IIT-Madras, December 22 & 23, 2018

Why Attend?

What to Expect from Conference

NPD Body of Knowledge

NPD Body of Knowledge

Speakers topics are fully aligned with NPD BoK developed by PDMA, USA.
NPD Best Practices

NPD Best Practices

You will carry back 50+ ready to implement NPD best practices to your organisation.
Case Studies

Case Studies

Sessions filled with learning from NPD successes in different domains will reinforce your understanding.


You will know, meet and exchange ideas with NPD practitioners from across India.

Conference Highlights

Learn Global Best Practices from 20+ Experts

Boot Camp on NPDP Body of Knowledge

Network and Interact with 200+ NPD Practitioners

Participation Certificate from IIT-Madras & PDMA-India

Get a Roadmap to Become NPDP Certified

NPD Case Studies and Quiz

IIT Madras and Fhyzics Jointly Present

PDMA-INDIA NPD Conference 2018

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and Fhyzics Business Consultants are jointly conducting the PDMA-India NPD Conference on December 22nd, 2018 at IIT Madras. The theme of this year's New Product Development Conference is 'Risks and Rewards in NPD'.

Benchmark Your NPD Practices

Outstanding Corporate Innovator Awards

PDMA-India Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) award is to recognise the best organisations in product and innovation in the Indian geography. Going through the OCI award process will help your organisation to introspect and benchmark your standing in NPD maturity.

Showcase Your NPD & Business Acumen

Product Innovation Competition

To promote and inculcate the NPD Thinking among the graduating students, PDMA-India is launching this Product Innovation competition. This 3-stage rigorous selection process will help the students not only to fine tune their skills in Product Innovation development, but also to conceptualize products and services that efficiently and effectively meets the customer need or problem. Click here to download the A4 Poster for your college notice board.

Revolutionizing the NPD World

Visionary Speakers

Dr. Aruna Shekar
Dr. Aruna ShekarVP-Asia Pacific, PDMA, USAClick here
Dr. K.Rajeshwari
Dr. K.RajeshwariAssociate Professor, GLIMClick here
Mr. Sathya Narayanan Kumar
Mr. Sathya Narayanan KumarPrincipal SA, Tech. MahindraClick here
Mr. Manibaalan
Mr. ManibaalanBusiness Consultant, FhyzicsClick here
Mr. Ram Jawahar
Mr. Ram JawaharPatents & Designs, Govt. of IndiaClick here
Mr. Sumant Sood
Mr. Sumant SoodHead–Innovation, TitanClick here
M/s. Meenakshi Narayanan
M/s. Meenakshi NarayananHead - R&D, CavinKare Pvt. Ltd.Click here
Mr. Ravi Govindarajan
Mr. Ravi GovindarajanMD, Teems IndiaClick here
Mr. Venkadesh Narayanan
Mr. Venkadesh NarayananPresident, PDMA-IndiaClick here
Mr. Mohan Kumar Subramani
Mr. Mohan Kumar SubramaniHead of Rapid Prototyping, WiproClick here
Dr. Saravana Kumar
Dr. Saravana KumarAssociate Professor, IIT MadrasClick here
Mr. Vikram Sivaraman
Mr. Vikram SivaramanAssistant Vice-President, FhyzicsClick here

Global Advocate in NPD & Innovation


The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is a global community whose skills, expertise and experience power the most recognised and respected innovative companies in the world. PDMA's members include product development and management practitioners, academics and service providers in a variety of industries and knowledge areas, including new product process, strategy innovation, market research, tools & metrics, organisational issues and portfolio management.

Since 1976, PDMA is the only organisation that focuses on the unique set of integrated activities involved in the full lifecycle of product development and management, including innovation. PDMA also distributes the annual Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award, the only innovation award which recognised sustained qualifiable business results from new products and services.

NPD Practioners From Across India

Participating Companies

Amara Raja Group
Amrita University
Amtex Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Asara Equipment
Ashok Leyland
Bell Printers Pvt. Ltd.
Britannia Industries
Crust & Crumb
Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Dover Corporation
Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd.
Great Lakes Institute of Management
Hanon automotive systems India Pvt. Ltd.
HCL Technologies
Herman Miller Furniture India
Hexagon Nutrition
IIT Madras
Indian Institute of Management, Trichy
Intellectual Property India
Jeppiaar Engineering College
LT Foods
Manna Foods
Massey University, New Zealand
Mahendra Engineering College
Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India.
Murugappa Group
OBO Bettermann India Pvt. Ltd.
Polyhose India Pvt. Ltd.
QUAD42 Media Pvt. Ltd.
R. STAHL Pvt. Ltd.
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
Ramco System
Redington (India) Limited
Renault Nissan Technology
Royal Dutch Shell
Saveetha University
Scantech Laser Pvt. Ltd.
Sharadha Terry Products Limited
SSN College of Engineering
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Motors Limited
Tech Mahindra
Teems India Towerlines Pvt. Ltd.
Titan Company
Twintech Academy
Vajra Group of Company
Vels University
V-Guard Industries Ltd
VIVID Infotech Software Solutions
Weatherford International
Wendt India
Wipro Technologies

Platinum Sponsor

About Fhyzics

Fhyzics Business Consultants Private Limited is a leader in New Product Development, Supply Chain Management, Business Analysis and Business Consulting. Fhyzics is a Registered Education Provider of Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), USA offers both classroom and online training programs to attain New Product Development (NPD) Certification. To support NPD skill development initiatives of corporates, Fhyzics has designed and developed 50+ one-day Executive Development Programs (EDPs).

Fhyzics is also an International Channel Partner of APICS, USA; Registered Education Provider of IREB, Germany and Endorsed Education Provider of IIBA, Canada. Fhyzics represents the above organisations in Indian geography and offers CSCP, CPIM, CLTD, CPRE, ECBA, CCBA and CBAP certification trainings. Fhyzics’ other notable services include Business Plan, Standard Operating Procedure and Movie Analysis.

Become A New Product Development Professional (NPDP)


New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certification offered by PDMA, USA is considered as a gold standard within the NPD Community. By going through the certification process, one can master the 7-Modules of NPDP Body of Knowledge published by PDMA, USA. The seven modules are Strategy; Portfolio Management; New Products Process; Culture, Organisation and Teams; Tools & Metrics; Market Research and Life-Cycle Management. Click here to access the NPDP Body of Knowledge.

Conference Theme: Risks and Rewards in NPD

Conference Agenda

  1. Conference - 22 Dec
  2. NPDP Boot Camp - 23 Dec
  3. NPDP Training
09:00 - 09:30
09:45 - 10:00

Welcome Address

Venkadesh Narayanan, NPDP / President, PDMA-India
Principal Consultant, Fhyzics Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Registered Education Provider of PDMA, USA
10:00 - 10:20

Inaugural Keynote Address

Dr. Aruna Shekar, VP-Asia Pacific, PDMA, USA
Senior Lecturer, Massey University, New Zealand
10:20 - 10:40

Stage-Gate Process: Mitigating NPD Risks

Dr. Saravana Kumar
Associate Professor, IIT Madras
10:40 - 11:00

Build for Change

Mr. Sathya Narayanan Kumar
Principal SA, Tech. Mahindra
11:00 - 11:20

NPD in an Entrepreneurial Company

Dr. K.Rajeshwari, Associate Professor,
Great Lakes Institute of Management, XLRI
Chennai Business School
11:20 - 11:30

Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 - 11:45

About NPDP Certification Overview

Mr. Manibaalan, Business Consultant,
Fhyzics Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Registered Education Provider of PDMA, USA
11:45 - 12:05

Establishing NPD Culture in Your Organisation

M/s. Meenakshi Narayanan
Head - R&D, CavinKare Pvt. Ltd.
12:05 - 12:25
12:25 - 12:45

Organization Sustainability and Growth: NPD Way

M/s. Akanksha Jaiswal
IIT, Research Scholar
12:45 - 01:05

NPD Case Study - One

Mr. Mohan Kumar Subramani
Head of Rapid Prototyping, Wipro
01:05 - 02:00


02:00 - 02:20

Quiz on New Product Development and Innovation

Mr. Vikram Sivaraman
Assistant Vice-President, Fhyzics
02:20 - 02:40

My Experience with New Product Development

Mr. Ravi Govindarajan
MD, Teems India
03:00 - 03:20
03:20 - 03:30

Coffee/Tea Break


Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents

Mr. Ram Jawahar
Patents & Designs, Govt. of India

Idea Generation Techniques and Methods

Mr. Sumant Sood, Head–Innovation, Titan
9:00 - 09:30

NPD Body of Knowledge, NPDP Certification, Preparation Materials, Examination and Recertification

Venkadesh Narayanan, NPDP / President, PDMA-India
Principal Consultant, Fhyzics Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Registered Education Provider of PDMA, USA
9:00 - 10:00

NPD Strategy

Venkadesh Narayanan, NPDP / President, PDMA-India
10:00 - 10:30

New Products Process

Venkadesh Narayanan, NPDP / President, PDMA-India
10:30 - 11:00

Market Research

Venkadesh Narayanan, NPDP / President, PDMA-India
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:45

Tools and Metrics

Venkadesh Narayanan, NPDP / President, PDMA-India
11:45 - 12:15

Culture, Organization and Teams

Vikram Sivaraman / Vice President (Training), PDMA-India
12:15 - 12:45

Life Cycle Management

Vikram Sivaraman / Vice President (Training), PDMA-India
12:45 - 13:15

Portfolio Management

Vikram Sivaraman / Vice President (Training), PDMA-India

NPDP Certification Training

Venkadesh Narayanan / President, PDMA-India,
Vikram Sivaraman / Vice-President, PDMA-India,
Fhyzics Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Registered Education Provider of PDMA, USA.

February 01, 02 & 03, 2019

NPDP Certification Training

Venkadesh Narayanan / President, PDMA-India,
Vikram Sivaraman / Vice-President, PDMA-India,
Fhyzics Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Registered Education Provider of PDMA, USA.

March 01, 02 & 03, 2019

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₹2999 /Person
  • This rate is valid till Dec 13
  • 1 Day Pass - Dec 22
  • Delegate Kit
  • Regular Fee of 3999.
Note: 18% GST Applicable on the above indicated conference fee, which includes Delegate Kit, Lunch and Coffee/Tea.

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₹6499 /Person
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  • 2 Day Pass - Dec 22 & 23
  • Delegate Kit + Training
  • Regular Fee of 8999.

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Group discounts are available for delegates of five and above.If you are interested, contact us at support@fhyzics.net for more information.

A Guidebook for Training and Certification

Product Development and Management Body of Knowledge

Commence your NPDP preparation and become certified. Product Development and Management Body of Knowledge, Compiled by Mr. Allan M. Anderson, PhD, NPDP is a must to read text to attain the NPDP Certification.

Where to find us

Venue & Info

Venue Details

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one among the foremost institutes of national importance for its contribution in technological innovations and NPD.


Indian Institute of Technology [IIT]-Madras Campus, IC&SR Hall, Chennai

Email Address:


Phone Number:

+91 900-304-9000

Join the Global Community of NPD Professionals

Become a Member of PDMA

Avail the special membership pricing offered by PDMA, USA exclusively for the Indian geography. Available only for limited time!


The conference venue is centrally located and can be easily reached through air, road and rail. Please click here for more details.


Plenty of options to stay nearby the conference venue ranging from budget to luxury hotels.  Please click here for more details.


Lots of places to see in and around Chennai. Two day stay will help you to cover the key spots.  Please click here for more details.