Digital Transformation Community Thought Leader Interview – Pete Dulcamara, Kimberly-Clark

Pete Dulcamara, Chief Scientist & Technical Vice President, Kimberly-Clark
Thursday July 15, 2021 12:00pm
Join IRI's Lee Green as she interviews Pete Dulcamara, the chief scientist and technical vice president at Kimberly-Clark, which is the company behind iconic brands such as Huggies, Cottonelle, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, Depend and more. They will discuss digital transformation at Kimberly-Clark, including 'smart' disposables and 'intelligent restrooms,' and the critical role that humanity-centric innovation plays in the company’s ambition to improve the lives of 1 billion people in underserved communities around the globe by 2030.
In his role, Pete combines the consumer insights of today with predictive data, insights and foresight to help reimagine the future and uncover new opportunities for the global consumer goods company as it seeks to connect with consumers through its breakthrough essential products.
Dulcamara is a challenger, coach and catalyst for the enterprise strategies while fostering a culture of scientific excellence driven through value creation. As a senior leader in Kimberly-Clark’s research and development organization, he has guided advanced scientific research and technology development in the areas of advanced materials, life and analytical sciences, modeling and simulation, and technology licensing, while creating new pathways to innovation for the company.
Dulcamara is a passionate proponent of sustainability strategies and the circular economy, using advances in data science, materials science, life sciences, and artificial intelligence to unlock promising solutions. He regularly represents Kimberly-Clark as a featured speaker at conferences around the world, receiving rave reviews for his “thought-provoking” content, “powerful and innovative” storytelling, and “insightful” applications.
Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Dulcamara spent 18 years with The Dow Chemical Company, where he held various positions for numerous businesses in research and development, new business development, sustainable development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate licensing, and new ventures.
Dulcamara is a member of the Partnership Council for the Toilet Board Coalition, which is a global, business-led alliance of leading companies, government agencies, sanitation experts and nonprofit organizations with the aim to develop commercially sustainable and scalable solutions to the global sanitation crisis. He serves as the inaugural Innovation Fellow at TitleTownTech, a joint venture between Microsoft and the Green Bay Packers to enable and invest in early-stage businesses.
In addition, he is on the board of directors for Bassett Mechanical, Void Polymers in the UK, and the Wisconsin Technology Council, which is the science and technology advisor to Wisconsin’s governor and the legislature. He is also an emeritus board member for NEW North, a regional economic development organization for Northeast Wisconsin.
Dulcamara has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with minors in mathematics and physics from Cameron University. He is also an alumnus of The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme through the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.