The Savvy Consortium's
New Product Development & Engineering Conference XXVI
Usability, Agile, Lean, Innovation, Time to Market, & Value
Wednesday-Thursday April 24-25, 2019
Emerging Technology and Product Development Engineering that addresses customers’ wants, needs, problems and practices happens only through the engineering people working collaboratively.
The Strategy: “…by our Work, we continually advance Science and Technology for the Betterment of Mankind (customers)…”
Purpose of Improving this Work:
+ to augment real improvements in solving problems,
+ collaborative learning and understanding customer Usage economics,
+ understanding valuable/critical knowledge generation and flow,
+ focusing on customer value in their work flow,
+ prioritize ‘time based’ resources that generate $ revenue at launch.
This Savvy Conference centers on the people that enable this strategy and make the “body of work” successful. People and individuals. Principles, processes and tools are vital, but people and teams do the tasks.
This Savvy Conference uniquely conveys valuable learning. Learning is a function of beliefs, principles and practices. Seeing how others’ practices, noticing their enthusiasm, how they are engaged, and their economic language is vital for all NPD&E people.
Seeing the speakers practices and their process economics is convincing.
Speakers are engineering managers themselves engage in leading passionate technical knowledge people , are passionate in problem solving , and enthusiastic in collaborating with customers, end users, and economic users.
Some of the processes, practices, tools and methods presented, demonstrated and practiced at this Savvy Conference include: Economics language, People centered work, Customer USE and Interests, Emerging Technologies, Collaborating Design Engineers, Smooth Flow Processes and "Customer Interest Satisfied”.
Wednesday, April 24
- Mark Fleigle
- Vice President Technology and Product Development
- Rosemount Magnetic & Vortex Flowmeters
- Emerson Automation Solutions
- Joe Mrva
- Sr. Engineering Manager
- US Endoscopy (a subsidiary of STERIS Corporation)
- Cleveland, OH
- Steve Heinecke
- Corporate Scientist (ret)
- Steve Van Zee
- Engineering Manager
- Vermeer Corporation
- Speaker TBA
Thursday, April 25
- Justin Clarine
- Vice President – Engineering
- Loram Corporation
- Ken Bonenberger
- Sr. Program Manager
- STERIS Corporation | Surgical Solutions
- Paul Kurth
- Knowledge Based Product Development Leader (ret)
- The Toro Company
- Todd Stute
- Director: Corporate Process Excellence
- Western Digital Corporation
- Gary Kassen
- Director of Engineering
- Case New Holland
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 900 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 24-25, 2019
Savvy Conference XXVI
Venue: Case New Holland, Burr Ridge, IL
Plan for you / your colleagues to participate Savvy Conference XXVI. 20% Discount offered to groups of three or more from the same company.