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What Does Your R&D Team Need for Effective Integration of New Technology?

Devin McCombie (Vice President of R&D, Sotera Wireles, Inc.)

Location: 210A

Date: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 3:15pm - 4:00pm

Track: MD&M Conference: Driving Next-Gen Design & Innovation Strategies

Vault Recording: TBD

It is often believed that the amount a company spends on R&D is an indicator of its competitive strength. Technology integration is the key to achieving superior R&D productivity and speed—and superior products. If a company selects technologies that don’t work well together, it can lead to a product that is hard to manufacture, is late getting to market, and does not fulfill its purpose. Therefore, an effective technology-integration process becomes vital to the entire R&D agenda and competitive strength. In this presentation, hear from a R&D leader on developing a successful technology-integration roadmap for design, engineering, and manufacturing. Topics will include:

  • A look at major innovation forces and what can kill them
  • Linking corporate strategy and portfolio management to create a roadmap
  • Successfully navigating technology integration

Presentation File

ANA2020_WhatDoesYourRandDTeam_McCombie.pdf