2019 SmartPack Advisory Board

As the first industry-driven conference focused on collaboration and innovation to accelerate the commercial adoption of intelligent packaging,  we are delighted to be working with some of the top brands, CPG's,  and converters in the supply chain, who are helping to shape this year's program. 

Meet the 2019 Advisory Board below! 

  • Sriman Banerjee

    Head of Packaging – Respiratory Category GlaxoSmithKline CH

    Sriman’s passion is leveraging packaging to bring brands to life. He is known and considered a thought leader for his in-depth rich experience globally in FMCG, Healthcare, Foods & Allied industries. He has been recognized as an innovation strategy leader for his work with building brand equity, connect with consumers, emerging markets, sustainability and measurable ROI resulting in award winning packaging. He has been on several industry boards having numerous paper presentations and articles to his credit and is a visiting faculty to packaging institutes. Being an avid traveler, Sriman has travelled 35+ countries and has a high appreciation of inclusiveness & global culture.

  • Matthew Bright

    Senior Director, Product & Technical Marketing Thin Film Electronics, Inc.

    Matthew Bright is the head of technical marketing at the Thin Film Electronics NFC Innovation Center in San Jose, California. Following a vision of enabling ‘Intelligence Everywhere’, he builds fully integrated NFC solutions that combine NFC hardware and cloud-powered software to engage consumers, protect brands, and improve understanding of supply chains. In addition to his responsibilities at Thinfilm, Matthew is the NFC Forum’s Chair, Retail & Payment Working Group and Alternate Director. Matthew holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and has extensive marketing experience covering the mobile, IoT, and semiconductor industries.

  • Hannah Fallaw

    Innovation Manager WestRock

    Hannah Fallaw is the Innovation Manager for WestRock’s merchandising display division. Over the past five years, she has integrated and developed new packaging and display solutions into various retail environments across the nation. Hannah is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Graphic Communications. She took a lead role in developing WestRock’s connected packaging and retail solutions platform. Heavily focused on printed electronic solutions, she successfully developed specialized products utilizing conductive inks to create interactive packaging that connected products to customer’s digital devices, in real time, for an enhanced consumer experience. Hannah earned her certification as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt through process improvement projects within WestRock’s Innovation pipeline.

  • Marcela Liscan

    VP for Pan American Sales (PAS) Smurfit Kappa

    Marcela Liscano is the VP for Pan American Sales (PAS). Before holding this position, she was an Account Director for PAS and worked for 15 years in the Colombia operation, in positions from plant, to finance, to Sales Manager for the Mills Division. Marcela has been with SK for over 18 years.

  • Jeff Loth

    Global Packaging Manager Microsoft

    Jeff leads the Packaging R&D function at Microsoft. In this capacity his team defines and manages the packaging technology roadmap, which considers the evolving Microsoft business needs, external trends, new technologies, and market / competitive insights. Jeff’s responsibilities also encompass leadership for Microsoft’s packaging sustainability efforts. Prior to Microsoft, Jeff has held positions directing global package research, design and development for major consumer product companies including Wrigley, Kraft Foods and Pfizer. Jeff holds a BS Industrial Technology, Packaging from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

  • Phil Stafford

    Sr. Global Alliances Manager Digimarc

    Phil Stafford has over 25 years of packaging, agency and manufacturing experience, including global branding, smart packaging, print technologies and mobile payments. He most recently worked as a manager of Brand and Market Insights WestRock Packaging Solutions at the global packaging company WestRock and as a director of Global Accounts Brand & Retail Package Solutions at MeadWestvaco.

     

  • Sameer Talsania

    Technology Ventures PepsiCo R&D

    Sameer is a Senior Manager of Alliance Management within the Technology Ventures team at PepsiCo R&D. In this role, he manages PepsiCo’s open innovation platform and strategic partnerships to source external technologies that can impact the company’s wide portfolio of food and beverage products. These technologies can range from packaging materials, ingredients and processing to digital technologies and business model innovations.

    Prior to his current role, Sameer held various roles within Packaging R&D at PepsiCo and before that at the Wm. WRIGLEY Jr. Company, successfully leading packaging development for commercial launches of new beverage, food and confectionary products as well as longer term development on new packaging materials and technologies. Sameer began his career in the materials industry working on polymer films and coatings as well as glass and fiberglass for GE Plastics and PPG Industries. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Jay Wittmann

    Intelligent Labels Product Manager Avery Dennison

    Jay T. Wittmann, Intelligent Labels Product Manager, Avery Dennison