Feature Session:

Stirring up the paints industry with a Startup collaboration program

Joint Speaker:

Mo ChowdhuryProgram Lead – Accelerator - AkzoNobel

Time & Location

Thursday: 12.30 to 13.00, Stage 2

About this Session

Following the success of the previous global Startup Challenge, Paint the Future is back and well underway for 2021. This presentation will show how we created an industry first, which has created joint beneficial value between startups in the innovation space and a corporate in a slow moving industry.

Joint Speakers: Mo Chowdhury, Program Lead – Accelerator – AkzoNobel & Richard Ramsden Head of Data Science – AkzoNobel

Speaker Bio

Mo’s background in chemical research and passion for digital technology positions him in a place where we see a lot of disruption. How do traditional industries cope with the change offered by more agile Startups? By working with transformative innovation ventures and leading the Accelerator program, Mo’s experience of leading innovation in new spaces gives an insight into the challenges organisations may face and the benefits of a tailored program such as Paint the Future.