Howe School Alliance for Technology Management Conference, June 15

Nineteenth annual conference will focus on New Thinking for Today’s Leaders

9/20/2010

HOBOKEN, N.J. - The Howe School Alliance for Technology Management will present its 19 th annual conference, “New Thinking for Today’s Leaders,” on June 15, 2010. The conference will be held from 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. in the Babbio Center at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J.

The process of leadership is undergoing profound transformation, driven by the powerful forces that are re-shaping the business environment.   Among these forces are the shrinking of the world due to the revolution in communications; an increasingly virtual work environment; the increasing diversity of the workforce that has introduced a wide array of differing values, perspectives and expectations; the explosion of cross-cultural engagements as companies establish their services across vast geographic spaces -- all of which, among others, are overlaid on the most severe disruption to the world economy since the Great Depression.

Fortunately, significant advances in contemporary research and practice are providing new approaches to help forward-thinking leaders contend with the daunting challenges. The 19th Annual HSATM Conference will examine the practical implications of these developments for leaders at every level. The presentations will describe how the best leaders apply the new thinking, especially with regard to decision-making, strategy formulation, change, and transformation. Attendees will take away many practical insights into how leaders, at every level, should be thinking as they confront today’s complexities and uncertainties. The Conference will appeal to those leading organizations of all sizes and disciplines: operations, marketing, business development, project management, HR, technology – in short, to everyone concerned with leadership, at any level of the organization.

Scheduled presentations include:

“Leading Successful Change: Creating Competitive Advantage Instead of Chaos,” Dr. Kevin Peters, President, Strategic Partners Management Consulting Group.

“The New Role of Leaders in Managing Knowledge,” Jim Lee, Practice Leader, Knowledge Management Advisory Services, APQC(American Productivity and Quality Center),

“Leadership and the New Paradigm: Winning across Cultures,” Dr. Kirpal Singh, Director, Wee Kim Wee Center and Associate Professor of Literature & Creative Thinking, Singapore Management University.

“Lessons for Leaders: Driving Organizational Transformation under Pressure,” Tom Kielty, CEO, Aequus Technologies Corporation.

“Systems Thinking: A Powerful Approach to Organizational Leadership,” Tom Castaldi, Director of Science and Technology Programs, Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation.

“ Leading Successful Change: Creating Competitive Advantage Instead of Chaos,”Dr. Kevin Peters , President, Strategic Partners Management Consulting.

Click here to Download the conference brochure.

For more information about this conference, please contact Sharen Glennon at Sharen.Glennon@stevens.edu or 201-216-5381.

About The Howe School Alliance for Technology Management

The Howe School Alliance for Technology Management is a collaboration between business and academia which helps its partner organizations to better manage technology – in the broadest sense of the term – for strategic advantage. It transfers best practices through seminars, conferences, roundtable meetings, and publications. Alliance Partners have the opportunity to exchange ideas in a collegial environment with faculty and a network of professionals dealing with similar issues.

Since 1992 HSATM has addressed a very diverse group of topics including innovation, business process redesign, achieving radical breakthroughs, intellectual property management, processes for product conception, project management, stimulating creativity and many others.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/press.