July 18, 2019

2019 Annual Conference Powered by PDMA
Competitive Edge: Disruption by Design

November 2-5, 2019 | Orlando, Florida

Meet the Speakers! 
We are thrilled to introduce our speaker line-up and full session schedule for the PDMA Annual Conference, November 2-5, 2019 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando Florida.  

Check out your speakers who join our two amazing general session keynotes -- Jeevak Badve from Sundberg-Ferar and an interactive session with speakers from the Disney Institute -- to provide four content-packed tracks specially curated for product management professionals, NPD team leaders and innovation executives. This is the #1 conference focusing on end-to-end product development and innovation management covering the comprehensive PDMA BoK, Body of Knowledge.

Here is your registration information and links to everything you need to know to maximize your conference experience. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando. PDMA members get the best value with early registration through July 31.
Four Competitive Edge Tracks!
Two General Session Keynotes!
Meet the Session Speakers!
Team Up with PDMA!
PDMA members receive a 30% discount off the member price starting with the third registration. First two registrants pay the full member rate. Registrations must be submitted together via paper form
We Are Excited to Announce Our New Knowledge Hub (kHUB)
There are three ways to engage with our NEW! PDMA kHUB.
  1. Search and explore.
  2. Start a discussion.
  3. Submit content.
How to access the kHUB from PDMA.org:
  1. Login to the PDMA website  with your PDMA credentials.
  2. Click on Community, located on the very top right of the  PDMA website . This will bring you to our existing PDMA Community.
  3. From the main menu, select the Community dropdown and click on My Communities.
  4. Select Knowledge Hub Community. This brings you to our new  kHUB ! We encourage you to bookmark this page.  
How to join kHUB discussions:
  1. Select "Participate" in the Main Menu on the   kHUB page
  2. You may also select "Community Navigator" from the Participate page to post to or explore a specific area of the body of knowledge.

Advance Your Career: Join PDMA! 
2019 New Member Offer
You're invited to join the global community of more than 2,000
PDMA - Product Development and Management Association professional members whose skills, expertise, and experience power the most recognized and innovative companies in the world.

There is no better time to invest in your career by joining PDMA today. Joining today will allow you to fully leverage the deep member discount on conference registration.

New Member Price

Join PDMA today and you receive a full year of membership for the introductory price of $199 (a $36 savings off the regular professional membership of $235!) That's less than $4 a week to power your professional product innovation career.

PDMA Body of Knowledge (BOK)
As an added BONUS, you will also receive a FREE copy of the PDMA Body of Knowledge (BoK) Guidebook (a $40 value) at no additional cost if you join by July 31!

Learn more about the PDMA BOK

If you have any questions about becoming a member of PDMA or the special offer referenced above, please contact the PDMA headquarters at pdma@pdma.org or call 651-290-6280. This promotion is valid for U.S. Professional Members only.
PDMA is Pleased to Announce the 2019 Crawford Fellow
From left to right: Christer Karlsson, Tom Hustad
It is with great enthusiasm Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) announces the appointment of Professor Christer Karlsson, PhD, Academic Director, Professor, PhD, Copenhagen Business School, a Crawford Fellow. Professor Karlsson has been appointed a Crawford Fellow, based on both his contributions to the academic and professional growth of the fields of innovation and new product development outside of North America, with a resulting impact on the growth of the PDMA in those regions.

He created an annual innovation conference, organized through the European Institute for the Advancement of Studies of Management, that recently celebrated its 26th meeting. This annual Conference, held in various European universities, draws between 175 and 275 academic attendees every year. The Journal of Product Innovation Management has been associated with the conference from the its beginning, publishing selected papers from the first meeting and then becoming the "official" journal of the conference from the second meeting onward. This conference has been a major engine driving PDMA's and JPIM's early visibility throughout Europe and was a driving force behind the creation of PDMA chapters in several European countries.

To learn more about the Crawford fellow click here
From PDMA Headquarters
PDMA Vice Chair Visits HQ
We were happy to have PDMA Vice Chair Ernie Harris with us in late June for an active three days consisting of 16 different meetings and events. Many of the meetings were with staff to plan  around key initiatives. The timing of the trip was good, in that we attended a meeting of the Minnesota Chapter at Ecolab; this was a fantastic event thanks to the Chapter and our hosts who gave us an interesting tour and intriguing presentations on innovation at Ecolab detailing the journey of a couple of their major products and how they rose to some big challenges!
New Addition to PDMA Staff Team

We are proud to announce the addition of Sue Burek to our PDMA staff team. Sue has been hired by PDMA's management company, Ewald Consulting, to spearhead strategy, planning, function and growth of the PDMA Knowledge Hub. As the kHUB Administrator, she will work with volunteers and other staff to help make the kHUB the pre-eminent, ongoing source of online curated information about end-to-end product development and management.

About Sue:
Susan  is a Senior Consultant at Foresight Science and Technology. Previously, she was a Program Manager at Stanley Black&Decker, Newell Brands and Ingersoll Rand.  She spent most of her career at Eastman Kodak Company in new product development, as well as in environment, health, safety, and regulatory roles. She is Past President and still active board member with the Carolinas Chapter of PDMA. She earned a BS in chemistry and an MS in product development from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  sueburek@gmail.com

Best regards,
Eric Ewald, CAE
PDMA Executive Director
In This Issue
Conference Sponsorships Available
Increase Your Exposure. Become a 2019 PDMA Conference Sponsor

PDMA's Annual Conference unites product leaders, teams, innovation executives, academics and solution providers from nearly every industry sector for the "event of the year" for product professionals. Bring your company's brand to life by engaging with our attendees in person, and maximize brand visibility by sponsoring conference events and materials. Build life-long brand relationships at PDMA's Annual Conference, and choose among several high-impact options.

Keynote Speaker Jeff Corvin

Join us: November 2-3, 2019
Hilton Bonnet Creek 
Orlando (FL) USA

Register today!
Upcoming Chapter and Global Affiliate Events

PDMA Body of Knowledge Training
Every Tuesday, from August 27 through October 15
Beyond the Table Research 
2605 Nicholson Road, Building 5, Suite 5130
Sewickley, PA 15143


Chapter Summer Social
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
6:00 PM
M.Bird at Armature Works

JPIM Is Free with PDMA Membership. Access Your Journal Today!
The JPIM July 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

Don't forget to download the JPIM app!

JPIM app for iOS and Android devices is available from the App Store or Google Play to read all of the issues and articles awaiting publication under "Early View". S earch for Journal of Product Innovation Management
PDMA BoK Guidebook

Get the latest edition of our PDMA BoK,  combining all NPDP exam preparation materials in one volume. Purchase a copy  directly through Amazon .

The PDMA BoK covers the following exam topics:
  • Strategy
  • Portfolio Management
  • NPD Processes
  • Culture, Teams, and Organization
  • Tools and Metrics
  • Market Research
  • Life Cycle Management 
For an overview of each chapter, visit  our PDMA BoK webpage.
Get NPDP Certified

Congratulations on Your NPDP Certification!
PDMA congratulates community members who earned their NPDP Certification in June 2019! 
Chrissy Chien, NPDP 
Peter Bockhaus, NPDP  
Robby Knight, NPDP
June 2019 New Members: Welcome!
PDMA welcomes these new members in June 2019. We look forward to working with you! 

Academic Members
Aleksander Buczacki
Maciej Mlynarski
James OHalloran
Vasilis Theoharakis

Professional Members
Bas Slotboom
Ying (Autumn) Von Fange
Simon Minderhoud
Mike Schavemaker
Maarten Rincker
Boguslaw Oleksy
Yuan-Ting Lee
Natasha Bali
Sherry-Lynn Agcanas-Wolf
Hsing Wen Lee
Li-Kang Tang
Todd Harpel
Ratna Indah Murdianto
Faidil Hadi
Andri Sembiring
Tiberius Leo Agung
Vivi Yarti
Luthfia Ayu Indriani
Mutiara Kaffa
Amy Wright
Aditi Saran
Loring Harrop
Zhou Pin
Etenia Ponder
Yoshiya Furuta
Melissa Ragsdale
John Lyons

Student Members
Michael Barlett
Tian Lan
Apurv Gupta
Martial Enoah
Jan Beseda

U.S. Team Member
Delta Sonderman
Submit a Book Review
Members, if you have not had the opportunity, please check out the book reviews on the PDMA website  here
Earn PDHs for NPDP recertification by writing a book review for PDMA! Learn how  here.
Contact Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, NPDP, with questions or submissions.
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