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Failing Forward

September 13, 2017

Decision Quality for Everyday Significant Decisions – when DPs will not be present

June 21, 2017

Most decisions are being made without the direct support of Decision Professionals — at least at the time that these decisions are being considered. To bring DQ to such decisions, DQ skill has to reside in the Decision Makers and/or be embedded in the processes and tools that support the Decision Makers.

June 15, 2017: Webinar with Shawn Williams, Rogers Corporation

June 15, 2017

In this (free) webinar, Shawn Williams tells how he implemented a new discipline for product development and portfolio management within Rogers. As a result, the company reinvigorated its creativity and created a next-stage opportunity pipeline. Shawn will describe the role SmartOrg® played in Rogers’ portfolio management success.

Strategic Portfolio Decisions

September 16, 2016

David Matheson, President & CEO and Jim Matheson, Chairman & CFO of SmartOrg will be teaching at Stanford this fall.

14th Annual Front End of Innovation

May 10, 2016

The FEI 2016 curriculum is designed to help systematically tackle the innovation process – from ideation through execution – in order to capture immense innovation.

9th Pharma Resource Planning & Portfolio Management

March 09, 2016

The two day conference takes the delegation beyond the traditional approaches to project and portfolio management and puts them in touch with cutting edge strategies and methodologies that will prepare them to achieve a comprehensive and balanced portfolio.

Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation & Development

January 11, 2016

Join David Matheson and the SmartOrg team as David will be discussing with participants how dynamic portfolio management can help your innovation projects rocket to success in the marketplace in the “Improving the Odds of Winning in your Portfolio” session.

Back End of Innovation 2015

October 21, 2015

BEI: Back End of Innovation unites cross-industry leaders sharing challenges, lessons learned and best practices on commercializing new ideas and profitably executing your go to market innovation strategy.

FP&A Innovation Summit

February 18, 2015

Bridging finanical control, technology, strategy and performance. Join finance professionals for two days of cutting-edge finance learning and intimate, expert-led workshops.

Frost & Sullivan New Product Development & Marketing

January 12, 2015

Join the SmartOrg team at in a highly interactive session: The A-Z of Executive Buy-In: Building a Business Case for Multiple Stakeholders.

DA at 50: A Look Back, A Look Ahead

November 19, 2014

In this webinar, you will hear from three early pioneers of the discipline who will explore how things have changed over the past 50 years. They will discuss the evolution of the field of DA that has led to its organization-wide adoption at major corporate and government entities.

Product Innovation Management

October 18, 2014

PIM is an innovation event with a unique interactive format that provides attendees with actionable ideas, meaningful relationships and turnkey tools to immediately drive impact.

Strategic Decision Risk Management course & certificate

September 08, 2014

Learn about the Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM) process for making strategic resource allocation and portfolio decisions.

Six Critical Principles of Strategic Portfolio Management

August 13, 2014

Learn about the six critical principles that drive the value of your portfolio in this free webinar.

Back End of Innovation

October 06, 2014

BEI is 100% focused on the execution of innovation. It takes you through the three critical areas that will determine the success of failure of an idea.

Frost & Sullivan GIL 2014 Silicon Valley

September 15, 2014

The promise of innovation is high and it is exciting to work on. But in many companies, innovation is under-delivering on the promise. Learn more at the Growth, Innovation and Leadership event.

FP&A High-Tech Summit

April 08, 2014

Financial forecasting & planning within the high-tech industry is no easy task in today’s economic environment. Due to the importance of investment in R&D and sales & marketing for high-tech companies, a huge amount of capital is required in advance.

Innovate Carolina

April 25, 2014

This year the focus will be on Building Your Career Toolkit: Innovative Paths for Innovative Product Development and David Matheson will lead the track on Portfolio Management.

Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation Summit

February 19, 2014

Over 200 finance leaders will attend this flagship financial forecasting & planning summit, so they can share the innovations that are driving the performance of their finance teams and forge lasting partnerships.

2014 Decision Analysis Affinity Group (DAAG) conference

March 26, 2014

DAAG focuses on and unites practitioners in DA application and implementation in industries ranging from Pharmaceuticals, to Military, to Oil and Gas, to Manufacturing and High Tech.

INFORMS Conference

March 30, 2014

SmartOrg CFO Jim Matheson will speak at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R. It is the must-make event of the year if you work in the analytics, operations research or, management science fields or want to know how these time-proven applications and processes can improve your business’s bottom line.

Innovation in New Product Development and Marketing

January 12, 2014

Attend this unbeatable opportunity to brainstorm with fellow innovators, technologists, and product development and marketing executives in the nation’s leading organizations.

Embedded Decision Analysis

December 10, 2013

Why is Decision Analysis not as prevalent as accounting? One reason is that the Decision Analysis community is preventing the rapid spread of Decision Analysis principles with its emphasis on the traditional consulting approach.

Back End of Innovation

November 18, 2013

Back End of Innovation is a conference focused on the execution of innovation strategy. It’s where the entire innovation process comes to life – from leadership & organizational structure, to optimizing the idea portfolio, to process and strategy, to commercializing new ideas, ultimately driving bottom line profitability.

Product Innovation Management Conference (PDMA PIM)

October 26, 2013

The ultimate summit for product developers will be in Phoenix, Arizona October 26th through 30th, 2013. Join the best and brightest innovators to gather insights on the latest research and proven strategies to help you tackle your toughest innovation problems in today’s constrained business environment.

Putting Portfolio Best Practices to the Test

July 17, 2013

SmartOrg is participating in this upcoming Virtual Think Tank produced by Frost and Sullivan.

Decision Analysis = Decision Engineering

March 20, 2013

Jim Matheson will introduce the mindset needed and the tools available for Decision Engineering in various decision settings, and show how the role of the Decision Analyst has evolved since its inception in the 1960s.

DAAG 2013 Conference

April 11, 2013

SmartOrg is pleased to announce our Associate Somik Raha will be co-chairing the session “What Does “Decision Analytics” Mean for Decision Analysts?” at this year’s DAAG conference!

CoDev 2013 Conference

February 11, 2013

Don Creswell, Co-Founder of SmartOrg, will be attending CoDev 2013.

PDMA Product Innovation Management (PIM)

October 20, 2012

Gain the latest insights into effective product development practices, network with industry leaders in the field and discover supplier resources for successful new product development and management.

Managing Innovation from Ideation to a Scalable Business – Lessons from the Real World

August 16, 2012

Hundreds of approaches to innovation have emerged, many with limited success. What has worked? What has not? Why have business leaders been disappointed with ideation? Why have many companies failed to realize the promise of innovation?

GIL 2012: Silicon Valley The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership

September 09, 2012

Visionary Innovation, the kind that drives real new growth and not just incremental results, is too easily crushed by traditional approaches to New Product Development, common practices for balancing short and long term, and conventional wisdom about what it takes to reach business success.

Principles of Good Strategic Portfolio Management

July 18, 2012

Strategic portfolio management differs greatly from “operational” portfolio management, basically concentrating on selecting the best projects to develop and prioritizing allocation of resources on producing the highest possible economic value throughout the development process.

Bringing Agility to Business Development – webinar

June 14, 2012

How could you quickly and systematically discover, prioritize and clearly communicate the business case upstream to secure the R&D funding that your team needs, and downstream to inform development priorities? What if you had a process that promotes discovery and truthful communication, and brings people across different functions together to deliver breakthrough innovation?

Fire Up Cross-Company Breakthrough Innovation

April 26, 2012

Frost & Sullivan will highlight Co-Innovation, featuring Rich Duncombe of Hewlett-Packard in an hour-long webcast with SmartOrg. Learn how your organization can stimulate innovation by joining forces with others outside your industry.

Navigating the Perilous Waters of New Product Development: Invest or Not?

March 15, 2012

Making the case for investment in your new product idea is a pretty challenging task – especially when there is uncertainty about market size, price, share and other factors that will affect your projections. In this webcast, we will follow a team as it seeks support for a radical innovation: a solar tea kettle.

Taking PPM to the Next Level: First in a Series – Valued-Based Project Selection

February 16, 2012

How do you select and manage portfolio value when things are risky and uncertain? The challenge: too many projects compete for limited resources. How do you select the best ones in which to invest? How do you allocate resources throughout development to feed winners and eliminate losers?

April 25, 2017, webinar: Portfolio Management Evolution, with Julia Reznick, Teva Pharmaceutical

April 25, 2017

CFO Rising East Summit

March 11, 2015

CFOs are now expected to make strategic judgements on acquiring companies, and critical decisions on the outsourcing of back office functions and transformative projects. This summit will address all the challenges facing a modern CFO and the opportunities they have to lead their organizations.

Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL 2013:Silicon Valley)

September 08, 2013

Join us and dozens of your colleagues for this high energy, rollercoaster ride of new ideas with immediate impact and an unbeatable opportunity to make connections you would not have had the chance to otherwise.

Taking PPM to the Next Level: Second in a Series

May 23, 2012

The second in a series of webcasts featuring Advanced PPM: adding economic and risk/uncertainty evaluation to project and portfolio management systems.

Pipeline 2012 – an online conference for Innovative Product Development

May 10, 2012

Innovation and new product development are risky. 40% to 75% of new products fail. You can improve the odds of winning using the tools of Advanced PPM — taking project and portfolio evaluation beyond scoring rules, questionnaires and other subjective methods. Learn how during this briefing by Don Creswell, co-founder of SmartOrg Inc., a leading provider of value-based management software.

Formulation with Portfolio Navigator

April 27, 2012

2nd Annual Life Science Chief Executive Officer Forum

February 02, 2012

Meet with SmartOrg executives as they facilitate a highly interactive session where you will learn about best practices in creating corporate portfolios. You will have the opportunity to deconstruct these practices and determine how to implement them in your company.

Probability Elicitation and Calibration in a R&D Portfolio (Webinar)

November 16, 2011

Society of Decision Professionals presents this FREE webinar with Jay Andersen as your presenter and David Matheson as the moderator.

SAP Portfolio and Project Management 2011 (Conference)

November 02, 2011

Meet us in Chicago where we will demonstrate Advanced PPM software – an SAP-certified integration of Portfolio Navigator® and PPM 5.0 that enables companies to optimize the economic value of R&D, NPD and Innovation.

35th Product Innovation Management (Conference)

November 02, 2011

Join SmartOrg President and CEO, David Matheson, at his full day interactive lab with your PDMA collegues! Play

GIL 2011: Silicon Valley The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership (Conference)

September 12, 2011

Join SmartOrg’s CEO in another valuable, entertaining and interactive session to help propel your company into a winning future!

Pipeline 2011 (Virtual Conference)

August 31, 2011

This virtual meeting is now available ON DEMAND for experts and colleagues to promote the knowledge and practices of innovation, product development, and product portfolio management.

7th Annual Global Innovations in New Product Development and Market Strategy 2011: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange (Conference)

June 12, 2011

Does your innovation focus remain mainly an 18 month horizon? As cycles accelerate, is the flow of innovation in your company sufficient to address business needs, and drive market share and profitability?

FEI 2011: Front End of Innovation (Conference)

May 16, 2011

Join industry leaders from SmartOrg, Cisco, Dell, W.L. Gore and other innovative companies at FEI. David Matheson will present “Innovations in Innovation Management.”

SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual (Conference)

May 15, 2011

Don Creswell, SmartOrg co-founder, will show the PPM Optimization Workbench™, the first system to fully integrate strategic and operational portfolio management.

Frost & Sullivan MindXchange: 16th Annual Medical Devices MindXchange (Conference)

March 13, 2011

More than 100 seasoned executives in the medical devices industry, led by SmartOrg’s David Matheson and other experts, exchanged ideas as they explored the massive forces expected to shift the landscape of the industry.

PDMA: HP Economic-Value Process Drives Innovation (Webcast Replay)

March 10, 2011

Rich Duncombe, Innovation Catalyst at Hewlett-Packard, describes how HP used economic-value analysis to identify 30 business opportunities, which enabled the company to launch 15 new businesses – 70% of which involved disruptive innovation.

PDMA: Creating $2 Billion in Portfolio Value (Webcast Replay)

February 10, 2011

Ken Edwardsson, Global Leader of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at Dow AgroSciences reveals how, working with SmartOrg, the company implemented a global portfolio management process and software that helped create some $2 billion added portfolio value.

PDMA: Series on Portfolio Management — Part 3 — Case Study

November 01, 2010

Frost & Sullivan MindXchange: Global Innovations in New Product Development (Conference)

September 10, 2010

Executives from a dozen industries met at a Frost & Sullivan MindXchange to assess the state of innovation in 2010. You will find the results controversial as well as stimulating as you plan your innovation efforts.

SAP: Customer Value Network (Conference)

June 15, 2010

SmartOrg® introduced the PPM Optimization Workbench™ that integrates SAP Project/Portfolio Management software (PPM 5.0) with SmartOrg Portfolio Navigator® to provide complete strategic and tactical project/portfolio management within a single system.

Resource Planning Summit 2010 (Conference)

June 10, 2010

Zen and the Science of Portfolio Decision Making

Frost & Sullivan MindXchange: 34th Annual Global Product Innovation Management (Conference)

June 10, 2010

PDMA: Series on Portfolio Management (Webcast Replay) — part 1 — Principles

January 10, 2010

Learn the principles of strategic portfolio management, portfolio simulation and how to put it all together in 3 hours!

Frost & Sullivan: Growth, Innovation & Leadership 2009 (Conference)

September 15, 2009

SAP and PlatinumDB: PLM (Conference)

June 23, 2009

Frost & Sullivan MindXchange: Innovations in New Product & Marketing (Conference)

June 07, 2009

SAP and PlatinumDB: Portfolio Value Optimization: A Winning Approach in Uncertain Times (Webinar Replay)

June 04, 2009

Frost & Sullivan: Optimizing Project and Portfolio Value in Uncertain Times: When to Hold ‘em and When to Fold ‘em (Webinar Replay)

May 21, 2009

In this replay of a Frost & Sullivan eBroadcast, you will learn how companies have created exceptional value when faced with the challenges posed by the economic downturn.

Management Roundtable: Product Portfolio Management: Controlling Risk Exposure while Maximizing Profit Potential (Webinar Replay)

May 21, 2009

A two-day intensive Management Roundtable course focused on how to optimize project and portfolio value by managing uncertainty, identifying and prioritizing high-value projects, and allocating scarce resources.

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Back End of Innovation

Join SmartOrg, innovation executives, managers and marketing leaders to share challenges, lessons learned, and best practices to solve your innovation issues.

October 22, 2017


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