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Digital Age of Beauty – DAY 1

Digital Age of Beauty – DAY 1
by Erin Layton
Course Title:

Digital Age of Beauty – Day 1

May 15th, 2018 (10:00am-1:00pm)

Meeting Room – 1A21 – adjacent to the show floor

Moderator:  Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Consultant, Dellacqua Consulting

DAY 1 Description

The overall program will unveil key strategies and innovations that are driving product development, speed to market and e-strategies that drive consumer engagement. Day 1 focuses on diigital solutions that enable manufacturers to bring products to market expeditiously.


10:00am – 10:25am

“Digitalizing Growth:  Opportunities & Risks in Cosmetics & Personal Care”

James Weatherall – Global VP – SpecialChem

Market interactions within each level of the value chain within the cosmetics industry have become digital. All studies converge to show that the first contact with a customer, whether a prospect or current buyer, is now initiated by the customer, when that customer needs it, and that contact is overwhelmingly digital (80%). These digitalized customers are interacting through digital channels that were not even existing ten years ago, and new channel entrants are on the way (think “Chemazon”). Ingredient suppliers to the cosmetics and personal care industry need to explore new digital levers to foster innovation and growth, especially in the key growth engines of sales, marketing, and R&D/innovation. Multichannel strategies are required to connect to the market, and to increase the likelihood that your company will be the one contacted when the customer is ready to explore new solutions. Partnerships and collaborations with digital channels such as industry platforms, search engines, and the like will be critical. Implementing new agile and digital methodologies for R&D and open innovation will also accelerate new product development.  Attendees will come away with new perspectives on how to win by leveraging digital technologies to engage with new prospects and to improve their new product development process by deploying more agile innovation methodologies.

10:30am – 10:55am 

“Streamline your New Product Introduction Process for Faster Market Entry”

Ken Bubeck – CEO – Ithos Global

Too often new product initiatives experience delays and unexpected costs occur due to difficulties in collecting, organizing, sharing and accessing up-to-date regulatory, raw material, and supplier information. Streamlined processes in new product introduction process and centralized content and information are necessary to ensure compliance and avoid costly delays and business risks. This presentation will go over the strategic approach for improving the access, collaboration, tools and data management processes necessary to launch products on time and in compliance with a streamlined NPI process.

COFFEE BREAK - 11:00am - 11:20am

11:30am – 11:55am

“Color Matching & Formulation”

Dwight Davis – Manager, Global Major Accounts – Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

Innovations in Color Formulation & Matching and how it can address the following:

1) R&D
2) Product Development
3) Marketing Sustainability
4) Quality Control

And solutions that address and correct any issues that may hinder speed to market/product development.

12:00pm – 12:25pm

“3D Printing for Packaging – Prototypes, Personalization & More”

Ed Graham – Vice President, Additive Manufacturing – ProtoCAM

12:30pm – 12:55pm

“Personalized Cosmetics Enabled by the Digital Age”

Anna Howe – Applied Technology Manager, North America/Personal Care – Evonik

Today’s information-rich digital environment is enabling consumers to be more capable of seeking personalized cosmetic solutions. And with 70% of consumers willing to pay a premium for customized products, this trend could continue to be a welcome development for formulators able to respond with relevant products. Product design in the context of personalized cosmetics poses its own set of challenges, since formulators must take into account a wider range of possible usage scenarios and ingredient combinations. This presentation delves into some of these considerations, using a recently developed finished product concept highlighting the personalization trend through a booster-based kit.

Lunch vouchers provided - visit the expo & enjoy!

Presenter Details

Moderator: Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Consultant, Dellacqua Consulting

Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Ph.D., has been an investigator in applied biomedical research for 15 years and he has spent the last 16 years as an executive and cosmetic scientist in the personal care industry. He is specialized in skin and hair care ingredients, finished product development, and technical marketing. He has covered multiple roles as a manager and director in different companies specialized in active ingredients and product development. He has helped bring more than 150 successful active ingredients and finished products to market and has authored more than 60 publications in medicine and cosmetic science. In the last 10 years he has written and lectured on sustainability and cosmetic ingredients as well as helped sourcing, developing, and bringing to market many sustainable ingredients. He is a recent award-winning speaker on sustainability and natural ingredients and a regular columnist on sustainable cosmetic science.

James Weatherall – Global VP – SpecialChem

James M. Weatherall is a Global Vice President for Business Development at SpecialChem S.A., a digital marketing and business development firm, headquartered in Paris, France. Mr. Weatherall supports the firm’s clients in the Americas by implementing both strategic and operational marketing programs aimed at driving growth and accelerating innovation in cosmetics and personal care.

Mr. Weatherall brings thirty-eight years of experience in the global specialty chemicals and materials industry. Prior to SpecialChem, he was Senior Vice President at Kline & Company, a leading marketing research and business strategy consultancy. He holds a Masters in Management and a BS in Chemistry, both from the Stevens Institute of Technology in NJ. He is currently the President of the Société de Chimie Industrielle, a NYC-based non-profit serving the chemical industry. He and his wife reside in Los Angeles, CA.

Ken Bubeck – CEO – Ithos Global

As founder of Ithos Global, Ken Bubeck saw the market need for combining regulatory knowledge and client data into a robust, web-enabled platform for easy access. With over 30 years of diverse experience that includes software innovation, regulatory, sales and manufacturing, Ken is a hands-on leader with clients and major projects. He is well-versed in the latest cosmetic regulatory issues, including PIFs, CARB, SDS, and Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetic Regulatory Compliance. His company, Ithos Global, addresses an industry-wide problem – companies have highly technical regulatory staff, utilize outside resources for research and guidance, and have technology tools, but typically do not integrate the latest regulatory rules and requirements among these critical assets. Ken’s strategic approach transforms compliance programs from reactive to proactive, with an end goal of more effective compliance and reporting.

Dwight Davis – Manager, Global Accounts – Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

Dwight Davis has been working in the color industry for more than 27 years, first in the printing and graphic arts markets, and for the last 13 years in Industrial color management. Dwight’s background spans positions in sales, marketing, and management and is now Manager of Global Major Accounts for Konica Minolta Sensing in the Americas. Dwight manages all aspects of global accounts for Konica Minolta’s largest customers, which includes product development, sales, marketing, coordination of Service and Support items, and day-to-day operations.

Dwight has degrees in Business Management from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Corporate Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

Ed Graham – Vice President, Additive Manufacturing – ProtoCAM

Ed Graham is Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at ProtoCAM, provider of value‐added Industrial 3D printed prototypes and additive manufacturing services based in Allentown, PA. With a BS in Plastic Engineering Technology from Penn State University and over 20 years’ experience in the AM industry, Graham is a problem solver—a character trait that makes him an invaluable part of the ProtoCAM team.  He has extensive experience in the industry and in overall business operations by working in sales, marketing, product design, project management and engineering which makes him an expert resource.

Anna Howe – Applied Technology Manager, North America/Personal Care – Evonik

Ms. Howe has over 25 years of experience in the cosmetic industry. Prior to joining Evonik, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Inolex Chemical Company, Rhône-Poulenc (Rhodia) and Alcolac Chemical Corporation. A member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, she holds several application patents, and has authored a number of scientific papers in the personal care area. Ms. Howe earned a bachelor’s of science in Chemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg, Va.