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Product Realization Group: 2012 Symposium & BBQ

Product Realization Group

Friday, September 14, 2012 from 8:15 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)

Product Realization Group:  2012 Symposium & BBQ

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PRG: 2012 Symposium & BBQ   more info Ended $45.00 $3.47
PRG: 2012 Symposium & BBQ - Onsite   more info Ended $50.00 $3.74

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Silicon Valley's Premier Event


Product Realization: Discovery

  • Network with high technology industry professionals
  • Learn about the latest product lifecycle trends
  • Meet PRG members in an informal setting
  • Enjoying a delicious BBQ and great music
  • Receive a souvenir, made in the USA


Case Study - Discovering Agile Product Realization

Micah Bongberg, President & CEO, Annuvia

Learn how Annuvia...

  • Applied agile software concepts to a new hardware product
  • Successfully "pivoted" optics & regulatory strategies (lowered costs)
  • Utilized agile hardware "sprints" & rapid prototyping (saved time)
  • Leveraged outsourced services & local manufacturing (more flexibility)
  • Working sample available for viewing

Technical Panel Discussion

Agile Product Realization - Case Study

Moderator:  Eric Savitz, SF Bureau Chief, Forbes Magazine


  • 6 industry veterans spanning entire product lifecycle
  • Assigned NPI project manager & followed phase-gate process (more control)
  • Used concurrent engineering, & secured long lead parts early (saved time)
  • Scoped Minimum Viable Product (MVP) & employed Design for Excellence (DFX) (mitigated risk)
  • Learn how Agile Product Realization works from the Annuvia project participants


  • Bring your most pressing questions about developing high-technology products
  • Gain "real world" practical answers from diverse industry experts


 8:15-9:00am   Registration

 9:00-9:20am   Welcome Address

                           Speaker: Michael Keer, Founder & CEO, Product Realization Group

9:20-9:50am   Keynote Address - Discovering Agile Product Realization

                           Speaker: Micah Bongberg, President & CEO, Annuvia

9:50-10:00am  Break

10:00-11:00am  Technical Session – Agile Product Realization: Panel Discussion

                            Moderator: Eric Savitz, San Francisco Bureau Chief, Forbes Magazine

                              Panelist#1  Micah Bongberg, President & CEO, Annuvia


                              Panelist#2  Mike Keer, Founder and CEO, PRG

 (Services management)

                              Panelist#3  Mark Brinkerhoff, President, FusionDesign

 (Industrial / Mechanical development)

                              Panelist#4  Stuart Tyrrell, Director of Engineering, Voler Systems

  (Electronics / Software development)

                              Panelist#5  Shekar Reddy, Sr. Consultant, ACS

  (Operations / Supply Chain execution)

                              Panelist#6  Joe O'neil, President, Hunter Technologies

  (Fabrication / Manufacturing delivery)

11:00-1:30pm  Exhibitor Hours

12:00-1:30pm  BBQ Lunch and Networking - Deck and Garden Area

  1:00-1:30pm  Raffle Announcement - Garden Area

           1:30pm  Event Close

*All attendees will be eligible for raffle prizes…first prize is a Kindle Fire.

Note:  This agenda is subject to change

Have questions about Product Realization Group: 2012 Symposium & BBQ? Contact Product Realization Group

When & Where

Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel
1100 North Mathilda Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Friday, September 14, 2012 from 8:15 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)

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Product Realization Group

Product Realization Group is a consortium of Silicon Valley companies that can take your product from idea to scale.

One source for prototype design and build, cost-reducing insights, and scalable manufacturing. Go to market faster, for less money than do-it-yourself. Get a smoother launch and lower costs by 20%. Our 500 clients include medical device, consumer electronic, and high-technology start ups, SMBs, and large companies such as GoPro, EMC, and Intuitive Surgical.

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