Dec 20, 2018

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PDMA has secured a special room rate of $199/night plus state and local taxes for single/double rooms available until October  4 , 2019 or until the room block is exhausted, whichever comes first. 
PDMA Webcast:  Disrupt Inside the Box
Featuring Speaker T.P. Ong, NPDP
Director of new products development, research and innovation at Emerson Electric
Thursday, January 17, 2019
12 PM CT / 1 PM ET
Space is limited, register early to reserve your spot!
** Attending a PDMA webcast earns one professional development credit for NPDP certified attendees.
Session Description:
Innovation is critical for business growth. A recent survey by McKinsey & Company showed that 84% of executives agree innovation is critical for their growth strategy, while only 6% are satisfied with the outcome of their innovation performance. One main challenge is the lack of a flexible, yet structured, and enabling environment. This webcast will discuss simple approaches that Emerson put in place to build successful disruptive innovations: enabling culture, integrated framework and well-defined processes.

PDMA Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10

2019 PDMA Doctoral Consortium
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
August 5-7, 2019
The Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois and the Product Development & Management Association are co-sponsoring the fourth PDMA Doctoral Consortium from Monday, August 5 to Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. The goal of the Consortium is to enhance the development of doctoral students who are conducting dissertation research in the domain of innovation and new product development.

All meals, housing, social activities, and local transportation will be provided free of charge. Students are only asked to cover their transportation costs to and from Champaign, which is conveniently located just two hours south of Chicago and easily accessible via plane, train, bus or car.

Students accepted to the Consortium will be honored as Doctoral Student Fellows and have a unique opportunity to network and share ideas with leading innovation scholars and corporate executives in a collaborative setting in the Heartland of America. Our two-and-a-half-day event will offer a variety of engaging and interesting activities, including Faculty Presentations, Student Lightning Talks, One-on-one Mentoring, Roundtable Research Discussions, Tours of the University of Illinois Research Park and an Introduction to 3D Printing in the Illinois MakerLab. In addition, Doctoral Student Fellows will have the opportunity to compete for research support as well as the opportunity to present at the Annual PDMA Research Forum.

Additional Learning Opportunity: Fellows interested in learning more about 3D Printing will have the opportunity to attend a special post-conference training event (from 1:00 to 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 7) at the Illinois MakerLab. Fellows who complete this training will receive a Digital Making Certificate from the University of Illinois. The cost of this additional training is $50. Space is limited, so this opportunity will only be available for 15 Fellows.

Consortium Website:
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Questions? Please contact Aric Rindfleisch at

31st Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award Winner 

Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd. - COOEC
After a rigorous review process with nominations from around the globe, PDMA announced the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award. Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd. (COOEC) was selected as this year's winner. At the  2018 PDMA Competitive Edge Conference in November, COOEC shared the practices and processes which have contributed to the company's success in developing and launching innovative new products and services in a volatile market. Some of the practices highlight include open innovation, identification and analysis of new opportunities and rapid learning & testing. COOEC received the award due to its strong corporate commitment to be a world class innovator and has created a culture which engages all employees in the innovation process. COOEC has shown agility in responding to a dynamic and regulated market and is transforming that market through innovation.
The 32rd OCI Award nominations will be opening up in January 2019. Look out for future communications in the new year about  how you can nominate a company. Learn more about the company criteria for the OCI Award  here.

Upcoming Events
Save the Date:  PDMA Carolinas 10th
Annual Conference

Friday, April 5, 2019
UNCC - Center City Campus

How Business and Innovation Change as Businesses Embrace Digital
Thank you!  2018 Conference Sponsors

Contact now for 2019 Opportunities
From PDMA Headquarters
As we wrap up 2018, I want to extend a special thank-you to all of the volunteers who work alongside staff in providing leadership for the organization, positioning it for growth, completing tasks and having a bit of fun along the way. We have had a near "embarrassment of riches" this year in response to calls for volunteers for PDMA's committees. We are grateful for over 40 new volunteers this year alone who are now helping or about to assist PDMA in its important work. Volunteerism is a key indicator of a vibrant and vital organization. PDMA is both of these. Thank you to all who are contributing time and talent! We hope that through your experience you make new contacts, deepen collegial relationships with those you had already met, access new thinking and enjoy being a part of growing the organization and helping defining the profession. Thank you all very much!

Happy holidays and our best wishes to the entire PDMA community for a happy, healthy and successful 2019!

Best regards,
Eric Ewald, CAE
PDMA Executive Director
In This Issue
JPIM Is Free with PDMA Membership. Access Your Journal Today!
JPIM Forum
JPIM January 2019 issue is now available! Access the latest issue here.

Members log in and access JPIM articles  here. Non-members may access abstracts. H ard copy subscriptions for members can be purchased  here

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Download the  JPIM  app for iOS and Android devices from the Apple App Store or Google Play to easily read all of the issues as well as articles awaiting publication under "Early View". S earch for Journal of Product Innovation Management
Get the latest edition of our  PDMA BoK  combining all NPDP exam preparation materials into one guidebook. You can purchase a copy directly through Amazon .

The PDMA Body of Knowledge covers the following exam topics:
  • Strategy
  • Portfolio Management
  • NPD Processes
  • Culture, Teams, and Organization
  • Tools and Metrics
  • Market Research
  • Life Cycle Management - New!

For an overview of each chapter in the BoK, visit PDMA's NPDP Body of Knowledge.  

Get NPDP Certified

Congratulations on Your NPDP Certification!
PDMA congratulates community members who earned their NPDP Certification in November 2018! Learn more about NPDP Certification .

Chin-Jui Yu,  NPDP
Dwarakanath Srinivasan , NPDP
John Woolley, NPDP
Phyllis Speser, NPDP
Stuart Lott, NPDP
November  2018 New Members!
PDMA welcomed the following new members in November 2018. The PDMA community looks forward to working with you! 

Academic Members

Tim Mazzarol

Professional Members

Yun-Ju Huang
Michael Abbruzzese
Fasa Aditya
Zahmilia Akbar
Ibrahim Al Irsyad
Wendy Allen
Didik Armanto
Ilze Birznieks
Nico Budiman
Jessica Christabelle
Joko Christianto
Elvi Cynthia
Edwin Darius
Marlon Davis
Anita Octaviana Dewi
Okta Diana Lestari
Jason Dinger
Shannon Evans
Amber Evans
Muchamad Fajar Kurniawan
Fery Firdaus
Hafil Gusni Santana
Rudi Harmoko
Adrian Hartanto
Kartika Hendrawati
Rizki Indrawan
Hari Junanto Selamet
Yang Disa Karina
Galih Kurnianto
Adrian Lucas Lamiran
Siti Marwah
Muh. Muhthasawwar
Yosiepin Mulyadi
Dian Mustika
Tia Mutianingsih
Kristian Nainggolan
Rajesh Patil
Selo Christian Pellokila
Ronny Pramulia
Elyzabeth Purnomo
Rizkita Ria
Benny Setiawan Santosa
Nadia Shafira
Billy Steven Irawan
Tan Suani
Christianto Sutikno
Eddy Suwanto Tirtono
Andrew Sweet
Rimba Tarusentika
Chenny Tjandra
Bert Van Appeven
Budiadi Wanasida
Mike Weinstein
Nurhadi Wiyono
Eko Yudi Vitjayanto

Student Members

Eric Brubaker
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