Frost and Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce the 11th Annual New Product Innovation & Development 2017: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, taking place January 9-11, 2017 at San Diego Marriott in La Jolla, Calif. Melvin Greer, Director, Data Science & Analytics, Intel Corporation, will explain how industry advances in automation, customer experience and product quality are enabling business transformation throughout his presentation entitled, Using Artificial Intelligence to Drive Dynamic Product Innovation. This Change Agent session will explore how the evolution of automation capabilities has laid the groundwork for artificial intelligence (AI) and created accelerated business growth opportunities. Key takeaways will include insights on specific industry application of AI tools and methods and pragmatic ways to use AI technologies to inspire new product innovation.

In addition, Mike Farley, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tile, will explain why The Internet of Things (IoT) is being hailed as the next Industrial Revolution and explore how it is already impacting the way consumers live and businesses operate. Most importantly, he will describe how companies can use IoT to create real value and ROI. Participants will leave with best practices for leveraging network effects beyond individual “smart” devices and pragmatic guidelines for integrating IoT technology into product development to deliver value.

This highly acclaimed annual event will also featureTHE INVESTORS SPOTLIGHT,” Investing in Disruptive Startups for New Capabilities.  Moderated by Dr. Mark Ollila, Chief of Staff and General Manager, Innovations and New Products, Verve Mobile, this session will explain exactly what a disruptive startup is and what that means to the investor. A panel of experts including Paul Campbell Vice President, Innovation & Head of Silicon Valley Innovation Center, Schneider Electric and Nagraj Kashyap Corporate Vice President Microsoft Ventures,Microsoft, will unpack the challenges in investment and how best to bring those new capabilities into the main corporation (if at all).

The event theme, “Visionary Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times” will address the dynamic market changes, disruptive technologies and shifting customer expectations that are driving  business transformation and the necessity this creates for businesses to adjust their product and innovation strategies to remain competitive.

Product development and innovation teams will leave with ideas and insights to help them address these new and formidable challenges and introduce as well as execute new product and service initiatives intelligently and quickly. Furthermore, teams will learn how to keep their innovation process lean and agile—the new norm.

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