This is a session at Innov8rs Austin, 4-5 December 2019

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Using Innovation to Unsmoke Canada

Michal spent the last 2.5 years building an innovation ecosystem, tools and mindsets in the Canadian affiliate of Philip Morris International in order to help the company achieve its ambitious goal of a smoke-free future. In this session, Michal will tell us about their journey so far, some successes but also many learnings that they gathered to date.

Michal Nalepka

Commercial Organization Development and Corporate Innovation at Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.

Michal is a senior leader at Rothmans, Benson & Hedges – the Canadian affiliate of Philip Morris International. He spent 12 years traveling with his family from Poland to Switzerland and now Canada and building his business expertise through various positions and departments of the biggest tobacco company in the world. For 2.5 years he’s been building an innovation engine inside the company to support it’s extremely ambitious goal of Unskoming Canada and moving away from the cigarette business. Michal has a lot of insights and experience from one of the most regulated and restricted industries in the world.