Learn the parallel nature of assessing and validating technical assumptions about the technology and assessing and validating buying assumptions about customers. Both are needed and should be done in parallel in order to avoid unnecessary delay and cost in finding the proper product/market fit. This presentation will go over the basics of Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) and “the Lean Startup” with Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
Jim O'Sullivan is a retired offshore energy executive with over four decades experience contributing to the evolution of the industry through technology innovation and management, project and line management, commercial and marketing strategy, and mentorship/coaching in all the above areas. Lateral thinker bringing innovation to strategic planning and creating new business opportunities, particularly for marine related businesses. Earned BS Mechanical Engineering at NC State University, MS Ocean Engineering at MIT, Professional Engineering Degree in Ocean Engineering jointly awarded by MIT and WHOI, and MBA from Rice University.