Minneapolis Regional Innovation Round Table

Applying options thinking to improve NPD outcomes. 

Thursday, September 14th

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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

 

 

7:30am

Registration and networking

 

 

8:00am

Welcome and introductions
Michel Delifer, Planisware

 

 

8:15am

 

 

9:00am

Options thinking in the idea generation phase
Jennifer Dunn, HYPE Innovation

 

 

9:45am

Coffee and networking

 

 

10:00am

Options thinking for your NPD process
Dr. Kenneth Kahn, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

 

10:45am

When it comes to innovation, "options thinking" is NOT optional
Dr. Ken Huskins, Stage-Gate International

 

 

11:30am

Real-world application of options thinking utilizing the Planisware platform
Eric Schuetzler and Jennifer Biggs, Beam Suntory

 

 

12:15pm

Lunch and networking

 

 

2:00pm

Options thinking in Planisware's PPM system
Keith Duncan, Planisware

 

2:45pm

Panel and Q&A

 

 

4:00pm

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logistics

When

Thursday, September 14, 2017
From 8AM-4PM

Where

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South
7800 International Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425

 

 

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