Exchange ideas with R&D professionals from some of Minneapolis's leading innovation-driven companies at this complimentary meeting.
In the financial world, investment options are a contract between a buyer and a seller, in which the buyer pays the seller for the absolute right to buy or sell an item in the future. But this methodology doesn't need to be limited to the financial world – applying “options thinking” can empower innovation-driven organizations to improve NPD outcomes. Like investment options, innovation processes are incremental investments and at the onset of a new idea, PPM professionals invest in the right to make bigger decisions on the project at some point in the future.
Join executives, thought leaders and practitioners from Planisware, Stage-Gate International, Innovation Savvy, Beam Suntory, HYPE Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Pi Innovation, and other organizations in the Minneapolis area on September 14th to discuss tactics and best practices that can empower your business to apply options thinking and improve NPD outcomes.
To ensure maximum engagement and interaction, attendees are invited to pre-submit questions for presenters to answer during the meeting. Registration is limited to 45 participants, so reserve your seat today!
On the Agenda
Registration and networking
Welcome and introductions
Michel Delifer, Planisware
Hedge your bets: Options investing in new product development
Brad Barbera, Pi Innovation
Options thinking in the idea generation phase
Jennifer Dunn, HYPE Innovation
Coffee and networking
Options thinking for your NPD process
Dr. Kenneth Kahn, Virginia Commonwealth University
When it comes to innovation, "options thinking" is NOT optional
Dr. Ken Huskins, Stage-Gate International
Real-world application of options thinking utilizing the Planisware platform
Eric Schuetzler and Jennifer Biggs, Beam Suntory
Lunch and networking
The Human Dynamics of Innovation™: Options thinking throughout the innovation process
Lori Lovens, Innovation Savvy
Options thinking in Planisware's PPM system
Keith Duncan, Planisware
Panel and Q&A
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South
7800 International Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425