Archive for September, 2007

Global Innovation Exchange 2007 – Your Computer!

September 20, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Event Info, Events

Learn the latest in global innovation best practices – entirely from your computer!  The Global Innovation Exchange 2007 virtual conference is a groundbreaking online event focused on collaboratively sharing and diffusing innovation insights, strategies and next practices from around the world.  Learn about emerging innovation models, tools and approaches from leading experts from Johnson & Johnson, the Center, Denmark, and numerous other organizations from the US, Europe, India and the Middle East.  For more information or to register, visit http://www.innovation-point.com/GIE2007/index.htm.

Cheryl Perkins to share how Open Innovation bridges product development with competitive intelligence at Madison conference

September 16, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Press Releases

 

For Immediate Release

 

(Madison, Wis.) September 17, 2007 — Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge and former Chief Innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark will share her Open Innovation expertise at the upcoming PDMA/SCIP conference in Madison, Wis., titled, Product Development and the Role that Competitive & Market Knowledge Can Play in Product Innovation.” 

“Open-source business models and collaborative approaches to innovation and business growth are a must-have in today’s changing global economy,” said Perkins, Founder and president of Innovationedge. “Attendees will learn new strategies, processes and tools for creating stronger interdependencies with the right partners.”

Perkins will be joined by executives from Motorola, Kimberly-Clark, Rockwell Collins Avionics, Applied Marketing Concepts, Aurora WDC and Bou-Matic, for a full day of dynamic presentations and a panel discussion of innovation experts.   The event is Thursday, September 19 at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Chapter of PDMA (Product Development & Management Association) and SCIP (Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals).  

For more information or to register, visit the Wisconsin PDMA Web Site.

About Cheryl Perkins and 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. For more information, visit www.innovationedge.com

About PDMA 

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. The PDMA provides resources for professional development, information, collaboration and promotion of new product development and management. The Wisconsin chapter was established by a team of professionals and relies on the volunteer work of its members. Contact  www.pdma.org  for more information.

About SCIP

The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) is the only global not-for-profit membership organization for everyone involved with the development and use of competitive intelligence. SCIP’s mission is to enhance the success of its members through leadership, education, advocacy and networking. For more, visit www.scip.org  

Media contact:

Amy Spreeman
Marketing Strategy and Communications
Innovationedge920-734-8562

aspreeman@innovationedge.com

Cheryl Perkins to facilitate Innovation-Driven Growth forum at Consumer Goods Technology conference in Miami

September 10, 2007 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Press Releases

(Miami) September 2007 — How are successful corporations sparking innovation and driving growth? On September 25, Innovationedge Founder and President Cheryl Perkins brings together a panel of industry experts for “Innovation-Driven Growth,” an exciting sharing of insights on how some of the world’s leading consumer goods executives reshaped innovation and transformed their businesses to create value and deliver sustainable-growth innovation.

The discussion takes place during the 2nd Annual Consumer Goods Technology Growth and Innovation Forum in Miami. The theme of this year’s two-day event is The New Roadmap to Business Excellence.

“Top corporations know the key to forward-moving, sustainable solutions, and these visionary leaders will share how they are now better able to deliver new products to market,” said Perkins, Founder and president of Innovationedge and former Chief Innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark. “Forum attendees will benefit from these insightful perspectives on how changes in leadership, culture, organization design, processes, metrics, incentives, capabilities, systems and tools can increase or slow down innovation and growth.”

The panel discussion will include Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain experts as well as innovation leaders from Sara Lee, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Services and Anheuser-Busch. A globally-recognized innovation champion herself, Perkins helps guide client companies to redesign their ambiguous corporate culture and organizational structure.

“Many companies struggle with how to change their corporate culture in a way that stimulates strategic innovation,” Perkins said. “But as these panelists know, every person within each business sector has a role in driving innovation. These experts will define the different roles for executive teams, middle management and individuals.”

About Consumer Goods Technology

CGT provides consumer goods executives with actionable insight, benchmark analysis and peer-to-peer networking—through integrated media—in order to help them improve business performance.  Consumer Goods Technology serves a targeted audience of over 25,000 senior-level business and technology executives in the various segments that comprise the consumer goods market, from traditional packaged goods firms to cutting edge consumer electronic firms. 

About Cheryl Perkins and 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.For more information, visit www.innovationedge.com, or contact:

Amy Spreeman
Marketing Strategy and Communications
Innovationedge
920-734-8562

aspreeman@innovationedge.com