|Role||Matrix Senior Consultant who delivers ITI's Challenge Programme|
Helen is a graduate chemist, marketer and Innovation Engineer with 25 years’ experience in new product development and innovation. When responsible for innovation at a major drinks company she pioneered the tools and techniques she now applies with a wide portfolio of clients. Amongst her innovation successes, she devised, developed and launched a new portfolio for a well-known blended whisky brand, adding significant ongoing incremental profit.
Since 2015, Helen has been working with Matrix as part of the team delivering the Challenge Programme for InterTradeIreland. In that time, she has supported over 20 Irish companies through workshops and coaching to develop a more reliable system for repeatable innovation success. Helen’s clients have not only realised commercial success but also had their innovation efforts recognised independently – winning industry and national awards for innovation.
She brings a practical understanding of the reality of delivering success with innovation in industry. She helps clients apply Innovation Engineering Systems to provide the framework and know-how to bring meaningfully unique ideas to market faster and with less risk.