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R and D Product Development Innovation Management Application of Collabortive Tools and Dashboards


Innovation management and team empowerment benefit greatly from the use of dashboards and collaborative tools like Google platforms, which allow for consolidated, open information accessible to all team members, linked to projects, budgets, and potential intellectual property. These tools empower category leaders to adapt plans quickly as needed and facilitate full ownership of projects that align with the corporate strategic innovation pillars. Learn about the successful development and adoption of this system at Colgate-Palmolive, driven by a collaboration between a senior leader with extensive R&D experience and an early-career scientist, both keen to embrace emerging technologies for focused R&D innovation leadership.


  • Yumiko Garcia

    Yumiko García has a successful career at Colgate Palmolive, gaining unparalleled experience in the Technology and Innovation Management space, while also establishing herself as a respected R&D Leader in Product Development. Currently working as a Global Home Care PD Director for Colgate Palmolive, Yumiko Garcia is widely known for being the architect of strategic and consumer-centric product development. Her toolkit application and seamless execution within R&D teams are nothing short of legendary. Yumiko´s Impact goes beyond. She champions synergistic collaboration across generations, deftly combining the wisdom of experience with the dynamism of fresh skills. In doing so, she fosters an environment ripe for knowledge creation, all while embracing the latest in cutting-edge technologies.

  • Felix Patricio

    Felix Patricio is a seasoned Chemical Engineer boasting over 8 years of invaluable experience as an R&D Scientist at Colgate-Palmolive. His expertise extends to 5 years of dedicated work in New Product Development, where they have excelled in merging innovation with practicality. In addition to his degree, he has broadened his skills set with a Big Data and Business Analytics Certification, which has equipped him to harness data for insightful decision-making and to lead Digital Strategy for R&D Teams. With two years of hands-on experience in Business Intelligence Tools, Felix is adept at transforming data into actionable insights, strategically enhancing digital transformation in Global Technology Center.