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10th R&D-Product Development Innovation Summit

R&D Product Development Innovation Metrics Seminar Summit

OVERVIEW

This Summit will provide participants with a comprehensive look at the Innovation Body of Knowledge for product strategy, marketing, R&D, development, and commercialization functions.  There will be an emphasis on top management enablers and techniques to create and embed systematic corporate innovation.  Primary and secondary industry research on innovation and measurement tools, techniques, and metrics are used throughout the Summit. 

Our first goal will be to codify the current management science of innovation in corporations for our participants.  The Summit will synthesize both what is known and what actually works in companies.  Our approach will be as factual and quantitative as possible for the subject matter.  We constantly refresh the Summit and its Coursebook.  There will be four interactive exercises so everyone samples some key techniques they might some day oversee.

Our second goal will be to take a look at the likely corporate innovation knowledge, capabilities, and changes in the coming decade.  Organizations will evolve to accommodate IP, as they did with globalization and supply-chain.  Business processes will change as early-stage inventions are increasingly transacted in dedicated markets before they are commercialized.  Functions that define and create products will have a "make vs. sell" decision at every step of the way, a change analogous to the introduction of simulation tools to their practices.  

Our third goal will be to alert you to categories of tools and systems that will enter the work place.  When "industry demanded better innovation" back around 2004 it created a market for it.  Suppliers to this new product category got busy.  Thought leaders saw it coming in the late 1990s, so some had a running start.  Well, after ten years now, a number of tools, techniques and technologies are withstanding the test of time.  Pretty good research exists on the ones to think more seriously about.  Little is mainstream yet, but what to do or try and and what not to do or try is becoming clearer.

At the conclusion of the Summit, participants will be current with industry management science and will have a glimpse of the future. Professionals wishing to put themselves and their fellow company leaders in a better position to lead, nurture, stimulate, and drive innovation and invention should consider this venue.  Numerous participants have said, "GGI's Summit is an Executive MBA on the subject of Innovation."

ANNOUNCEMENT

The ability of top managers and professionals to direct and manage Innovation in their companies is the focus of the 10th R&D-Product Development Innovation Summit

The Innovation Summit will be held Tue/Wed/Thur March 6-8, 2012 in metro Boston.

The Innovation Summit is a fact and data driven three-day seminar and workshop focused on the select areas of innovation and intellectual property that are tangible and actionable by corporations and their management team.

Summit Description

Our quantitative approach to innovation in R&D, Product Development, and Product Commercialization activities emphasizes benchmarking both current performance and leading trends regarding issues that top professionals have to deal with and the decisions that they have to make. For example, do you know which activities and techniques your company currently uses that contribute the most to innovation versus those that simply improve execution? Technical Feasibility Analysis is one of the six most innovative techniques! For example, do you know that there are over 250 available tools and techniques your company could choose to deploy that would likely increase overall creativity and innovativeness? And, that there are about 50 tools worth considering. Some actually increase domain knowledge!

Has your company incorporated specific innovation tools into its Product Development Process to complement DOE, FMEA, Design Reviews and the numerous other execution-oriented tools that dominate most PDPs? For example, do you know the metrics that are emerging in industry that best capture and/or drive innovative behavior and results at the corporate level? A new "Return On Innovation - ROI" formula is one of them! For example, do you know how to categorize and communicate your registered and unregistered Intellectual Property to maximize market capitalization values by Wall Street analysts? Some frameworks are now several years in practice and are giving companies a leg up on their competitors!

The 8 Innovation Modules

The content of the Summit is organized into eight modules. The duration of each module and the flow over the three days is in our Summit ATaGLANCE. There is a Summit Brochure. Companies who have participated in prior GGI Summits may be of interest, along with selected Testimonials. In summary, the eight modules are:

  1. Best Practice Innovation Processes
  2. Corporate-Level & Tactical-Level Innovation Drivers
  3. Innovation Enablers & Tools: 5 Groups & 50 Items
  4. Three Key Innovation Tools & Techniques
  5. Semantic Technologies & Knowledge-Enabled Innovation
  6. Best Practice IP Valuation, Management, & Communication
  7. Open & Outsourced Innovation Frameworks
  8. Innovation Metrics & Rewards

Complimentary Research: Summit participants will receive a complimentary pdf copy our primary research on "Tangible Innovation: Innovation Environment, Innovation Processes, Innovation Branding, Innovation Tools, and Top C-Level Innovation Metrics," along with permission to post it on your company intranet. This is a significant value when combined with the Summit.

Who Should Come

The subject matter of the Summit is geared to top-level managerial and technical executives that manage entire organizations, departments, and budgets; and programs, teams, and budgets.  Numerous companies have brought teams of officers ranging from three to ten in size in the quest to develop an improved and systematic ability to innovate across their employee base.

Directors and leaders of market, technology, product, and IP creation activities will gain a better understanding of the leadership techniques that work, along with the tools and technologies available today that give the best chance to systematically embed innovation in company culture and projects. One size does not fit all. The techniques that a "pure innovator strategy" company might pursue are often different than a company that wishes a "balanced product portfolio strategy."

Registration

We always offer significant discounts to companies that bring Company Teams of three or more people, $254 per person.

Reserve your place today - space is limited. Visit us online to Register.

Summit Faculty

This Summit will be led by Bradford L. Goldense, an internationally recognized expert on R&D and product development innovation and metrics. He will be accompanied by John M. Cronin, a leading authority on intellectual property management and valuation and the creator of IBM's Patent Factory. James W. Todhunter, EVP & CTO of Invention Machine Corporation will discuss semantic technology and knowledge-enabled innovation; and demonstrate one of the world's most powerful innovation tools for technical, business, and legal professionals. John R. [Dick] Power, a subject matter expert in program and project delivery, will instruct and lead discussions.  Dr. Hans Ludi, a subject matter expert in diagnostics and clinical sciences, will instruct and lead discussions. Together, the five faculty have over one-hundred fifty years of industry experience.

Location

Our location is convenient from either Boston-Logan or Providence-Green [great rates] airport. Mention GGI's Summit when you call the hotel. This best-in-class Sheraton Conference Facility is completely wi-fi, has all amenities, a great walking trail, and boasts a five star chef. For more information about the conference hotel, alternative hotel accommodations, transportation, restaurants, and other information, please visit the I'm Already Registered web site.

For more information about Goldense Group, Inc., a twenty-six year old internationally recognized company in the areas of product development and measurement, go to the GGI Home Page, or give us a call at 781-444-5400.

We hope you will be able to join us in June for some Tangible Innovation!™

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! Thank you for considering our Summit !
R&D Product Development Innovation Metrics Seminar Summit


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