Meeting Dates

All webconferences begin at 12 noon Eastern unless noted below and are also both recorded and summarized for our international members and those with schedule conflicts.

2017:   1/10 (2pm ET), 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 7/11 (2pm ET), 8/1, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5.
2018:   1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/10, 8/7, 9/11, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
2019:   1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/4, 7/9, 8/6, 9/10, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3.




Meeting Topics and Discussion Leaders.

Any missed? Available on the member portal in both video and PDF summaries.


Nike, Darrin Podeschi, VP of Global Innovation, Design, Product and Merchandising.
  Discussing: "Molding an Organization for Innovation."

Intuit, Suchin Upadhyayula, Director, Product Development.
  Discussing: "Fostering Innovation Within PD Teams"."

Ericsson, Anders Caspar, Director of Software Research.
  Discussing: "Using New Technology in Product Development."

Hewlett Packard, John Stoffel, Director of Research.
  Discussing: "The Future Roadmap Process for Product Development."

Mazda, Norio Minato, VP of Research and Development .
  Discussing: "Brand Strategy & Technologies."

Adobe, Doug Benson, Sr. Director of Product Development.
  Discussing: "Great Teams, Great Products: Lessons for Team Leaders."

The Clorox Company, Doug Milliken, VP, Global Brand Development.
  Discussing: "Building BIG Ideas: Adopting Design Thinking to Create Breakthrough."

AMD, Jim Slevin, Director of Market Research.
  Discussing: "Market Research and It's Influence on Product Development."

BASF Plastics, Mark Minnichelli, Director, Technology and Development, Engineering Plastics.
  Discussing: "Global vs. Local Product Development."

Citrix Online, Sampath Gomatam, VP, Product Line, GoToMeeting.
  Discussing: "Customer Focused Development."

Welch Allyn, Louise McDonald, President and International Product Development EVP.
  Discussing: "Managing Global Product Development."

Rockwell Collins, Ted Dougan, Senior MEE.
  Discussing: "A Holistic Approach to a Lifecycle Test Strategy & Product Development."

Hewlett Packard, Lisa Boyd-Oliver, Product Development Manager.
  Discussing: "Innovation Fail! A Product Managers View from the Trenches."

J.D. Power and Associates, Michael Cooperman, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing.
  Discussing: "Using Social Media for Product Research and Development."

Analog Devices, Damien McCartney, Product Development Engineering Manager.
  Discussing: "Managing Your Product Development Team."

Agilent, Bob Burns, VP/GM Nano Technologies.
  Discussing: "A Holostic Look at New Product Development."

Owens Corning, Kerry Desberg, Global Brand Manager.
  Discussing: "8 Ways to Make Sure You Are a Strong Steward of Your Company's Credibility in the World of Sustainability."

Oracle Corporation, Jonathan Vinoskey, Product Strategist.
  Discussing: "Product Strategy as a Function of Market Maturity."

HP, Bret Dodd, Head of Research.
  Discussing: "Migrating from Waterfall to Lean Product Development."

SAP, Thierry Zundel, Consultant Project Principal.
  Discussing: "Compliance Checks in Product Development."

Pepperidge Farm, Jennifer Lannom, Corporate Manager, HPO & Operational Excellence.
  Discussing: "High Performance Product Development Organization."

U.S. Bancorp, Kristine Oberg, VP, Industry Solutions Strategist.
  Discussing: "Voice of the Customer: Focusing Product Development Through Listening."

Cargill, John Sweeney, Director of Food Applications, North America.
  Discussing: "Innovation and the Launch of a Product."

Xerox, Charles M. Alexander, VP Worldwide Quality and Customer Loyalty.
  Discussing: "How Service Can Enable Better Product Development."

The Boston Consulting Group, Michael Sherman, Partner and Managing Director.
  Discussing: "Product Development Challenges for Technology Companies."

The Associated Press, Colleen Newvine, Product Manager, AP Stylebook.
  Discussing: "Finding New Life in an Established Product."

Ericsson, Julio Alonso-Lopez, Vice President, Head of IP Systems.
  Discussing: "Device Usage Propels Sweeping Change."

Dun & Bradstreet, Joshua Peirez, President of Global Marketing & Innovation.
  Discussing: "The Experience Matter User Centric Design and Service."

Xerox, Don Titterington, VP, Consumables Development and Manufacturing Group.
  Discussing: "Reducing Risk in Moving from "R" to D" - Adaptation of NASA's "TRL" Metrics."

Computerworld-InfoWorld, Paul Calento, SVP Strategic Development.
  Discussing: "Under the Radar Innovation: Getting a Project Greenlighted."

SAS Institute, Paul Kent, VP Big Data.
  Discussing: "Enabling Innovation from Development Teams."

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, Bruce Schacne, VP/Head, Development in The Americas.
  Discussing: "Product Development for Professional Services."

TiVo, Margret Schmidt, VP, Design & Engineering, Chief Design Officer,.
  Discussing: "What if Designers Were Responsible for Shipping Products?"

Raytheon, William Russell, Senior Manager, Performance Consulting.
  Discussing: "Six Sigma at its Best-Six Sigma in New Product Development."

Intuit, Bill Mirbach, Vice President of Marketing Innovation and Creativity.
  Discussing: "How to Figure Out What to Build Next."

LinkedIn, Scott Roberts, Senior Director, Business Development.
  Discussing: "Professional Networking and the Role of Business Alliances in a Web 2.0 World."

Applebee's, Melissa Haupt, Executive Research Chief.
  Discussing: "Perfect Pretzel."

Analytic Design Group, Karyn Zuidinga, Principal & Director of User Experience.
  Discussing: "From Insight to Innovation: The Search for Unconventional Wisdom."

YRC Worldwide, Mike Brown, Vice President of Marketing Strategy.
  Discussing: "Cultivating a Strategic Brand Perspective."

Halliburton, Jay Burris, Director of Development for Completion and Product Division.
  Discussing: "Corporate Product Innovation in a Decentralized Organization."

The Allied Group, Brian Butler, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
  Discussing: "Bull's-Eye Marketing."

McGraw-Hill, John Marshall, Vice President of Global Product Development.
  Discussing: "Innovation and Execution: "Fostering a Culture of Innovation in a Traditional Business Environment."

Bank of America, David Price, Executive in Residence; Center for Future Banking.
  Discussing: "Visions of the Future in Product Development."


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