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Competitive Edge: Disrupting the Disruptors Conference Schedule at a Glance
PDMA 2018 Annual Conference Schedule at a Glance

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Competitive Edge: Disrupting the Disruptors Conference powered by PDMA
SCHEDULE — TRACKS & SESSIONS

High-energy power-packed schedule!

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

2018 JPIM Research Forum powered by PDMA

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration Desk Open


8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

New Product Development Professional (NPDP) Certification Workshop Powered by PDMA

You can be eligible to renew your NPDP credentials to full and active status when you register for an All-Access Pass to the Competitive Edge Conference powered by PDMA, joining us in Chicago this November, and — while at the conference — attend the 7.5-hr PDP Certification intense workshop on Sunday, Nov 4, 2018.


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Break


2:15 - 5:15 p.m.


5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY NIGHT PDMA ESSENTIALS RECEPTION

Hot off the press! Launch Party: Leveraging Constraints for Innovation – New Product Development Essentials from PDMA


Monday, November 5, 2018

7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.

Registration Desk Open


7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Competitive Edge Conference Welcome & Introduction

Ernie Harris, PDMA Conference Chair; Allan Anderson, PDMA Chair


8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote: Jim Craig


9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

VIP Backstage Pass Session


9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:00 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break


11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Executive Summit


11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.


12:00 - 12:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break and Book Signing


1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

General Session: The Business of Behavioral Change

Stephen Wendel, Head of Behavioral Science, Morningstar Inc.


2:45 - 3:30 p.m.


3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break


3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI): Best Practices From an Industry Leader


4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI): Indonesia Presentation


5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI): Award Presentation


6:15 p.m.

Meet in the Lobby to walk to Reception


6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Board the boat for Disruptors! Rock the boat! Reception

Note: Boat will depart promptly at 7:00pm


7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

MONDAY NIGHT OCI AWARD COCKTAIL CRUISE RECEPTION

Disruptors! Rock the boat! Chicago Odyssey River Cruise

Note: Boat will return to the dock at 9:00pm


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast


8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

General Session: Is your client engagement program engaging?

Eyal Danon, President and Founder, Ignite Advisory Group


9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break


10:00 - 10:45 a.m.


11:00 - 11:45 a.m.


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break


1:15 - 2:00 p.m.


2:15 - 3:00 p.m.


3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion — Topics du Jour
A discussion of current topics from the participants.


4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks: Taking Competitive Edge With You

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