Mitch Beaumont is a Partner of Arthur D. Little (ADL), San Francisco, and leads ADL’s Technology & Information Management practice. He has over 25 years’ industry and consulting experience across medical technology, biotechnology, telecommunications, and consumer and industrial products. Mr. Beaumont is passionate about getting more value from R&D dollars and driving profitable growth by helping companies determine where to innovate, what to innovate, and how to innovate. He is an expert at building sustainable capabilities in innovation management, portfolio and product strategy, customer insight generation, and product development and management. Mr. Beaumont is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by APICS. He holds a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He can be reached at Beaumont.Mitch@adlittle.com.