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Complete Audio Session Archive (accessible to FastTrack members only)

Managing Supply Chain Risk: How Product Success Depends on It, What You Can Do

Audio Session: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 1:00pm

As high technology supply chains face many risks -- including natural disasters, political upheavals, regulatory compliance mandates, economic uncertainty, rapid changes in technology and customer expectations, component supplier constraints, globalization effects, and more -- it is increasingly important to design products to mitigate these risks proactively

Preventing Intellectual Property Theft by Partners and Contractors

Webinar: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 12:00am

This 90 minute session will provide you with a roadmap to protect your Intellectual Property, whether you’re in a large established company or a small startup.

Expanding Horizons: Harnessing Innovation from India

Audio Session: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 1:00pm

Is it possible to source complete designs or "whole products" from India? What are the opportunities for collaboration with Indian universities and companies? Does an India team help or hinder innovation?

Lean Development

Webinar: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:00am

Mary Poppendieck, author of Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit and Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash, and a leading authority on Lean Principles, is hosting an audio session that will compare and contrast Lean Software Development with Lean Product Development.


Audio Session: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 1:00pm

Professor Ancona will present a new model of teams, the X-team, that illustrates how teams can become engines of innovation and execution. Challenging the dominant wisdom that successful teams focus on internal dynamics, Ancona builds on twenty years of research to show that when teams teams make external activity a top priority performance takes off. She will draw on examples from BP, Microsoft, Newscorp, and HP.

Open Innovation Networks

Audio Session: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:00pm

Please join our exclusive 90-minute audio-session (60 minute presentation plus 30 minutes for Q&A) as respected expert, Mike Docherty, provides an introduction and framework for creating and managing your company’s networks of external innovators. This presentation provides practical advice and case studies of successful open innovation networks in action and a straight forward approach to planning, structuring and managing external innovation partnerships to drive internal growth.

Using Patent Analytics to Uncover and Assess Technology Innovation Opportunities – Before Your Competitors!

Audio Session: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 1:00pm

In today’s global economy, Intellectual Property (IP) – including patents and know-how – may be a company’s most valuable asset. To best leverage this asset, leading firms are using a new and powerful tool called Patent Analytics to assess the competitive technology landscape and make strategic decisions about what technologies to invest in, when (and with whom) to partner or license, and which markets to pursue.

Research & Development in India

Audio Session: Thursday, March 6, 2008 1:00pm

India represents huge opportunities for Western firms with its large talent pool, increasing innovation capability and rapidly expanding economy. Developing and implementing a successful R&D program in India requires an accurate and pragmatic understanding of both the risks and rewards.

Managing Customer Requirements in Volatile Environments

Audio Session: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:00pm

In this audio session, Preston Smith will guide you through the techniques of Flexible Development that allow developers to respond to new information, thus delivering fresher products to customers.

Green Product Design

Audio Session: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 1:00pm

In this audiosession John Bradford, VP Research and Development, InterfaceFLOR Commercial will share the lessons learned from his in-depth experience with the multi-functional aspects of green product and process development.

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