Technology Management Continuum

The Technology Management Continuum aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on the latest developments in the field of technology, technology management and innovation. The continuum provides exposure to the students to leverage upon their strong technical background and facilitate the transfer of technical expertise into innovations that impact the competitive market place. The Technology Management Continuum explores myriad aspects across sectors, by initiating discussions on issues at the forefront of the industry. Each Continuum consists of a series of events centered on a particular theme. Eminent speakers from industry and students of management and engineering institutes converge for a daylong event consisting of a lecture series followed by a panel discussion.

Technology Management Continuum 2012

Technology Management Continuum 2012 will be organized on the 4th of August, 2012 with a theme reflecting the current trends and challenges faced by the industry. The Continuum will consist of a series of lectures followed by a panel discussion centred on the theme: 

THE ESSENTIAL ADVANTAGE: TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT ACCELERATING THE PACE OF INNOVATION

Strategy plays an imperative and irreplaceable role to succeed in business. To succeed in today’s maturing business environment, the trick lies in how companies’ seamlessly integrate their Innovation Strategy with their Business Strategy. However, not surprisingly, most companies today are saddled with a poor alignment and have admitted that their innovation strategy is not well aligned to their company’s overall strategy. Issues of this gap have long been of great concern to both corporate executives and companies.

The solution as we see it lies in the Management of Technology. Using Technology and Management of Technology as critical resources, companies can bridge this alignment gap while gaining the Essential Advantage in the marketplace. The main motive of Technology Management Continuum 2012 stands to highlight the importance of Management of Technology and how companies today integrate Innovation to their Business Strategies. The more tightly a company’s innovation strategy, business strategy, and culture are interwoven, the more its innovation efforts is likely to translate into superior marketplace results and long-term financial performance.

Underlying Themes

Listed below are the some of the suggestive and non-restrictive sub-themes for discussions:

  • CREATING ADVANTAGED PRODUCTS & SERVICES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
  • INNOVATION STRATEGY IN A KNOWLEDGE BASED ECONOMY
  •  FOSTERING AN ECOSYSTEM TO NURTURE HI-TECH GLOBAL PRODUCT COMPANIES FROM INDIA
  • TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AS A STRATEGY TO SURVIVE IN A RED OCEAN MARKET
  • IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS AND RETAIN SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH SERVICE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
  • SUSTAINING A CULTURE THAT NURTURES INNOVATION
  • THE CHANGING NATURE OF INNOVATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
  • ACCESSING EXTERNAL INNOVATION CAPABILITY - A LOOK INTO THE ROLE OF A CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

Panel Discussion

The panel discussion brings forth, the views and learning of eminent business leaders and academia on the theme of:

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS IN HIGH TECHNOLOGY MARKETS AND INDUSTRIES

Players in high technology markets today are under constant pressure from customers, competitors and investors to innovate and accelerate revenue growth. These technology companies will need to redefine themselves both internally, as a part of developing a significantly more open and inclusive environment, and externally to favor a broad ecosystem through partnerships and collaborations. Most successful innovative companies appear to have a “secret to success” recipe that makes them stand out and different from their peers. The panel discussion will mainly revolve around how companies today can avoid pitfalls in their technology approach by identifying certain critical success factors within their industry.


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