Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: Innovating Products Faster – 45 Ideas

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm          


This is a dinner meeting:

  • 6:00pm No-host Bar
  • 7:00pm Full Buffet Indian Dinner
  • 7:45pm Speaker

Parking is easiest at the shopping center south of W. Washington Ave., which is one-half block south of the restaurant.

This event is sold out – no more seats are available. If you have not already signed up, you will not be able to attend — even if you thought you could attend without purchasing dinner. We have no more room. Thank you.

Direct any questions to Brian Berg.

Talk Description

While managers often believe that it is not possible to innovate on a timeline, this is not true. This talk will discuss many of the 45 ideas for innovation that are described in the new book Innovate Products Faster, including the following:

  • a new product development system that values trust and leverages cultural changes
  • a process that eliminates reviews and substitutes check-ins
  • methods that draw from lean principles and agile software development
  • tools that map individuals on a grid that can help innovators navigate around internal politics
  • ways of prioritizing defects through the customer’s eyes
  • case studies of application of these methods

BONUS:
The talk will also cover the process used to write the book, an innovative 13-month process which used a virtual team from Egypt, the Philippines, Romania and the US who assisted with editing, design, graphics, cover art, indexing and marketing. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and speaker and co-author John Carter will do a book signing.


About the speaker, John Carter, TCGen, Inc.

John Carter is co-author of the new book Innovate Products Faster. He has been a CEO, CTO, company founder and inventor, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cirrus Logic. As Principal of TCGen, Inc., he has advised technology firms such as Apple, Cisco, Dolby Labs, HP, IBM, and Xerox on their strategy and operations.

John has raised private equity to successfully execute a rollup in the Consumer Electronics sector. He was the co-inventor of the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones, and shares the original patent with Dr. Bose.


Location: Turmeric Restaurant

141 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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