Industry leaders collaborate at NEW Forum in Dallas
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Nearly 200 cpg/retail leaders
explored new ways to innovate and collaborate at the NEW Executive Leaders
Forum 2010, July 13-15 in Dallas. The event included keynotes by Dave Dillon,
CEO of The Kroger Co., Joe DePinto, CEO of 7-Eleven, and Lyn Heward, director
of Creation for Cirque du Soleil.
Walmart CEO Bill Simon participated
in a roundtable discussion on how the industry could advance women to senior
leadership roles. The discussion, led by Forum co-chair Trudy Bourgeois of The
Center for Workforce Excellence, also included: Joan Chow, EVP and chief
marketing officer of ConAgra Foods; Kim Nelson, SVP of General Mills and
president of its Snacks Division; Judy Schmeling, EVP and chief financial
officer of HSN Inc.; and David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory
Other highlights included an
optional Corporate Athlete® course led by Theresa Robinson of the Human
Performance Institute, a NEW at Nite networking party and three concurrent
"Jumping the Curve: Becoming a
Collaborative and Innovative Organization,” was moderated by Helayne Angelus
and Mike Friedman, principals at Kalypso, and featured: Daniel Duty, director
of business partnerships and negotiation for Target; Elaine Bowers Coventry,
group director, global customer marketing for the Coca-Cola Company; Mitchell
Habib, EVP, for Global Business Services at The Nielsen Company; and Julie
Hamilton, president of the Global Walmart Group at the Coca-Cola Company.
"Personal Sustainability: Innovating
through Life’s Stages,” was moderated by Julie Bitter, customer vice president
for Kraft Foods, and featured: Lisa Klauser, vice president for consumer and
customer solutions at Unilever North America; Rick Klauser, marketing head of
U.S. Infant Nutrition for Nestlé; and Tonie Leatherberry, a principal at Deloitte.
"Business Relationships: Adding
Value through Collaborative Innovation” was moderated by Beth Marrion, a
partner at Accenture and featured: Helena Foulkes, EVP and chief marketing
officer of CVS Caremark; Yana Gutierrez, vice president, industry development, for
American Express; and Paula Price, EVP and chief financial officer for Ahold
Video highlights from the three
concurrent sessions, a Forum slideshow and a special presentation on
"Collaboration + Innovation” can be viewed in the NEW Tube Video Vault.
The Video Vault also includes
Forum dialogues between conference co-chair Trudy Bourgeois and Mary Liz Finn
of the Nielsen Company; Subriana Pierce of SuperValu; and Julie Washington,
vice president and general manager for consumer products at Jamba Juice.