Mapping Solutions for Future Technology Needs

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Prof. Tugrul Daim

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Portland State University

On January 21st, 2015 Professor Tugrul Daim (Portland State University) will give a lecture on the topic: "Mapping Solutions for Future Technology Needs." The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

Abstract

In order to be successful in a time of rapid change, innovation, and shifting economies, companies and organizations within technology-based industries must be able to identify current and future technology needs, implement plans to meet those needs, and steer their research and development efforts in the direction that will help them best achieve their goals. One way to do this is by developing technology roadmaps (TRMs). There is no single definition of a TRM, but in general, a TRM is a tool for evaluating, planning, and decision making in industries in which technology plays a central role. A TRM assesses needs and indicates possible technological solutions to meet those needs. Organizations such as NASA, Europe’s Strategic Energy Technologies Information System, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), was well as companies such as Google, Intel, and Apple frequently employ teams of scientists, engineers, and technology managers to develop and implement TRMs. In the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Dr. Tugrul Daim and his Research Group on Sustainable Infrastructure and Technology Management are developing TRMs for organizations such as the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the Energy Trust of Oregon, EPRI, and other utilities around the country. Dr. Daim’s group consists of graduate and Ph. D. students with backgrounds in science and engineering; many have come from high-tech industries. Dr. Daim brings decades of experience and expertise in technology management, forecasting, energy policy, and computer and industrial engineering, among other fields to the group. The group’s focus is on industry sponsored projects. BPA is one such sponsor that has provided Dr. Daim funding to aid in the development of a Transmission Technology Roadmap.  

Biography

Tugrul Daim is a Professor and the Director of the PhD Program in the Department of Engineering and Technology Management at Portland State University. His research has been funded by US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and many other regional, national and international organizations. He has published over 200 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings. He edited more than 20 special issues in journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management and North American Editor of Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Prior to joining PSU, he had worked at Intel Corporation for over a decade in varying management roles. At Intel he managed product and technology development. Professor Daim has been consulting to several organizations in sectors ranging from energy to medical device manufacturing. He is also a visiting professor with the Northern Institute of Technology at Technical University of Hamburg, Harburg. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, MS in Engineering Management from Portland State University, and PhD in Systems Science: Engineering Management from Portland State University in Portland Oregon.Tugrul Daim is a Professor and the Director of the PhD Program in the Department of Engineering and Technology Management at Portland State University. His research has been funded by US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and many other regional, national and international organizations. He has published over 200 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings. He edited more than 20 special issues in journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management and North American Editor of Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Prior to joining PSU, he had worked at Intel Corporation for over a decade in varying management roles. At Intel he managed product and technology development. Professor Daim has been consulting to several organizations in sectors ranging from energy to medical device manufacturing. He is also a visiting professor with the Northern Institute of Technology at Technical University of Hamburg, Harburg. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, MS in Engineering Management from Portland State University, and PhD in Systems Science: Engineering Management from Portland State University in Portland Oregon.

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