Jeff Hovis is Managing Principal at Product Genesis, an MIT spin-out strategic innovation management consulting firm. Jeff is responsible for executive-level interface for global innovation strategy client programs on six continents. Jeff serves as a senior advisor to Global 2000 CINO’s, CMOs and CTOs on strategic innovation and new business creation activities. Before moving into strategic consulting more than fifteen years ago, Jeff served as Senior Vice President at Thermo Electron (now Thermo Fisher Scientific), where he managed multi-continent business units, and created strategic innovation, technical and marketing partnerships in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Jeff has extensive experience in strategic marketing and technology landscape projections for advanced materials, industrial, commercial, medical, life sciences, healthcare and consumer products, and is involved in all aspects of innovation strategy development, ranging from trend and convergence projections, market analysis, market opportunity identification and business case synthesis, to platform, roadmap, product, service, and solution requirements generation. Jeff has been involved with innovations for pediatric healthcare for more than a decade. Programs have included Product Imagination Workshops with Boston Children’s Hospital; pediatric burn treatment innovations with MassGeneral Hospital for Children and The Shriners Hospital for Children – Boston; mentoring pediatric and other medical device innovations from the MIT Deshpande Center, and support for the Institute for Pediatric Innovation’s program for the past 10 years.