Keeping Innovation Alive (E1): The Pilot

    Keeping Innovation Alive (E1): The Pilot


    In this inaugural episode of our popular NS Roundtable series, Keeping Innovation Alive, innovation experts join us for a lively virtual discussion on how to best maintain momentum on innovation projects during the coronavirus pandemic.  


    Our guest speakers in manufacturing, tech, CPG and retail share how they have been keeping innovation initiatives alive in the face of a global pandemic and constantly shifting priorities. 


    This event is moderated by Bill Nottingham, Vice President of Growth at Nottingham Spirk. 



    Patricia Mishic, CoorsTek In her current role as Chief Commercial Officer, Patricia is responsible for all sales, marketing, and product management at CoorsTek, Inc. a $1B+, global manufacturer of engineered ceramics for the oil and gas, semiconductor, defense and aerospace, medical device, automotive, and chemical industries.  

    Stephen Caution, JOANN Stores Stephen currently leads Marketing and Business Development at JOANN Stores, with responsibilities over B2B, Education, and Services strategies. He previously worked in the Innovation groups at Walmart and Goodyear Tire and Rubber company. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Kent State University and an MBA from Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.   

    Jessica Gritzan, Squirrels As COO of Squirrels, provider of wireless collaboration tech for homes, schools & businesses, Jessica oversees the day to day operations between teams. She was named a Notable Woman in Technology in 2018 and previously recognized as a Woman of Achievement Vision and Excellence by Lockheed Martin, where she previously worked as an Aeronautical Engineer.  

    Winston Ibrahim, Hydros Winston is the Founder & CEO of Hydros, an innovative water filtration startup. He recently lead the financing of BioReset Medical, the most cutting edge regenerative medicine clinic in Silicon Valley. He also serves on the Board of the India Community Center of Silicon Valley and as the inaugural San Francisco Ambassador for NEXUS Global.