Upcoming events at PDMA: innovation and product development

25 Feb 2009 5:00 PM | Anonymous

PDMA Carolinas is a community for North and South Carolina professionals and organizations that have a stake in the broad areas of product and service innovation, development, and management, from the very front end of innovation to manufacturing.

PDMA has kindly extended a membership discount to TriUPAians--just register with discount code 'TriUPAVIP'.

Upcoming events

March 3, 2009, Charlotte, North Carolina
Discovering Your Next Great Innovation:
How Outcome-Driven Innovation (ODI) is driving organic growth at Ingersoll-Rand

With The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution, Clayton Christensen grounded the nation's innovation initiatives around the key question, "What job does this product or service actually do?" Strategyn has taken this philosophy and created a repeatable process that a company can actually execute.
Join Rick Norman of Strategyn and Jeff Hynds of Ingersoll Rand as they lead an interactive discussion of how Outcome-Driven InnovationĀ® has actually been put into practice at IR.

Discounts for early registration are available until February 25th.

Registration and details.
March 24, 2009, Greenville, South Carolina
PDMA at InnoVenture SouthEast 2009 Conference

Robin Karol, Executive Director, PDMA, to speak during lunch keynote (conference attendees only)

Afternoon session on Collaborative Product Development: Best Practices, Pitfalls, and Tools (free session, open to the public)
This session will feature a panel of product research and development experts from leading manufacturing and education institutions in South Carolina including Milliken, Michelin, Clemson, and Selah Technologies.

Registration and details.

March 26, 2009, RTP, North Carolina
The Future is Now: iRobot's Journey of Commercializing Autonomous Solutions

Founded in 1990 as a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, iRobot (Nasdaq: IRBT) is at the forefront of the growing robot industry, delivering home and government robots that make a difference in people's lives.
Join Edison Hudson, Director Strategic Alliances, iRobot, and Rick Vosburgh, Executive Director, iRobot, for an informative presentation of iRobot's journey - from its initial struggles to the overwhelming success of Roomba, PackBot and other robots thanks to innovation, persistence, and flexibility.
Network with our speakers, and with your peers from the PDMA and our event partners ASME and TriUPA.

Discounts for early registration are available until March 1st.

Registration and details.

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