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As companies strive for double-digit growth from innovation they are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain their growth targets from innovation year after year. One key success factor to reach goals is to be able to integrate the innovation process and make it everyone’s job. On February 7th you will get the opportunity to learn more about this in an IM Channel One Expert Panel Q&A session, where experts and practitioners share their experiences and interact with the audience.

In this live IM Channel One Expert Panel Discussion hosted by Kalypso, you will learn about how to succeed with your innovation investments by integrating the innovation process and make it everyone’s job. The expert panel will discuss, share and interact with the audience around how to create an environment in their organization that promotes innovation.

DateFebruary 7, 2013
Time10:00 AM US Pacific Time
12:00 pm US Central Time,
1:00 pm US Eastern Time
7:00 pm Central European Time
Duration45 minutes

Moderator:  Pamela Soin, Portfolio & Pipeline Management Practice Lead, Kalypso.

Expert Panelists:

Doug Shandonay, Innovation IT Lead Business Partner at Kimberly-Clark

Jim Brown, Founder and President of independent research firm Tech-Clarity

Topic: Integrated Innovation – how to make innovation everyone’s job.  Many companies silo their innovation processes, or believe that innovation only occurs in early ideation phases. To be more effective, innovation process management should be an integrated system, combining processes and technology for a holistic view that includes ideation, portfolio management, phase-gate, program management, resource management and launch execution. Attendees will get the advice and a solution to creating an environment in their organization that promotes innovation.

Challenges addressed in the February 7 Expert Panel Q&A live session

The main challenge to be addressed during the session is how to maintain growth targets from innovation year after year.

Project and Resource Managers are finding product pipelines overloaded with poorly prioritized projects which cause bottlenecks as they compete for resources. To make matters worse, loosely defined portfolio strategies and inappropriate metrics further hinder decision-making and increase the frequency and extent of launch delays. While many companies are turning to portfolio and pipeline management (PPM) solutions to absolve these issues, many solutions are failing to extend beyond IT to sustainably integrate within core business processes.

Attendees will discover how to avoid the common pitfalls that plague so many PPM solution rollout, and deliver implement tools that are indispensable to the way you do business. The panel will for example discuss the importance of building a network of your peers, establishing initial visibility, creating ah-ha moments, implementing scalable tools, and generating momentum for longer term, innovation process roadmap.

Expected insights from the session

By participating in this session you will gain insights into:

  • how to avoid trouble embedding disciplines into their organization
  • how to create and sustain the organizational pull
  • how to get people excited about innovation/selling internally

Innovation is a not the stand-alone responsibility of one function; innovation is everyone’s business. To be more effective, innovation management should be an integrated system, combining people, processes and technology for a holistic view. An IT or business team cannot deliver a robust solution for innovation management alone. To truly manage innovation like a business, with connected processes and tools that deliver results, cross-functional participation is critical.

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Join us to learn more about how to succeed with your innovation investments by integrating the innovation process and making it everyone’s job. This session takes place February 7, 2013 at 10 am US Pacific Time. Please note that the number of guests is limited and participation is free of charge.

Kalypso is one of the world’s premier innovation consulting firms, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries.For more information, visit kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook at facebook.com/KalypsoLP.

Presentation of Moderator and ExpertsPamela Soin is a senior manager with Kalypso, focusing on PLM, portfolio management and strategy work. Pamela serves clients in the life sciences, discrete, high tech and CPG industries. Her main expertise is in project portfolio management design & implementation for telecom, specialty chemical, biotech, and healthcare. Her other areas of expertise include strategic roadmapping, IP commercialization, PLM & product data management, and lean manufacturing.

Doug Shandonay is the innovation IT Lead Business Partner at Kimberly-Clark. Since 2008 he has worked with the global Consumer Products business to enable innovation work processes and results tracking with IT systems.

Jim Brown is the founder and President of independent research firm Tech-Clarity. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturers, with over 20 years of experience in application software, management consulting, and research. He has broad knowledge on applying Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), social computing, Supply Chain Management (SCM), ERP, compliance, quality, service management, and other enterprise applications to improve business performance.