Oct. 2017

2017 Competitive Edge Conference Powered by PDMA. Register Today!
Join the companies already registered for the 2017 Competitive Edge Conference! There are over 190 companies from across the country heading to Chicago this November, and you won't want to miss out on your chance to meet with these amazing innovators. Register today!

Looking to elevate your Competitive Edge experience? PDMA's annual Research Forum is the best academic conference on end-to-end new product development and innovation, and you can enjoy full access to the 2017 Research Forum in addition to the Competitive Edge Conference with the All Access Competitive Edge Pass. Not only will you receive the best return on investment with the All Access Pass, but you'll join scholars, consultants and serious innovators for intellectual exchange and cutting-edge research in the industry. Learn more about the 2017 Research Forum and register now.
Even More Bang For Your Buck: Registration Add-Ons at the 2017 Competitive Edge Conference

New Product Development Professional Certification Workshop

Discount for PDMA BoK Guidebook with Registration 

VIP Backstage Pass

PDMA Chicago Social Event @mHub

Innovation Maturity Model Powered by PDMA
Four Finalists Named for the 30th Anniversary of the Outstanding Corporate Innovator Awards (OCI)!
Henkel, Lennox International, Medtronic, and USG Corporation have been named finalists for the 30th Anniversary of the Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award powered by PDMA, the most rigorous corporate innovation award.

The OCI Award is the most robust, rigorous, and only innovation award which recognizes sustained innovation (five or more years) and quantifiable business results from new products and services. This year's winner(s) will join 53 organizations granted the OCI Award over the course of its 30-year history. 

Register today for the 2017 Competitive Edge Conference powered by PDMA where the OCI Award will be presented to the winner(s) on Monday, November 13, 2017. The winning organization(s) will give a brief presentation on their innovation program and OCI award-winning journey. Engage in conversation and interviews and a reception that evening.
2018 PDMA Board of Directors Nominations Due in One Week!
A re you seeking a leadership role within PDMA? Don't forget that the call for nominations for the 2018 PDMA Board of Directors is now open through
Friday, October 27, 2017! Per the PDMA Bylaws, all individual members in good standing are eligible for nomination except PDMA Student Members.

Review the complete 2018 Nomination Packet including the Candidate Recommendation Form and the open position description for 2018.   

The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, October 27, 2017. Completed nomination forms may be sent to pdma@pdma.org or via fax to (312) 673-6885.

The Nominating Committee is charged, to the best of its ability, with taking into consideration the experience and demographics of the membership as it formulates the slate. The Committee will select one (1) candidate for the position available for the slate of one (1) Director. 

The new Director will take office on January 1, 2018 for a three (3) year term.

Join PDMA Special Interest Group "LaFutura" at Upcoming Conference

Have you heard the saying "everything is bigger in Dubai"? It is absolutely true - Dubai has the Burj Kalifha, which is the highest skyscraper in the world, the only shopping mall with an indoor sky, and it is the fastest growing city in the world. 

This year, the city of Dubai will host the biggest LaFutura event ever held in the history of LaFutura on November 20-21, 2017. For the very first time the future-focused conference will be held in the Middle East.

Learn more about the upcoming LaFutura conference here. Download a pamphlet of more information here.

PDMA members may also utilize the 15% discount code "PDMA" to attend at the best rate.

Congratulations on Your NPDP Certification!
Congratulations to the PDMA community members who earned their NPDP Certification in September 2017! Learn more about NPDP Certification.

Herlina Alam, NPDP
Yun Hsiu Chang, NPDP
Jonna Higgins-Freese, NPDP
M Akhsanur Rofi, NPDP
Joel Stevens, NPDP
Ju Zhong, NPDP
Welcome September 2017 New Members!
PDMA welcomes the following new members in September 2017. The PDMA community looks forward to having you! 

Academic Members

Utik Bidayati
Hailu Getnet
Tony Ke
Tamara Oukes
Ashish Pujari
Leonardo Santiago

Professional Members

Jennifer Barta
Nigel Beach
Matt Bixler
Vinoth Chandran
Yun Hsiu Chang
John Eaton
Jeff Gagne
Adam Gardner
Joel Gerber
Rod Griffith
Randall Hammock
Shih Ming Hsu
Cheryl Jacobs
Jeffrey Jasuta
Prasad Kamath
Anumukesh Latha
Greg Martin
David Nemetz
Richard Newman
Robert Orlean
Sam Petre
Mark Porwit
Julie Pyat
Jesus Rico
Mel Rushton
Keith Simon
Dan Smelter
Benjamin Smith
Matthew Smith
Anton Topikha
Adam Towers
Yi-Shun Wang
Endang Widiastuti

Student Members

Felix Flores
Richard Lefrandt
Reshma Mary
Nir Shtern

Team Members

Marleen Dekker
Alisa Liddle
Linda Milanowski
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Submit a Book Review

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.

Upcoming Chapter and Global Affiliate Events
NY/NJ Chapter
October 23, 2017
Innovation Lead Sheet: Guiding State-of-the-Art Innovation Management in the Digital Age

Chicago Chapter
October 24, 2017
Innovation Makeover: How Re-Defining "Fun" Lead to Growth at Radio Flyer

Carolinas Chapter
October 26, 2017
The Art of Innovation Management in the Digital Age

Carolinas Chapter
November 7, 2017
Foundations II
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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.
JPIM is free with PDMA Membership. Get your November issue now.
Access the November 2017 Issue of JPIM Online Now!

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 new JPIM app!

Download the  JPIM  app for iOS devices from the Apple App Store to easily read all of the 2017 issues as well as articles awaiting publication under "Early View". S earch for "Journal of Product Innovation Management". (Not yet available for Android.) 
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