Dr. Jay Paap is President of Paap Associates, and is one of Management Roundtable’s most highly rated instructors. He serves on the Executive Education faculty of the MIT Sloan School and has taught in executive programs for the Industrial Relations Center (Caltech), the Haas School (Berkeley), and a wide variety of professional and commercial executive workshops globally. He is a Fellow of The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and a PDMA Certified New Product Development Professional. Jay received his Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management with concentrations in technology management and organization change.
Jay has over forty-five years experience in innovation and technology management, including consulting and speaking assignments with over 350 firms in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. His clients include both government and commercial firms from such diverse industries as automotive, computers, electronics, energy, food processing, biotech, pharmaceuticals, oil, telecommunications, consumer products, aerospace, chemicals, defense, and various government agencies and Federal Labs.
Jay received the Maurice Holland Award from the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) for the best article published in Research Technology Management: Anticipating Disruptive Innovation. The CEB (Corporate Executive Board) selected the Timken roadmapping process as a best practice. Their writeup Timken’s Goal Validation Roadmaps cites Jay’s CFTP Landscaping Mapping process as one of the key building blocks of the Timken approach.
Jay is our technology management and innovation ‘guru.’ He teaches our top rated workshops on Product & Strategy Roadmapping and Technology Scouting as well as customized in-house sessions. He receives rave reviews for his workshops and has helped numerous companies advance their new product and platform development efforts and achieve strategic corporate goals. Here’s a sampling of what people say:
“Absolutely the best workshop I’ve ever attended! Jay kept the course relevant and moving/engaging. P.S. I don’t give ‘5’s’ very often!” Mickey Noonan, VP Global Product Excellence, Stryker Instruments
“This course provides an excellent summary of R&D and product development risk assessment and management that we will use immediately. The content is very relevant for senior managers at technology companies, especially the insight into the decision making process. The instructor is energetic and engaging, and was very effective in driving the class.”
David Turner, Managing Director, Fibers Division,Techmer PM
“The program is well organized and excellently delivered. The scope of the course surpassed my expectations with a mix of Jay’s abundant and real business examples.”
Demis Desta, PMP, Head of North America LTE Go to Market Program, Nokia Siemens Networks
“Excellent instructor! Keeps everyone engaged in the topic, providing a wealth of information and useful, real-life stories. The case studies were highly applicable, as well as the templates provided. I found the course to be very valuable and I find myself using it as a reference on a regular basis.”
Steven Eng, Program Manager, General Dynamics
Expertise Product and strategy roadmapping, technology scouting, competitive intelligence, open innovation, corporate venturing, alliances, organizational alignment. He provides an integrated approach to creating the innovative environment in which to grow your businesses and position your company for the future.
Anticipating Disruptive Innovation (Maurice Holland Award Winner) – An overview of the “Dynamics of Innovation” model outlining the three situations in which technology substitution occur. Disruptions, it is argued, occur not by technology change but by firms ignoring shifts in customer needs and other drivers. Published in ‘Research Technology Management’, September 2004.
** Updated** Customer Focused Technology Planning: An Overview – Summary of planning process using cross functional teams to link technical investments to customer needs. Used as a teaching note for the two day executive program: “Product and Technology Roadmapping for Future Growth” Updated June 2016.
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