The Savvy Consortium's
New Product Development & Engineering Conference XXVII
New Product Development, Innovation & Engineering
Tuesday-Wednesday October 1-2, 2019
The Toro Company
Learning the NPD&E management concepts, principles, and practices is arduous for most engineering managers. Applying these three requires engineering managers to learn from the actual experiences of high performance Engineering managers working through similar challenges.
This Savvy Conference enables you to build an experience-based understanding of current product innovation and engineering management practices, methods, tools. You will learn how to connect these ‘tools’ with time-tested principles of developing engineers’ talents, people collaboration, process execution, and waste reduction (Lean and Agile).
If your 2019-20 initiatives require you to drive and build your knowledge and connect the tools, Savvy’s NPD&I&E Conference provides the robust methods to accomplish these initiatives. You will find it’s always profitable to gain exposure to what others are doing in product development and engineering managers' operations. New product development and innovation in industries adjacent to your process space are adaptable. By participating in this Savvy NPD&I&E Conference, you will see the Leadership Thinking that Engineering Executives bring to technical products' manufacturing organizations. You will experience and trust the standard principles of Engineering Managers' operating processes and tools that you can ‘bolt on’ to your existing NPD&I&E operations. This is fundamental to your organization’s success.
A new focus in this Savvy Consortium Conference is “design engineering/manufacturing process”, which is critical to on-time/economically successful new product manufacturing launches.
Tuesday, October 1
- Grant Young
- General Manager Commercial Division
- The Toro Company
- Gene Kania
- Director of Program Management
- Broadcom, Incorporated (Chicago)
- Panel of NPD and MFG Engineering Managers
- Nicole Hollopeter
- Director of Human Factors
- Steris/US Endoscopy
- Becky Tallon
- Engineering Director -- Water Treatment Technology
- A.O. Smith Corporation
Wednesday, October 2
- Tom Feldmann
- Sr. Principal Systems Specialist
- Engineering Technical Services
- The Toro Company
- Chad Mitchell
- Manager, HDD R/W Channel Integration
- iObeya VVM WDC Business Owner
- HDD RSS Clarity Champion
- Western Digital
- Deborah Savage, Ph.D.
- Clinical Professor of Philosophy/Theology/Executive MBA
- University of St. Thomas
- Steve Zielinski
- Senior Systems Engineering Manager
- Boston Scientific
- Rajeshwar Adupala, Chief Engineer – Compacts, Loaders and Attachments
- CNH Industrial
- Todd Stute, Continuous Improvement Leader
- Savvy Consortium
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 1000 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: October 1-2, 2019
Savvy Conference XXVII
Host: The Toro Company: Bloomington, MN
Plan for you / your colleagues to participate Savvy Conference XXVII. 20% Discount offered to groups of three or more from the same company.