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Selecting Compression Equipment - Natural Gas

We're assembling an online Advisory Board of 15 experts who will discuss how equipment is selected for natural gas compression and evaluate the benefits of new compressors ----- over a 4-day panel of online engagement.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Engineers
- Operations Leaders
- Maintenance Engineers

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Anticipating Next Gen Technologies in Liquid Manufacturing

We are assembling a panel of 15 leading experts to explore how trends like IIoT and Personalization is changing manufacturing for liquids including surfactants and emulsions. All participation is online and at your convenience.

In this exclusive online advisory board, you will be one of 15-20 experts peering into the future. You will have the unique opportunity to gain and share insights on the subject, as you advance innovation in the field with top thought leaders like you from around the world.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Manufacturing experts of liquid consumer products in surfactant, cleansers and emulsions
- Process engineers with deep appreciation for innovation
- IIoT and Personalization subject matter experts

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Men's Grooming/Buying Habits

We're assembling an exclusive online Advisory Board to discuss the innovations and trends impacting men's personal care. We will explore usage triggers, shopping behavior, social trends, and advertising communications that drive men towards particular brands.

Seeking Expert Participation

Branding Experts, Barbers (High end and standard), Big Box Retailers (Executives and managers), Social Psychologists, E-Commerce Retailers (Executives and managers), Men's Fashion Retailers, Fragrance Specialists, CPG Executives, Men's Grooming Influencers, Men's Style influencers

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Whitespace in OTC Personal Care

We're assembling an exclusive online Advisory Board to discuss how innovations in OTC personal care are developing in retail channels and presenting opportunities to CPG manufacturers, especially in the areas of health, vitality and better breathing.

Seeking Expert Participation

- CPG futurists
- Retail market insights experts
- Entrepreneurs and VCs who work in the space

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Whitespace in OTC Personal Care

We're assembling an exclusive online Advisory Board to discuss how innovations in OTC personal care are developing in retail channels and presenting opportunities to CPG manufacturers, especially in the areas of health, vitality and better breathing.

Seeking Expert Participation

- CPG futurists
- Retail market insights experts
- Entrepreneurs and VCs who work in the space

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Popcorn Adjacency Opportunities in International Markets

We're assembling an online engagement to discuss the expansion of microwave and ready-to-eat popcorn to adjacencies in specific international markets.

During this online engagement of 15 consumer insights, marketing, and R&D experts, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn from equal caliber peers, demonstrate your knowledge and advance innovation in the field - in addition to earning an honorarium.

Participants will address how far the brand(s) can and should stretch to take advantage of scalable ideas across international markets, perhaps even into non corn-based snacking ideas and forms.

The daily objectives/questions will be the following:
1. What are the current value drivers of snacks in international areas and why are companies embracing or resisting them?
2. What are emerging or trending corn-based or other snack foods are you're familiar with?
3. What level of underlying capabilities (manufacturing, brand heritage, etc.) must be true for a successful snack business from these options?
4. Based on the unmet market needs and what needs to be true about a winning brand in this space?

Seeking Expert Participation

- International leaders in Marketing and R&D within the Salty Snacks/F&B industry
- Experts/consultants/researchers who study global snacks industry
- Former professionals from Large Snack companies (e.g. Frito Lay, Kraft, Pringles) and local/national snack brands

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Branding in an Age of Extreme (mis)Information

While perceived risks of chemicals in household products have heightened consumer awareness, much of the information available to users seeking to learn more is incomplete or just wrong.

We're assembling an online Advisory Board to discuss the pace of change in media and the future of consumer brands in an age of extreme information. As media forms evolve and trends like "fake news" arise, how will the brands of tomorrow innovate to keep people informed and engaged?

In this exclusive online advisory board, you will be one of 15-20 experts prognosticating the future via: 1. trendspotting; 2. reacting to the latest media/reports in this space; 3. answering weekly or semi-monthly questions. You will have the unique opportunity to gain and share insights on the subject, as you advance innovation in communications and marketing with top thought leaders like you from around the world. All participation is online and at your convenience.

By applying here, you are committing to participate online once per week for a short digital check-in at your convenience.

Seeking Expert Participation

- External Relations and PR professionals
- Sustainability and CSR experts
- Consumer branding leaders
- Market Research specialists
- Professional lifestyle bloggers

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Novel Ways to Collect and Use Data from IoT Wearables and Smart Devices

We are assembling an ongoing advisory board to discuss the data trends and implications from connected home and personal environments. More specifically, we'll explore the consumer experiences of personalized in-home products and wearables and understand the activities that drive meaningful and actionable data insights while evaluating privacy limitations and consumer tradeoffs.

In this high-caliber online board of 20 leading experts, you'll have the unique opportunity to contribute your knowledge, learn from equal caliber peers, and advance the thinking in your field. You'll also earn a monthly honorarium for participating.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Data Scientists and Analytics leaders with experience driving actionable insights and product features from IoT data sources
- Product & user experience leaders designing personalized/digitalized products for the smart home (e.g. Nest, Alexa, August Smart Lock, Notion)
- Marketing & commercialization professionals for consumer IoT & connected homes
- Privacy experts for consumer IoT
- Experts in the connected home ecosystem, home automation devices, and home privacy

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The Future of Online Video Advertising

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to discuss and anticipate the future of online video advertising. In this rapidly evolving space, you'll be one of 15-20 experts prognosticating the future via:

1. trendspotting
2. reacting to the latest media/reports in this space
3. answering weekly or semi-monthly questions.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Online Advertisers and Networks
- Content Producers (short-form advertising, media producers, online television / video channels)
- Market Analysts

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Benchmarking KPIs in Master Data Systems for CPG

We're assembling an online Advisory Board of 15 experts who will discuss trends and compare benchmarking and KPIs using Master Data Management to manage supply chain and manufacturing logistics. Based on your background, I'd like to invite you to join our 4-day virtual panel.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Master data experts that manage KPIs in Large FMCG Supply Chain
- Consultants familiar with industry benchmarks and KPIs studies and best practices.

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The Values of Serialization

For one reason or another a range of industries have embarked up large scale serialization and data analytic plans to track product through a supply chain. Due to regulation, the pharma industry is now moving in this direction, but they suspect there are other values that add to the ROI of this large transformation. This innovative private discussion will explore the ranges of business value serialization can open up in a range of industries.

We are assembling a high-caliber panel of 15-20 experts to interact online over 4 days, at their convenience to better understand the level of granularity these regulatory changes will require and explore the innovations that will determine the future of this space.

Project Objectives:
- Better understand the future needs of the market
- Explore and map the current landscape
- Identify future directions
- Determine a recommended path

Seeking Expert Participation

- Drug wholesalers and manufacturers solving for serialization.
- Pharmaceutical regulatory experts
- Data analysts and scientists
- Consultants and thought leaders who are published or speakers on the subject.

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Innovation in Transportation Logistics

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to discuss innovations impacting transportation logistics and relevant future business models (ridesharing, electrification, autonomous vehicles, et.al.)

Seeking Expert Participation

Transportation Futurists
VCs and angels specializing in transportation investments
Industry analysts

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Modernizing Global Supply Chain For Consumer Impact

We're assembling an exclusive online Advisory Board to discuss innovations in an increasingly global supply chain practice that translate into real value to the consumer experience. Experts will reflect a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to D2C experts and 3PL Supply Chain experts. Based on your profile, I would like to invite you to join.

Seeking Expert Participation

D2C experts, Ecommerce Supply Chain Experts, 3PL Supply Chain Experts, Supply Chain Digital Transformation Architects and Strategists

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The Future of Education in an Automated, AI-Disrupted World

We're assembling an online "Innovation Sprint" of 15 thought leaders to discuss the future of education and job retraining methods in economies disrupted by macro trends such as automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and freelance, gig-economy marketplaces.

Participation is all online and at your convenience. The digital engagement is confirmed and will be active from Tuesday, May 9 and will conclude on Friday, May 12.

We've brought together a global and diverse range of interrelated experts from economists, policy leaders, and entrepreneurs in education and technology. Over 4-days, you'll engage with as little as one short digital check-in per day to weigh in on the daily questions posed by the facilitator.

Seeking Expert Participation

- EdTech entrepreneurs
- Technology leaders that are enabling and/or disrupting education
- HR managers, entrepreneurs and think tanks propelling new methods/approaches
- Labor, Behavioral and Educational economists
- Government, Trade Union and NGO leaders

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The Future of Education in an Automated, AI-Disrupted World

We're assembling an online "Innovation Sprint" of 15 thought leaders to discuss the future of education and job retraining methods in economies disrupted by macro trends such as automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and freelance, gig-economy marketplaces.

Participation is all online and at your convenience. The digital engagement is confirmed and will be active from Tuesday, May 9 and will conclude on Friday, May 12.

We've brought together a global and diverse range of interrelated experts from economists, policy leaders, and entrepreneurs in education and technology. Over 4-days, you'll engage with as little as one short digital check-in per day to weigh in on the daily questions posed by the facilitator.

Seeking Expert Participation

- EdTech entrepreneurs
- Technology leaders that are enabling and/or disrupting education
- HR managers, entrepreneurs and think tanks propelling new methods/approaches
- Labor, Behavioral and Educational economists
- Government, Trade Union and NGO leaders

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The Future of Caregiving for Elderly Adults

Caregiving of the elderly is an enormous, growing space spanning the spectrum from self-care at home to home healthcare, nursing care, assisted living, and hospice care. We're assembling an online advisory board of gerontologists, researchers, innovators and MDs to discuss the critical macro factors driving this category.

During this ongoing advisory board, you will be one of 15-20 experts to: (1) spot trends, (2) answer semi-monthly questions, (3) react to the latest media/reports in this space.

We'll also explore the big needs that are not being met currently, from both the perspective of both the care-giver and the care-receiver, as well as some of the technology opportunities.

This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge, learn from your peers, and advance the thinking in your field. All participation is online and at your convenience.

By applying here, you are committing to participate once per week or as inspired, at your convenience.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Practitioners and professors of gerontology
- Researchers of adult populations/demographics
- Innovators/entrepreneurs in wellness for senior adults
- Technologists specializing in devices and applications for aging populations
- Assisted living MDs and directors

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The Future of PLM

We are assembling an ongoing advisory board of leading innovators to discuss the future of PLM. How will new data and technologies transform today's corporate PLM systems?

In this exclusive online advisory board of experts, you'll have the unique opportunity to gain and share insights on the subject and advance thinking in the field with future-oriented thinkers and practitioners like yourself from around the world.

All participation is online and at your convenience. You are only committing to participate at least once a week (or as inspired) at your convenience.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Experts on the cutting edge of PLM and Industry 4.0
- Experts in IoT and Big Data applications to PLM

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Bringing Innovation into Company Workflow

With new data sources, analytics methods and technologies, the pace of change is increasing faster than ever before. In order to keep up, how can companies bring innovation out of program offices and into everyday workflow?

In this exclusive online advisory board of 15-20 thought leaders, you'll have the unique opportunity to gain and share insights on how organizations can adopt new methods and technologies to become more innovative.

All participation is online and at your convenience. You are only committing to participate at least once a week (or as inspired) at your convenience.

You'll explore questions like these:

- How will organizations learn to adapt faster to new technologies and new models of work?
- What needs to be true about future solutions such that innovation is moved out of the program office and into the workflow of business?

Seeking Expert Participation

- Market Researchers
- Heads of Strategic Planning
- Consultants
- Information services leaders
- Heads of data analytics
- Organizational change and effectiveness leaders
- Directors of Innovation teams

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Blockchain's Transformation of the Healthcare Supply Chain

We are assembling an online advisory board of thoughts leaders to discuss how blockchain will revolutionize the healthcare supply chain.

In this exclusive online advisory board, you will be one of 15-20 experts prognosticating the future via: 1. trendspotting; 2. reacting to the latest media/reports in this space; 3. answering weekly or semi-monthly questions. You will have the unique opportunity to gain and share insights on the subject, as you advance innovation in the field with top thought leaders like you from around the world.

All participation is online and at your convenience.

By applying here, you are committing to participate once per week or as inspired.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Directors, Executives, and other leaders of supply chain logistics
- Innovators and Futurists with a passion for blockchain and supply chain
- Technology experts with blockchain expertise
- Professionals with serialization experience

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The Future of Developer Ecosystems for Wearables and Consumer IoT

We're assembling an online Advisory Board to discuss the future of developer ecosystems for wearables, smart devices and consumer IoT applications. More specifically, we'll explore ways in which one can establish the foundation of a developer ecosystem in a new arena, and the benefits that must be true to succeed (beyond trackers, Apple or AndroidWear).

During this exclusive online advisory board, you will be one of 15-20 experts: 1. trend spotting; 2. answering weekly or semi-monthly questions; 3. reacting to the latest reports in this space. This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your thought-leadership, and learn from equal caliber peers and advance the thinking in your field. All participation is online and at your convenience.

By applying here, you are committing to participate once per week, for as little as 15 minutes, at your convenience.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Software Developers for smart devices, wearables and IoT applications
- Industry leaders with experience growing developer platforms and community ecosystems
- Hardware manufacturers of wearable devices
- Analysts and thought-leaders that can speak to the evolving landscape and trends of this space

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Breakthrough Innovations in Smart Packaging

We are assembling a virtual advisory board to discuss the future of smart packaging for consumer goods, including intelligent, temperature-sensitive, active and intelligent technologies and other breakthrough innovations for packaging.

In this exclusive online advisory board, you will be one of 15-20 experts prognosticating the future via: 1. trendspotting; 2. reacting to the latest media/reports in this space; 3. answering weekly or semi-monthly questions.

You will have the unique opportunity to gain and share insights on the subject, as you advance innovation in the field with top thought leaders like you from around the world.

All participation is online and at your convenience. By applying here, you are committing to participate once per week for as little as 15 minutes online, or as inspired, at your convenience.

Seeking Expert Participation

Packaging Experts and Designers
Technology Experts in Active, Smart or Intelligent Packaging
Product Developers and Designers
Market Evaluators

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Latest Science and Tech Trends in Product Design for Financial Wellness

We're assembling an online Advisory Board to discuss the latest trends and best practices to enhance personal financial wellness in the context of proactive financial management.

We've brought together 20 experts in financial advisory, wealth management, behavioral economics, and FinTech to explore the latest innovations and technology approaches impacting both reactive and proactive behaviors in financial wellness.

You will have the unique opportunity to gain and share insights on the subject, as you advance innovation in the field with top thought leaders like you from around the world.

In this private online Advisory Board, you will be one of 25 experts to (1) spot trends, (2) answer weekly or semi-monthly questions, (3) react to the latest media/reports in this space. Participation is all online and at your convenience.

By applying here, you are committing to participate once per week for as little as 15 minutes or as inspired, at your convenience.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Practitioners: Financial Advisors, Insurance Agents, and Legal Advisors
- Innovators in Financial Wellness
- Behavioral Economists/Microeconomists and Scientists
- Professionals from Consumer Insights and Market Researchers
- Product Designers

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Direct-To-Consumer Startups

We are assembling an ongoing advisory board to understand growth, investment, and profitability journeys for Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) start-ups, especially (but not only) consumer goods subscription models.

In this high-caliber online advisory board of experts, you'll have the opportunity to learn collaboratively and advance innovation in the field.

Content will remain closed and confidential to participants. You are only committing to participate at least once a month (or as inspired) at your convenience, wherein you'll contribute to an ongoing effort to identify opportunities in this space.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Individuals who have directly worked in DTC start-ups and can provide insights and specific benchmarks on the above objective.

-Experience in companies like Proactiv, Madison Reed, Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker, Casper, Baby Center, Uber, Birchbox, and Rodan & Fields is helpful.

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Developing a Channel Strategy for Resellers

We're assembling an online Advisory Board to share best practices and new trends in developing small-business channel strategies and reseller partners in industries like telecom, utilities, insurance, retail and beyond.

In this exclusive online advisory board, you will be one of 15-20 experts prognosticating the future of partner strategies via:
1. trendspotting
2. reacting to the latest media/reports in this space
3. answering weekly or semi-monthly questions

Seeking Expert Participation

Business Development Experts in Channel Relationships
SMB Channel Strategists
Partner Representatives from Telcom/Utilites/Insurance

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Trends in Podiatry Practices & Orthotics

We're assembling an ongoing Advisory Board to discuss the latest trends and innovations in Health & Wellness. We will also explore best practices focusing on the the lower extremities.

During this online engagement, you'll join a high-caliber board of 20 Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Reflexologists representing various specialties. We will explore the latest technologies in treatment, creams, and orthotics that are improving patient health and shaping the future of the space.

You'll have the unique opportunity to learn from respected medical professionals, demonstrate your knowledge, and advance innovation in your field - in addition to earning a monthly honorarium.
Participation is entirely online and at your own convenience.

Seeking Expert Participation

1) Physical Therapists & Physiotherapy (recovery & rehabilitation, sports medicine, massage therapy)
2) Chiropractors
3) Reflexologists

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Advisory Board on Early Stage Startup Investment

We are assembling an ongoing advisory board to discuss investment strategies in early stage startups, and how those strategies may be reapplied to larger enterprises.

In this high-caliber online advisory board of experts, you'll have the opportunity to learn collaboratively and advance innovation in the field.

Content will remain closed and confidential to participants. You are only committing to participate at least once a month (or as inspired) at your convenience, wherein you'll contribute to an ongoing effort to identify opportunities in this space.

Seeking Expert Participation

VCs, Angel Investors, Startup Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Private equity partners with thorough knowledge of investment strategies tailored towards early-stage startups

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