Webcast: Breakthrough Innovation and Growth | June 19, 2014

    By: Mark A Hart, NPDP on May 15, 2014

    During this Trends in Breakthrough Innovation and Growth: Global Innovation Survey webcast, Kevin Schwartz, a co-lead of PwC’s Innovation management consulting practice, will share insights based on PwC’s extensive industry survey of innovation practices released in late 2013.

    Kevin will share his perspective on the characteristics of successful innovation at the corporate level and emerging new models of innovation, including new business models, solutions, services, and products.

    Live webcast

    Thursday June 19, 2014

    Time: 2 PM EST (New York)

    Price: Free


    During the webcast, Kevin will discuss:

    • What are the implications of mega-trends on the global business environment?
    • How are companies using innovation to drive growth in spite of accelerating, disruptive change?
    • How are approaches to innovation changing, and where are they headed?
    • What are the leading practices in innovation that deliver tangible business results?

    The Opportunity

    The global business environment is changing rapidly: Major shifts in demographics and global economic power; increased urbanization amidst a changing climate and constrained resources; and head-spinning breakthroughs in technology that impact every sector of the economy. Taken together, they represent huge risk and opportunity for every company and society around the world. 

    The Survey

    In the largest global study of innovation, PwC asked more than 1,750 C-suite and executive level leaders from 25 countries and 30 sectors about the role of innovation within their organization and how they see it changing over the next five years.  Their answer: innovation is the most important driver of corporate growth. Leading innovators forecast a rate of growth almost double the global average. The power of deliberate, intelligent, and aggressive innovation is clear. How can your company increase its growth rates?  How can your company improve its innovation success?

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    What attendees can expect to learn from attending this webcast

    1. How companies innovate to drive growth
    2. Leading innovation practices and tangible business results 
    3. How accelerating, disruptive change impacting innovation

    Questions that will be addressed during this webcast

    1. How do we know where to start for our company?
    2. How do we drive change and overcome cultural inertia?
    3. How do we measure success in radical and new business model innovation?

    Presentation Outline

    • PwC’s Global Innovation Survey – highlights of latest trends and insights
    • Evolving Operating Models for Breakthrough Innovation
    • Elements of a Breakthrough Innovation System [Innovation Strategy and Innovation Culture]

    Who should attend this webcast.

    This webcast is for executives and senior managers responsible for innovation and growth, including general management, marketing, strategy, and R&D. 

    About the speaker

    Kevin Schwartz.jpgKevin Schwartz is an experienced presenter and author with ~15 years of experience speaking to PDMA-related audiences. He is also a co-lead of PwC’s Innovation management consulting practice and will provide insights based on PwC’s extensive industry survey of Innovation practices released in late 2013.

    Kevin is a Principal in the San Francisco office and leads PwC’s global Innovation & Product Development consulting practice. As both a consultant and a practitioner, Kevin has over 20 years of experience in driving growth through new products, services and business model innovations. Kevin brings a hands-on perspective from his work leading major transformations at both the strategic and operational levels with companies in a wide range of industries, including high tech, consumer electronics, life sciences, and consumer products.  

    Kevin is a long-time member and speaker with PDMA, presenting on a range of Innovation-related topics, including Open Innovation / Collaborative Development, digital transformation, early-stage technology management, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and new product time-to-market. Kevin holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University, an MS in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.




    • Decision Support Tools for Effective Technology Commercialization: Kevin J. Schwartz, Ed K. Yu, and Douglas N. Modlin from Chapter 16 of The PDMA ToolBook 2 (2002)
    • Formulating A Strategy for Codevelopment: Kevin Schwartz and Jennifer Abell from Chapter 12 of The PDMA ToolBook 3 (2007)


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    This webcast is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers

    The recording for this webcast will be availalbe in the PDMA store soon. The report is available at http://www.pwc.com/innovationsurvey/

    Released: May 15, 2014, 9:24 am | Updated: June 19, 2014, 1:32 pm
    Keywords: PDMA News

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