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Judith Zissman

Judith Zissman was Director of Marketing at Arena from 2004-2005, and continued working with Arena as part of her product strategy practice, where she consulted with startups and established companies in a variety of industries to develop and bring new products to market. She particularly enjoys projects with a focus on sustainable design, innovation and community development. Judith also works as a visual artisadministrator, and enjoys cooking, reading, and adventures with her son and their mischievous dog, Lyle.

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Hardware NPI: The Network Effect

One of the keys to our success at Arena is being at the center of the legendary ecosystem of Silicon Valley. This affords us — and many of our customers — the chance to literally rub shoulders with innovators and inventors at all stages of product development, design and…

Apr 3, 2013

Makers and Hardware Startups Connect Online

It’s hard to miss the fact that the world of hardware startups is red-hot right now — especially if you’ve been reading our blog. The recent SXSW Interactive conference, which historically focuses on social media and consumer software, had an enormous influx…

Mar 28, 2013

Have it your way

In preparation for the Spring ‘13 release of Arena BOMControl, we’re highlighting some of the ways that our customer feedback helps us drive product development. Today’s post showcases one of our most-requested features: “Custom Item Lifecycle Phases”. Companies have their own business processes and nomenclature for…

Mar 27, 2013

You spoke. We listened.

As we get ready for the Spring ’13 release of Arena BOMControl, we want to share a bit about our own product development processes and how we gather customer feedback to collect and prioritize features and functionalities within the application.

Mar 22, 2013

BOMControl on the go

Did you know? You can use Arena BOMControl on your phone or tablet! In today’s busy world, engineers and designers are not tied to a desk in an office. Your product development processes shouldn’t be either. …

Mar 1, 2013

Manufacturing Is Cool Again

Around this time last year, we offered some predictions for the year ahead in manufacturing. A favorite: Engineering majors are cool again. Turns out, we were pretty spot-on. And it’s not just at the student level — it’s…

Feb 5, 2013

Best Buy ‘Leaps forward’. Next Big Thing?

Every inventor hopes their great idea will hit it big, but the path from prototype to mass market is complex, and startup entrepreneurs need tools they can rely on to scale up quickly as their manufacturing needs evolve. Arena accelerates that process.

Jan 24, 2013