During the meeting, the 2015 Frontiers of Science Award lecture, ”Neuroscience of Innovation,” will be presented by Helen Fisher, Ph.D., Rutgers University. A neuroscientist, biological anthropologist, and author Dr. Fisher is a leading expert on the biology of human personality and a pioneer in examining the neurochemistry of leadership and innovation. Her groundbreaking research in the field of business chemistry has helped determine how biological personality styles can be used to build teams and corporate boards, advertise, and succeed at work. As chief scientific advisor to Match.com and chemistry.com, Dr. Fisher collects data from her questionnaire, the Fisher Temperament Inventory, which has been taken by 14 million people worldwide. Looking at four styles of thinking and behaving, she reveals how to recognize and influence each personality and how individuals work, sell, innovate, follow, and lead. A valued consultant for Procter & Gamble and American Express, Dr. Fisher addressed audiences at Fortune magazine, SXSW, The World Economic Forum, The Economist’s Ideas Economy, and was named a TED all star.
The 2015 Henry Maso Award Lecture will be presented by Apostolos Pappas, Ph.D. of Johnson & Johnson. His presentation is entitled, “The Pivotal Role of Skin Lipds in Skincare and Cosmetics.”
Additional speakers (as of Oct. 7) are: Valerie Andre-Frei Ph.D. of BASF Beauty Care Solutions; Stephanie Biagini of BASF Corporation; Kim Capone Ph.D. of Johnson & Johnson; Cristina Carreno Ph.D. of Lipotec S.A.U.; Catherin Cartwright-Jones Ph.D. of Tap Dancing Lizard, LLC; Manasi Chavan Ph.D. of BASF Personal Care; Ricardo Diez Ph.D. of Chanel USA; Mike Elwood Ph.D. of Lonza Consumer Care; Trefor Evans Ph.D. of TA Evans Inc.; Manuel Gamez-Garcia Ph.D. of Ashland Specialty Ingredients; Mindy Goldstein Ph.D. of Atlantic Coast Media Group; Steve Herman of Diffusion LLC; Martin Hu of Reach24H Consulting Group; Fabrice Lefevre Ph.D. of Induchem USA, Inc.; Zhi Li Ph.D. of Dow Corning; Karl Lintner Ph.D. of Kal’Idees S.A.S.; Robert Lochhead Ph.D. of University of Southern Mississippi;Yelena Loginova Ph.D. of Coty, Inc.; Ewelina Pitusiak of Kolmar Laboratories; Xin Qu Ph.D. of Ashland, Inc.; Mathias Rietzel-Röhrdanz Ph.D. of Johnson & Johnson GmbH; and Joachim Venzmer Ph.D. of Evonik Industries.