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24 Feb
Corporate Innovation Speaker Series
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

Topic

Innovation, Technology

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

Website

https://go.innovation.pitt.edu/corp-i...

University Unit
Big Idea Center
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Corporate Innovation Speaker Series

This is a past event.

Gain an inside look into how various large corporations innovate and learn about the different career paths within this particular branch of innovation.

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Session #1 - Duquesne Light Company feat. Josh Gould, DLC's Director of Innovation

February 6, 2023

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST, Zoom

February 14, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST, Hybrid

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Session #2 - Sheetz feat. Mary Beth Green, Sheetz's Chief Innovation Officer

February 14, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST, Hybrid

Sheetz is a family-owned, customer-focused convenience store committed to Total Customer Focus with over 600 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

As the Chief Innovation Officer, Mary Beth's role is to establish and lead the company's Business Innovation function through two primary lenses:

Building a Multi-Disciplinary Innovation Team:
➕develop team structure
➕attract top talent
➕shift thought pathways to develop new offerings

Creating Sustainable Growth and Profitability:
➕develop new product offerings and streams of revenue
➕meet evolving customer needs
 

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Session #3 - The Clorox Company feat. Kelly George, Clorox's Open Innovation Leader

February 24, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST, Zoom

Kelly George, PhD, is currently the Open Innovation Leader at the Clorox Company for the Burt's Bees brand, where she works to create a future pipeline of innovations through external networks and new technologies.

Kelly brings broad upstream-to-downstream R&D experience from working 15+ years in both the consumer products (Clorox, L’Oréal, P&G) and the pharmaceutical industries (Roche & Merck). In her career, she has held a variety of R&D leadership roles in medicinal chemistry/drug discovery, formulation, product development, global project & alliance management, consulting, and external/open innovation.

Kelly graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a B.A. in Chemistry and English. She obtained her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Kelly currently serves on the Washington & Jefferson Alumni Executive Committee, and the Edison Biotech Institute Board of Directors at Ohio University. Dr. George is passionate about advancing Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and served on the American Chemical Society (ACS) Women Chemists Committee (WCC).

The Big Idea Center is a University of Pittsburgh space and, as such, is subject to all health-related rules and regulations set forth by the university. Pitt requirements for face coverings will, at a minimum, be consistent with CDC guidance with masks required indoors during times at which COVID-19 community levels are high. For more information on University of Pittsburgh COVID 19 procedures, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.pitt.edu/healthy-community/pitts-health-rules

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Please register to receive Zoom information.

Friday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Big Idea Center 3601 Forbes Avenue

Corporate Innovation Speaker Series

Gain an inside look into how various large corporations innovate and learn about the different career paths within this particular branch of innovation.

DLC Logo

Session #1 - Duquesne Light Company feat. Josh Gould, DLC's Director of Innovation

February 6, 2023

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST, Zoom

February 14, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST, Hybrid

Sheetz Logo

Session #2 - Sheetz feat. Mary Beth Green, Sheetz's Chief Innovation Officer

February 14, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST, Hybrid

Sheetz is a family-owned, customer-focused convenience store committed to Total Customer Focus with over 600 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

As the Chief Innovation Officer, Mary Beth's role is to establish and lead the company's Business Innovation function through two primary lenses:

Building a Multi-Disciplinary Innovation Team:
➕develop team structure
➕attract top talent
➕shift thought pathways to develop new offerings

Creating Sustainable Growth and Profitability:
➕develop new product offerings and streams of revenue
➕meet evolving customer needs
 

tcc-logo-2022

Session #3 - The Clorox Company feat. Kelly George, Clorox's Open Innovation Leader

February 24, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST, Zoom

Kelly George, PhD, is currently the Open Innovation Leader at the Clorox Company for the Burt's Bees brand, where she works to create a future pipeline of innovations through external networks and new technologies.

Kelly brings broad upstream-to-downstream R&D experience from working 15+ years in both the consumer products (Clorox, L’Oréal, P&G) and the pharmaceutical industries (Roche & Merck). In her career, she has held a variety of R&D leadership roles in medicinal chemistry/drug discovery, formulation, product development, global project & alliance management, consulting, and external/open innovation.

Kelly graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a B.A. in Chemistry and English. She obtained her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Kelly currently serves on the Washington & Jefferson Alumni Executive Committee, and the Edison Biotech Institute Board of Directors at Ohio University. Dr. George is passionate about advancing Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and served on the American Chemical Society (ACS) Women Chemists Committee (WCC).

The Big Idea Center is a University of Pittsburgh space and, as such, is subject to all health-related rules and regulations set forth by the university. Pitt requirements for face coverings will, at a minimum, be consistent with CDC guidance with masks required indoors during times at which COVID-19 community levels are high. For more information on University of Pittsburgh COVID 19 procedures, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.pitt.edu/healthy-community/pitts-health-rules

Dial-In Information

Please register to receive Zoom information.

Friday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Big Idea Center 3601 Forbes Avenue

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