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The Howe School Alliance for Technology Management at Stevens Announces its 21st Annual Conference

Hoboken, N.J. – The Howe School Alliance for Technology Management (HSATM) at Stevens Institute of Technology will host its 21st Annual Conference on June 21. This year’s theme is Novel Approaches to Innovation.

The conference will examine creative new techniques that leading organizations are adopting to transform their approach to innovation, compressing timeframes and enriching outcomes.  Attendees will come away with guidance on new tools their organizations can use to accelerate innovation. The Conference will appeal to people working in R&D, marketing, business development, operations, project management, customer service, 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 2012 Conference will focus on novel ideas and methods being employed to revolutionize the processes and methods of 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 21-year history."

“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, Executive Director of the HSATM. “This year’s Conference explores the changes to corporate philosophy and transparency and the effect that it is having on innovation. Organizations need to continue to question existing reality to achieve greater innovation.”

Topics, and speakers, that will be presented at the conference are:

  • Innovations on the Theme of Innovation, Anthony Le Storti, Senior Associate, Howe School Alliance for Technology Management and Principal, Ideatects.
  • Innovating in the Social Enterprise:  New Ways to Make Everyone an Innovator, Mary M. Keough, Manager, CIO Lab Innovation Communities, IBM, and Ryan J. Hutton, Program Mgr., Technology Adoption Program, CIO Lab, IBM
  • Success Strategies for Business Model Innovation Outside the Core, Peter Koen, Associate Professor, Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • The New Now in Innovation: Interpreting Socio-Cultural Events and Forecasting Trends to Create the Future, Mikel Cirkus, Global Director, Conceptual Design Group, Firmenich

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,

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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