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6th R&D-Product Development Innovation Summit

This Summit has already been held. Please visit our current Innovation Summit.


The ability of top managers and professionals to direct and manage Innovation in their companies is the focus of the sixth R&D - Product Development Innovation Summit. The Innovation Summit will be held Tue/Wed/Thur December 9-11, 2008 in metro Boston. The Innovation Summit is an intensive fact and data driven three-day seminar and workshop focused on the select areas of innovation and intellectual property that are currently tangible and actionable by corporations and their managers.

Summit Description

Our quantative 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 any of these 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 8 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

In addition at this Summit, GGI will be presenting for the first time the set of results of our 2008 Primary Research on Tangible Innovation: Innovation Environment, Innovation Processes, Innovation Branding, Innovation Tools, and Top C-Level Innovation Metrics. Two-hundred corporations participated! As we plan on sharing a majority of the 2008 Primary Research at the Summit, we will also be giving each Summit participant a complimentary pdf copy of the 100+ page findings and conclusions document as a bonus along with permission for the document posted to your company intranet for the use of all employees. This is a significant value when combined with the Summit.

This Summit has already been held. Please visit our current Innovation Summit 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 E. Cronin, a leading authority on intellectual property management and valuation and the creator of IBM's Patent Factory. James Todhunter, the Chief Technology Officer 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. Together, the four faculty have over one-hundred thirty years of industry experience.


For more information about Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI], a twenty-two year old internationally recognized company in the areas of product development and measurement, go to our GGI Home Page, or give us a call at 781-444-5400. Our location is convenient from either Boston-Logan or Providence-Green [great rates] airport. Mention GGI's Summit when you call the hotel. This newly upgraded Sheraton Conference Facility is completely wi-fi, has all amenities, a great walking trail, and boasts a five star chef. We hope you will be able to join us in December for some Tangible Innovation!™

This Summit has already been held. Please visit our current Innovation Summit.
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