4th Annual R&D Process Excellence Summit
01-02

June 2017

Spain

Barcelona

Hotel Novotel Barcelona City

Avenida Diagonal 201, 08018

About Summit

This year the Vonlanthen Group of Companies will be presenting a conference that includes a multitude of different subjects within the field of R&D, to address maintaining optimal performance and innovation in a rapidly-changing environment. We will be discussing how we maintain openness, without leaving ourselves exposed in R&D cooperative activities: The art of roadmapping to construct a strategic and pragmatic approach to R&D development and using our portfolio to maximise and accelerate projects from start to finish; and new techniques for...

This year the Vonlanthen Group of Companies will be presenting a conference that includes a multitude of different subjects within the field of R&D, to address maintaining optimal performance and innovation in a rapidly-changing environment. We will be discussing how we maintain openness, without leaving ourselves exposed in R&D cooperative activities: The art of roadmapping to construct a strategic and pragmatic approach to R&D development and using our portfolio to maximise and accelerate projects from start to finish; and new techniques for meeting R&D metric objectives despite declining productivity. Our panel will be addressing these critical issues and much more over the two days to drive new concepts and new ways of thinking among a consortium of different companies and people in the field of R&D.

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Who Should Attend

Directors, VPs, Managers and Department Heads specialising in:

  • R&D
  • R&D Cooperation
  • Innovation Management
  • Project Controlling
  • Performance Measurement
  • Business Planning
  • Corporate Development
  • Finance
  • Marketing / Strategic Marketing
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Research Centre
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • R&D Controlling
  • R&D Technology Innovation
  • Innovation Excellence
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Product Development
  • Accounting
  • Business Development
  • Investment and Financial Planning
  • Open Innovation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Master Black Belt
Key Practical Learning Points of the Summit

Examining success and failure stories in R&D efficiency
Leveraging uncertainty and dynamic capabilities for R&D projects
Innovative approaches for improving existing processes
The role of sustainability within R&D
Tools and technologies to drive strategic innovation
R&D metrics, KPIs and control of success
Harmonising R&D portfolio management
The human side of radical innovation
Design thinking, creativity, and innovation culture
Fostering and monitoring open innovation efforts
Speakers
Paul Coelen

Senior Director R&D and Business Process Management

Philips Lighting

Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Altmann

Senior Manager - Strategic Innovation Management

BASF

Alessandro Zedda

Vice President of R&D

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Dr. Lazos Filippidis

Head of CoE R&D Railway Signalling Products, Computers and Platforms

Siemens

Dr. Claudia Hundeiker

Corporate Director R&D Oral Care, Skin Care, Advanced Research & Fragrance Coordination

Henkel Beauty Care

Dr. Wim van der Meer

Director Programmes R&D

Tata Steel

Pree Kolari

Senior Director, Design Strategy and Research

eBay

Lionel Schilli

Head of Research Project Management Office

Philip Morris International

Michal Dunaj

R&D Director of T-Labs Europe

T-Labs, Telekom Innovation Laboratories

Dr. Aljoscha Michael Flohr

Innovation & IP Manager

Roche

Dr. Sven Schimpf

Researcher / Consultant Strategic Technology and R&D Management

Fraunhofer IAO

Johan Sanders

VP Global R&D Innovation and Category Management

Dawn Foods

Dr. Filippo Larceri

Innovation Master Black Belt

Clariant

Dr. Elias Boletis

Director Propulsion R&D

Wartsila

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