CEO Innovation Lecture Series

CEO Innovation Lecture

This series of lectures exposes participants to the latest ideas of the finest CEO innovators. These yearly breakfast meetings feature the latest in innovation strategies as currently practiced by CEOs. Distinguished global leaders who have joined us include Francisco D’Souza, Cognizant, Daniel Vasella, Novartis, and Andrea Jung, Avon, among many others. Most recently, Robert Hugin, Celgene; Kurt Landgraf, ETS; and Brent Saunders, Bausch + Lomb, presented dynamic lectures. Join us to learn how innovation can benefit and grow your organization!

“To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” Thomas Edison

This series of lectures exposes participants to the latest ideas of the finest CEO innovators. Join us to learn how innovation can benefit and grow your organization.

10th Annual CEO Innovation Lecture

Mark Clouse, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Foods

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Mark Clouse joined Pinnacle from Mondelez International, Inc. where he most recently held the role of Chief Commercial Officer. Before becoming Chief Commercial Officer, he worked as Chief Growth Officer for Mondelez, where he was responsible for the company’s growth strategy and oversaw key areas such as corporate strategy, global marketing, global sales, and research, development and quality.

Throughout his 20-year tenure at Kraft Foods Inc., including the subsequent spin-off of Mondelez, Mr. Clouse served in a range of leadership positions involving iconic food brands and entrepreneurial global businesses in emerging markets such as Brazil and China. Prior to joining Kraft Foods Inc., Mr. Clouse served in the United States Army as a pilot and completed his service as a Captain.

Mr. Clouse is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

9th Annual CEO Innovation Lecture

Robert Hugin, Chairman and CEO, Celgene Corporation

8th Annual CEO Innovation Lecture

Kurt Landgraf, President and CEO, ETS
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education: Challenges for Today, Results for Tomorrow

7th Annual CEO Innovation Lecture

Brent Saunders, President and CEO, Bausch + Lomb
The Innovation Landscape: A Vision From Eye Health

6th Annual CEO Innovation Lecture

Francisco D’Souza, President and CEO, Cognizant
Leading Through Uncertainty

5th Annual CEO Innovation Lecture

Daniel Vasella, Chairman of Novartis
Improving the Practice of Medicine: The Role of Drug Discovery and Health Care Systems

4th Annual CEO Innovation Lecture

Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO, Avon Products
Innovation – The Key to Navigating the Shifting Economic Landscape

3rd annual CEO Innovation Lecture

Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group
Innovation: The Future of Energy

2nd annual CEO Innovation Lecture

Campbell Soup President and CEO, Douglas R. Conant

Inaugural CEO Innovation Lecture

Fred Hassan, Chairman and CEO, Schering-Plough
Focus: A Prescription for Driving Innovation