvel Ice Cream

Focus Brands Inc.

David Donnan

Senior Partner

A.T. Kearney

David Rabie

Co Founder & CEO

Tovala

Erik Jensen

Chief Product Officer

Home Chef

Faith Son

Vice President, Global Marketing and Innovation

PureCircle

Giovanni Battistini

Vice President, Open Innovation Science

Ferrero USA, Inc.

Jeff Manning

“Godfather”

GOT MILK?

Josh Katt

CEO

Kitchfix

Julianne Kopf

Co-Founder

Bugeater Foods

Keith R. Cadwallader

Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Luis Carlos Chacón

Op-Ed Columnist

Forbes Latin America

Michael Frankel

Vice President of Sales, North America

Selerant

Natalie Shmulik

CEO

The Hatchery Chicago

Patty Johnson

Associate Director, Purchase Intelligence

Mintel International

Rajneesh Hora

R&D Innovation Director

Chobani

Sanford Wolgel, PhD, CFS

Cannabis Science and Regulatory Expert

KCNM Consulting

Sarah Renahan

Co Founder

The Worthy Company

Scott Turowski

Technical Sales Manager

Sensus America, Inc.

Shane Durkee

Chief Innovation Officer

Swanson Health

Thomas Preniczky

R&D Specialist

Sweet Street Desserts