SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

September 01, 2010 11:22 ET

Aberdeen Group Announces Prestigious Award Nominations for Industry Excellence in Product Development and Innovation

Award Winner Will Be Selected at Aberdeen's Annual Leadership in Product Development Summit, September 27-28 in Boston

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) -  Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the nominations for their annual industry achievement award for excellence in product development and innovation. The winner will be awarded onsite at the upcoming Leadership in Product Development Summit, taking place September 27-28 in Boston, MA.

Award nominees were chosen based on research conducted over the past several months. The award will be presented to the organization that most effectively combines strategy, process execution, and supporting technology investments to drive product development performance improvement and superior commercial successThe prestigious nominees are: Danzco, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Scott Bader; Tetra Pak; and The Sentry Group. 

The theme of the 2010 Leadership in Product Development Summit is Innovation Strategies during the Jobless Recovery. Executives in product development, innovation, technology development and commercialization will convene to discuss strategies and share ideas on how to consistently innovate and meet project deadlines with fewer resources and a smaller budget.

The comprehensive agenda will address pressing challenges through interactive sessions including: Planning for the Future of Innovation and Product Development; Innovating to Reduce Cost; The CIO's Role in Improving New Product Development Efficiency; Achieving Sustainability Objectives; Aligning People, Process, and Technology for Upstream Innovation; Assessing the Business Truth of Innovation; and more.

Summit speakers include senior executives from Bekaert; Carole Hochman Design Group; Fairchild Semiconductor; Ingersoll Rand; Inspire Pharmaceuticals; iRobot; Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; Omega Plastics; Wachovia; and Zipcar.

Current Summit Sponsors include Accept Software; Adobe; ANSYS; Brightidea; Kalypso; Microsoft; and PTC.

Complimentary passes available for qualified executives. To apply for a pass, please contact bill.burns@aberdeen.com or visit http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/pdl.html . To learn more about the Aberdeen Leadership in Product Development Summit, please view our informational video.

For Summit sponsorship opportunities, visit Leadership in Product Development Summit Sponsorship Information.

Visit Research.Aberdeen.com for additional access to complimentary Product Innovation and Engineering Research.

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
Aberdeen provides fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having queried more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen or call (617) 854-5200, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748.

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