February 6-8, 2018Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA
2018 Event Content Schedule
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MD&M: Product Development Best Practices
Typical new product development relies on a Marketing function to identify customer needs and desired value, and on R&D to interpret that into a physical product or service that meets clinical requirements. Then Sales creates the demand for these products and sells them. But imagine if the entire Product Development team was tasked with generating customer demand!
Then the purpose of R&D would be to create customer awareness, interest, and value prior to product availability. The “sales pitch” that is created right before launch is now an input that defines the core value of what R&D produces. Priority would be placed on managing all elements that would make the product impossible to be ignored. Demand generation would drive all development activities. This process results in metrics and activities that measures the success by product demand prior to commercialization. This results in Design for Demand (D4D) Product Development.
In this workshop, you will learn to integrate value and demand into to the overall development process, not just your sales and marketing functions. You will leave with practical new tools and techniques for critical thinking, problem solving, and translating ideas into the reality of prolific desirable products.
Witness a performance of how to distinguish Innovation from plain old everyday ideation!
Workshop Agenda Schedule
9:15 – 9:30 Managing Reality to Create Demand and Deliver Innovative Products - Innovation 101 John Crombie, Vice President of R&D, ZSX Medical
9:30 – 10:00 The Wearable Artificial Kidney Story Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
10:00 – 10:15 Refreshment Break
10:15 – 11:15
The Magic and Innovation Connection John Crombie, Vice President of R&D, ZSX Medical
11:15 – 11:45 Magic and Innovation Activity John Crombie, Vice President of R&D, ZSX Medical
11:45 – 1:15 Networking Lunch
1:15 – 1:45 The Burn Patient Skin Regeneration Story Speaker TBD
1:45 – 2:30 Practical Design Controls A revealing look at some critical and overlooked gems in the FDA guidance documents. You will be surprised to find that you are most certainly not in compliance with this document, and that accounts for most of your struggles with innovation. John Crombie, Vice President of R&D, ZSX Medical
2:30 – 3:00 Intellectual Property Practical advice to assist Product Development professionals to better utilize IP experts. Speaker TBD
3:00 – 3:15 Refreshment Break
3:15 – 4:00 Fill your Toolbox John Crombie, Vice President of R&D, ZSX Medical