The first conference of POMS College of Product Innovation and Technology Management (PI&TM) was held at Boston University on May 2, 2006. This conference focused on issues at the interface between academia and practice, across four panel sessions:
- Product Portfolio Management
- Distributed Product Development
- Technology Commercialization & Startup Operations
- Process Improvement, Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning
Industry experiences were shared by speakers from firms such as IBM, P&G and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. These panel sessions were chaired by Christian Terwiesch (Wharton), Edward Anderson (Texas), Janice Carrillo (Florida) and Vish Krishnan (UC San Diego).
The PI&TM College also took this opportunity to confer distinguished fellowships upon Karl Ulrich (Wharton) and Steven Eppinger (MIT). Fellowship citations were read by Edward Anderson and plaques were presented by Cheryl Gaimon and Vish Krishnan (Co-Presidents for College of PI&TM, 2005-2006).
The next conference of the PI&TM College will follow the San Diego POMS conference in Spring 2008.