This two-day event will provide a compelling atmosphere for product executives to listen to, celebrate, and most importantly learn from the innovations of product development practitioners' accomplishments in four distinct categories:
-- Fostering and commercializing innovation repeatedly -- Empowering engineers to design innovative products -- Coordinating product development across as well as outside the enterprise -- Manage successful design efforts through outsourced design and supply chain partners
Summit participants will range from the manager to the executive level in manufacturing companies, as well as "brand owners." Multiple vertical industries will be represented at the summit, with the bulk of the attendees stemming from the Engineering and R&D organizations of discrete manufacturing companies. Participants will:
-- participate in the only executive event focused on the critical components of product innovation including breakthroughs in developing profitable products. -- collect actionable recommendations from Best-in-Class product innovation practitioners, which can be immediately put into action to improve their own company's product development and engineering performance. -- network with peers and counterparts in related industries.
The Product Innovation Summit is part of the acclaimed Aberdeen Summit Series. The seminars bring corporate executives and industry thought leaders together to share information and provide actionable recommendations for organizational advances. Summit participation is limited to 250 executive level participants seeking to hear from and network with industry thought leaders and select technology vendors.
Summit participants will witness first hand how companies are managing the complexity of global design and global supply chains, increasing speed to market, and improving product reliability. Some prospective summit topics include:
-- Finding Tomorrow's Innovative Products -- Lean R&D Product Development: Lean Principles Go Upstream -- Transforming to a Product Innovator -- Empowering Today's Engineer: Using the Right Tools for the Right Job -- Engineering and Manufacturing: A Partnership Case Study -- 2010: Competing through Innovation Today and Beyond -- Integrating Product Development: PLM, ERP, and the Enterprise Ecosystem -- The Virtual Design Department: Coordinating across Outsourced Design -- Developing Green Products: Beyond Regulatory Compliance -- Mechatronics: Designing Today's Smart Products -- Putting the Engineer Back in Engineering: Product Function Gets the Attention of Product Development Executives -- Managing Product Intellectual Property in Today's Co-opetition Partnerships -- Mainstreaming Early Product Simulation -- The Evolution of Collaboration and Communication in Product Innovation -- Operationalizing Engineering and Innovation: Innovation as a Process
"We are excited about bringing together industry executives and Best-in-Class product innovation practitioners, to share success stories and provide actionable recommendations for improving product development and engineering performance," said Jim Brown, Senior Vice President of Product Innovation Research at Aberdeen. "We are looking forward to sharing our research findings to aid in transformation of product innovation processes."
For additional information on the summit, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/events/live/pie08/
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