BUFFALO NIAGARA CHAPTER

    Buffalo Niagara Chapter Events

    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 eventcheck back often for new event information. 

     

    Next Event

    Topic:  Simple Strategies for Predictive Project Management
    When:  March 19, 2014, 6-8 PM
    Where:  Insyte Consulting - Larkin on Exchange (Barton Room)
      
     

    Robert Baim is an executive consultant with a distinguished career in the integration of complex business, technical, IT, and project management processes. He provides senior consulting and training services to numerous Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of industries. Bob is an Engineer, MBA, and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). He served as adjunct professor with Idaho State University in the field of organizational behavior. He maintains the distinction as a Certified Cost Engineer (CCE) from the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE).  For more information, his website is AvoidingtheOSphase.com.

    Bob will introduce the concept of the OS Phase in new product development projects and relate his lessons learned on numerous projects across various industries.  Simple OS Phase avoidance strategies for predictive project management will be discussed including Bob's Strategy #35 of being simple, credible and predictive.  Bob will show how the relentless pursuit of scope and identification and mitigation of risk will help everyone improve their project performance. 

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    Past Events

    Topic:  Technology Roadmapping - Conceptual or Practical Tool for Innovation
    When:  November 12, 2013
    Where:  PCB Piezotronics
     in Depew, NY 

    Dr. Peter Allen
    nu Angle Ltd. (London, UK)

    Dr. Peter Allen

    Originally trained as a physicist and undertaking research into innovative multi-layer semiconductor devices, Dr. Peter Allen has 20 years of experience in technology and innovation consulting (Coopers & Lybrand, Sagentia, Monitor Group, and nu Angle).

    Peter is a key contributor to nu Angle's multi-faceted toolkit for identifying, prioritizing, and evaluating key technologies and external solutions to deliver against commercial needs. During his career over the last two decades, he has been exposed to a wide range of industry sectors and technologies: medical devices, fast moving consumer goods, food & drink, rail, automotive, and government R&D labs.

     

    Peter's Tuesday night presentation - Link

    Technology roadmapping is a topic that is gaining a huge amount of interest amongst the many companies who are looking to invest for growth. Recent economic conditions have led to greater caution; at the same time, there has been a growing desire to invest for growth and develop new revenues by organic innovation, rather than top-line growth via acquisition.

    Roadmapping is one of the tools that you can use to develop robust investment strategies for technologies to support innovation and growth. It can be structured to directly support ‘challenge-led’ innovation and direct ‘open innovation’ programs, as well as identifying opportunities for new IP.

    Many methods for building roadmaps are based leveraging internal knowledge, building timeline pictures and are predominantly workshop-based. They also focus on the roadmap as the output of the work. We believe that there is much more that can be gained by

    • Connecting the roadmap scope directly to the commercial needs of the business – making it less about ‘technology push’
    • Utilizing external subject matter experts to help build a roadmap that goes beyond boundaries set by internal knowledge
    • Building a roadmap that can then be applied to the future strategic direction of a business – i.e. using the knowledge to create commercial advantage, with the roadmap as a ‘means to an end’
    • Incorporating IP analysis into the roadmap to support sustainable innovation
    • Translating the analysis into action plans that can then be assessed by a company’s leadership team –enabling informed investment choices

      

     

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    Webcast: Speed Innovations to Market with Less Waste and Risk April 17, 2014 - 01:00 PM April 17, 2014 - 02:00 PM
    Webcast: Hybrid R&D – The Path to Breakthrough Innovation May 1, 2014 - 01:00 PM May 1, 2014 - 02:00 PM
    Product Innovation Management Standard Initial Training Session May 7, 2014 - 07:00 AM May 9, 2014 - 05:00 PM

    Past Events

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    Webcast: Innovation Lab: Incubating Creativity February 7, 2013 - 01:00 PM February 7, 2013 - 02:00 PM
    Carolinas PDMA Breakfast- Charlotte, NC March 15, 2013 - 06:30 AM March 15, 2013 - 06:30 AM
    InnoVenture Conference- Greenville, SC May 8, 2013 - 07:30 AM May 9, 2013 - 04:00 PM
    Webcast: A Look Under The Hood of Outstanding Corporate Innovators May 15, 2013 - 01:00 PM May 15, 2013 - 03:00 PM
    ProductCampRTP- Morrisville, NC May 18, 2013 - 07:00 AM May 18, 2013 - 04:00 PM
    Webcast: Learn Social Networking from IBM - How to Get the Biggest Payback June 20, 2013 - 01:00 PM June 20, 2013 - 02:00 PM
    Webcast: The Power of Embedded Predictive Analytics September 5, 2013 - 01:00 PM September 5, 2013 - 02:00 PM
    Webcast: Learn How Innovation Can Be Transformed From A Random Event Into A Reliable System September 12, 2013 - 01:00 PM September 12, 2013 - 02:00 PM
    PDMA Partner Event: Disruptive Innovations September 19, 2013 - 06:00 PM September 20, 2013 - 06:00 PM
    Triangle area Networking Breakfast September 26, 2013 - 06:30 AM September 26, 2013 - 08:30 AM
    Webcast: Pathway to Success-How to Breakdown Barriers that Stand in the Way of Successful Innovation September 26, 2013 - 01:00 PM September 26, 2013 - 02:00 PM
    37th Product Innovation Management Conference October 26, 2013 - 08:00 AM October 30, 2013 - 12:00 PM
    Webcast: How Lean Agile Changes the Product Manager’s Job November 7, 2013 - 01:00 PM November 7, 2013 - 02:00 PM
    Webcast: Reinventing VOC for B2B: 12 New Rules from New Product Blueprinting December 12, 2013 - 01:00 PM December 12, 2013 - 02:00 PM
    Charlotte-area Networking Breakfast December 20, 2013 - 06:30 AM December 20, 2013 - 08:00 AM

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