Stephanie is Digital Innovation Manager and founder of Nestlé’s Silicon Valley Innovation Outpost. This new team was established in 2013 to identify new disruptive ways to engage with consumers and develop digitally-enabled services. In this role Stephanie has forged partnerships with members of the Silicon Valley community including startups, venture capitalists and thought leaders alike. Her work was honored this month, as she was named among Ad Age’s “40 Under 40”. By June of this year the Nestlé’s Silicon Valley Innovation Outpost will be 15-members strong and take up residence in San Francisco’s Pier 17. Stephanie moved from Switzerland, her country of origin, to California to be closer to the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem and work directly with entrepreneurs. Before living in California Stephanie spent the last 5 years working for Nestlé in Europe. During this period she had different roles and responsibilities in marketing, including brand management for billion dollar brands like Nescafé and Nesquik in Switzerland as well as in Germany.