NY/NJ Metro PDMA Chapter Event

    Innovation Lead Sheet

    Guiding State-of-the-Art Innovation Management in the Digital Age

    Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm @ 299 Broadway in Manhattan

    We are living in the age of the digital transformation, where innovation spans from digital refinement of current products to the innovation of business models. To succeed in commercializing innovations, you must choose the right opportunities and develop them, including mitigating risks and maximizing the probabilities of success. The application of sound Innovation Management practices is essential.

    But there are so many techniques and tools out there:

    • How should you decide on the right approach?
    • How should you manage risk during innovation projects to ensure their success?

    This presentation will demonstrate a holistic innovation approach called Risk and Opportunity Optimized Innovation Management, which is based on PDMA-BoK principles and the personal experiences of Klaus Hitzenberger. The central element is a tool called Innovation-Lead-Sheet, which guides innovation and helps to select the right innovation tools, techniques and approaches. It structures innovation in all environments, integrating any state-of-the-art innovation approaches or techniques available today. 

    Learn how to optimize your innovations.

    About the Speaker


    Klaus Hitzenberger, Founder, Innovationsoptimierer

    Klaus has extensive experience in commercializing innovation in different industries. Although based in Austria/Europe, he has worked on many projects for international companies worldwide. He holds a Master of Engineering in Mechatronics (1996) and a Master in Business (2002). He completed Project Management Professional (PMP) and New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certifications in 2002 and 2006 respectively. He also contributed to the update of the PDMA-BoK in 2004.

    After being employed in different functions - Development Engineer, Project Manager, Product Manager, Head of Product and Project Management and Managing Director - he decided to start his own consulting company called Innovationsoptimierer. Inspired by the slogan innovate.digitize.prosper, he empowers organizations to optimize the commercialization of innovations in the digital age using his approach: Risk and Opportunity Optimized Innovation Management.

    Date:  Monday, October 23, 2017

    Time:  6:30 – 8:30 PM

    • 6:30 - 7:00 Gathering & Networking
    • 7:00 - 8:00 Presentation & Discussion
    • 8:00 - 8:30 Additional Networking


    • PDMA Members: Register by October 17th - $10; After October 17th - $15
    • Non Members: Register by October 17th - $15; After October 17th - $20
    • Students: $10


    Acquis Consulting Group New York Office,

                   299 Broadway

                   12th Floor (turn left upon exiting the elevator)

                   New York, NY

    Earn: 2 PDCE Credits

    Advance Online Registration Only * Space is limited * Sorry, no walk-ins

    We thank our sponsors for assisting with this event:

    Acquis Consulting Group

    All requests for registration cancellation must be requested via email, before event registration closes.

    Please contact Adam Schwartz (917) 945-3329 or via email nynjchapter@pdma.org with any questions concerning this event.

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