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Monthly Brown Bag

Join your colleagues in a lively conference call scheduled for the first Friday of each month, noon eastern, to discuss the latest and best in innovation management literature. Discussions include papers appearing in RTM, topical books, Network “hot topics,” and other burning issues.

Bring your comments, questions and concerns and participate in IRI’s popular “Brown Bag” program.

Register to receive your dial-in instructions by sending an email to Michele Taussig, at taussig@iriweb.org.

Watch this page for details on upcoming Monthly Brown Bag topics.

Previous Topics

August 1, 2014 - Marco Zeschky & Stephan Winterhalter, University of Gallan, discussed "From Cost to Frugal and Reverse Innovation: Mapping the Field and Implications for Global Competitiveness,"  published in the July-Aug RTM.

July 11, 2014 - MaryAnne Gobble, RTM's Managing Editor, helps take the pain out of journal article writing and provides insight on what makes a good article and what reviewers look for. See PPT presentation | Download audio

June 6, 2014 - Tim Baines, Aston Centre for Servitization Research & Practice, talked with Jim Euchner, RTM Editor in Chief, about "Services-Led Business Models for Manufacturing."  Note: Audio not available for this session.


May 2, 2014 - Drs. Liz Lee-Kelley and  Neil Turner,  Cranfield University, discussed "Intentionally Creating a Community of Practice to Connect Dispersed Technical Professionals."

April 4, 2014 - Elmar Kutsch, Cranfield School of Management, led discussion on "Bridging the Risk Gap: the Failure of  Risk Management in Information Systems Projects," published in the March-April 2014 issue of RTM. Due to technical difficulty, audio is not available for this session.

March 7, 2014 - Moderator  Dr. John Simmins, EPRI, discusses  "Industrial uses of Augmented Reality and Lessons Learned in the Electric Utility Industry.”  View presentation.

February 7, 2014 - A Maturity Model for Sustainability in New Product Development (Jan-Feb RTM).   Jeff Hynds, Ingersoll Rand discusses how this assessment tool allows your company to benchmark progress toward sustainability goals and drive NPD growth. Webinar recording.

January 10, 2014 - What's Next? After Stage-Gate.  Robert Cooper, President of the Product Development Institute, talks about why it might be time to rethink your idea-to-launch system (from RTM Jan-Feb 2014).  Webinar recording

Brown Bag Archive

Access articles, videos, and slides from Brown Bags dated 2010 - 2013.

What are Other Brown Bag participants saying?

 

After today, I am kicking myself for all of the missed (Brown Bag) opportunities of the past. Thanks for an excellent, open forum of dialogue.
R&D Manager, BASF

The brown bag lunches are a great way to network and share ideas without having to make a multi-day trek of it. Very useful and interesting -- a valuable part of IRI membership. Keep up the good work.
Senior Technology Manager, Novozymes

Our company is just staring to actively use this technique and learning from the experiences of other companies was very useful.
Director of Technology, Noveon, Inc.

This is a great venue for getting more people interested in the topics IRI works on. I am planning on getting more of my managers to participate and in doing so hope to generate new ideas that should be explored by the IRI.
Senior Vice President, Research Division, ADM

Today's discussion was very much worth the time. The speakers were very knowledgeable of the subject.
Technical Planning Director, Mars Snackfood

A source of value provided by IRI.
Technology Manager, BP

Really great to hear comments from a wide variety of industries.
CEO, Innovation Insights

Upcoming Brown Bag Sessions 

September 5 - Noon Eastern

2014 Holland Award author John Evans, discusses "Tools for Managing Early-Stage Business Model Innovation."  Learn how Lockheed Martin's Innovation Readiness Levels provide a key measure of the stress a business-model innovation is likely to inflict on an organization.  Join this Webinar and get a preview of Dr. Evans' Member Summit presentation on this topic. Webinar details coming soon.....