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Leading Second Generation Lean – Challenging the Orthodoxy of Product Development

Audio Session: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 1:00pm

Today, leading companies are using different lean methods to suit an environment of innovation and uncertainty. In this exclusive session, foremost authority Don Reinertsen will discuss the logic behind this second generation approach and how it overcomes the inherent limitations of a simplistic adoption on lean manufacturing ideas.

Innovation through Alliances - Integration, Ecosystems, ‘Compartnering’

Audio Session: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 1:00pm

More than 2,000 strategic alliances are launched worldwide each year and this number increases about 15% annually. More than half fail and only about 9% of the companies "build alliances well." Of these, Cisco Systems has been one of the most successful. As head of alliances at Cisco, Steve Steinhilber will draw on his experience to describe the key tools and processes that lead to this success.

Lost in Transition: Matching Your Leadership Style to Organizational Change

Audio Session: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 1:00pm

The most successful leaders adapt their leadership style as conditions change in their organizations. You may be facing the “hidden transitions” that are part of normal growth and downsizing—or coping with a merger, reorganization, or new leadership. In this session, Michael Watkins explains how to steer product development through these often-difficult changes.

Innovation and R&D in Emerging Markets – The New Networked Model for Global Success

Audio Session: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 1:00pm

To capitalize on the rapid rise of emerging markets like Brazil, China, and India, global corporations must abandon their ethnocentric innovation model — which concentrated all their R&D resources in the West. Instead, they must embrace a "polycentric" model. Renowned expert Navi Radjou will draw upon real-life case studies on Cisco, GE, IBM, John Deere, and Nokia to articulate the business benefits of polycentric innovation and offer a phased (and realistic) roadmap for traditional companies to embrace this new innovation model fit for success in a globally-dispersed knowledge economy.

Innovation Leadership Guru Series

Audio Session: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:00pm

An accelerated online program for innovation and product development managers charged with developing new revenue streams and opportunities

Peripheral Vision: Detecting Weak Signals and Untapped Innovation Opportunities

Audio Session: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:00pm

From emerging technologies to changes in consumer tastes, tremendous opportunities and threats often begin as weak signals from the periphery. How good is your organization at sensing, interpreting, and acting on these signals? George S. Day calls this capability peripheral vision. In this session you will learn about a systematic process for developing peripheral vision and receive practical tools and strategies to increase your ability to sense to changes in the environment.

Putting Brakes on a Rocket: Managing Risk, Reward - and Velocity - at Intel

Audio Session: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 1:00pm

In an exclusive interactive audiosession to be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, Intel Senior Program Manager Russ Martinelli will describe the culture, structures, processes, decision criteria, and behaviors required to manage a high-velocity product development program at Intel. Additionally, he will present a case study that includes how a high-velocity program was stopped once it became clear the business goals of the product were jeopardized

Opportunity Mapping – Reframing the Landscape for New Sources of Organic Growth

Audio Session: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1:00pm

Executives today are increasingly being called on to find new ways to solve their companies’ growth challenges. Opportunity Mapping helps leaders reframe their market landscape and craft a strategy that prioritizes the most promising opportunities for both short and long term growth. This 90 minute audio session l will define and describe the key attributes of successful opportunity mapping

Determining Value and Royalty Rates of IP and Early-Stage Technologies

Audio Session: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 1:00pm

As intellectual property becomes central to corporate success, its value and pricing is the essence of almost all economic transactions occurring today. In this session, renowned licensing and royalty expert Russell L. Parr, CFA ASA, will show you how to determine the value of intellectual property.

Predictive Analytics: Using Statistics in Business Innovation

Audio Session: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 1:00pm

Predicting the market performance of an innovative idea requires an understanding of the difference between data and knowledge. More importantly, an innovation manager must plan how to meet customer needs based on consumer behaviors. This becomes straightforward through the use of predictive analytics, and the yield of successful innovative products in a balanced portfolio becomes much more predictable no matter which development processes are ultimately engaged.

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