Archive for June, 2007

2007 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference – Milwaukee

June 12, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info

The fifth annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference is a road map for entrepreneurs. It offers hands-on training in the tactical strategies necessary to navigate the pitfalls and roadblocks of entrepreneurship. The agenda includes more than 20 panel discussions, a seminar for angel investors, the Governor’s Business Plan Awards, and more. Cheryl is a panelist on the topic of “Doing Business Abroad: Trends, Tips, and Taboos”. This event is held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee. Mark your calendar!

13th Annual Innovation Convergence: Innovation Immersion – Scottsdale, AZ

June 11, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info

Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Improve your organization’s innovation program to drastically advance capabilities, deliver value and obtain immediate results. Presenters include Cheryl Perkins, President of Innovation Edge; Arkadi Kuhlmann, Chairman, President and CEO of ING Direct; Chip Heath, co-author of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die; and Gunter Pauli, founder and Director of ZERI (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives), and Mary Cullinane, The Technology Architect, Microsoft School of the Future. Click to register.

Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) Conference

June 6, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info

Breakthrough Management Group’s (BMG) Chief Innovation Officer conference was held in Denver this year, giving aspiring CIOs a robust overview as well as a deep-dive into the processes, tools and culture needed to successfully shape innovation at today’s forward-thinking companies.

12th Annual PDMA/IIR Strategic & Operational Portfolio Management

June 4, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info

Attendees of this portfolio  executive forum learned how they can recognize strategic & operational inputs that drive theinnovation process to create long-term, sustainable capabilities.

CGT Growth and Innovation Forum – Miami

June 2, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info

Consumer Goods Technology is holding its 2nd annual Growth and Innovation Forum in Miami on Sept. 24-26.

Visionary leaders will gather for two days of networking, relationship building and insights from some of the world’s leading consumer goods executives and analysts around driving innovation and sparking creativity. The theme of this year’s CG Growth & Innovation Forum is The New Roadmap to Business Excellence.

The panel discussion will include Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain as well as Innovation leaders from Sara Lee, Johnson & Johnson, etc. and will be led by Cheryl Perkins, President Innovation Edge. They’ll be sharing their insights on how changes in leadership, culture, organization design, processes, metrics, incentives, capabilities, systems and tools can increase or slow down innovation and growth.

Burning Questions 2007: Leading for Innovation – London

June 1, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info

Burning questions 2007: Leading for Innovation (produced by Harvard Business School Publishing Group) will convene thought leaders and global executives for insightful discussions that bridge the theory and practice of innovation. These leaders will gather to discuss the most pressing issues and unanswered questions related to innovation. They desire to get past the buzz associated with innovation to focus on the practical, real-world factors that drive true innovation. They will focus on how to organize for innovation, the rewards, and the role of leaders in creating an environment and a culture that fosters innovation.

It will be held in London at Jumeirah Carlton Tower!

Cheryl Perkins delivers game-changing solutions to customers looking for an Edge on Innovation

June 1, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Press Releases

(Appleton, Wis.) June 1, 2007 — Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge and former Chief Innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark, is creating new strategic business opportunities for companies seeking a competitive advantage in delivering disruptive solutions.

As a thought leader in innovation and a creative catalyst in brand-building initiatives, Perkins brings her expertise to Innovationedge, a strategic innovation company she founded to lead companies to identify and transform insights, designs, technologies and capabilities into total solutions and new-to-the-world innovations.

Innovationedge is committed to giving clients the power of knowledge so they can be self-sufficient in applying innovation to improve the performance of their portfolios,” says Perkins, President of Innovationedge. “Through a patented holistic innovation model, Innovationedge helps executives define their strategy, develop strategic capabilities, design a winning org structure and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline.”

Additionally, the Innovationedge model gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business plans and aligning strategic corporate partnerships for commercialization.“Innovationedge gives those shaping today’s corporate innovation the ability to rethink their business processes and re-align their culture of innovation,” Perkins says. “We see our role as building and transferring strategic innovation to our clients and facilitating their use of creative and design tools to continuously improve their thought leadership and market performance.”