|Annual Competitive Edge Conference|
Annual Conference & Research Forum
Competitive Edge: Innovation in the Connected Age
September 19–22, 2020 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside
At this time PDMA is planning to have an in-person conference this September. Our top priorities are the health and safety of our community and providing unique and engaging networking and learning opportunities. Now more than ever it is important that we connect as in industry.
We are closely monitoring the situation and exploring all options regarding the conference, including virtual options. We plan to provide more information when we know more.
This annual event brings together the best and brightest from the fields of New Product Development, Innovation, and Design, to present attendees with an unmatched knowledge-packed experience over the course of two days, in exciting New Orleans, Louisiana, September 19-22, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
Three Reasons to Attend
The new triad of physical products joined by software and services to form a total experience has had a profound impact on the processes of product innovation, product development, and product management. In this track we’ll explore how IoT, Machine Learning and AI continue to transform the world we live and how it impacts the work we do optimizing the value proposition at every point of the experience.
Smart Tools & Techniques
Many of the tools we used to ideate, innovate, develop and manage are changing at the same rapid pace as product life cycles continue to shorten. Join our track speakers and learn more about the latest trends in the fundamental processes, tools and techniques that drive action at the workflow, information flow and decision flow level of innovation management. Like smart phones and smart homes, come fill your toolbox with some of the latest smart tools and techniques that will set you apart.
Big Bang Business Models
Do you remember when companies had to make money and short-term ROI was calculated as a part of the business case? The breakthrough impact of new-born companies over the decade or two brought disruptive business models and technologies that are well-funded, grabbing “land” and then managing their way to profitability over many years. Is your company making a shift or are you on shaky ground? Learn new approaches to your business model that can help you survive and thrive.
Innotech and its Impact
Innovation technology has exploded, and software solutions are part of every aspect of personal and professional life. New technologies, systems and platforms along with distribution options for these solutions are changing and aligning with consumer and enterprise behavior. Explore the role software systems, technology and the cloud play in innovation, product development, and product management.
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition
Submissions Due May 25, 2020
The aim of the competition is to support doctoral students to develop original and impactful research on innovation and new product/service development.
Submissions Due May 15, 2020
The JPIM powered by PDMA seeks paper and poster submissions from scholars from all disciplines who share a common interest in new product development and innovation management.
Global Student Innovation Competition
Submissions Due July 15, 2020
This unique challenge encourages and supports students developing novel, real-world offerings, that include products, software or services.
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