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2 - D A Y  W O R K S H O P
Increasing New Product Hit Rate:
A Disciplined System for Front-End Innovation

 Dates & Location:
 September 23-24, 2008
/ Waltham, MA

About the Workshop Faculty

Leslie Kulis
Leslie is a General Manager of Global New Product Development for the Building Products division of Armstrong World Industries, a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. Leslie has worked on implementing a structured approach to the fuzzy front end and it has been successfully used of the last eight years in geographies around the globe.

Geoff Waite
Geoff has been active in R&D for over 20 years, currently as Vice President of Sagentia Inc, focusing on the “art and science” of innovation and opportunity discovery. Prior to Sagentia, Geoff worked in various R&D and technology consulting roles for Warwick university, Rover Group and PA Technology.

Simon Karger
Director of Innovation & Technology Management for Sagentia Inc., Simon has been consulting at the intersection of business and technology for over 7 years, formerly with Arthur D. Little. Simon’s expertise is in identifying product and business opportunities to increase innovation capability.

Doug Wilson
Doug Wilson is VP Chemicals, Materials, Energy for Sagentia Inc. Doug’s specialty is in team and individual creativity development. He has spent over 20 years in new business development in the field of advanced materials across a wide variety of industries and is also a certified practitioner of the Herrmann Brain Dominance psychometric profiling tool.

Dan Edwards
Dan began his career in Engineering (Rolls-Royce) and more recently developed a passion for innovation and consumer marketing. He supports both consumer-industry and medical-industry clients in the discovery and commercialization of new products, services and businesses and coaches several executives in the management of innovation within Fortune 500 companies.

“PepsiCo has lots of innovation going on, and we needed a way to see what it all added up to. Dan's guidance helped us create a practical tool to understand and manage our total innovation portfolio, quickly and cost-effectively. The new perspectives… have changed how and where we direct our innovation resources.”

Fiona McAnena
VP, Innovation

 “Our relationship with Sagentia has been instrumental in the development and realization of innovative and exciting new products.”

Frank Martin

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