Terry Adams
Assistant Vice President, Nestle

Terry Adams is the Assistant Vice President for Intellectual Asset Management at Nestlé’s Head office located in Vevey, Switzerland. Mr. Adams has spent his entire career in the consumer products industry developing products in dozens of different product categories for countries all over the world. He began his professional career at the Procter and Gamble Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio as a product researcher in the Soaps and Detergents Division. He became Group Leader in the Liquid Dish Detergent Division in 1991. In 1994, Mr. Adams joined the Dial Corporation (now a company of Henkel KGaA) in Scottsdale, Arizona where he became the Manager of Process Development for the Personal Care Division. He was later appointed Manager of International Technology Coordination covering all of Dial’s product categories. In 1998, Mr. Adams joined the Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a Research Manager for the Feminine Care Sector managing North American and International product development efforts. He joined Kimberly-Clark’s Child Care Sector in 2000 and in 2001 joined the Family Care Sector as the Global Interface Manager. Mr. Adams was later appointed the Senior Research Manager of the Global Intellectual Asset Management (GIAM) Team where he provided strategic coordination of Kimberly-Clark’s 3500 patent families and other global intellectual assets across a range of technologies. Mr. Adams joined Nestlé in July 2006 as head of the Technology Intellectual Property (TIP) function across a network across 28 technology centers in 10 countries. He now has responsibility for the operational and support functions of the Intellectual Asset Management department.  Mr. Adams received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Howard University (Washington, D.C.).  Mr. Adams was born in Pensacola and is married with two sons.

Christina Agapakis
Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

Christina Agapakis is the Creative Director at Ginkgo Bioworks, an organism design company that is bringing biology to industrial engineering. She is a biologist, writer, and artist interested in microbes, fermentation, and the future of biotechnology. At Ginkgo Bioworks, Agapakis works with teams developing cultured ingredients for fashion, fragrance, and food, from fermented sweeteners to the scent of extinct flowers. Agapakis holds a PhD from Harvard University, where she worked on producing hydrogen fuel in bacteria, creating customizable plants, and making photosynthetic animals. She has taught designers at the Art Center College of Design and biomolecular engineers at UCLA and she once made cheese using bacteria from the human body.

Roger S. Berkowitz
President & CEO, Legal Sea Foods

Roger Berkowitz is President & CEO of Legal Sea Foods, a seafood company with over thirty restaurant locations, a wholesale business and mail order division.

Roger is a member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Regional Selection Panel for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.  He also leads the Sonar Project Ltd., and was appointed to the Special Commission Relative to Seafood Marketing by the Governor of Massachusetts.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Advisory Committee and a member and past President of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.

In addition, Roger serves on many non-profit Boards including: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, and the Blue Frontier Campaign.  He is a member of the Board of Overseers, Brandeis International Business School serves on the leadership council at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Roger graduated from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and attended the OPM program at Harvard Business School.   In addition, he is the recipient of four honorary doctoral degrees.



 Stephen M. Moody
Director, Natick Soldier Research

Stephen Moody became the director of the Combat Feeding Directorate, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in March, 2013.  He leads a diverse team of professional scientists and engineers who are dedicated to the research, development, integration, testing, and engineering of combat rations, food service equipment, and combat feeding systems.  His teams engage in research and engineering, to include high-risk, high-payoff science and technology, in support of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, and NASA. This joint program addresses their combat feeding requirements and seeks to meet future needs through both technology push and capability pull.

Stephen served in several previous leadership positions within the Combat Feeding Directorate, both in and out of uniform, since he arrived there in 1999.  He was deployed to the Persian Gulf between July 2002 and August 2003 as the U.S. Army Central Command Food Safety Officer, and then returned to Natick.  Stephen also brings experience from his work with the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2010 to 2012 as their Senior Advisor for Food Technology, and over 24 years of active duty service with the Army Veterinary Corps.    He holds Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Master of Science in Food Science degrees from Kansas State University.  He is also a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and attained their certification as a Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Quality Engineer.  Mr. Moody was married to Lisa Jean McCarthy in 1979, and they have three daughters:   Stephanie Moody, Mrs. Renee Cohen, and Mrs. Angela Sherwood.  He is also the proud grandfather of three granddaughters and a grandson.




Marjorie Radlo-Zandi
Senior Executive and Business Leader, VICAM

Marjorie is currently a senior executive and business leader leading VICAM, A Waters Business for Waters Corporation, a $1.9 billion dollar public company, Marjorie started her career in Silicon Valley in driving global expansion and market development in the software industry.  After eight years in Silicon Valley, she was given an equity stake and joined VICAM Limited Partnership, a Boston based diagnostic firm in the Food Industry specializing in rapid diagnostic solutions for food safety.  VICAM markets its solutions into the general food processing, tree nut, peanut, grain, wine, coffee, feed, dairy, rice, botanicals (including cannabis) spices, cereal, snack foods, and pet food industries among others.  Marjorie led and built VICAM into a global leader in over 100 countries and led efforts to position and market company for acquisition culminating in several offers with attractive multiples, including Waters corporation.  Retained as the sole VICAM executive by Waters to transform the business into a public company, while continuing to grow revenue and bottom line contributions currently at 30% EBITDA. Currently VICAM sits within a $300M division with 50 direct reports and total team of 250. In addition, play a key role in identifying acquisition candidates; conducting due diligence; and assessing organization for product and fit in M&A activities for both Waters Corporation and the VICAM, A Waters Business.  Marjorie is also a member of Launchpad Ventures a Boston-based angel investment group that provides funding to early stage companies.  She holds a B.A from University of Vermont and an MBA from Northeastern University.


Casey Young
Leader, Research & Development Team, Campbell Soup Company

Casey Young is currently a leader within the Global Science & Technology group of the Research & Development team at Campbell Soup Company, an $8 billion public company.  He is responsible for the Open Innovation efforts across the company and currently manages the Ideas for Innovation portal as a means of collaborating with external partners.  Casey is an advocate for “accordion thinking” throughout the NPD development process.

In his current role, Casey develops roadmaps for strategic technology platforms that benefit the corporate divisions of Americas Simple Meals and Beverages, Global Biscuits and Snacks, and Campbell Fresh based on their portfolio roles.  The roadmaps are grounded in key consumer and business insights that are translated into technology gaps based on desired product attributes.  R&D teams can then scout and execute against these technology roadmaps. Casey holds BS degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry from Geneva College and an MBA from Robert Morris University.  He is married with two sons and resides in Marlton, New Jersey.  Prior to his work at Campbell, Casey held positions of increasing responsibility at Pepperidge Farm, The Schwan Food Company, Farley’s & Sathers Candy, and Zinc Corporation of America.