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10 September, 2009 | (01 hr)

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As companies begin to adjust their plans in response to emerging signs of economic recovery, yet remain focused on cost control, leveraging partnerships is a good way to ramp up innovation and new product and solution development. Leading companies, exemplified by Procter & Gamble’s well-publicized "connect and develop" strategy, have made collaboration with partners and the extended enterprise a priority. This webcast will offer participants insights on best practices for leveraging alliances for collaborative innovation.

This webcast will discuss:

  • Why and how to build a reputation as a "partner of choice"
  • Avoiding pitfalls when innovating with alliance partners
  • Building trust in partner relationships
  • Understanding and managing risks of close collaboration


Sandra J. Coleman
Consulting & System Integrator Alliances, Global Program Operations Manager
Siemens PLM software (a division of Siemens)

Sandy Coleman is the Global Alliance Program and Operations Manager for Siemens PLM Software. She brings over fifteen years of strategic consulting experience, currently specializing in strategic alliances.

Sandy is responsible for the development of strategic plans and programs for world...Full Bio

Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan Hughes
Vantage Partners

Jonathan works with clients around the world to help them develop alliance strategies, design and implement formal alliance management programs and capabilities; and drive corporate transformation initiatives.? Jonathan has been published in a variety of leading journals including multiple articl...Full Bio

Christine Hess

Christine Hess (Moderator)
Program Director
The Conference Board

Christine is a marketing and business strategy researcher and conference producer. She is currently the program director for a number of Conference Board conferences and councils. While on staff at The conference Board, Christine was a director of international programs, responsible for the Asia ...Full Bio

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