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Thursday, March 17, 2016

CIMdata’s Dr. Suna Polat to Lead Special Session at the Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit

Event will take place on April 25-25, 2016, in Chicago Illinois.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 17 March 2016—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces that Dr. Suna Polat, Director, Collaborative Innovation & Social Product Development Consulting Practice, will lead a special session at the Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit, which takes place on April 25-26, in Chicago, Illinois.

Sustaining profitable business growth is difficult for established enterprises in today’s networked economy. Good ideas can emerge from anywhere, and the next big competitor could even be a start-up. Businesses are aware, and are desperately seeking out new strategies, tools, and technologies to cope with the accelerated innovation environment that has been created due to rapid advancements in technology. Many are also aware that they suffer from innovation inefficiencies due to disjointed processes, tools, data, and organizational silos, but are hesitant to try new approaches or invest in new solutions.

Dr. Polat’s session, “Strategies, and Solutions to Overcome Inefficiencies in Enterprise Innovation Management,” will provide an overview of a recent research study undertaken by CIMdata that defines an innovation solutions framework. The goal of the research was to address concerns about implementing Enterprise Innovation Management. By helping industrial companies become more familiar with enterprise innovation enabling technologies they will feel more prepared to invest in the next generation of solutions that are designed to increase their ability to innovate more effectively and sustainably.

 “In today’s globally networked economy, maintaining innovation and growth leadership is much harder than ever before. The competitive landscape is shifting constantly and established companies are finding themselves competing with yesterday’s start-ups. This accelerated innovation environment requires businesses to rethink their approach to innovation, and to re-evaluate their digital innovation platforms and connectivity across them,” stated Polat.

Dr. Polat has over 25 years of experience in technology development, product development, innovation management, implementation of strategic innovation capabilities—including modeling and simulation, open innovation, knowledge management, social technologies, social product development, and driving change and adoption. This wide range of expertise was gained through her career at Procter & Gamble, the development of her own consulting practice, and more recently her experience at CIMdata.

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