Innovation Management During and After a Pandemic

Commercial Strategies for Growth in Changing Economic Times

Innovation Management During and After a Pandemic

Speakers: Greg Geracie, Actuation Consulting; Oscar Acuña, Factum Partners
Moderator: Ernie Harris, BASIC Benefits

Originally presented: March 10, 2022
Watch time: 60 minutes

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Please join PDMA’s past President Ernie Harris as he moderates a discussion between Greg Geracia, CEO of Actuation Consulting in the United Stated and Oscar Acuña, Executive at Factum Partners in Mexico.  This panel will discuss the impacts of the pandemic on product and innovation management in terms of lessons learned and share insights on what is likely to be the new normal and what may return to the old normal.  We will combine the experience of two global consulting practices with the insights from the most recent Best Practices Survey data from the PDMA Research Foundation delivering a lively conversation and meaningful, data-driven insights.

Participants will get practical and actionable recommendations/tips on how they can succeed in a post-pandemic world and some idea of what the future holds.

About the Speakers/Moderator

Greg Geracie

Greg Geracie is a recognized thought leader in the field of product management and the CEO of Actuation Consulting, the world's leading product management consulting and training organization. Actuation Consulting is a global provider of product management consulting, training, and advisory services to many of world’s most well-known organizations.

Greg is the author of two global best sellers, Take Charge Product Management and The Guide to the Product Management and Marketing Body of Knowledge. You can learn more about Greg and Actuation Consulting at

Oscar Acuña

Oscar Acuña is partner at Factum Partners in the field of Innovation & Portfolio Management. Factum is Latam service and reseller partner for Planview and Brightidea. Oscar works with well-known organizations all over LATAM, connecting their business from ideas to impact, empowering teams, and building the future of connected work. He is President of the PDMA Mexican Affiliate and past VP LATAM.

Ernie HarrisErnie Harris is the President of BASIC Benefits, a national Third-Party Administrator for employee benefits.  BASIC provides employee benefits administration to tens of thousands of employers in the United States. As a past President of the PDMA Association and current Chair of the PDMA Research Foundation, Ernie has been at the center of global product and innovation management best practices. Ernie is a regular contributor to innovation, technology and employee benefits publications and events.  Currently, Ernie is co-editing the 3rd Edition of the PDMA Body of Knowledge.

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