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Planview and CIMdata Webinar to Introduce New Enterprise Innovation Management Framework

Experts to discuss research-based model to help brands drive new, differentiated products to market quickly

AUSTIN, Texas – February 19, 2016

Product innovation suffers from inefficiencies brought on by disjointed processes, systems and data. During a webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 24, CIMdata® and Planview® will introduce a new model for Enterprise Innovation Management (EIM) that can address these concerns. Using the framework, companies can better understand the innovation landscape as it relates to potential challenges and the software tools and processes that can help bring awareness to these pain points.

Webinar Title

Innovation: A Cautionary Tale of Fragmented Processes and Systems


The world of product innovation is transforming. Networked economies and the rise of digital technologies have increased product complexity while demand and competition have forced innovation cycles to compress. Suna Polat, director of collaborative innovation and social development consulting practice at CIMdata, and Carrie Nauyalis, innovation and NPD solution evangelist at Planview, will examine these issues. They will draw on research from CIMdata and a series of interviews with innovation executives from companies such as Electrolux, Givaudan, GOJO Industries, Henkel, Honeywell and Procter & Gamble to discuss:

  • Current challenges leaders face that introduce risk into their innovation portfolio
  • A new, research-based framework for addressing the challenges in EIM
  • Best practices on marrying innovation strategy and execution


Carrie Nauyalis, Innovation and NPD Solution Evangelist for Planview Inc.: Nauyalis is an active speaker, MBA guest lecturer, blogger and vlogger on all things innovation and product portfolio management. She has held various positions including global consulting and product management for 18 years at Planview. In her current position, she acts as an industry subject matter expert, establishing partnerships to ensure customers get the greatest ROI out of their Planview investment. She also works to define Planview’s go-to-market strategy for product development, and delivers enhancement ideas into Planview product management based on market trends.

Suna Polat, Ph.D., Director of Collaborative Innovation and Social Product Development Consulting Practice for CIMdata: Polat has over 23 years of experience in technology and product development, innovation management and the implementation of strategic innovation capabilities through her career at Procter & Gamble and with her own consulting practice. Prior to joining CIMdata, Polat developed expertise with transport phenomena and computer-aided engineering modeling in academia and spent over 21 years at P&G. Her current interests include methods to assess the state of connectivity and collaboration in large organizations and networks and the effect of organizational culture on innovation output.

Date and Time

Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST


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Social Media

Follow the conversation on Twitter at @Planview(Planview on Twitter)@PDPMprincess(Carrie Nauyalis on Twitter) and @SPOH(Suna Polat on Twitter) and use the hashtags #CIMdata and #EIM.


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