Roundtables

Purpose

These intimate forums facilitate the interchange of information on timely issues, chosen by Alliance Partners, relating to the more effective management and utilization of technology.  (“Technology” is used in the broadest sense of the term, to mean the practical application of knowledge).  Conducted five times per year, meetings typically begin with a brief overview of the subject presented by an authority/expert, such as a Howe School faculty member, an HSATM senior associate, or a partner executive.  This is followed by a discussion of current experiences at Alliance Partners.  Written “Takeaways” documenting key learnings are distributed.

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February 2014 Roundtable

Roundtables

These meetings provide partners with inputs from diverse organizations, in a collaborative, problem-solving environment.  One hundred Roundtable meetings have been held since 1992.

The roundtable attendance level is controlled -- typically 20-30 -- to ensure an intimate forum that encourages effective interaction. Participants at these meetings typically include R&D directors and business unit managers responsible for technology development.

See below for a list of the topics that have been addressed at the Roundtable meetings. As will be seen, many of the conference topics have also been addressed in the more informal venue of the roundtable meetings, to allow for more in-depth discussion and information sharing.

Thus, the conference dealing with project management was bracketed, before and after, by a year of bi-monthly Roundtable meetings and a workshop, through which the Alliance "peeled back the onion" on project management and delved into various avenues of sponsor interest. Specific sub-topics discussed under the general theme of project management were the use of the stage-gate process in new product development, the application of the theory of constraints to project management (in turn followed by an intensive two day workshop on this subject), the identification and sharing of exemplary partner practices, best methods for killing a project, and the identification and discussion of critical factors for success in project management.


Roundtables

Date

Host

Topic

Discussion Leaders

7/16/4InfineumCulture and Contemporary Organizations II: Shaping Organizational CultureSteve Jacobs, HSATM, Peter Dominick, Stevens 

5/6/14

ISO/Verisk

Culture and Contemporary Organizations I: Culture for Innovation

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM
2/25/14Horizon Blue Cross Blue ShieldDesign Thinking: From Touchpoint to StrategyAnthony Le Storti, HSATM

11/20/13

Stevens

Selected Faculty Research Presentations

Mahmoud Daneshmand, Murad Mithani, Yasuaki Sakamoto, Gaurav Sabnis

9-17-13

Alcatel-Lucent

Design Thinking: Delighting the Heart and Mind of the Customer

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM

7-17-13

ARDEC

Principles and Applications of Design Thinking

Peter Koen, Stevens

4-30-13

AT&T

Designing a Product or Technology Strategy IV: Final Thoughts & Conclusions

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM
Charles Kalmanek,  AT&T
Jack Emert, Infineum

2-12-13

ISO/Verisk

Designing a Product or Technology Strategy III: Managing Aggregate Strategies

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM

11-13-12

Stevens

Selected Faculty Research Presentations

Jeff Nickerson, Thomas Lechler, David Belanger, Vartuhi Tonoian, Stevens

9-11-12

John Wiley

Designing a Product or Technology Strategy II

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM,                                Patrik Dyberg, John Wiley

7-17-12

Alcatel-Lucent

Designing a Product or Technology Strategy

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM,
Jim Caiazzo and Mike Zecca, ARDEC

4-24-12

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Success Factors in New Technology Implementation

Pat Holahan and Larry Gastwirt, Stevens

2-28-12

ISO/Verisk

Human Error Prevention

Steve Jacobs, HSATM

11-15-11

Stevens

Selected Faculty Research Presentations

Winter Mason, Patricia Holahan, Zvi Aronson, & Michael zur Muehlen

9-27-11

AT&T

Key Lessons in Managing for Innovation

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM

7-12-11

ARDEC

Leveraging Innovation Globally II

Mike Zecca, ARDEC, & Alcatel-Lucent

5-5-11

ISO

Leveraging Innovation Globally

Erika Vela, Infineum & Andrea Stevens, ARDEC

2-16-11

Infineum

New Thinking for Today's Leaders Crisis Leadership: Preventing, Containing, Restoring - Concluded

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM

11-16-10

Stevens

Selected Faculty Research Presentations

German Creamer, Peter Dominick, Peter Koen

10-25-10

AT&T Labs

New Thinking for Today's Leaders: Crisis Leadership: Preventing, Containing, Restoring

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM

07-29-10

Alcatel-Lucent

New Thinking for Today's Leaders: Connecting Some Dots

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM

04-28-10

ISO

New Thinking for Today's Leader: Contemporary Perspectives on Motivation

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM

02-17-10

ARDEC

New Thinking for Today's Leader: Communicating and Gaining Acceptance for New Ideas

Anthony Le Storti, HSATM

11-18-09

Stevens

Selected Howe School Faculty Presentations

Don Lombardi, Peerasit Patanakul, Gary Lynn, Chris Bullen

9-23-09

AT&T

Leading Multi-Generational Teams: Practical Solution's for Today's Leaders

Steve Jacobs, Global Pharmaceutical Solutions

7-23-09

Alcatel-Lucent

Leading in a Changing Environment: Leading Multi-Generational Teams

Steve Jacobs, Global BioPharm Solutions

4-29-09

ARDEC

Working in the Virtual Environment: Practical Experiences

Pat Holahan, Bobbi Bailey, Wayne Robertson, Katherine Bakeev, Don Gulliksen

2-11-09

ISO

Managing the Complexities of the Virtual Work Environment: Use of Social Networking and Communication Technologies

Don Gulliksen, JTSi

11-19-08

Stevens

Selected Howe School Research presentations

Pat Holahon, Ann Mooney, Richard Reilly, Carol Brown, Heidi Bertels

9-23-08

Infineum

Change Strategies in Pursuit of Innovation: Open Innovation

Anthony Le Storti, IDEATECTS
Roy Nicolosi, ISO
Don Gulliksen, JTSI

7-22-08

Alcatel-Lucent

The Challenge of Change in Pursuit of Innovation: Practical Applications

Roy Nicolosi, ISO
Anthony Le Storti, 
IDEATECTS

4-30-2008 morning

Stryker

The Challenge of Organizational Change in Pursuit of Innovation II

Jack Emert, Infineum
Anthony Le Storti, 
IDEATECTS
Roy Nicolosi, ISO

4-30-2008 afternoon

Stryker

The Challenge of Organizational Change in Pursuit of Innovation III

Jack Emert, Infineum
Anthony Le Storti, 
IDEATECTS
Roy Nicolosi, ISO

2-13-08

ISO

The Challenge of Organizational Change in Pursuit of Innovation

Jack Emert, Infineum
Anthony Le Storti, 
IDEATECTS
Roy Nicolosi, ISO

11-14-07

Stevens

Selected Howe School Research presentations

Ann Mooney, Zvi Aronson, and Michael Ryan

9-18-07

Stryker

Transforming Mindsets for Collaborative Innovation

Christopher Barlow,
The Co-Creativity Institute

5-2-07

ARDEC

Mindsets for Innovation

Geza Pap, ARDEC, Christopher Barlow,
The Co-Creativity Institute

2-8-07

ISO

Creative Problem-Solving: Lessons and Guidelines

Anthony Le Storti, IDEATECTS

11-15-06

Stevens Institute

Selected Howe School Faculty Research Presentations

Pat Holahan, Peter Koen, Joca Stefanovic

9-20-06

Infineum

Creative Problem Solving: Application of Models II

Anthony Le Storti, IDEATECTS
Jack Emert, Infineum
Nick Pera, US Navy Strategic Systems

7-12-06

Lucent

Creative Problem Solving: Application of Models

Anthony Le Storti, IDEATECTS, Ray Chiu, ISO Maryellen Cox, Teknor Apex

4-26-06

ISO

Understanding Creativity to Enhance Innovation II

Anthony Le Storti, IDEATECTS

4-26-06

ISO

Creativity: Application and Models/Methods

Ray Chiu, ISO Jim Caiazzo, ARDEC,
Anthony Le Storti

2-15-06

ARDEC

Understanding Creativity to Enhance Innovation

Anthony Le Storti, IDEATECTS

11-15-05

Stevens Institute

Selected Howe School Faculty Research Presentations

Pat Holahan, Richard Reilly, Zvi Aronson,
Karen Sobel Lojeski

9-20-05

DRS

Turning Innovation into a Powerful Business Strategy 4) Overcoming the Obstacles to Innovation, continued

Lem Tarshis, SATM, Ron Eilertson, Teknor Apex, Jason Brito, ISO

7-12-05

Infineum

Turning Innovation into a Powerful Business Strategy 3) Overcoming the Obstacles to Innovation

Larry Gastwirt, SATM 
Ron Eilertson, Teknor Apex

4-19-05

ISO

Turning Innovation into a Powerful Business Strategy 2) Leadership for Innovation

Anthony Le Storti, IDEATECTS
Geza Pap, ARDEC

2-8-05

ARDEC

Turning Innovation into a Powerful Business Strategy 1) Mapping Innovation: An Exploration of Principles and Processes

Larry Gastwirt, SATM,
Anthony Le Storti, 
IDEATECTS

11-15-04

Stevens

Review of Selected Research by Howe School Faculty

Michael zur Muehlen, Hosein Fallah
Pat Holahan / Ann Mooney

9-21-04

Unilever Bestfoods

Strategic Alignment of Information Technology and the Business Enterprise

Jerry Luftman, Stevens, Patricia Sterling / 
Michael Caruso, ISO

7-12-04

Lucent Technologies

Working Virtually: What does it mean? How does it function?

Mahoud Daneshmand, AT&T 
Robert Elliott, Infineum

4-20-04

ISO

Sustaining Innovation While Outsourcing Technology Development

Karen Lojeski, Stevens

2-3-04

ARDEC

Issues in Managing the Outsourcing of Technology Development and Support

Geza Pap, ARDEC, Doug Ogino,
Lucent Technologies

11-17-03

Lucent Technologies

Workplace Transformation for the Knowledge Economy

Brad Allenby, AT&T

9-15-03

ISO

Application of Learnings from June Symposium on Creativity Under Time Pressure

Peter Koen, Stevens 
Anthony LeStorti, 
IDEATECTS

7-17-03

Unilever Bestfoods

Keys to Developing Blockbuster New Products

Gary Lynn, Stevens,
Brad Allenby, AT&T

3-10-03

Stevens Institute

Review of Selected Research by Howe School Faculty

Richard Reilly, leader, Jeff Nickerson,
Zvi Aronson/Thomas Lechler,
Ann Mooney/Pat Holahan

1-13-03

ARDEC

Tools and Techniques for Achieving Breakthroughs

Peter Koen, Stevens

11-4-02

Lucent Technologies

Increasing Shareholder Value

Boaz Ronen, Tel Aviv University

10-7-02

ISO

Achieving Breakthroughs: Organizational Structure and Knowledge Creation

Peter Koen, Stevens

8-8-02

AT&T

Discussion of Learnings from Portfolio Management Conference
( 6/20/02)

Ron Eilertson, Teknor Apex, Keith Saunders,
Teknor Apex, Audrey Curtis, Stevens

4-30-02

ARDEC

Portfolio Management: Techniques/Methodologies to Determine Attractiveness of Projects

Peter O'Neill, ARDEC, Robert Boylan, AT&T,
Aaron Shenhar, Stevens

2-11-02

Unilever-Bestfoods

Portfolio Management

William Ausura, Lucent (ret.),
Aaron Shenhar, Stevens

11-29-01

Lucent

Further Discussion of Critical Chain Methodology

Richard Zultner, Stevens,
Lemuel Tarshis, Stevens

7-11-01

ISO

The Application of Theory of Constraints to Product Development

Richard Zultner, Stevens,
Roy Pool, Lucent Technologies

4-5-01PershingProject Management: Sharing of Exemplary Practices

Michael Poli, Stevens, 
Bill Jacobs, Pershing

1-4-01AT&TStage-Gate Processes: What Works and What Doesn’t

Larry Gastwirt, Stevens, 
Ron Eilertson, Teknor Apex

10-16-00LucentCritical Factors for Success in Project Management

Aaron Shenhar, Stevens, Prem Pungaliya,
Lucent, 
Houssam Halabi, AT&T

7-31-00ARDECMotivation for Innovation II

Lem Tarshis, Stevens
Don McIver, ISO, Clark Ensley, ARDEC

3-27-00BestfoodsMotivation for Superior Innovation Performance

Leonid Bazilevich, Stevens, Joan
McManus-Massey, AT&T, Ned Jarmas, Bestfoods

1-31-00PershingQuantitative Metrics for Retention and Motivation

Richard Reilly, Stevens, Don Gulliksen / John Sanker, ARDEC Karen Smith / Jim Peters, Pershing

11-22-99AT&TEmployee Motivation and Retention

Richard Reilly, Stevens, 
Linda Villa, AT&T

09-13-99ARDECKnowledge Management

Joe Morabito, Stevens, Jim Biscardi, ARDEC, 
Leo 
Strecker, Best Foods

06-14-99PershingTraining to Enhance and Maintain Critical Competencies

Ann Gorewitz, Pershing, 
Tim McGovern, ISO, Richard Reilly, Stevens

03-29-99AT&TDeciding on When/How to Outsource Projects

Moe Maghami, Lucent, 
Tim Koeller, Stevens, Dario Mazurek, AT&T

01-25-99Best FoodsBeyond Financial Measures: Defining Organizational Success

Aaron Shenhar, Stevens, Leo Strecker,
Best Foods, Lou Laucirica, Stevens

11-16-98LucentPortfolio Management: How to Kill a Project

Peter Koen, Stevens, Phyllis Romalodor,
AT&T, Holly Newman, Lucent

09-28-98ARDECQuality Management of Vendors (Suppliers)

Don Merino, Stevens 
Geza Pap, ARDEC

06-29-98Best FoodsTrend Assessment as an Input for Strategic Planning

Larry Ostuni, ARDEC
Pat Aussem, AT&T, Gary Lynn, Stevens

04-27-98PershingPortfolio Management

Peter Koen, Stevens, Mike McPheters,
Lucent, Joe Lehman, ARDEC, Pat Aussem, AT&T
Larry Morillo, Pershing, Leo Strecker, Best Foods

02-18-98AT&TManaging Customer/Contractor Teams for Product Development

Al Stanbury, ARDEC 
Mike Hutton, GTECH

09-24-97ARDECSoftware Product Development Processes

Wayne Sherer, ARDEC 
Steve Beason, GTECH

07-23-97LucentFactors for Project Success

Leo Stecker, Best Foods 
Aaron Shenhar, Stevens

05-07-97Best FoodsPost Mortem Project Reviews: How to Influence Processes

Steven McLaughlin, GTECH,
Tim Phelan, Merck

02-26-97StevensResearch Activities of Stevens’ Technology Management Faculty

Chaired by Aaron Shenhar,
Stevens MTM Faculty

12-18-96ARDECExperiences with Unraveling the Fuzzy Front EndAll (general discussion)
09-12-96AT&TQuality Processes in R & D

Thomas Abele, AT&T, Ned Jarmas,
Best Foods, George Cherenack,
ARDEC, Steve Zinkgraf, Allied Signal

06-27-96ExxonMetrics in the New R & D Paradigm

Barry Peiffer, AT&T
Carl Beaulieu, ARDEC

04-18-96Best FoodsOutsourcing R & D

Bill Edmunds, Best Foods
Lou Furlong, Exxon

02-29-96ARDECOptimizing R & D in the midst of Massive Strategic ChangeRoy Weber, AT&T
11-30-95AT&TInternal Factors Affecting Innovation

MS MTM Innovation Course (MS741) 
- Student Teams

07-06-95Best FoodsPerformance Evaluations Based on Intra-Company FeedbackGregory Ferdinand, ARDEC
Fred Kurasiewicz, Best Foods
05-24-95ExxonProviding the Right Organizational Environment for Multi-Disciplinary Teams to Succeed

Don Bloechle, AT&T 
Charles Rebick, Exxon

03-08-95AT&TCreative Methods for R & D Cost Reduction

Krishna Murti, AT&T,
Barbara Machak, ARDEC

11-16-94ARDEC

Doing More with Lessin R,

D & E - II

William Blazowski, Exxon, 
Joseph Shiposh, ARDEC

09-21-94Allied Signal

Doing More with Less in R,

D & E - I

Alastair Glass, AT&T, 
Richard Schroeder, Allied Signal

07-27-94ExxonLeveraging Technology with Universities, Government or Other Companies

Ramon Espino, Exxon, 
Alice White, AT&T, Greg Smith, Allied Signal

05-25-94AT&TIntellectual Property Management

Bob Kerwin, AT&T
Harvey Cohen, Exxon

03-24-94EngelhardGetting R, D & E People to Work in a Direct Customer Contact ModeJohn Gilmore, AT&T
11-17-93ARDECNon-Traditional Team-Based Rewards

Keith Douglas,Engelhard, 
Bob Helmstetter, AT&T

09-23-93AT&TNon-Traditional R & D Rewards

Jack McGourty, Stevens, 
John Leibold, Exxon

07-01-93ExxonConcurrent R & D Practices (Teaming)

Ron Corn, ARDEC,
Howard Helms, AT&T

03-31-93Allied SignalR & D Portfolio Balancing

Larry Kravitz, Allied Signal, 
Lou Furlong, Exxon

01-20-93ARDECTechnology Strategic Planning

Harvey Garver, ARDEC, 
Mike Quick, Engelhard

11-18-92EngelhardMetrics in R, D & E

Jack McGourty, Stevens, 
Archie McKellar, IBM

 

Our members always find interesting material to take back to their organizations—

"I am always amazed that I walk away with some new piece of information regardless of how brief the meeting..."  Jose Rodriguez, ISO

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