Gene Kim currently works at Strategyn, an innovation management consultancy. One of his many responsibilities is to introduce and implement the Jobs-to-be-done (JTBD) + Outcome Driven Innovation (ODI) framework into the startup/venture capital/private equity ecosystem. Dr. Kim has 20+ years of technical and commercial experience in several markets such as advanced materials, electronics, automotive, energy, consumer, industrial, cosmetics, bio/medical, filtration, semiconductors. Dr. Kim is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and served as an adjunct professor at Florida International University, and as an Industrial Advisory Board member at Missouri University of Science and Technology and Auburn University. He is also the co-founder of the Global Summit for Advanced Manufacturing. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University.