Pathway to Success – How to Breakdown Barriers that Stand in the Way of Successful Innovation

    By: Allison LeMay on Aug 19, 2013

    Webcast: Pathway to Success – How to Breakdown Barriers that Stand in the Way of Successful Innovation

    Presented by: Susan Ward, ITECS Innovative Consulting

    This webcast took place September 26th, 2013. If you would like to download a free recording, please click here.

    There is a school of thought that believes that the growth in the U.S. is led by small companies. There have also been several articles that claim the return on investment for technology for large companies has not paid off. ITECS surveyed 100+ technology executives from Fortune 1000 companies to get their opinions.

    This survey revealed:

    1. Executive are on the hook more than ever to deliver on innovation 
    2. They are using new tools such as open innovation to meet the challenge
    3. The barriers for delivering on adjacencies or new platforms more or less fall into seven categories
    4. There are best practices that can help break down these barriers

    During this webcast, Susan Ward will review these major challenges and present potential solutions for addressing them.

    Join Susan Ward from ITECS Innovative Consulting for the September 26, 2:00-3:00pm EST Webcast, where you will learn:

    1. Tools that will help predict disruptions, identify adjacencies and develop a more robust innovation portfolio
    2. Processes for improving speed to market and getting more ideas from concept to commercialization
    3. Best practices for showing the value of the innovative initiative and ensuring that innovation is practiced across all functional units of the business

    An action item from this webcast will be to complete an innovation portfolio review that will answer the following questions:

    • Is your portfolio balanced?
    • Are programs leveraging a wide variety of resources internally and externally?
    • Are you leveraging public funds?
    • Have you looked at adjacent technologies and markets?
    • Do you have a process for predicting disruptions?
    • How are you measuring success?

     

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    Meet the Speakers:


    Susan WardSusan Ward

    President, ITECS Innovative Consulting

    Susan Ward, President of ITECS Innovative Consulting, is an accomplished businesswoman with over 20 years experience in business and technology development. With a PH.D in Physical Chemical Engineering, she has created and led organizations around the world in bringing new technology to market, as well as launched her own consulting firm to help companies with collaborative innovation. In fact, ITECS has helped their clients secure over $250M in R&D and capital funds and a half of a billion dollars in new product sales. 

    Susan is an engaging, experienced speaker and has been sharing her knowledge on the subject of innovation strategy development, open innovation, technology partnerships, and government funding for organizations like IRI, LES, PDMA, NSF, ACMA, and SPE. She conducts her own industry research and openly shares her findings and knowledge in her presentations, providing tremendous value to audiences. She has won several awards for her presentations, including the Best Technical Presentation Award at the Society of Professional Engineers’ Thermoset Conference.

    Meet the Moderator:

    John Apgar

    John Apgar
    Senior Product Manager at Diebold, Inc.

    John Apgar is responsible for assigned product lines from initial development through the entirety of the product's lifecycle. With 13 years of marketing experience, John has held roles in product management, business development, and strategic marketing prior to his current role. John holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from Webster University and a Bachelor’s in Management from York College of Pennsylvania.

    Released: August 19, 2013, 11:00 am | Updated: September 27, 2013, 2:42 pm
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    Cliff Currie New Products For Growth
    By: Cliff Currie | Posted: September 17, 2013, 3:40 pm

    This article is accurate. At http://leardon.com, we have a slew of new clients looking to create products that are sticky in the market place. They're also figuring out the value of the retail environment and how technology has disrupted and created opportunity. It's a great time to be involved.

    Cliff Currie New Products For Growth
    By: Cliff Currie | Posted: September 17, 2013, 3:40 pm

    This article is accurate. At http://leardon.com, we have a slew of new clients looking to create products that are sticky in the market place. They're also figuring out the value of the retail environment and how technology has disrupted and created opportunity. It's a great time to be involved.


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