Color Innovators Working Group
Today’s color professionals face unprecedented and exciting social, artistic and scientific evolutions. From the fast-paced world of fashion to the revolutions in the automotive landscape, almost every sector and company around the world makes strategic and tactical color decisions every day. Keeping up with amazing innovations in color creation, science and analytics is a serious challenge for any color executive. Our mission is to equip global color professionals with the network, knowledge and skills required to navigate today's fast-changing world of color innovation.
At this time, M&A Strategy Group is focused generally on these major themes:
Developing and implementing a color strategy
Understanding and applying color data and analytics
Developing and deploying color intelligence insights platforms
Understanding the next generation of color technologies and techniques
The latest developments in color tech investments and platforms
AI and machine learning innovations and their impact on color design, chemistry and applications
Global color industry outlook and impact on sectors and industries
Color innovation research and next-generation applications
Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Stern School of Business, New York University
Anat Lechner is the co-founder of HUEDATA, a color analytics and analysis platform.
She is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at NYU Stern. Professor Lechner earned her Ph.D. in Organization Management from Rutgers University in 2000.
A recipient of the GE Teaching Excellence award, Professor Lechner's research focuses on how organizations can best structure to develop innovation capabilities and outcomes. Her research encompasses various areas including the effective leverage of multidisciplinary teams, leading adaptive change, and the development of workplace environments supportive of creativity and innovation.
Her current work looks at the complexities of managing high performance cross-functional teams, and the ways by which physical workplace environments enable organization members to cope with uncertainty, change, and the demand for increased innovativeness.
Professor Lechner is also involved in Management Consulting and Senior Executive Action Learning. A former Research Fellow at McKinsey & Co. and the founder of a boutique management consulting firm, her client list includes Fortune 500 firms in the Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Energy, Food, High Tech and Retail industries.
Professor Lechner's teaching portfolio includes a great variety of organization management courses including Managing Change, Managing High Performing Teams, Managing Organizations, Collaboration, and Strategy in the undergraduate, M.B.A., and Executive M.B.A. programs at the Stern School.
Members are senior leaders in color strategy, design, R&D and manufacturing roles across multiple sectors and geographies.
Group Leader Introduction
Meet Dr. Anat Lechner in this brief conversation with KATALYST CEO Carlos Alvarenga.