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21st R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit

The Art and Science of Measuring Innovation Organizations.

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Innovation Metrics Summit

Innovation Metrics Summit R&D Product Development Innovation Metrics Seminar Summit

Summit Dates

MPD II Tuesday February 28, 2017 9:00AM - 5:45PM    [Reception 6-8PM]
PPRD (AM) + PDMP II (PM) Wednesday March 1, 2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM
PDMP II Thursday March 2, 2017 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Summit Agenda

DAY 1 Metrics Macrotrends
  New & Hottest Metrics
  Correlating Advanced Development To Innovation
  Innovation Productivity
  Pipeline & Capacity
  Hurdle Rates
  Trade-Off Analysis
  Break-Even Time & Profit
  Risk & Complexity
  Top 100 Corporate Metrics

DAY 2 AM Advanced Planning Metrics Frameworks
  C-Level vs. Project-Level Metrics
  Strategic & Cultural Metrics
  Proactive Metrics
  Predictive Metrics
  Pre-Prototype Metrics
  Making Reactive Metrics Proactive

DAY 2 PM Micro Seminars On Key Metrics Topics
& DAY 3     -  Advanced Development
WORKSHOP     -  Intellectual Property
      -  Technical Disciplines
      -  Functional Departments
      -  X-Functional Disciplines
      -  Software
      -  R&D Supplier Management
      -  Industrial IoT & IoT
  Metrics Frameworks In Industry
  Linked Metrics Portfolio
  Portfolio Creation Workshop
  Implementing Metrics

Comments From Metrics Summit Alumni

A great number of prior Summit participants have graciously shared their thoughts and comments on their Summit experience and their take-aways.

  Alumni Comments may be found here.

Summit Faculty

Bradford L. Goldense, NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP

Bradford L. Goldense is Founder and CEO of Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI], a thirty-one year old Needham Massachusetts consulting, research, and education firm concentrating in advanced business and technology management practices for companies that create and commercialize products.

Mr. Goldense has consulted to over 250 of the Fortune 1000 and has worked on productivity improvement and automation projects in over 750 manufacturing locations in North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, S.C. Johnson, Ford, General Motors, John Deere, Phillips, Carrier, Molex, United Technologies, Bose, and Shure are representative among GGI’s clients.

Since the 1990s, Mr. Goldense has been an internationally recognized expert on product development, R&D metrics, and innovation. Brad has been an invited guest on Alexander Haig’s World Business Review, has appeared on PBS The Business & Technology Network and CNBC, and has authored or been quoted in 250 articles in industry trade press. He holds 400 copyrights.

Brad is a Contributing Technical Expert to Penton Publishing; and writes the inside back page article on Engineering Management & Performance in Machine Design each month. He is a content advisor to Advantage Business Media and R&D Magazine on their annual R&D 100 Awards and Technology Conference event. He is on the Editorial Board of Innovation & Impact, a European Journal for Early-Stage companies looking to do business in both Europe and the USA.

Mr. Goldense is founder and a now retired board member of of the Society of Concurrent Product Development [SCPD] after transitioning the organization to 3M's tutelage. He served on the Board of the American Society of Engineering Management [ASEM], served on the National Technical Committee for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and was a chapter president and regional officer, and is currently a founding member of IEEE's rejuvenated Technology and Engineering Management division in New England. Mr. Goldense taught multiple courses in the Masters of Engineering Management Program at The Gordon Institute of Tufts University for twenty years.

Brad has a BSCE from Brown University and an MBA from Cornell University. He is a Certified New Product Development Professional [NPDP], a Certified Manufacturing Engineer [CMfgE], a Certified Computer Professional [CCP], and is certified in Production and Inventory Management [CPIM]. He has also met the requirements in all fifty states to be a Certified Public Accountant, but chose not to hold the license.

Brad is an avid fresh water fisherman; and enjoys woodworking, landscaping, and target sports when he is not working or on the water.

View a more complete biography on GGI Staff page.

Summit Location

The seminar will be held at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, Massachusetts. The Four Points/Norwood is equidistant between Boston and Providence on major U.S. Route 1. One can fly into either Logan Airport in Massachusetts or T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island, each about a 45 minute ride. (Less expensive airfares are potentially possible through T.F. Green Airport, as well as less traffic congestion en route.) There are several fine restaurants within walking distance, more within a short hotel shuttle ride. A major attraction of this hotel is its food. The General Manager is a former chef and the head chef is a name in the Northeast. "One Bistro," at the Four Points/Norwood, is a locally renowned restaurant and nighttime hotspot. One of New England's largest brand name discount shopping malls is just a short ride south on Route 1.

A block of rooms have been reserved for this conference. Hotel reservations must be made by Sunday, April 1, 2018 @ 8:00 PM UTC to ensure availability. GGI's block of rooms will be released back to the hotel after this date. If you choose to stay at the Four Points Sheraton, be sure to mention "GGI's Summit" when you call to register so you will get the room discount. If you book your room at the Four Points Shertaon online, please place a quick call to the hotel to assure your room discount.

The entire conference and hotel facility is 100% covered by Wi-Fi.

Summit Brochure

All 3 seminars are represented in a single brochure for the Metrics Summit. The brochure includes a brief description of each seminar. Discounts are available for teams with 3 or more people registering from the same company.

      Download Metrics Summit Brochure

Summit At-A-Glance

All three seminar agendas are portrayed in a single document for a quick read.

      Download Metrics Summit At-A-Glance

Three Seminars

These are the individual seminars that are contained in the all-in-one At-A-Glance document directly above this section.

MPD II Measuring Product Development II
  Abstract: Measuring Product Development II
  Table of Contents: Measuring Product Development II

PPRD Proactive & Predictive R&D Metrics
  Abstract: Proactive and Predictive R&D Metrics
  Table of Contents: Proactive and Predictive R&D Metrics

PDMP II Product Development Metrics Portfolios II
  Abstract: Product Development Metrics Portfolios II
  Table of Contents: Product Development Metrics Portfolios II


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