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Friday, February 23 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Closing Luncheon Roundtable Discussion: Disrupting The Status Quo To Move Safety Forward

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From recalls to compliance to designing products, we can get stuck in doing things how we’ve always done.  We keep trying to do the same thing better, sometimes with little impact.  Disruptive ideas bring new companies, solutions and products to market – let’s apply that to product safety.  Leaders from product safety and other fields will lead the roundtables to brainstorm both process and products to further safety.  Technology is part of it, but change doesn’t have to use new tech to be disruptive. Participants will think differently about old problems and explore new solutions outside current practice, guided by those with experience in making change. One session isn’t enough to change practice, but it will generate ideas, make connections and move the process forward.

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Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  Nancy has over 30 years experience conceiving, building and directing organizations to investigate a wide variety of consumer issues and to craft solutions. Prior to coming to KID, Nancy served as executive director of the Coalition for Consumer Rights, a center for public interest research and education. She serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is Past President of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) as well as a participant in ASTM International standard setting on juvenile products, toys and... Read More →

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Anthea Davies

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Anthea Davies is a Senior Associate in the Products Law team at Hogan Lovells.  Her areas of focus include 'post-market' product safety issues including compliance matters, corrective actions and recalls, in addition to product safety regulatory and compliance advice at all stages of the product... Read More →
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Brian Grochal

Digital Innovations Manager, Consumer and Retail Services, UL
Brian Grochal is the Digital Innovations Manager at UL, conceptualizing and developing new digital/ big data opportunities aimed at changing the way that companies manage product compliance and quality. Before shifting into this role, Brian served as the Global Technical Lead for Juvenile Products, working closely with... Read More →
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Chris LoPresti

Co-Founder, Bonnie
Chris LoPresti is a veteran entrepreneur who uses big data to improve everyone's quality of life. LoPresti recently co-founded Bonnie - a free, personalized product recall notification service that alerts consumers if any of the 900 million products recalled each year are in thei... Read More →
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James Sheppard

CEO/Co-Founder, Centriq Technology, Inc.
James Sheppard is a two-time entrepreneur who has brought ideas to life in both the analog and digital world. Before Centriq, James was a VP of Innovation at Salesforce, where he led a team that helped the C-suites of some of the best known brands design their customer engagement strategy. Prior to that, James built Vetrazzo, a leader in green building materials. He currently serves as an advisor to numerous startups and, when not thinking about business, he can likely be found doing a puppet show with his two small... Read More →

Friday February 23, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By Ferrero and Recall Results

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