Open Innovation: Ecosystem Approach for Product Development

Sponsored by: Flextronics

Focused on:

  • Rapid
  • Product
  • Development
  • Accelerating
  • Innovation

Date: 11 September


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Reduce time to market by leveraging qualified technologies and design resources

Traditionally, product and technology companies have relied solely on internal resources and expertise for product development needs. However as systems become more complex and require integration of multiple technologies, they realize it is more advantageous to focus on their core technology and leverage validated supporting technologies that can be seamlessly integrated for a complete solution.

Similarly sources of state of the art supporting technologies, such as design firms, universities, startups and government research labs, need a partner that can validate their technologies for various product applications and industries.

The webinar will focus on an Open Innovation approach enabled by the supply chain partner which addresses both of these needs. It provides a mechanism to reduce the risk of incorporating disruptive or supporting technology by qualifying these technologies through trusted centers of expertise. In addition, the Open Innovation approach can reduce time to market by verifying interoperability and seamless integration of these qualified technologies for the specific product application.

You will also learn about use cases and strategies to help improve new product introduction, product reliability, as well as benefit from underlying component cost savings from the supply chain partner.

If you are responsible for product development, design and engineering, business operations, or advanced manufacturing this webinar will provide you with actionable strategies to improve time to market and profitability.

Presented by

Anita Ganti,

Vice President – Innovation Services / Design and Engineering

Anita is the VP of Global Technology, Products and Markets in charge of driving Flextronics' global technology roadmap and various breakthrough innovation initiatives in our design centers globally and specifically in our Silicon Valley Shared Innovation Labs. She has a proven track record of identifying emerging technology trends, building strong teams, running large engineering operations, and growing successful product lines and divisions while consistently delivering innovative products to markets. Prior to joining Flextronics in 2013, Anita was the General Manager and Business Unit head of the Precision Signal Path Division at Texas instruments where she built and led a team of Product Line Managers, and engineering teams, including Design, Applications, Product Definition, Test and Quality Assurance, across multiple geographical locations, including 7 design and application centers in the USA, Europe, India and China. Prior to Texas Instruments, Anita held various business and technology leadership roles, at National Semiconductor and Maxim integrated. Anita has a BSEE from VJTI Mumbai, MSEE from Virginia Tech and an Executive MBA from Stanford University.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Improve product line profitability, market reach and competitiveness with a supply chain platform.
  • Enhance solution time to market, interoperability, and reliability with productized solutions.
  • Gain an understanding of best practices for developing an innovation ecosystem and supporting facilities
  • Learn from real business transformation examples and customer success stories.


  • Directors or Managers of:
  • Product Design
  • Product Management
  • Product Development
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Operations
  • Manufacturing