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Wednesday, February 21

12:15pm PST

Lunch with Keynote Presentation - Blockchain Technology by Brigid Mcdermott and Frank Yiannas
Be a part of the discussion involving blockchain technology.  This new technology is truly transformative and potentially has broad applications across multiple compliance areas, including product safety.  

Introduction by Kathleen McGuigan, RILA
Speakers:  Brigid Mcdermott, IBM and Frank Yiannas, Walmart

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Kathleen McGuigan

Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Kathleen McGuigan handles regulatory and compliance matters and oversees RILA's Compliance Council and Product Safety Committee.  McGuigan joined RILA after 11 years as senior counsel for JCPenney, where she was responsible for providing legal advice on international, trade, product... Read More →

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Brigid Mcdermott

Vice President, Blockchain Business Development, IBM
Brigid McDermott is Vice President of Blockchain Business Development, responsible for driving the growth of Blockchain for IBM, including leading partnerships, alliances, acquisitions and ecosystem development. Blockchains are an emerging technology pattern that can radically improve... Read More →
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Frank Yiannas

Vice President, Food Safety, Walmart
As Vice President of Food Safety, Frank Yiannas oversees all food safety, as well as other public health functions, for the world's largest food retailer, Wal-Mart, serving over 240 million customers around the world on a weekly basis.  As a frequent speaker at national and international... Read More →

Wednesday February 21, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm PST
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By ICIX
Thursday, February 22

12:15pm PST

CPSC Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle (invited) delivering Keynote Presentation during lunch

Thursday February 22, 2018 12:15pm - 12:55pm PST
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By The Toy Association

12:55pm PST

U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission Keynote Lunch Presentation: Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle
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Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ann Marie Buerkle was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 23, 2013 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 27, 2013, to serve as a CPSC Commissioner.  On February 9, 2017, Ms. Buerkle was named Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Her term... Read More →

Thursday February 22, 2018 12:55pm - 1:20pm PST
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By The Toy Association
Friday, February 23

11:45am PST

Closing Luncheon Roundtable Discussion: Disrupting The Status Quo To Move Safety Forward

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... 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... 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... 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 their... 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... Read More →

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