Head of Open Innovation

Arla Foods
Colombia

Dr. Harry Barraza is an Open Innovation industrial practitioner, interested in all things future tech, complexity and biosemiotics. After more than 15 years as a materials scientist, Harry has developed a keen eye for spotting emerging science developments that can impact the FMCG business. On a day-to-day basis, he works closely with University academics, technology entrepreneurs, and other research professionals seeking to transform ideas into great products. Harry has led global co-located teams for successful blue chip companies and is a regular speaker in scientific and management conferences where he likes to share his views on good practice in research, contract negotiations, industrial collaborations (in particular with SMEs), and technology transfer. Besides traveling for work, Harry enjoys visiting UNESCO’s heritage sites wherever he goes (and often tweets about it on: @harrybarraza)