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Product & Services Development Council

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As front-line leaders in product/service development, we integrate and use market trends, user needs, technology, internal systems, investments & innovation methods in stages from market research through production and launch. We bump up against realities from having to take and finance parallel paths to solving a technical issue, working constructively on intellectual property with potential partners to management of a team with members reporting to different people. Improving our abilities to do this well is the goal of this council. Topics will include:

  • NPD frameworks and how flexibility is addressed
  • Investment balancing for existing, long and short term new products
  • Product development leadership and the development project revenue metrics  - using and influencing them
  • Practices and roles that create new product development cultures
  • Results-generating, practical suppliers and consultants used in product development
  • Customer and market driven practices for local, emerging and global markets

  • 3M Company
  • BD
  • Buckman International, Inc.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • FM Global
  • FedEx
  • Highmark Health
  • Horton Inc
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • TIAA
  • Target Corporation
  • USAA

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Mid-level to senior technical, marketing and business (project and program) leaders responsible for product or service development within a business unit, a division or group of divisions. The companies in which these leaders focus on product development are technology-driven, consumer packaged goods or service companies. Membership is by invitation only.

Rita Shor

Rita Shor

Program Director
The Conference Board
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