June 19 , 2014

Read all about it! PDMA Visions

Your PDMA Visions is fresh off the presses, showing off its new, digitally optimized format. Read about the benefits of collaborating with competitors, how to create radical innovation in a mature industry, the identification of a successful transfer deal and much more! Complete with interactive features, improved typography and an updated look, Visions has taken advantage of its digital format to engage readers in current product development and management articles.

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Product Innovation Management Conference 2014: Where Innovators Take Action How Leading Organizations Integrate Innovation with Product Development
PDMA Corporate Membership: Drive Success to Your Company Upcoming Chapter Events
Highlight on PDMA International Chapters Congratulations on Your NPDP Certification


Product Innovation Management Conference 2014: Where Innovators Take Action

Calling all disruptive thinkers, status-quo challengers, risk takers, and change agents - it is time to drive innovation in your organization!

Our research has shown that too much time is spent talking about how to innovate, rather than focusing on innovation. Join the Product Development and Management Association at our 38th annual conference: PIM2014 and get the tools to innovate. We're the only event with a unique interactive format around innovation so you'll leave with actionable ideas, tools and skills to immediately drive impact.

If you're ready to drive innovation in your company, save the date for PIM2014: October 18-22 in Denver, Colorado and listen to keynote speakers from Intel, USC, GE and more.

Registration Is Open for PIM 2014!

Register for PIM 2014 before August 1, 2014 , and receive a complimentary registration to the Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award dinner on Tuesday, October 21 - a $75 value. The OCI dinner provides an intimate setting for increased one-on-one networking and further access to learn from the award winners.

Interested in speaking at PIM2014? PDMA will soon be opening its call for speakers for PIM2014. Check the PIM website in the coming weeks about how you can submit an abstract to speak at PIM2014.

How Leading Organizations Integrate Innovation with Product Development

By Becky Partida, Research Specialist, Product Development and Innovation, APQC

Bolstered by the increasing rate of change in many markets, organizations are seeking ways to get to market faster, deliver greater value to customers, and better manage costs. Open innovation, with an emphasis on collaborating externally and internally, can help organizations achieve those goals.

APQC's recent Open Innovation: Enhancing Idea Generation Through Collaboration study examined the open innovation practices of successful organizations. Three of the organizations featured in the study—British Telecommunications plc (BT), Amway, and Cisco Systems Inc.—connect innovation to the rest of the business and involve key stakeholders in the open innovation process.

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Free NPD-RiskAssessor™ Demo

Understanding and responding to the specifics of risks on individual NPD projects or across a portfolio of projects is major gap in capabilities for many organizations. NPD-RiskAssessor™ is a software tool and statistical model, coupled to experience tested methods and approaches, which enables the very important advancement of risk assessment and management capabilities.

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PDMA Corporate Membership: Drive Success to Your Company

PDMA is excited to announce the official rollout of its brand new Corporate Membership offering. PDMA Corporate Membership helps companies take its new product development commercialization to the next level by focusing on improving employee productivity, tools and processes.

Whether your company needs help creating new product ideas, marketing new products or providing insights into your customers, PDMA provides the knowledge and resources your company needs to succeed.

Employees who join PDMA under a Corporate Membership gain knowledge sharing with peers, recognition opportunities, tools and resources to help employee and mangement teams, timely industry information, insight to processes, and so much more.

Read more about the benefits of PDMA Corporate Membership or email Robert Hale, Chair of PDMA, with questions.

Upcoming PDMA Chapter Events

New York/New Jersey Chapter of PDMA: “Design & Thinking” Documentary Screening

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 25 at 6-9pm ET

Guest: Mark Moneypenny, Lead Designer of Big Bang

The NY/NJ Chapter of  PDMA will be presenting the documentary film "Design & Thinking" in Manhattan on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 . A lively discussion on the implications of the film on the work of product developers will be moderated by Mark Moneypenny , Lead Designer of Big Bang which has helped develop dozens of category-changing products for companies such as Coca-Cola, Cuisinart , Boston Scientific and others.

Registration Price:

  • PDMA Members: Free
  • Non-members: Register by June 20th - $15, After June 20th - $20
  • Students: $15

Sustainable Innovation SIG Webcast: "Subaru - To Zero Landfill and Beyond"

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 15 at 11:00am ET

Guest: Michelle Young, Subaru

Please join the Sustainable Innovation SIG to listen to Michelle Young discuss how Subaru was the first automotive company to achieve zero waste to landfill at a manufacturing facility in the United States. Michelle will talk about the path they took to achieving this goal, how they were able to get engagement from all of the employees in the plant, and what Subaru's future goals for sustainability entail. 

Registration Price:

  • PDMA Members: Free
  • Non-members: $10

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11 th PDMA e.V. Networking event hosted by ORACLE in Dreieich

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 2

PDMA e.V., the affiliate for the German speaking countries, will conduct its eleventh networking event on Wednesday, July 2 in Dreieich near Frankfurt, Germany. The event will be hosted by the ORACLE Germany. The afternoon event will focus on "Computer Aided Innovation" and discuss the pros and cons of software in the innovation process. Practitioners and academics will share their thoughts and Oracle will share findings of their latest study in this field as well as demo their new innovation management software. For registration and more information, please email .

NPDP Certified Individuals May 2014

Congratulations to the PDMA community members who earned their NPDP certification in May!

Amit Patel  
Shih-Hui Shao Moxa, Inc.
Tim Williams RxAnte