Stage-Gate International - Summit 2017

Event Agenda


Day One - Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
1:00 – 2:00pm Early Summit Registration
2:00 – 5:00pm
Workshop "A" The Case for Building Agility into a Traditional Stage-Gate® Process
2:00 – 5:00pm
Workshop "B" Learn Early and Learn Fast: Lean Agile VOC in the Age of Rapid Innovation
Day Two - Thursday, April 6th, 2017
7:45 – 8:55am Networking Breakfast
8:55 – 9:00am Summit Kick Off!
9:00 - 10:30am

Interactive Session: Niel Nickolaisen
OC Tanner | Chief Technology Officer

Title: How the 3P's Impact and are Impacted by a Lean, Agile, and Stage-Gate® Approach to Product Development

10:30 – 11:00am Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00pm

Corporate Case Study: Chris Kwiat
The Schwan Food Company | Senior Director of Business Integration

Title: The Impact of Governance and People on Speed to Market, Execution & Decision Quality

12:00 - 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00 - 2:30pm Interactive Presentation Session: John Lynch
Procter & Gamble | Corporate Innovation Management Leader

Title: Harnessing the Power of People, Agile Processes and Continuous Productivity Improvement to Drive P&G Innovation

2:30 - 3:00pm Networking Break
3:00 - 4:00pm Corporate Case Study: Lundberg Family Farms | Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Title: Is a Flexible or Fixed NPD Process the Solution for Small to Medium Sized Companies Seeking to Win at Product Development?

4:00 - 5:00pm

Corporate Case Study: Sarah M. Hatfield 
OnProcess Technology | Vice President, Product Management

Title: The Impact of Going From Good to Great Governance on Product Development Success

5:30 - 6:30pm Event Networking Reception
Day Three – Friday, April 7th, 2017
7:00 – 7:55am Networking Breakfast
7:55 - 8:00am Day 2 Comments!
8:00 – 9:00am

Corporate Case Study: C. Scott Lamb
Revlon, Inc. | Vice President of Global Portfolio and Program Management

Title: The Art and Science Behind Crafting, Aligning and Operationalizing Innovation Strategy and Portfolio Management

9:00 – 10:30am

Interactive Session: Jeffrey Korengel
Beam Suntory | Senior Director, Product and Process Development

Title: Adapting Lean, Agile and Scrum Tools and Practices for Use in a Traditional Stage-Gate® Innovation Process 

10:30 – 11:00am Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00pm

Corporate Case Study: Rena Cohen-First
Nature's Crops International  | Vice President of Sales

Title: Go from Inside-Out to Outside-In by Leveraging this Underused Innovation Asset

12:00 – 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00 - 2:45pm

Interactive Session: Dr. Anita Friis Sommer
The LEGO Group | Senior Consultant - Programme Manager for EMEA Continuous Improvement

Title: The Impact of Misalignment Between Innovation Leadership and Management on the Role and Purpose of Agile in a Hybrid Stage-Gate® Idea-to-Launch Process

2:45 - 3:30pm

Corporate Case Study: Grace Willis 
Propane Education & Research Council | Director of Operations

Title: Adapting, Adopting and Applying Stage-Gate® to Accelerate and Manage External Co-Innovation and Co-Development

3:30 – 3:45pm Final Comments / End of Summit

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