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Cheryl Perkins receives “Excellence in Innovation Award” in Mumbai

February 15, 2008 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Press Releases

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Mumbai, India (February 15, 2008) — Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge and former Chief Innovation Officer of Kimberly-Clark has received the “Excellence in Innovation” Award in recognition of her innovative contribution and leadership. The ceremony honored Perkins as well as other industry leaders at the Asia Pacific Congress, “Indira India Innovation Summit,” in Mumbai India.

The two-day extravaganza attracts more than 60 countries and 900 delegates for knowledge sharing and to help CEOs, Innovation and HR professionals from various organizations to learn the latest trends. The highlight of the summit is the Global Excellence Awards ceremony.

“It’s an honor to receive this award that recognizes my leadership and contributions to innovation,” said Perkins. “It is especially gratifying to receive this honor in a country that consistently demonstrates passion and commitment for innovation.”

“Cheryl’s leadership and contribution to the field of Human Resources is well known, and the position she occupies in the fraternity is strategic and iconic,” said Tom Hilton, Global Chairman of the Asia Pacific Conference. “As a thinker and a doer, Cheryl is a role model and a believer in change.”

Perkins was also a featured speakerat the summit in Mumbai, and focused her presentation on fostering and promoting a culture of innovation to drive revenue and growth and deliver high impact, sustained innovation that successfully capitalizes on new markets and consumer expectations.

The first-ever Indira India Innovation Summit is sponsored by the Indira College of Engineering and Management (ICEM), Pune. The summit exposes academia to the world’s leading-edge innovation practices and to create a platform for intellectual exchange of ideas to drive future innovation in Industry. For more information, click here.

About the Indira College of Engineering and Management

With one of the finest infrastructures in the Mumbai region, ICEM’s residential campus spreads over 20 acres and comprising of modern hi-tech laboratories in a wi-fi computing environment. The learning philosophy of ICEM has a strong emphasis on application oriented learning, with an attempt to inculcate innovative thinking among the aspiring engineers of tomorrow.

About Innovationedge:
Innovationedge is a global strategic innovation consultancy based in Wisconsin. The team’s fearless champions of innovation break barriers to help executives define their business strategy, develop new capabilities, design a winning organizational structure, and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline of solutions and new-to-the-world innovations. The company also gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business propositions and creating strategic corporate partnerships that deliver commercial success. For more information, visit Innovationedge.com.

Fostering and Promoting a Culture of Innovation

The very nature of innovation demands all those involved to constantly be on the look out for the next big thing. But how do you identify it? How do you know it’s not just a fad? How can you ensure that innovation is at the heart of your corporate values?

Those are some of the questions I’ll be answering in a few days when I present at the Indira India Summit in Mumbai. The Indira India Innovation Summit is presented by the Indira College of Engineering and Management (ICEM), Pune.

ICEM has one of the finest infrastructures in the region, with the residential campus spread over 20 acres and comprising of modern hi-tech laboratories in a wi-fi computing environment. The learning philosophy of ICEM has a strong emphasis on application oriented learning, with an attempt to inculcate innovative thinking among the aspiring engineers of tomorrow.

The Indira India Innovation Summit exposes academia to the world’s leading-edge innovation practices and to create a platform for intellectual exchange of ideas, which would drive future innovation in Industry.
My topic is about fostering and promoting a culture of innovation to drive revenue and growth. Companies want to know how to deliver high impact, sustained innovation that successfully capitalizes on new markets and consumer expectations. I’m very excited to share the principles that cutting-edge leaders use to develop a culture of innovation.

I’ll also be focusing on another favorite area of mine: how to develop an Open Innovation platform for knowledge-sharing. India is one of those nations whose business leaders have a lot of great ideas for partnerships, and there is so much potential for future collaboration that global corporations haven’t yet tapped.