Expert in Innovation Management, Strategy Development, Front End of Innovation Process & Stage Gate Training
Expert ID: 728653 Germany
These projects and initiatives have created more than USD 100 MM of new business and technology. In addition to business management, Expert has had roles in innovation best practices development and Stage Gate processes, project management, product development and in R&D. Expert is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
More recently, Expert has supported a number of start-up companies including a Vice Presidents role at an innovative, low cost, modular buildings provider in Istanbul, and as interim Strategy Advisor for an advanced membrane water recycling technology in Vienna.
Expert’s role is discovering untapped needs and using the “Outcome-Driven”, Front End of Innovation processes to create novel, sustainable, value-creating products and services, aligned with the organizations strategy. Expert is a strong proponent of Open Innovation and a member of the 5 major “Open Innovation” Communities, where he participates as an active Solution Provider.
Starting at the Front End of Innovation, Expert helps organizations discover the most valuable, strategic opportunities and then joins the team to develop the road map and ensure a Gate-based and robust implementation. To support the process, Expert has designed a novel Innovation program “Rapid Innovation” which offers organizations, best-in-class Front End of Innovation management frameworks and training solutions, supported through advanced information technology.
|Year: 2001||Degree: MBA||Subject: Marketing Management||Institution: City University, Frankfurt, Germany|
|Year: 1988||Degree: Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry (GRSC)||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, UK.|
|Year: 2004||Degree: Six Sigma Black Belt||Subject: Six Sigma||Institution: Corporate Training|
|Years: 2007 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department: Innovation||Responsibilities: Direct all activities of the company toward the fortune 500 companies|
|Years: 1985 to 2007||Employer: The Dow Chemical Company||Title: New Business Development||Department: Building and Construction||Responsibilities: Successful international management career in innovation management, new business development, marketing, research and development and technical support.
Responsible for ideation, development and launch of innovative new products across the globe.
|Years: 1979 to 1985||Employer: Shell Chemical UK||Title: Technician||Department: Research and Development||Responsibilities: Chemicals Analyst and Technologist for manufactured industrial chemicals.|
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|Expert's company has developed "Rapid Innovation" - a novel process and framework that delivers hands-on project expertise, innovation management tools and team training, directed to large and mid-size organizations. The Framework integrates all the elements of current innovation best practices from the Front End of Innovation, through Stage Gate development until product/service launch. Some elements of the framework include Strategy development, Discovery, Ideation, market and technology scouting, Outcome-Driven Voice of Customer, innovation readiness assessment, portfolio management and Stage Gate project development - all supported through a best-in-class innovation management I.T. system.|
|Dow Corning Corp, Owens Corning Corp, Milliken and Company, Dow Chemical Company.|
|Expert's company leverages best in class methodology to research and develop innovative products and services. They have improved classic tools to create new software, such as NewProductBlueprinting which helps clients develop a culture for creating novel insights on customers and markets. They use best practices as defined by PDMA to support their methodologies|
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|Tactical Innovation. Through hands-on support, expert's company gives teams the knowledge and tools to discover and define innovation opportunities. Together, they then implement it with the business teams. Underscoring this approach is the Rapid Innovation training program, which is designed specifically to meet the organizations needs.|
Fields of Expertise
building material development, chemical technology innovation, commercialization, field testing, foam testing, innovation, market development, new product development, new product development management, process, product, small business, stage gate process, technical skill training, voice of the customer, development process, chemical industry, development management, portfolio analysis, product invention, technology commercialization, strategic innovation, business innovation, fire resistance testing, small business, market assessment, market potential, technology trend, plastic product development, time-to-market, laminate material testing, integrated product team, ideation, moisture-resistance testing, proposal writing, product management, perceptual mapping, product testing, rapid product development, product improvement, product design variation reduction, incubator, corporate strategic planning, product development cycle time, technology innovation, new product market survey, new product design, integrated product development, material product development, technology transfer, new technology business value measurement, new product assessment, energy-efficient design, research and development, technology management, chemical product development, research, house of quality, marketing, testing, technical writing, research management, quality function deployment, management decision-making