Creating an Innovation Ecosystem
Effective Innovation can be attained through the creation of an Innovation Ecosystem. This Ecosystem is founded on the Principles of ConcurrencyTM and can be applied by anyone anywhere to fundamentally change how organizations Innovate with remarkable results. In this talk, Peter will explore the Principles and share examples of the results obtained by taking this holistic approach to Innovation.
Peter Fritz is currently Manufacturing Technology Manager for Automotive Aftermarket Division (AAD) of 3M. He joined 3M in 1984 as a Product Developer. Since that time, he has served in a variety of functional roles including ISO Manager, Six Sigma Manager, and Manufacturing Manager. He has been granted 9 patents in his 30 years with 3M.
In August of 2011, Peter was appointed to the role of Manufacturing Technology Manager for AAD. In this expanded capacity, Peter provides engineering resources and emerging technology support to all businesses within AAD. This includes developing Manufacturing Technology experts to address the breadth, depth and scope of this diverse business. He also manages the 3M Silicon Valley facility, which serves as a leading edge Pilot Plant for AAD to develop new-to-the-world Process Technologies.
Peter was elected by the Worldwide Board of Directors representing the Society of Concurrent Product Development (SCPD) to the position of President in 2006, and is now serving as Former President. He believes that Concurrency is The Guiding Principle of Innovation and attributes this as the foundation leading to many successful endeavors.
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