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William Laratta

Résumé

Highly motivated innovator with a strong background in new product development. My skill set includes project management, product management, marketing and R&D in fields spanning biotechnology to consumer goods to industrial equipment. My responsibilities have included developing marketing strategies, gathering competitive intelligence, managing client relations, interviewing customers, leading ideation sessions, and negotiating contracts. In addition, I have significant experience working in global settings, including leading virtual teams spanning multiple continents and time zones.

Expériences professionnelles

Global open innovation leader

Barry-Callebaut Belgium nv , lebbeke-wieze - CDI

De Janvier 2019 à Aujourd'hui

Developing and leading Open Innovation Strategy for the global organization




Innovation strategy consultant

Larratta Independent Consultant , Paris

De Mai 2015 à Aujourd'hui

Specialized in supporting small businesses in development of their innovation strategy, with a focus on technology scouting, intellectual property, ideation and international expansion.

Past Engagements:

• Supported Micatu, Inc., in development of an IP strategy for their state-of-the-art optical sensing platform (http://micatu.com)
• Analyzed opportunities for Micatu, Inc., to create a European office to support sales in EMEA
• MBA project for expansion of MyBlee Math (LGM Learnings), an EdTech app, in the U.S. market (2015):
- Led project team of five MBA students
- Performed competitive benchmarking around price, product and platform
- Assessed competitor sales strategies and made best practice recommendations
- Mapped over 1,000 U.S. school districts to identify sales targets
- Identified new target states for MyBlee sales based on high iOS usage in school districts

• Provided grant writing support, technology scouting and IP guidance to Micatu, Inc.
• Connected Agave BioSystems to a clinical laboratory focused on tropical medicine in Colombia



Senior scienstist

KIMBERLY-CLARK , Envigado - CDI

De Mars 2012 à Juillet 2015

Innovation Project Leader focused on development of novel technologies for consumer products. My role involved uncovering technical solutions in response to Voice of the Customer, with a focus on sensing technologies including wearables and IoT. My responsibilities included providing technical leadership and guidance to product development and marketing teams, and analysis of open innovation opportunities.

Senior scientist

KIMBERLY-CLARK , Cartago - CDI

De Juillet 2007 à Février 2012

Project Leader for innovation projects focused on disruptive technologies targeting Latin America.

Formations complémentaires

Doctorate

Cornell University - Microbiology

1996 à 2002

MBA

NEOMA - Marketing, Innovation Management, Consulting

2015 à 2016

BS

San Francisco State University - Biology (cell and molecular biology)

1993 à 1995

Associations

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VP Membership

Parcours officiels

NEOMA – MBA-Full Time

Langues

Espagnol - Technique

Anglais - Langue maternelle

Français - Notions

Compétences

Innovation management
Project management
Public speaking
Leadership