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PDMA Learning and Networking Event -- Enabling Waves: How To See High Growth Opportunities

OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)
8305 Southwest Creekside Place
Beaverton, Oregon 97008, US (map)
Public WiFi

(Near the corner of Hall and SW Creekside Place. The 217 freeway can get congested at this time of day so allow some extra travel time)



“I see no more than you, but I have trained myself to notice what I see.” – Sherlock Holmes

The Oregon Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) invites you to its October Learning and Networking Event to explore the future.

What do VMWare, Illumina, and SolarWinds all have in common with Google, Apple, and Facebook? They are all high growth companies that saw into the future and took advantage of huge enabling waves of change in the marketplace when they were just ripples.

Please join us for an interactive discussion to examine not only the top enabling waves that our speakers have identified, but also offer you a framework and tools to not just see the future, but to create the future with confidence.

Some of the waves we’ll examine that are sure to be major elements of future product and services include:



Augmented reality

Social networking


And more…

We’ll then offer specific tools you can use to develop a strategy and plan for what do DO about the waves.

This session will be interactive in nature. In addition to presenting researched results, we’ll draw on the insights and opinions of the audience during a Q&A session to add greater depth and different perspectives to the findings.

A special thanks to the Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) for hosting this event.


Roger Hicks – Principal, Roger Hicks Consulting

Dorian Simpson – Managing Director, Planning Innovations

Date, Time, and Cost

Thursday, October 18, 2012

6:00 – 6:30pm Registration, refreshments and networking

6:30 – 8:00pm Presentation and Q&A

8:00 – 8:30pm Refreshments and networking

$20 on-line registration prior to the event

$25 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members.

Register at the Website above