Front End Innovation Practices
John Bacon, CEO, iP2Biz
iP2Biz will lead a discussion about the ways effective Front End Innovation practices can increase R&D throughput. Many companies encounter logjams when attempting to launch product development initiatives in the Formal (Stage Gate) Process, and the User Innovation Revolution has only exacerbated these issues. Even if corporate teams understand Front End Innovation, existing staffing levels were designed to support the important demands of the Formal Process, and team members usually don’t have the time or resources to attack innovation ideas that are more exploratory than sustaining.
iP2Biz’s session will explore how a deep understanding of Technologies, Industries and Markets fuels efficient R&D processes, how knowledge gaps in any one of the three areas can cause problems, and the best way to deploy partners to help.