Lisa Chacón has over 15 years of experience in technology R&D and strategy, as a project and functional manager and as a consultant. Much of her work has focused on innovation, sustainability, and transformational change. Lisa has worked as a research scientist, technology and market analyst, and new business strategist where she has taken “impossible” blue sky ideas from early stage innovation to research and development to commercial production. She holds eight patents. Dr. Chacón has consulted to Coca-Cola, Starbucks, the City of San Antonio, Los Angeles County, Caffe Vita, Woolworth’s Ltd., AfriSam, and Rhodia. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s in sustainability from Sweden’s Blekinge Technical Institute.