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Presenting the 12th Annual MRT Conference:

A two-day conference on how to predict the value of new to the world product opportunities, measure return on innovation and achieve higher levels of organic growth.

Industry Case Study Presentations by:

Dr. Raj Aggarwal
Vice President
Global Technology

Rockwell Collins
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Don DeLauder
Executive Director
Advanced Development

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Rich Gildersleeve
Vice President
Research & Development

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Guy Merritt
Director of Engineering
Broadband Products Group

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Rich Wykoff
General Manager
New Business Initiatives

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Amy M. Achter
Director, Corporate Intellectual Asset Management
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
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Find out what past attendees have to say
about MRT's longest running annual event:

"Home run! Provocative concepts for fundamentally changing the games of innovation and product development excellence.  I am walking away with tools and knowledge that could never have been acquired through experience alone." 
Chris Bardeggia, Whirlpool

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...And Featuring Keynote Presentations by:

Jim Andrew
Senior Partner & Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group
Co-author of Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation
...on how leading companies use effective measurement systems to dramatically increase Innovation ROI and competitive positioning...more info
Bradford L. Goldense Bradford L. Goldense
Founder & CEO
Goldense Group, Inc.
...highly regarded product development metrics guru, on innovation practices and metrics to significantly increase organic R&D productivity...more info

Larry Keeley
President and Co-Founder
Doblin Group
...highly acclaimed innovation strategist, on how to identify impediments to innovation in your company and adopt new methods to make it a core competence...more info

Don Reinertsen

Reinertsen & Associates
Author of Managing the Design Factory
...on why conformance to schedule, budget, and requirements does not guarantee product development success...more info

Dr. Dean Spitzer
Performance Measurement
Thought Leader

IBM Almaden Services Research
Author of Transforming Performance Measurement
... on how you can use emergent and transformational measures to drive much higher levels of innovation performance...more info

Conference Chairman:

Wayne Mackey
Product Development Consulting
..more info

By participating, you will learn:

  • Measure and predict the value of early-stage projects – resource those with high potential return, drop the rest (even “brilliant ideas” must meet criteria)

  • Assess technology development and business development opportunities; determine which will lead to long-range, sustainable growth

  • Distinguish truly new-to-the-world ideas from incremental innovation; apply different metrics for each

  • Manage your ‘innovation portfolio’ for maximum productivity; balance risk and reward

  • How to integrate and measure innovation in your product development process

  • About the frontiers of innovation measurement and metrics—including the unveiling of some entirely new innovation diagnostic techniques

  • Seven benchmarked actions that top management can take to increase innovation and productivity

  • Emerging techniques and tools being developed and/or fleshed-out to increase innovation

  • How performance measurement can all too often undermine innovation strategy and collaboration efforts

  • How leading companies use effective measurement systems to dramatically increase their innovation ROI and improve their competitive position

  • About the benefits of using a Learning Based Theory approach to monitor and measure new business investments

Choose from 3 Pre-Conference Workshops:

  1. WORKSHOP A: AM Half-Day
    Metrics 101: Best Practices
    and Framework for Success

    Instructors: Wayne Mackey, Product Development Consulting, Inc.  More Info

  2. WORKSHOP B: Full-Day
    Linked Metrics PortfolioTM
    Instructor: Bradford L. Goldense & Timothy P. Kirby, Goldense Group, Inc.
       More Info

  3. WORKSHOP C: PM Half-Day
    Building the High-Performance R&D Team
    Instructor: Wayne Mackey, Product Development Consulting, Inc.
    More Info

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All conference participants will receive c
omplimentary copies
of the following books:

James Andrew’s Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation

Dr. Dean Spitzer's Transforming Performance Measurement

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