SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

September 08, 2011 10:30 ET

Presenter Lineup Announced for Aberdeen Group's 2011 Product Delivery and Development Summit

Presenters Include Engineering and Design Executives From Coty, Inc., Herman Miller Inc., NCR Corporation and Others

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the presenter lineup for 2011 Product Delivery and Development Summit: Innovate, Develop, Deliver, taking place October 5 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

This Summit will examine how companies can respond to both the challenges and corresponding opportunities of bringing new products to market, from selecting product ideas with the greatest customer appeal, improving design efficiencies, and managing engineering and design resources and suppliers across broad geographic areas.

"Today's climate of economic uncertainty has created many unique challenges for new product development. While creating new innovative products or incorporating innovation into existing product offerings presents numerous opportunities for revenue growth, most manufacturers have fewer resources available to bring new product ideas to market," according to Michelle Boucher, Senior Research Analyst for the Aberdeen Group's Product Innovation and Engineering research practice. "To minimize risk, companies should take advantage of learning from the success of others to help them improve efficiencies and enable revenue growth and profitability."

Presentation and session topics will include "Fostering a Culture of Innovation," "Transforming Innovative Technologies into Commercial Success," "When Innovate or Die Is Critical: Using Information Systems to Advance Business Projects," "Closed Loop Quality Management for Competitive Advantage" and others featuring C-level and VP-level executives.

A sampling of featured presenters at the 2011 Product Development and Delivery Summit include:

  • Joel Melby, Director, Product Management, OnDemand Business Unit, ARRIS Group, Inc.
  • Carmen Malangone, Global Solution Designer, Coty Inc.
  • Brad W. Martin, VP, Engineering Operations & Quality, Enterasys Networks
  • Gloria Rios-Monarrez, Senior Quality Systems Engineer, Enterasys Networks
  • Fabienne Munch, Director, Ideation Office, Herman Miller Inc.
  • Brian Urke, VP, CRDM Product Development, Medtronic
  • Jeff Cegalis, VP of Engineering, NCR Corporation
  • Lee Silvestre, SVP, Corporate Resources and Responsibility, Performance Indicator
  • Vijay Ramnathan, VP, Product Strategy & Innovation Principal, U.S. Bank

To view the full 2011 Product Development and Delivery Summit agenda visit
2011 Product Development and Delivery Summit sponsors include Microsoft and Siemens PLM Software, aPriori, and Kalypso. The Society of Concurrent Product Development (SCPD) is a Summit partner.

To apply for complimentary registration, visit Summit registration is complimentary for qualified end user executives and qualified members of the press. Vendors, service providers and consultants are not eligible to attend, except as Summit sponsors.

For information regarding remaining Aberdeen Summit sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Mclellan, Summit Sales Manager, 617.854.5268.

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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