Overcoming the Innovation and Strategic Business Alignment Disconnect

Ann Arbor, Mich.May 2, 2014CIMdata, Inc., a global product lifecycle management (PLM) strategic management consulting and research firm, announced that Stan Przybylinski, the vice president of research, will take part in a webinar sponsored by Sopheon on how to overcome the innovation and strategic business alignment disconnect. This presentation will focus on the problems faced by companies seeking to connect innovation investments with strategic business objectives.

Insights from a recent CIMdata study with industry practitioners will be provided. The webinar will be of interest to those involved in the strategic planning process, and those who are responsible for the innovation of products, services, processes or infrastructure to support strategic business goals.

“Innovation is central to the strategy of many companies,” said Przybylinski. “Common practice is to use a strategic planning process to go from vision to mission to strategy. Depending on the industry, the approach necessary to meet strategic innovation objectives will vary.”  

Przybylinski has over 30 years of experience in the development of business-enabling information technology (IT) solutions for research, engineering and manufacturing organizations worldwide. He has worked in research and development, marketing, and communications with both Fortune 100 companies and small organizations.

Webinar attendees will learn answers to the following questions:

  • How should companies assess and plan their actions to meet corporate strategic objectives?
  • Which initiatives in product, services, processes or infrastructure innovations should be approved?
  • How do you balance portfolio and project investments between line extensions, new-to-the-market products and risky ventures?

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. EDT/4 p.m. BST. To learn more and register, please visit: http://innovation-mgmt.sopheon.com/Innovation-Business-Alignment_CIMdata.html.

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