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Facilitating Successful Interaction Between Innovation Groups & New Product Development Teams

Join us March 28th for a lively and informative panel discussion about how you can facilitate successful interaction between Innovation Groups (IGs) and New Product Development Teams (NPDTs).

PDMA Pittsburgh has assembled a panel of the area's top innovators and new product developers to share their expertise and spark insightful conversations around three main topics that have a direct impact on team interaction:

1: Organizational and functional structure.
Is there an optimal structure to foster fruitful collaboration?

2. Processes and governance for innovation and product development.
Are their specific processes that enable seamless interaction?

3. Personnel requirements and talent.
What qualifications and personal characteristics lead to positive outcomes within IGs &     NPDTs?

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how IGs and NPDTs may be organized to ensure that they can deliver the expected product offerings
  • Understand which processes are helpful or a hindrance to innovation and product development
  • Have an appreciation for the qualifications and personal traits that are necessary for success interaction
  • Recognize the interaction pitfalls and how to avoid them


Kyle A. Crum - Sr. Manager, Growth and Innovation, Arconic
Michael T. Gallagher -
Head, Innovation and Business Growth Services, Covestro LLC
Tom Salapow -
Director, New Product Development Engineering, MSA
Bipin V. Salunkhe -
Sr. Executive Director New Product Development, Bayer HealthCare

Schedule of Events:

Registration/Networking - 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Q&A/Networking - 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

PDMA Member $25

PDMA Nonmembers: $40
Students: $10

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.


Bayer Health Care

Website Sponsored by

Arnett Carbis Toothman S&T Bank