Join us in Chicago to explore The Art & Science of Innovation!
In 2024, Chicago is gearing up to host the North American Edition of The Art & Science of Innovation Conference. This event promises to draw innovators, influencers, and insights professionals worldwide from June 16 to 18. Join us to share insights, exchange ideas, and dive into cutting-edge technologies and strategic breakthroughs. Connect with over 200 regional and international attendees, departing with a wealth of new contacts and practical tips for immediate implementation!
The Call for Speakers will close on 5 January 2024
Feedback to authors will be provided by 9 February 2024
Programme available by 12 February 2024
The Early-Bird Registration deadline is 5 April 2024
Client-side attendees can now join for a flat fee of €500 (approx. $540 USD) and group bookings of 3 or more participants receive considerable discounts.
To find out if you qualify for these offers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme Committee includes:
The high-quality content is made possible by the hard work of the conference Programme Committee, which reviews the papers and presentations submitted to deliver the best possible insights for you. #PoweredbyPeers
Giulia GasperiSenior Strategy Director, Data & Analytics at TRIPTK
Giulia Gasperi has over a decade of multi-disciplinary consulting experience. To her, numbers are powerful and empowering vessels of meaningful change. Leaders at VF Corp, Netflix and WeTransfer entrust her with turning intimidating data into fascinating stories, best-in-class innovations and white-space growth areas. Giulia heads up
TRIPTK's data practice, which specializes in blending data with other specialisms (from semiotics to design) to deliver rich brand foundation, cultural foresight and innovation work.
She's lived on 4 continents, speaks 5 languages and is an incurable sneakerhead.
Stella IgweamakaESOMAR Individual Member, Senior Execution Consultant at Servus Credit Union
Originally from Nigeria, Stella Igweamaka is an award-winning market and social researcher. Stella is passionate about using research and storytelling for impactful change and was recently featured in CBC News for her work with Black Canadian Women in Action (BCW) on Adultification Bias of Black Girls in Canada. Stella holds an MBA from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and currently works at Servus Credit Union as a Senior Execution Consultant where she is focused on identifying and exploring growth opportunities that align to Servus's transformational strategies and strategic plans.
Prior to Servus, Stella worked with Perksy Canada as a Snr. Research Manager building the future of feedback through an immersive mobile app and leading research execution for clients. In 2022, Stella co-won the ESOMAR Research Got Talent Competition in Canada and was recently featured on the Significant Insights Global 30 under 30 list. Stella also has experience working in the not-for-profit sector partnering with Pitch Better and Canadian Women’s Foundation to conduct a nation-wide market research study for Black women entrepreneurs in Canada, which was instrumental to the Business Development Bank of Canada in helping formulate policies to enable growth for Black Women owned organizations. When she's not on the job, she enjoys swimming and indulging her love for seeing new places.
Dharmendra JainESOMAR Committee Member, Founder & CEO at ACTNABLE AI
Dharmendra is the Founder & CEO of a Nairobi-based startup, ACTNABLE AI, and Kantar's former Regional Operations Director for West, East & Central Africa. Dharmendra is a current council member of ESOMAR and coordinator of ESOMAR’s AI Taskforce.
Dharmendra is a seasoned data and insights professional with over two decades of experience in the market research industry, including over a decade in Africa. He specialises in developing tech/AI-based innovative solutions, data science and analytics to deliver strategic insights. Internationally recognized thought leader and speaker on AI's impact on Data Quality and Operational Excellence. A mentor and people person who believes in bringing out the best in others.
Fiona BladesESOMAR Individual Member, President and Chief Experience Officer at MESH Experience
Following a marketing and advertising career, Fiona set up MESH Experience to fill a gap. MESH captures the whole customer experience – from seeing a TV ad to going in store or seeing a social post. This data provides new Experience Marketing metrics, like Share of Experience, that help clients put the customer at the heart of the organization, provide a language that unites silos and facilitates investment decisions in CX, path to purchase and marketing communications.
Fiona is co-founder of Crater Lake & Co, founder of Diversity Unlimited, a Fellow of the Market Research Society, mentor for The Marketing Academy and President of the Market Research Council. As CEO of a women-owned business, Fiona is passionate in supporting an inclusive agenda.
Pavi GuptaVP Consumer Insights & Business Analytics at SC Johnson
Lisa Wilding-BrownESOMAR Corporate Member, Chief Executive Officer at InnovateMR
Lisa Wilding-Brown brings nearly 20 years of industry knowledge to the ESOMAR Council, with extensive experience in sampling, survey design, panel development, research field management, mobile optimization, and data quality.
As an avid ResTech thought leader, Lisa has served on the board for both the MMRA and UTA's Master of Science in Marketing Research, and she is an active contributor to WIRexec, the Women-in-Research mentorship program, the Insightes Association and the Global Research Business Network.
In her role as Chief Executive Officer of InnovateMR, Lisa works with the team to build the industry's most powerful and intuitive research tools, celebrate a culture of inclusivity, and continue the team's uncompromising dedication to delivering high quality insights to amazing clients. She also spear-heads the firm's new insights product collection, the Vision Suite™, working to bring faster and more reliable answers to businesses worldwide.
Alex BaranpuriaSVP of Strategic Growth and Development at Ivy Exec
Alex serves as the SVP of Strategic Growth and Development for Ivy Exec, an InnovateMR company. As the co-founder of Ivy Exec, Alex originated Ivy Exec's entry into market research in 2012, and led its expansion into a dedicated market insights division, now serving over 300 clients in market research, technology, management consulting and financial services. Alex’s expertise is in leading new growth initiatives, sales, and business development efforts, with a focus on expanding the combined entity's B2B qualitative market research business with organizations seeking access to decision makers, industry influencers, and other traditionally hard-to-reach subject matter experts. Alex is a graduate of Duke University (BS in Biology, '06), an alum of Teach for America (New York City, '08), and a former Board Member for the Executive MBA Council, as well as a former Alumni Board Member for his high school, the NC School of Science and Mathematics.
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