Events 2012 and 2013
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of PDMA is proud to bring you interesting, educational, and entertaining events. Our programming spans a variety of topics for product developers with the intention to provide something for everyone, be you new to product development or a seasoned professional. Every event is structured to encourage collaboration between presenter and audience members. We value the opportunities to meet, collaborate, and learn from others in our community. We hope to see you at an upcoming event.
May 2013 Buffalo Niagara Spring Innovation Chapter Meeting
Join the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association as the chapter hosts its Spring Innovation meeting with special guest speakers Dr, Gina O'Connor and NYS Assembly Member Dennis Gabryszak.
||Professor Gina O’Connor has published more than thirty journal papers, twenty-five conference papers, and more than 10 books and book chapters. She has been named one of the top twenty five scholars in the field of innovation in a study recently published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management. Her most recent book, Grabbing Lightning: Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation (Jossey Bass, 2008) describes a research program she has led for five years that focuses on how firms can develop management systems for innovation, leading to Innovation as a business function in companies.
||In June of 2009, Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak was named Chair of the Legislative Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation. The task force directs significant investments of state funds in research and development at universities, facilitating better cooperation and innovation between industry and institutions of higher learning.
Host: Ben Rand, Insyte Consulting
Thursday, May 9th 2013
5:45 to 8:00 PM
Reception starts at 5:45PM - Meeting begins at 6:00PM
The Larkin Building at Exchange
726 Exchange Street
Buffalo, NY 14210
Free Lot parking is available only steps away in the Larkin Building parking lot.
Members and Students: $20 per person
Non-Members: $30 per person
This event will feature evening sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres and desserts and soft drinks courtesy of Insyte Consulting.
If the registration link does not currently work, please contact John_Spero@praxair.com or 716-879-7211 to register for the event.
Special thanks to Praxair for sponsoring Dr. O'Connor's visit to the Buffalo Niagara Region.
February 6th Buffalo Niagara Winter Chapter Meeting
Join the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Product Development and Management Assocation and as the chapter hosts a review and subject matter expert panel discussion of intellectual property including special topics on:
America Invents Act (AIA)
Development agreements and innovation in NY State
Host: Jordan Walbesser, Hodgson Russ Attorneys
Wednesday, February 6th 2013
November 14th Fall Meeting
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Product Development and Management Assocation discussed hot topics in product development and innovation. The meeting was hosted by Sesha Yalamanchili of HealthNow. Topics included:
- Design techniques
- Transformational innovation
- Disruptive technology
Wednesday, November 14th 2012
414 Bonner Hall
University of Buffalo - North Campus
By popular demand, Hermes scarf link
September Buffalo Niagara Chapter Meeting
Special thanks to Bill Shephard of CPSB for his presentation and workshop on creative problem solving.
Special thanks to our meeting sponsor
William Shephard is the Vice President of Group Services at CPSB, Inc. Bill is responsible for developing and maintaining high quality relationships with CPSB affiliates and associates including managing the qualification and licensing programs offered by CPSB.
Since 1980, Bill has been in the field of organizational creativity and innovation. He is an experienced trainer, facilitator and presenter in the areas of creative problem solving, innovation and facilitation.
Prior to joining CPSB, Bill was the Chief Program Officer for the Creative Education Foundation. For 18 years, he served as the Director of the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), overseeing the development and activities of over 250 creativity and innovation professionals.
To learn more about CPSB, Inc., please visit their website at www.cpsb.com
Please see below for a list of upcoming events. For a full description and to register for upcoming events, click on the event title. If you are not a current chapter community member, you will be prompted to join the chapter and then can proceed to registration.
Webcast: Three Must-Have Techniques for Uncovering Customer Needs from the New PDMA Handbook | Thursday, June 13, 2013
Webcast: Learn Social Networking from IBM - How to Get the Biggest Payback | Thursday, June 20, 2013
Webcast: Hijacked Again! Three Trends in the Field of Voice of the Customer - Some Welcome, Some Not | Thursday, June 27, 2013
Check out our events calendar for a full list of all PDMA events.