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POMS Product Innovation and Technology Management (PITM) Mini Conference

October 31, 2015

Saturday, October 31 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Huntsman Hall, 2nd Floor, MBA Lounge

This event is co-sponsored by the Production and Operation Management Society and the Batten Institute, Darden School of Business.

The Product Innovation and Technology Management College of POMS will hold its bi-annual mini-conference at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 31st 2015. 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 practice and academia 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 Philadelphia.


11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. — Check-in and Boxed Lunch Pick-up

11:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m. — Welcome and Introductions

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Karl Ulrich
Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the CIBC Professor of Entrepreneurship and e-Commerce at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m

Ari Brooks
Director of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery and Director of the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital

1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. — Coffee Break

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Dan Levinthal
Reginald H. Jones Professor of Corporate Strategy and Department Chair (Management) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Robert Boland
Senior Manager, External Innovation R&D and IT at Johnson and Johnson

3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m. — Coffee Break

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. — PITM Best Student Paper Presentation and Award Ceremony

5:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. — Wrap up and Closing Remarks


  • Date: Saturday, October 31
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Event Organizers

  • Anant Mishra
  • Saikat Chaudhuri
  • Raul Chao