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Technical Program

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April 18, 2023 - Day 1

All Eastern Time  
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Registration and Cosmetics & Consumer Products Startup, Industry, & Venture Mixer (Learn More)

April 19, 2023 - Day 2

All Eastern Time  
7:00 AM 8:00 PM Registration (open all day) & Breakfast
8:00 AM 8:10 AM Chairman's Introduction
8:10 AM

9:10 AM

Morning Keynote Address - Forces that are Converging to Drive an Accelerated Pace of Change Regarding Innovation Anchored in the Nextgen Consumer's Values

Berrian Puma, Burt's Bees

9:10 AM 9:20 PM Stretch/Transition Break
9:20 AM

10:20 AM

Morning Keynote Address 

Yelena Yesha, Professor and Knight Foundation Endowed Chair Of Data Science And AI, University of Miami

10:20 AM 10:45 AM Refreshment Break
10:45 AM 11:50 AM Session I - Health, Hygiene, and Microbiome
10:45 AM 11:10 AM

Skin As a Complex Sensory System: A New Approach for a Renewed Skin Barrier

Meg Mullins, Active Concepts LLC

11:10 AM 11:35 AM

Glycolipid Biosurfactants Show Potential to Positively Impact the Skin Microbiome

Chase McAnerney, Locus Fermentation Solutions

11:35 AM 11:50 AM Speaker Question and Answer Period
11:50 AM 12:00 PM An introduction to "AYO Labs" an Innovation Ecosystem for Black and Brown entrepreneurs in Health and Beauty Industry

Francilia Wilkins Rahim, CEO R.F. Wilkins Consultants & Founder of AYO Labs
12:00 PM 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM

2:15 PM

Afternoon Keynote Address

Dr. Lucy Gildea, 
Chief Innovation Officer, Product & Science, Mary Kay, Inc.

2:15 PM 3:45 PM Session II - Sustainability and Consumer Products I

2:15 PM

2:40 PM

Leveraging Sustainable Ingredient Design into a Corporate ESG Program

Audrey Wesson, Inolex

2:40 PM

3:05 PM

Cellulose Esters As Sustainable Alternatives to Microplastics in Personal Care Applications

Deep Bhattacharya, Eastman

3:05 PM

3:30 PM

Potential of Recombinant Proteins Made By Biotechnology in Cosmetics

Isabelle Hansenne-Cervantes and Jason O'Neill, Modern Meadow

3:30 PM 3:45 PM Speaker Question and Answer Period
3:45 PM 4:15 PM Refreshment Break
4:15 PM 5:45 PM Session III - Sustainability and Consumer Products II

4:15 PM

4:40 PM

Ethyl Macadamiate as a Nature Derived Silicone Alternative in Personal Care

Tiffany Quinn, Cargill

4:40 PM

5:05 PM

Polymer design of naturally-derived cellulosic polymer for emulsion stabilization 

Hani Fares, Ashland

5:05 PM 5:20 PM Speaker Question and Answer Period
5:20 PM

6:20 PM

Networking Reception

April 20, 2023 - Day 3

All Eastern Time  
7:15 AM 8:00 AM Registration (registration open half day) & Breakfast
8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Session IV - Connected Consumer and Digital Beauty I

8:00 AM

8:25 AM

Beauty Devices and Connected Beauty, Success vs. Overload

Robb Akridge, Opulus

8:25 AM

8:50 AM

How AI is Changing Consumer-Centric Product Design

Lai Hing Vair, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

8:50 AM 9:15 AM

Harnessing Large Graphs for Agile Formula Portfolio Modeling and Reconstruction

Alexander Stec, Potion

9:15 AM 9:30 AM Speaker Question and Answer Period
9:30 AM 9:45 AM Refreshment Break
9:45 AM 11:15 AM Session V - Connected Consumer and Digital Beauty II

9:45 AM

10:10 AM

Wearable Devices and the Human Skin: Future Opportunities or a Challenge for Personal Care?

Gopinathan Menon, California Academy of Sciences

10:10 AM

10:35 AM

Multi-Scale Simulation for Developing and Optimizing Cosmetics Formulations

Glenn Longwell, Siemens Digital Industries Software

10:35 AM

11:00 AM

Towards Accurate Coarse-Grained Simulation of Sodium Laureth Sulfate(SLES) Morphology

Haidong Liu, Schrödinger, Inc.
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Speaker Question and Answer Period
11:15 AM 11:30 AM Refreshment Break
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Session VI - Product Engineering

11:30 AM

11:55 AM

In Situ Characterization of the Structural Changes Induced by Acidity Fluctuations in Hydrated Collagen

Orit Bronner, Ben-Gurion University

11:55 AM

12:20 PM

Simultaneous Analysis of Multiple Colloidal Components in Complex Cosmetics Using Total Holographic Characterization

Laura Philips, Spheryx, Inc

12:20 PM 12:45 PM Polysaccharides for Prevention of Epidermal Microbial Transfer

Sanam Fazilova, Active Concepts LLC
12:45 PM 1:00 PM Speaker Question and Answer Period
1:00 PM 1:45 PM Networking Lunch
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Closing Remarks