The Savvy Consortium
New Product Development and Engineering Conference XXIV
Execution: Fuzzy Start – Design to Value – Flow to Production
Focus on Innovation, Customer Value, Agile Flow, and Finish
Thursday-Friday April 19-20, 2018
Hosted by: CA Technologies, Inc.
By our work, we product development engineering managers continually apply and advance science and technology for the profitable benefit of our customers, our company, our coworkers; and for the betterment of our economies and global customers and overseas colleagues.
The high-performance product engineering managers, presenting at this Savvy Conference, will present their agile design practices, visual work methods and problems solving practices. These resources aim to satisfy their customers, build engineering talent and grow the business.
Following the topics and speaker presentations, we feature the exclusive Savvy Consortium Benchmark Sessions. These sessions will make your product development work seem less difficult by seeing the best versions and standard practices of how others design, develop and launch new products.
Thursday, April 19
- Peter Buca
- Vice President Innovation
- Parker Hannifin Corporation: Cleveland, OH
- Mike Shipulski
- Vice President Advance Development
- Hypertherm, Inc: Lebanon, NH
- Gene Kania
- Senior Director, Program Management: Mainframe Business Unit
- CA Technologies: Lisle, IL
- Steven B. Heinecke
- Division Scientist: 3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions Division
- 3M: St. Paul, MN
Friday, April 20
- Sheila Peyraud
- Chief Technology Officer (ret.)
- The Donaldson Company: Minneapolis, MN
- Ken Kreafle
- Managing Director
- Toyota Engineering/Manufacturing TEMA
- Helen Park
- Senior Vice President
- WetDesign, Inc: Los Angeles, CA
- Ron Cozad
- AR Systems Development Engineering (ret.)
- The Toro Company: Bloomington, MN
- Todd Stute
- Director of Corporate Process Improvement
- Western Digital Corporation: San Jose, CA
WHO ATTENDS SAVVY CONFERENCES?
Design engineering managers, department heads, chief engineers, functional department engineers, product engineers/marketers, directors of product engineering, change management pilot leaders, product test engineering managers, process improvement managers, product engineering development team members and leaders, and all who are responsible for improving product innovation, product development and process improvement in their product engineering operations. The conference is not open to academics, consultants, authors or gurus.
Over 800 people have participated in Savvy conferences and learning events. They are design engineers, systems engineers, technical and scientific people; product development teams leaders, knowledge specialists, engineering departments heads, engineering support group leaders, continuous improvement managers, process excellence managers, talent build managers, knowledge system managers, and others whose mission is people development, process improvement and productivity increase.
Firms attending Savvy Sponsored Product Development Knowledge Events the partial list of firms below:
Toro, Eaton, Timken, Dana, Sauder, Medtronic, McDonalds, General Mills, TSI, Goodyear, Cooper, Amano Pioneer, Diebold, John Deere, Pella, Genie, Pella, Schram, Cabot, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific, Nexen, Masonite, Steris/US Endoscopy, Inovonics, UTAS Aerospace, Wil-burt, Cabot Electronics, Cooper, CNH, GE Medical, Crown, Keithley, Knowles, Parker, Actuant, Deluxe, Tennant, Henny Penny, 3M, Shram, Diamond, Emerson, Terex, Ditch Witch, Waterous, HGST, RT technologies, Altec, Toyota, Saris, Andersen, Wet Design, Sub Zero, Harley Davidson, Autobag, CA Companies, Beckman Coulter, Donaldson, Seagate and participants from many other manufacturers that are implementing continuous improvement in their product design engineering organizations.
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 19-20, 2018
Savvy Conference XXIV
Venue: CA TECHNOLOGIES, CHICAGO/LISLE, IL
Plan for you / your colleagues to participate Savvy Conference XXIV. 20% Discount offered to groups of three or more from the same company.