Virtual Advisory Boards

Future-curious minds contributing to advance technology, business and society

Private engagements are funded by sponsors to advance the innovation in specific fields. Feel free to apply to any of the projects listed below.


The Future of Department Stores

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to discuss the future of department stores as the number of physical retailers decline. We want to better understand how these organizations need to transform to compete in today's economy.

Seeking Expert Participation

Business leaders from department store companies
Retail strategy experts
Retail focus experts in innovation and consumer experiences

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The Future of Friction-less Markets

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to discuss the future of superfluid markets or frictionless commerce. Exploring how new technologies (AI, robotics, blockchain, etc), as well as changing customer expectations, are impacting the nature of commerce.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Deep understanding of changing B2C and/or B2B commerce (changing business models, the impact of new technologies, the emergence of innovative companies, markets, and practices)
- Technology understanding (AI, VR/AR, blockchain, big data/analytics, etc.) coupled with a broad understanding of potential business implications and opportunities
- Knowledge and understanding of disruptive innovation in a rapidly changing business environment
- Business futurists / thought leaders—views on how business, markets, commerce, and companies will change over the next 5-10 years (grounded in present realities)

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The Future of Robotic Automation in Total Knee Replacement

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to discuss the future of Robotic Automation in Total Knee Replacement technology with a global perspective.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Global robotic orthopedics surgeons
- Engineers with experience in robotics
- Business/market experts in the space and its future

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The Future of Procedure Packs in Europe

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to discuss the future of Procedure Packs in Europe

Seeking Expert Participation

- Specialists in:
- Bariatric
- Colorectal
- Thoracic
- Surgeons
- OR/Inventory Staff
- Procurement

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Exploring the Utilization of SPECT/CT for Surgical Planning

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to explore the awareness and utilization of SPECT/CT for the surgical planning of Sentinel Node biopsy and extraction technology.

Seeking Expert Participation

- General Surgeons
- Surgical Oncologists
- Breast Surgeons
- KOL's

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The Future of Predictive Maintenance Utilization in Wind Turbines

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to discuss the future of predictive maintenance and new technologies relevant to their applications to wind farms.

Seeking Expert Participation

Experience with:
- Machine learning
- Understanding of the wind business
- Wind turbines - maintenance experience and/or analytical experience

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Exploring New Approaches for Payer Engagement

We are assembling an ongoing, virtual advisory board to discuss new approaches for stronger partnerships between the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare insurance payers. Given a fast-changing healthcare landscape, new technologies, and regulatory pressure, our goal is to identify new engagement models that drive innovation in the industry and improve overall population health.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Healthcare Insurance Payers: Chief Medical Officers, CFOs, Procurement, Formulary, Finance, Pharmacy.
- Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM)

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Exploring B2B Payment Flows in the Hospitality Industry

We are assembling a high-caliber panel of 15 experts in hospitality finance to discuss the innovations that will determine the future of B2B payments over a 4-day panel of online engagement.

Seeking Expert Participation

Global experts in the Hospitality industry Including:
- CFOs and Heads of Finance (i.e. decision makers)
- Hospitality Consultants

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Exploring eIFUs for Medical Devices

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to identify latest trends, best practices, and innovations in (EIFU) e-labeling of medical devices.

Ideal participants will have a possess International regulatory knowledge for medical devices. We are looking for a wide range of experts in packaging, labeling design, and IT.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Label design and control
- EIFU design and control
- IT systems requirements
- Medical device packaging experts

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The Future of AI for Talent and HR Practices

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to discuss the future of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other new technologies will be leveraged in transforming talent and HR practices of large organizations to drive innovation.

Seeking Expert Participation

1. Experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Watson, Chat Bots
2. HR Leaders deploying new transformative technologies for their organizations

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Cash Flow Management for Small Businesses

We are assembling an exclusive virtual Advisory Board to discuss Cash Flow Management for Small Businesses.

Ideal candidates will have a pulse on cash flow management for small businesses. We are looking for forward-thinkers and experts in this field.

In this exclusive online panel of 15-20 experts, you'll have the opportunity to learn collaboratively and advance innovation in this field. All engagement is online and at your convenience.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Heads of small business banking with an emphasis on the business retail side
- Customers that are small (self employed, micro companies fairly simple needs)
- Experts in integrations with accounting systems
- Consumer retail banks for small business owners.
- Retail business banking for small business customers

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The Tech, Climate and Urban Trends that will Transform Cities of the Future

While external forces such as climate and public health risks impact the way we live, advances in urban design and planning are shaping our cities to mitigate these elements.

We're assembling a cross-disciplinary Advisory Board of 15-20 entomologists to explore ways in which these professions are thinking and preparing for the future - specifically in Asia and China.
We also plan to identify promising urban innovations and examples that have the potential reduce the impact of outside elements.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Entomologists and other bugs experts

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Understanding Oral Care Professionals

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to understand what influences buying habits in oral care products.

The goal is to understand the oral care product landscape. Identify when and why dental professionals recommend certain products to patients and if purchasing habits are influenced by those recommendations.

Seeking Expert Participation

Dental professionals that recommend product to patents (mix of admin, assistants, hygienists, dentists)

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The Future of Biologics Manufacturing

We're assembling an online Advisory Board to explore disruptive technology innovations and market trends in biologics manufacturing with a focus on pharma that is shaping the next wave of manufacturing concepts.

Ideal candidates will possess knowledge of the biologics manufacturing. We are looking for a wide range of experts like pharmacists, R&D directors, experts in biologics and protein synthesis.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Biologics manufacturing experts (scale-up, industrialization)
- Project leaders, product development managers, and R&D engineers
- Biologics and protein synthesis experts
- Pharmacists
- Research scientist
- Protein synthesis experts
- Background in biotech therapeutics: (stem cells, next gen therapeutic antibodies/protein and therapeutic genome editing)

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Effective Late Stage Customization

We're assembling an ongoing Advisory Board to discuss the latest trends and innovations in Late Stage Customization. We will also explore best practices focusing on process and organizational structure in this space.

Ideal candidates will possess knowledge related to late stage customization efficiency. We are looking for a wide range of backgrounds including, but not limited to logistics and distribution experts and packaging experts with commercial experience.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Logistics and distribution experts
- Packaging experts in commercial space
- Product manufacturing
- Product development

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The Future of Materials in Healthcare Products

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to explore upcoming technologies and developing trends in new materials that will impact applications in consumer healthcare products, pharmaceutical, and medical devices.

Ideal candidates will possess technical insights in material development to discuss the innovations, trends, and white spaces that will disrupt the healthcare industry.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Consumer healthcare products
- Material Science background (Silicones, Rubbers, Ceramics, Composites, Metal and Plastics)
- R&D technologies
- Startups/Entrepreneurs in this space with outside of the box thinking

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Exploring the Effect of Blockchain on a Building's Lifecycle

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to explore the different ways blockchain technology can impact a building's life cycle and transform real estate.

We're looking for global facility managers, blockchain experts and those who are experts in lifecycle assessment.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Global facility managers
- Blockchain experts
- Building life cycle assessment

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Pain Points of Audit Board Committee Members

While financial auditing is important to businesses, shareholders/owners, lenders, investors and other stakeholders alike, new accounting changes are impacting Audit Board Committees members.

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to understand the pain points of Audit Board Committee members for both private and public companies and discuss best practices made for the new regulatory landscape.

Seeking Expert Participation

Audit Board Committee members (both public and private companies)
Board Directors
Chief Financial Officers
VP, Finance, Accounting, Audit, or Compliance

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Exploring the Impact of Zero Based Budgeting

Many growth oriented businesses can often be outstripped by the costs associated with increased revenue.

We're seeking to understand how new approaches in Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) can improve cost management across the organization and drive growth. In additional, we want to explore how Post-ZBB savings should be allocated to drive further growth.

Seeking Expert Participation

Top panel from the Fortune 2000 (across industries):
- CFOs & VP Finance
- COOs
- Strategic Executives

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Disruptive Next Gen Technologies for Pharma Supply Chains

We're assembling an online Advisory Board to explore disruptive next generation technologies that will influence the future of Pharma Supply Chains.

Ideal participants will have a pulse on the pharmaceutical supply chain industry. We are looking for forward-thinkers and global experts in this space.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Thought leaders
- Supply chain executives
- Wholesalers
- Pharma distributors

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Best Practices for Launching Crypto Coins

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to explore the best practices for launching an ICO (Initial Coin Offering). We're interested in learning about different ways of launching cryptocurrencies to support business incentives and gamification.

Ideal candidates will possess knowledge of cryptocurrency. We are looking for blockchain experts, lawyers and accountants.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Cryptocurrency and blockchain experts
- Individuals who were an integral part of a team who successfully launched an ICO
- Influencers in the crypto-currency and blockchain sphere (bloggers, YouTubers, etc.)
- Lawyers & Accountants experienced in cryptocurrency related challenges

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Exploring Best Practices in Brand Awareness

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to explore sustainability strategies that impacts corporate brand awareness and value. The goal is to identify the best practices in creating corporate social responsibility, organizational sustainability and longevity.

Ideal candidates will possesses the knowledge in organizational sustainability, corporate social responsibility, branding, and stakeholder engagement.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Sustainability experts as it relates to a large organization
- Corporate social responsibility experts
- Branding experts
- Stakeholder engagement specialists

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Next Gen Solids for Agile Manufacturing

We are seeking to explore the new technologies that will enable more efficient cleaning of manufacturing equipment for agile production of pharmaceuticals. New cleaning methods have the potential to prevent contamination while allowing faster change-over for batch manufacturing.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Quality Engineers
- Process Engineers
- Quality Assurance experts
- Cleaning Validation
- Electrical Engineers with spectra experience
- Experts within solids manufacturing, cleaning validation of manufacturing equipment
- Experts in lean concepts and operations

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The Future of the Vascular Services Market

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to discuss the future of the Vascular Services Market with a focus on the United States.

Seeking Expert Participation

- US-based Vascular surgeons from hospitals or medical centers (i.e. Outpatient Vascular Laboratories)
- Consultant in the space
- Experts with clinical understanding and experience with vascular procedures

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Exploring New Market Opportunities for Condition Monitoring

We are assembling a high-caliber panel of 15 experts in auto manufacturing and production to discuss the innovations that will determine the future of Condition Monitoring and its application in the automotive sector over a 4-day panel of online engagement.

Seeking Expert Participation

All in the Automotive industry:
- Plant Managers
- Directors of Operations
- Asset Managers
- Production Control Managers
- Plant 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.

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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The Future of Caregiving for Elderly Adults

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to explore developing trends in Elderly Care and identify the areas that present the most opportunities for innovation.

Ideal candidates will reflect on a range of backgrounds including gerontologists, doctors or nurses who work in assisted living facilities, startups that operate in caregiving, technologists specializing in devices and applications for aging populations, and anyone currently taking care of their parents/friends/family members.

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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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.

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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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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Application of Bioelectronic Medicine

We are assembling an ongoing virtual Advisory Board to discuss the emerging scientific field of bioelectronic medicine.

Ideal candidates will possess knowledge of the application areas for the following modalities (electrical impulses, ultrasound, and magnetic), and have the ability to make the distinction between bioelectronic med and neuromodulation.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Scientists with a focus on the nervous system
- Researchers focused in emerging medical fields
- Neurologists
- Background in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, and Cancer treatment
- Neuromodulation and neurostimulation experts
- Experts in deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, sacral nerve stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation

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Proactive Behaviors in Personal Health & Wellbeing

We are assembling an ongoing virtual advisory board to discuss the innovations in personal health and wellbeing that drive the adoption of new positive behaviors (fitness, diet, lifestyle) and how individuals adhere to those routines.

Ideal participants will possess knowledge related to Health and Wellness. We are looking for a wide range of experts like nutritionists, fitness experts, behavioral psychologists, life coaches, substance abuse counselors, and military training.

Seeking Expert Participation

- Behavioral psychologists
- Substance abuse counselors
- Military training
- Fitness experts
- Dietitians
- Nutritionists
- Clinical Psychologist
- Life coaches
- Hypnotherapists
- Food science industry professionals
- General practitioners

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