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Better, Faster Innovation

August 11-12
, 2004 / Hilton Boston Back Bay


Preston G. Smith

Preston Smith
New Product Dynamics
noted product development expert and co-author of Developing Products in Half the Time and Proactive Risk Management

Preston Smith has worked exclusively on accelerated product development for over ten years. He founded New Product Dynamics in 1986 to bring rapid development expertise to a wide variety of companies as an independent consultant. Before founding New Product Dynamics, Preston was a staff consultant with a diversified $2.5 billion manufacturer, he was charged with accelerating the development of products as diverse as door locks and electronic assembly equipment. He has applied his techniques to products ranging from packaged goods, footwear, and furniture to medical electronics, semiconductors, aircraft, and software. 

In addition publishing numerous articles on the techniques of speeding up product development, Preston is co-author (with Don Reinertsen) of Developing Products in Half the Time and co-author (with Guy Merritt) of Proactive Risk Management, Productivity Press, 2002).  Preston holds an engineering Ph.D. from Stanford University, is a member of the Product Development Management Association and serves on the advisory board of the Society of Concurrent Product Development and as Book Review editor of the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

"Fast and Flexible? Do It Wrong the First Time" - By Preston G. article

Available Mon-Fri 
9:30am-5pm est

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Stefan Thomke
Alan MacCormack
Preston Smith
Tom Kelley
Bill Crandall

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