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.

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

Business Plan Competition

To promote and inculcate the NPD Thinking among the graduating students, PDMA-India is launching this Business Plan competition. This 3-stage rigorous selection process will help the students not only to fine tune their skills in business plan development, but also in conceptualising products and services that efficiently and effectively meeting 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, USA
Dr. Saravana Kumar
Dr. Saravana KumarAssociate Professor, IIT Madras
Mr. Venkadesh Narayanan
Mr. Venkadesh NarayananPresident, PDMA-India
Mr. Sumant Sood
Mr. Sumant SoodHead–Innovation, Titan
Dr. K.Rajeshwari
Dr. K.RajeshwariAssociate Professor, GLIM
Dr. V.E.Annamalai
Dr. V.E.AnnamalaiHOD, SSN College
Mr. Clynton Almeida
Mr. Clynton AlmeidaCIO, Redington (India)
Mr. Vikram Sivaraman
Mr. Vikram SivaramanAssistant Vice-President, Fhyzics
Mr. Suresh Paul Antony
Mr. Suresh Paul AntonyChairperson, IIM, Trichy
Mr. Sathya Narayanan Kumar
Mr. Sathya Narayanan KumarPrincipal SA, Tech. Mahindra

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.

Showcase Your New Product Development Talent

Call For Speakers

PDMA-INDIA NPD Conference - 2018 features 20+ topics with 300 participants. PDMA-INDIA is the premier NPD Conference in India that addresses the real developmental needs of the new product development. Speakers can select one of the topics from the agenda which shall be in complete alignment with NPDP Body of Knowledge as laid out by PDMA and submit a one-page abstract (not exceeding 500 words) and their current CV. The decision of the conference committee is final and binding. There are few speaker slots available, please rush in your nominations to conferences@fhyzics.net or speak to the coordinator at 900-305-9000.

Platinum Sponsor

About Fhyzics

Fhyzics Business Consultants Private Limited is a leader in supply chain, new product development and business analysis consulting. Fhyzics is an International Channel Partner of APICS, USA and offers classroom training and end-to-end support to attain Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) credentials. To support supply chain skill development initiatives of corporates, Fhyzics has designed and developed 50+ one-day Executive Development Programs (EDPs).

Fhyzics also partnered with Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), USA; International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB), Germany and International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Canada. Other notable services from Fhyzics includes business plan, standard operating procedure, movie analysis and customer service enhancement.

Become A New Product Development Professional (NPDP)


Master the 7-Modules New Product Development Professional (NPDP) Body of Knowledge and attain the NPDP credential to standout as a NPD Professional both in terms of knowledge and accreditation from the NPD Global Advocate - PDMA, USA.

Conference Theme: NPD Capabilities for 2020 & Beyond

Conference Agenda

  1. Conference - 22 Dec
  2. NPDP Boot Camp - 23 Dec
  3. NPDP Training
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:35

09:35 - 09:45

Welcome Address

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

09:45 - 10:00

Inaugural Keynote Address

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

10:00 - 10:15

Speakers Slot

Slot Taken
10:15 - 10:30

PDMA - India Business Plan Competition

Presentation by Top 3 Teams
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:00

PDMA - India Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award Distribution

Acceptance Speech by Company Representative

11:15 - 11:30

NPD in an Entrepreneurial Company

Dr. K.Rajeshwari, Associate Professor,
Great Lakes Institute of Management, XLRI
Chennai Business School
11:30 - 11:45

Coffee/Tea Break

11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:15

Speakers Slot

Slot Taken
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00


14:30 - 14:45

Speaker Slot

Slot Taken

Coffee/Tea Break


Speaker Slot

Slot Taken

Speaker Slot

Slot Taken

Speaker Slot

Slot Taken

Speaker Slot

Slot Taken
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.

March 23, 24 & 25

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.

May 25, 26 & 27

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.

June 22, 23 & 24

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Early Bird - Till 28-March-2018
₹6000 /Person
  • A saving of ₹3500
  • 1 Day Pass
  • Lunch, Tea/Coffee & Snacks Included
  • 18% GST Applicable
Conference & Boot Camp
₹10000 /Person
  • A Saving of ₹6500
  • 2 Day Pass
  • Combined Benefits
  • 18% GST Applicable

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PDMA-India NPD Conference 2017 - Video

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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

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Phone Number:

+91 900-306-9000

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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.

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