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October 2014
Tuesday, 21st
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6:00pm-7:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 201

Rod is responsible for overall company operations and long-term strategic direction. Prior to Spredfast, Rod guided Lombardi Software from an early start-up into a global leader in BPM solutions acquired by IBM in 2010. Prior to joining Lombardi, Rod served as CEO of Mediaprise, Inc., a brand asset management software company; SVP Sales and Marketing for pcOrder.com, a pioneer in e-commerce software and internet content services; and as General Manager at Mentor Graphics Corporation. Rod earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and an MBA from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management. He serves on the board of Bypass Lane and the Austin Technology Council and is a mentor for TechStars Austin.

Tuesday, 28th
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6:00pm-7:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

For more information about the speaker, please visit the Herb Kelleher Center's Speaker Series web page.

November 2014
Friday, 14th
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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 2.120
Pingyang Gao will present a paper.
Wednesday, 19th
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 203

Innovation of new products drives competitive advantage across industries. Generating ideas is the first step. Closing the gap between idea generation and product commercialization is a complex blend of vision, business savvy, experimentation, failure, and success.

The cost of developing new products is challenging traditional business approaches to product development. Increasingly, partnerships between industry and academic institutions/startups are driving new technologies to the marketplace. In 2009, more than 60% of Merck’s revenues could be attributed to alliance products and patents.

The landscape for successfully developing new products continues to require business strategy as well as a culture of innovation and creativity. Cost constraints, regulations, and competitive pressure are compelling companies to rethink how to be nimble in a new environment. Partnerships and collaborations between industry and academia are overcoming these challenges and providing a new competitive advantage for emerging technologies.


Friday, 21st
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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 2.120
Jeff Hales will present a paper.
December 2014
Friday, 5th
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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 2.120
Jason Brown will present a paper.
January 2015
Tuesday, 20th
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All Day
January 20 is the first day of on-campus recruiting. This date is also the first day of classes for the spring semester.
Friday, 23rd
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2:00pm-3:15pm, TBD
Wayne Landsman will present a paper.
March 2015
Friday, 27th
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2:00pm-3:15pm, TBD
Steve Glover will present a paper.
April 2015
Friday, 17th
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2:00pm-3:15pm, TBD
Panos Patatoukas will present a paper.