SOURCE: Consumer Goods Technology

Consumer Goods Technology

August 22, 2013 11:00 ET

Dean DeBiase to Keynote 2013 Consumer Goods Growth & Innovation Forum

The Agenda for This Leading Consumer Goods Industry Conference Also Features Innovation Thought Leaders From Kraft Foods, Kimberly-Clark, Clorox, Cleanwell and More

RANDOLPH, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - Serial CEO, Author and Senior Kellogg Innovation Network Fellow Dean DeBiase will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Consumer Goods Growth & Innovation Forum, September 18-20, 2013 in Miami, Fla.

As an expansion phase CEO, DeBiase touts an impressive track record of scaling emerging growth companies and startups, turning organizations around and embedding entrepreneurial-grade talent into multi-national corporations. He has built brands in media, social/local/mobile commerce, games and entertainment, cloud and big data, retail and distribution, technology, consumer electronics, Cable TV, cyber-security and Internet services industries.

As Chairman of Reboot Partners, a growth management and board advisement group, DeBiase helps organizations tackle their most challenging issues, seize emerging market opportunities and inspire people to deliver on the next generation of innovation. He also co-authored the best-selling book The Big Moo with Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell.

Rob Wolcott, co-founder and executive director of Kellogg Innovation Network, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, has called him "an exceptional strategic thinker, connector and leader of high growth companies in industries in the midst of transformation."

DeBiase's opening keynote presentation will set the stage for the entire 2013 Consumer Goods Growth & Innovation Forum with an overview of disruptive and incremental new product innovation strategies. He will provide insights into both methodologies, illustrating how they are successful independently, as well as in conjunction with each other.

"We are very excited to have Dean DeBiase serve as our opening keynote speaker," said CGT Publisher Albert Guffanti. "He is a highly regarded expert and educator on seizing market opportunities and leading strategic innovation and technology initiatives. I believe he will share valuable experiences and insights that will resonate with innovators in the consumer goods community."

The annual Consumer Goods Growth & Innovation Forum, produced by Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) magazine, provides senior-level consumer goods executives with an intimate setting to network with peers, share ideas and experiences, and learn about trends and strategies under this year's theme, "Winning with Disruptive and Incremental Innovation."

DeBiase leads a strong speaker lineup of innovation experts, including:

  • Dr. Larry Weiss, Chief Scientific Officer and Founder, CleanWell Company
  • Drew Harrington and Amanda Klane, Co-Founders, Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt
  • Tiffany Tamplin, Senior Director, Refreshment Beverages, Kraft Foods  
  • Cheryl Perkins, President, Innovationedge
  • Rob Everett, Advanced Research Leader, Global Innovation Center / Korea, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • John Kittle, Vice President, Business Planning & Insight, Popcorn Indiana
  • James Wolfe, Clorox Strategy & Growth Office, The Clorox Company

2013 Consumer Goods Growth & Innovation Forum registration: or contact Michelle Mauro at (973) 607-1334 or

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