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Break Through Seven Major Challenges of Successful Innovation

Register:  This is a NY/NJ Metro PDMA Chapter Event

Cost: $30 PDMA Members| $35 Non-Members| $15 Students

There is a thought process that the growth in the US is led by small companies. There have also been several articles written that claim the return on investment for technology for large companies has not paid off. ITECS surveyed 100+ technology executives from Fortune 1000 companies to get their opinions.

This survey revealed:
1. Executives are on the hook more than ever to deliver on innovation.

2. They are using new tools such as open innovation to meet the challenge.

3. There are seven major barriers for delivering on innovation.

4. There are best practices that can help break down these barriers.

Susan Ward will review these major challenges and present potential solutions for addressing them. There will be a round-table discussion to review what your organizations are doing around innovation.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 6:30 – 9:00 PM

6:30pm - 7:00 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments
7:00pm – 8:30 pm: Program and Roundtable Discussion
8:30pm – 9:00 pm: Additional Q&A and networking

About Susan Ward


Susan Ward is a performance-oriented executive with over 20 years experience in business and technology planning and innovation development. While in industry, Susan was an advocate for growth either through global expansion or through new market and technical expansions. She has created and led organizations in North America, Europe and China that supported businesses ranging in size from $33 million to over $5 billion. Eleven years ago, Susan founded, ITECS Innovative Consulting, a technology and innovation consulting firm that helps businesses identify, validate, fund, and commercialize their high-potential technologies. Susan has her Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from New York University.


We thank Acquis Consulting Group for providing meeting space:

299 Broadway (between Duane & Reade), NYC

Take elevator to 12th floor and turn left


Registration by April 21, 2014:

$30 Members| $35 Non-Members| $15 Students

After April 21 registration will be closed

All requests for registration cancellation must be requested via email, before event registration closes.

Please contact Prashant Shah (973)[masked] or via email [masked] with any questions concerning this event.

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