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As editor-at-large at Chief Executive magazine, Jennifer Pellet writes feature stories and CEO roundtable coverage and also edits various sections of the publication.

Evolving an Entrepreneurial Venture With Appian’s Matt Calkins

The Challenge At age 26, you left a lucrative and successful career at a fast growing enterprise-software company—sacrificing millions in stock options—to start your own company. You didn’t have a business plan, funding or even a concept. Instead, you had three partners who shared your enthusiasm for taking on an entrepreneurial venture during the heady days of the dot-com boom.  Together, you decided to tackle personalization—or the task of using algorithms to ...

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DBV’S Pierre-Henri Benhamou:
Bringing Innovation to Market


The Challenge You’re a French doctor specializing in pediatric gastroenterology who teamed up with two partners—Engineer Bertrand Dupont and Professor Christophe Dupont—to explore a novel idea: a diagnostic patch able to detect cow milk allergies in children. The idea soon evolves into a potential treatment for dangerous allergic reactions to cow’s milk and peanuts, for which there are currently no effective ...

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QVC’S Mike George Talks About Going Beyond TV


Once upon a time, QVC—and other television-shopping networks—catered, seemingly, to the couch potatoes of America. Its broadcasts extolled the benefits of food choppers, cubic zirconia jewelry and the like, employing a talk-show format to entice viewers to dial in to join the conversation—and to make a purchase.

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