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INFORMS PITM Mini-conference - Oct 21st, 2017

posted Sep 29, 2017, 7:28 AM by Operations Academia   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 7:29 AM ]

Dear Colleagues:


This is a friendly reminder regarding the PITM Mini-conference that will be held on October 21, 2017 (a day before INFORMS) at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. We hope you can join us for an exciting afternoon of talks by speakers from industry and academia that focus on innovation challenges in practice, academic research trends, and pedagogical insights. 


The detailed conference announcement is enclosed below along with a link to register for the conference.


We are looking forward to seeing you in Houston!


Best regards,


PITM Miniconference Committee

Anant Mishra (George Mason University), Morvarid Rahmani (Georgia Tech), David Peng (University of Houston), Joel Wooten (University of South Carolina), Jennifer Bailey (Babson College), Gulru Ozkan-Seely (University of Washington, Bothell).




2017 POMS College of Product Innovation and

Technology Management (PITM) Mini-conference


Date: Saturday, October 21st 2017

(Prior to the INFORMS Annual Meeting)


Co-Sponsored by

C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology


The POMS College of Product Innovation and Technology Management College will hold its bi-annual mini-conference at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston on Saturday, October 21st 2017. As in previous years, the mini-conference this year promises to be an intellectually stimulating event that will showcase leading-edge thinking and ideas from the world of academia and practice in the area of innovation. The mini-conference will immediately precede the INFORMS Annual Meeting. We plan to start the conference around noon to facilitate morning arrival in Houston. 


A link to register for the conference is enclosed below along with the list of confirmed speakers and events for the conference:


Innovation Challenges in Practice:

Practice Keynote: Dr. Firouz Naderi (NASA) has over 30+ years of experience in various technical and executive positions at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Mr. Mark Linesch (Hewlett Packard), Vice President of Strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise CTO Office and Labs


Academic Research and Trends:

Academic Keynote: Dr. Uday Karmakar is the Los Angeles Times Professor of Management and Policy at UCLA Anderson School of Management

PITM Best Student Paper Presentation and Award Ceremony


Pedagogy of Product and Project Management:

Dr. Nitin Joglekar is an Associate Professor and Dean's Faculty Fellow at the Questrom School of Business, Boston University.

Dr. Theodore Klastorin is the Burlington Northern/Burlington Resources Professor in Manufacturing Management at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Houston!