Design & Source

presented by Consumer Technology Association

No Additional Purchase Required

Top consumer technology designers, manufacturers and retail leaders reveal the latest innovations in the product manufacturing ecosystem.  From design thinking and retail trends to manufacturing best practices and sourcing and sustainability developments, these sessions will prepare you to bring your product idea to market.

Top Three Topics:

  • Innovations and best practices in design
  • US manufacturing trends
  • Recyclables and sustainability in product design and packaging

3:30-4:30 PM January 10

LVCC, South Plaza, 62000

Representatives from large U.S.-based retailers and sustainability experts will discuss what retailers and distributors seek from suppliers in terms of environmental information, performance and commitments.  Panelists will also discuss how manufacturers can differentiate themselves using sustainability and related trends.

Speaker
Walter Alcorn
VP, Environmental Affairs & Industry Sustainability, Government Affairs,
Consumer Technology Association

Speaker
Callie Babbitt
Associate Professor, Sustainability,
Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology

Speaker
Hugh Cherne
Sr. Manager, Environmental Sustainability Team,
Best Buy Co. Inc.

Speaker
Robert Kerr
Principal,
Pure Strategies, Inc.

Speaker
Eliot Metzger
Sr. Associate,
World Resources Institute

Speaker
Jake Swenson
Director of Sustainability,
Staples

10-11 AM January 11

LVCC, South Plaza, 62000

This session focuses on the latest trends in design thinking. A panel made up of a diverse group of industries will explain how design trends are impacting their businesses and explore the intersection between consumer technology and consumer design. 

Speaker
Alfonso Albaisa
Sr. VP, Global Design,
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Speaker
Guive Balooch
Global Vice President, L'Oreal's Technology Incubator,
L'Oreal

Speaker
Elisa Jagerson
CEO,
FutureBrand Speck

Speaker
Doug Solomon
IDEO Fellow and Innovation Consultant,
Douglas Solomon Consulting LLC

Speaker
David Webster
Partner,
IDEO



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