Archive for August, 2007

Pure Insight Webinar Series — Location: Your Desktop

August 23, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info, Events

Do you know how to deploy open innovation at your company? Do you know what leading companies have done to establish successful open innovation efforts? Cheryl Perkins and Innovationedge will team up with Mike Docherty of Venture2 to present this exciting Webinar series on Open Innovation. Join us online for our introductory presentation October 11  (11 a.m. Pacific Time; 2 p.m. Eastern Time) for this one-hour interactive seminar.By attending you will:

  • Learn the basic elements of Open Innovation and how it leads to sustainable growth through disruptive new ideas and products.
  • Increase your awareness of critical open innovation elements through multiple experiences, creating value for the targeted customers
  • Discover how to design and implement open innovation at your company
  • Be able to define for your company the benefits that open innovation can bring

 To register, log in at the Pure Insight Webinar page.   An Internet connection with a browser is required for the visual presentation. For the audio component, a separate phone line is required (toll-free numbers are made available for most countries).

The Front End of Innovation-Cincinnati

August 17, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info, Events

Those who successfully navigate the fuzzy front end of innovation give us many clues into what works and what doesn’t. Cheryl is the keynote speaker for this year’s Tri-State PDMA conference titled, “The Front End of Innovation.” The event is October 18 in Cincinnati. Cheryl shares her expertise on a strategic change formula that will enable the elements of innovation and foster a culture of creativity and forward-thinking initiatives. 
  
Joining Cheryl at the conference are innovation leaders from GE, Sunny Delight, Strategyn and Pretium, to name a few.

Tri-State Chapter is the third-largest PDMA chapter, and includes members from the Greater Cincinnati, Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana (including Indianapolis) and Northern Kentucky (including Lexington and Louisville).

For more information, check out the Tri-State Chapter’s Web site  .

PDMA-Wisconsin: The Intersection of Product Development with Competitive Intelligence-Madison

August 17, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info, Events

Join Cheryl Perkins for this one-day innovation workshop and panel discussion featuring innovation leaders from Motorola, Kimberly-Clark, Rockwell Collins Avionics, Viasys NeuroCare, Cardinal Health, Bou-matic and Applied Marketing Concepts.

The event will be held in Madison, Wisc., hosted by the Product Development & Management Association’s Wisconsin Chapter.

Topics include Business Intelligence and New Product Development, Working the Squares and Adding Value, Open Innovation and The Upper Hand of Innovation. To register, click here.

Jeff Lindsay Joins the Innovationedge Team

August 12, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Press Releases

(Appleton, Wis.) August 13, 2007 — Jeffrey D. Lindsay, Ph.D., a leading researcher and expert in Intellectual Asset law and strategy, is joining the Innovationedge team.  As Director of Solutions Development, Lindsay will work with inventors from all over the world to bring their new-to-the-world solutions to market including products, services and new business models. He will leverage his expertise to align the solutions and their intellectual assets to the strategic business goals of each inventor.
 
“I am very excited about Jeff joining the Innovationedge Team.  Jeff will play a key role as leader of our Solutions Development Team,” says Cheryl Perkins, President and Founder of Innovationedge.  “His background and experience will be invaluable as we work to expand our organization capability and broaden our market reach.  With his diverse technology exposure and creativity, he will be able to talk the language of inventors and help them know what to consider when protecting their ideas, while enabling them to transform their vision of their innovative solutions into a reality.”

Lindsay began his career as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology on the Georgia Tech Campus, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1993 and received several Best Paper awards for his research. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.  He currently chairs the BioProducts Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and has also chaired events for AIChE including RFID and smart packaging as well as serving as the Research Fellows Chair.  In his most recent role as a Corporate Patent Strategist and Senior Research Fellow at Kimberly-Clark, Lindsay developed and advanced the concept of “Disruptive Intellectual Asset Strategy,” where intellectual assets are used to overcome normal barriers to disruptive innovation. This breakthrough concept has been well received at international conferences.
 
About Innovationedge:
 
Innovationedge is a strategic innovation company founded by Cheryl Perkins to lead companies to identify and transform insights, designs, technologies and capabilities into total solutions and new-to-the-world innovations. The company breaks barriers to help executives define their strategy, develop capabilities, design a winning organizational structure and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline. Innovationedge also gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business propositions and creating strategic corporate partnerships that deliver commercial success.

Cheryl Perkins to Share Innovation Insights at Process for Innovation 2007 in Chicago

August 7, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Press Releases

 

 (Appleton, Wis.) August, 2007 —Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, is a featured speaker at the upcoming Process for Innovation 2007, to be held in Chicago August 21 and 22.  The event is hosted by IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Center). 

Cheryl is joined by innovation leaders from Motorola, Cargill, Humana, DaimlerChrysler to provide simple and structured approaches to innovation, as well as the methods required to deploy it across organizations.  The theme of this year’s event is, “Combining Creativity & Discipline for Systematic Solutions,” and is designed to give attendees a multitude of case studies on corporate innovation. 

“This is a valuable learning experience for those who are looking for insights into how to jumpstart innovation at their companies,” says Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, and former Chief innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. “I am looking forward to joining other leaders of innovation to share methods for aligning leadership around their innovation agenda, as well as how to foster creativity and extend the life of disruptive products and services.”   

Perkins will present a course on metrics that teaches attendees a strategic and disciplined approach that will enable them to create a family of innovation metrics for their maximum return on investment.  She’ll also lead a lunchtime roundtable discussion engaging executives on their use of metrics to measure innovation.  

For more information on Process for Innovation 2007, please check out the brochure, or register here.

More about Cheryl Perkins and Innovationedge:

With over 20 years experience directing growth and innovation, Cheryl Perkins is a thought leader in innovation and most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark.  As 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. The company breaks barriers to help executives define their strategy, develop strategic capabilities, design a winning org structure and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline.  

Additionally, the Innovation Edge model gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business plans and aligning strategic corporate partnerships for commercialization. 

More about IQPC: 

IQPC provides business executives around the world with tailored practical conferences, large scale events, topical seminars and in-house training programs, keeping them up-to-date with industry trends, technological developments and the regulatory landscape. The organization’s conferences are market leading “must attend” events for their respective industries.  IQPC produces more than 1,500 events annually around the world, and continues to grow. Founded in 1973, IQPC now has offices in major cities across six continents including: Berlin, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, and Toronto.

Amy Spreeman Director of Marketing Strategy and Public Relations
aspreeman@innovationedge.com
(920) 734-8562

Process for Innovation – Chicago

August 7, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info

Join Cheryl Perkins and other innovation leaders for Process for Innovation 2007, the first conference designed to provide a multitude of case studies on corporate innovation. The two-day conference provides attendees the simple and structured approaches to innovation, as well as the methods required to deploy it across organizations.

Cheryl joins executives from Motorola, Cargill, Humana, DaimlerChrysler and others.  Discounts are available for early registration, and Innovationedge site visitors can receive an additional 10 percent off the standard price by e-mailing conference organizers here.  

Innovationedge hosts “Chief Innovation Officer: Leading Your Company’s Growth and Innovation Initiatives”

August 1, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Press Releases

(Appleton, Wis.) August, 2007 — Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, is co-hosting the Chief Innovation Officer Conference in Denver, CO., Oct. 1-2, 2007. This year’s theme is Leading Your Company’s Growth and Innovation Initiatives.  The two-day interactive conference is designed for anyone leading the innovation charge at their company, and features emerging strategies, tools and techniques from some of the foremost thinkers in innovation today.  

“I am passionate about helping leaders take the guesswork out of innovation by designing a unique roadmap for their companies to build capability and deliver strategic innovation and growth,” says Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, and former Chief innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. “I firmly believe that knowing how to enable the right people, employ the right tools and identify the right projects to drive a successful innovation initiative will ultimately contribute to any organization’s sustainable growth and long-term success.” 

The comprehensive curriculum is designed around four core topics:
 
•    The Emerging Role of the CIO
•    Fostering an Innovative Company Culture
•    Establishing a Systematic Innovation Process
•    Accelerating Innovation in Your Organization
 

Perkins is co-hosting this second event with Breakthrough Management Group, coming off this year’s launch of the first CIO conference held April 30th – May 1st. Faculty for the upcoming CIO event in October includes Perkins along with co-host David Silverstein, President and CEO of BMG and author of the book, Insourcing Innovation, and Dr. Phil Samuel, Chief Innovation Officer for BMG. 

For more information on Chief Innovation Officer, please check out the course brochure, or go to BMG’s Web site to register.


About Cheryl Perkins and Innovationedge:

With over 20 years experience directing growth and innovation, Cheryl Perkins is a thought leader in innovation and most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark.  As 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. The company breaks barriers to help executives define their strategy, develop strategic capabilities, design a winning org structure and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline.
 Additionally, the Innovation Edge model gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business plans and aligning strategic corporate partnerships for commercialization.

About Breakthrough Management Group:BMG is the world’s leading provider of training and consulting for performance excellence.  Specializing in Lean, Six Sigma and Innovation, BMG works with leading companies around the globe to help “in-source” new capability and develop new core competencies. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Longmont, Colo., BMG has developed a loyal clientele that today exceeds 200 active businesses in industries as diverse as biotechnology, health care, finance, telecommunications, manufacturing and energy. BMG has offices in 12 countries and has more than 100 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.bmgi.com