The Management Roundtable

Summit Co-Chairs

Dr. Jay Paap
Paap Associates

Jay Paap is President of Paap Associates, a management consulting firm assisting major corporations in their business and technology development efforts. He serves on the faculty of the Industrial Relations Center at Cal Tech and the Executive Program at The Sloan School (MIT), is a Fellow of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), and a PDMA Certified New Product Development Professional. For over 30 years he has managed projects world-wide dealing with business and product development, strategic alliances, technology management and competitive intelligence. He is a frequent speaker on innovation, alliances, corporate venturing, and competitive intelligence, appearing in executive seminars throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Japan.

Jay received his Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management with concentrations in technology management and organizational design. He was a faculty member at both Sloan and Indiana University, and has served on the editorial advisory boards of Technology Management and the Competitive Intelligence Review, where he guest edited the 1994 issue on Competitive Technical Intelligence.

Jay Paap is also the acclaimed instructor
of MRTs highly acclaimed workshop:

Implementing an External Sourcing Program
Next Session: August 14-15, 2008 in Cambridge, MA

Dr. Paul Germeraad
Intellectual Assets, Inc.

Paul Germeraad is President of Intellectual Assets, Inc., a professional advisory services firm specializing in integrated business, R&D, and IP processes. Dr. Germeraad was previously Chief Operating Officer for Aurigin Systems, Inc., a software start-up company focused on the development of intellectual asset management products for the Competitive Intelligence, Licensing and R&D communities. Prior to joining Aurigin in 1998, Paul worked for three Fortune 500 companies. He served as Vice President, Corporate Research for Avery Dennison. Before joining Avery Dennison, Paul was director of James River Corporation's Flexible Packaging Technical Center and held a variety of R&D and management positions at Raychem Corporation.

Paul is past Chairman of the Industrial Research Institute, an organization of Chief Technology Officers whose organizations account for over 70% of all US R&D spending. Paul is past Trustee and VP Education for the Licensing Executives Society (LES USA-Canada), is an instructor for the LES Professional Development Series and served as Chair of the LESI Education Committee.

Paul is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a B.A. in Chemistry. In addition, Paul holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine and an LL.B degree from La Salle University.

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Technology Scouting: Going “Outside” for Rapid Innovation

Insights from Summit Co-Chair, Jay Paap

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