The Howe School Alliance for Technology Management at Stevens Announces Its 20th Annual Conference

Hoboken, NJ – The Howe School Alliance for Technology Management (HSATM) at Stevens Institute of Technology will host its 20th Annual Conference on June 7th. This year’s theme is Innovation in Today’s Networked World.

The Conference is designed to offer guidance to attendees on how their organizations can accelerate innovation by effectively addressing the challenges of collaborating across the distributed, global enterprise, while avoiding the potential pitfalls. The Conference will appeal to people working in R&D, marketing, business development, operations, project management, HR, technology – in short, to everyone concerned with creating value through the implementation of new knowledge and ideas.

"Continuing the tradition of our meaningful annual Conferences, the 2011 Conference will focus on a very timely issue, the impact of modern communication technologies on innovation,” states Lem Tarshis, Director of Management Technology Transfer for HSATM.  “I have every confidence that this Conference will rate amongst the highest in our 20-year history."

Social networking and the technologies that facilitate it have exploded in recent years. Increasingly, social software is being applied in enterprise settings, as organizations have recognized the significant impact that social networking applications can have on innovation – the creation of value through the implementation of new knowledge and ideas.

“Innovation has come to be recognized as one of the principal engines driving business and national growth.  It’s thus no surprise that over half the annual HSATM Conferences have dealt with various aspects of this subject,” said Larry Gastwirt, Director of the HSATM. “This year’s Conference explores the impact that the explosion in social networking – almost unheard of when our annual conferences began 20 years ago – is having on innovation.”

Topics that will be presented at the conference are:
•    Creating the Socially Synergistic Business, David R. Millen, Senior Research Scientist, IBM Watson Research Center and IBM Center for Social Software
•    Crowdsourcing Innovation, Jeffrey Nickerson, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Decision Technologies, Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens
•    Innovation in Today’s Socially Networked World, Kalyan S. Narayanan, Director, Head of eBusiness, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
•    Applying Social Networking to Promote Innovation in a “Traditional” Company, Michael Goodside, Director, Systems Engineering Division, ISO
•    OMG! Innovation’s Dying! WCWD (What Can We Do)? Steven A. Jacobs, President, High Performing Teams, Inc.

The Howe School Alliance for Technology Management (HSATM) is an informal alliance of business and government organizations under the auspices of the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology. Its mission is to help partner organizations better manage technology – in the broadest sense of the term – for strategic advantage. HSATM transfers best practices through its annual conferences, among other mechanisms.

For additional information and to register for the Conference, please visit the HSATM website.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, 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 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 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 and