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Thoughts on what’s next for food innovation with David Kraft

During the Smart Kitchen Summit, David Kraft, Head of Global Innovation Services for Xinova,  sits down with The Spoon to talk about one of the biggest topics in the food industry right now- how to build and implement food innovation. In the discussion, David talks about how Xinova and its partnerships with companies like Pepsi and Innit are disrupting the food industry as we know it! 

 The Smart Kitchen Summit {SKS} is the leading foodtech event in North America. Entering its fifth year, SKS will be better than ever as it brings together leaders across the food and cooking ecosystems to discover new technologies, explore solutions and models that are working and catalyze partnerships and collaboration across the food value chain.

 

Innovation needs more than just technology it also needs talent from people, it needs demand from customers and companies, but then it also needs capital. Bringing all of those four things together we’re able to create the right set of conditions to establish partnerships and relationships between companies.” 

David Kraft, Head of Global Innovation Services at Xinova 

 

 


David Kraft 

Global Head of Innovation Services

David Kraft

David Kraft is Global Head of Innovation Services at Xinova, leading collaborations with corporate partners and supporting the development of Xinova’s innovator network. He has led technology initiatives across several industry sectors, within start-ups and Fortune 500 firms, to develop growth strategies, manage technology integrations and lead transformative changes for Xinova’s clients. He helps Xinova’s clients achieve their innovation goals by delivering a sustainable platform for innovation services that includes technology sourcing, development, and IP creation.

David brings over 20 years’ experience in program and project management, business operations, innovation, and technology commercialization. Before joining Xinova, he was Sr. Director at Intellectual Ventures leading project and portfolio development for the Invention Development Fund. David held the position of Vice President, Business Planning & Operations at Washington Mutual, leading strategy development and program execution across the organization.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College (USA), a Masters in Business Administration from Griffith University (Australia), he is a certified project manager (University of Washington, USA), with additional experience leading six sigma, lean start-up and design thinking initiatives.

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