June 13, 2013

PIM 13 Call for Challenges

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Medical Product Developers
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Seven Opportunities to Create Competitive Advantage
June 18, 2013, 1:00 pm ET
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Challenge the conventional. Celebrate the unexpected.
June 12-13, 2013
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A global biomedical and healthcare innovation network - open to medical professionals and other stakeholders in healthcare
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Upcoming PDMA Webcasts | Benchmarking Opportunity: How Good Are You at Cocreating? | Book Review: Product Innovation Teams: Organizing for Success in New Product Development

Upcoming Webcasts

PDMA Webcast: Learn Social Networking from IBM - How to Get the Biggest Payback

Thursday, June 20

Learn where and when to use social media tools along the product development process to gain the right kind of exposure and public support from IBM executive Ed Brill. Brill travels the world for IBM, gathering valuable customer data in order to better understand the global marketplace. Let him teach you how to deliver your message to your target audience.

PDMA Webcast: Hijacked Again! Three Trends in the Field of Voice of the Customer - Some Welcome, Some Not

Thursday, June 27

Find out what product development guru Gerry Katz dubs “The Naysayers,” “The Stretchers” and “The Technovangelists” when it comes to dealing with trends in VoC. Find out how you can take advantage of the pros and avoid the cons of these common trends.

PDMA Webcast: Learn How Innovation Can Be Transformed from a Random Event into a Reliable System

Thursday, July 18

Want to learn how to harness innovation into a scientific system for profitable growth? Let the President of Eureka!Ranch, Bruce Hall, show you how through Innovation Engineering, a proven system developed by Eureka!Ranch, the University of Maine Foster Innovation Center and the National Institute of Standards and Technology agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.

Benchmarking Opportunities

How Good Are You at Cocreating?

Learn who's doing it right and who you're beating when it comes to cocreation. Receive an executive report of the strategies and capabilities other companies use during cocreation when you take 15 minutes to complete this survey conducted by Kande Kazadi, PDMA Research Forum 2011 winner and Ph.D. fellow at the Research Foundation Flanders at the University of Antwerp. Contact Kande Kazadi at with further questions.

Book Review

Product Innovation Teams: Organizing for Success in New Product Development

The need to innovate is universally recognized. Whether to help countries and populations advance or to produce the next novel and useful chip from silicon, potatoes or what-have-you, leaders and managers seek incremental and radical new products to grow and profit. Yet fast-paced network society competition compels the revisiting of innovation team formation and leadership practices to ensure strategic, tactical and operational success. So, how can organizations address this ongoing high performance imperative?

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