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Name Mr. Soumen De
Designation EGM, Operational Excellence
General Motors Tech Centre India
Date & Time
Thursday 30th March 2017. 6.30 PM to 8 PM
Royal Orchid 47/1, Manipal Center,
Dickenson Road, Bangalore
The Art and Science of Innovation (and IP creation) for Project Managers

Innovation projects are different from regular projects as they tend to start with loosely defined, sometimes even ambiguous objectives that becomes clearer as the project proceeds.

The processes used are more experimental and exploratory and seldom follow strict linear guidelines. Here the innovation results are difficult or impossible to define. Still the project needs to remain time bound and create value including intellectual property for the organization. You put more processes you kill creativity and you put more creativity you risk running out of time.

This presentation will talk about what are the various, KPI, structures, processes, skill matrix and creativity piece that every Project Manager need to know to drive innovation in his or her organization.

Speaker's Profile

Soumen De, is an experienced leader, having a strong background in innovation management, technology development, warranty analytics , vehicles health management and telematics. He has BE (NIT) and MTech (IIT) in Electrical Engineering and MBA (IBS) as his educational background and has a work experience of over two decades.

Presently he is the EGM, Operational Excellence for GM International Quality and is responsible for developing strategies that will use multi variate data analytics to improve Cost of Quality (CoQ) across 8+ business units of GM International. He has Six Sigma Black belt from GM, Project Management Professional from PMI, USA and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence from ASQ ,USA. He is the recipient of prestigious Charles McCuen Award at GM, which recognizes excellence in driving innovation in the organization.

During his period at GE and GM Research Centers, he had successfully driven many innovation projects and has authored or co authored 20 patents (including filed and granted) in the area of data analytics He is also the Honorary Vice President at the PMI, Bangalore India Chapter responsible for driving project management in Karnataka.

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