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Future of Wipes

November 20, 2008 mperkins No Comments » Event Info, Events

Join Cheryl at IntertechPira’s 3rd annual Future of Wipes Conference. Here Cheryl will be keynoting “Don’t Be Left Behind: Partnering Delivers Disruptive Innovation”.  This conference offers a new and updated program that will get you all the information you need about the current market for wipes in the US and abroad, new innovations for manufacturing technologies and much more!

Cheryl Perkins of Innovationedge to give keynote address at The Future of Wipes Conference in Atlanta

November 12, 2008 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Press Releases

Neenah, Wis., (November 12, 2008) Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, a global strategic innovation consultancy based in Wisconsin, will be speaking at The Future of Wipes Conference, sponsored by IntertechPira, a subsidiary of Pira International. The conference will be held from December 10-11, 2008, at the Doubletree Atlanta Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta. Perkins’ presentation, “Don’t Be Left Behind: Partnering Delivers Disruptive Innovation,” will highlight how entrepreneurs and inventors can successfully deliver disruptive innovation.

News Facts
•    Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge (, was named one of the Top 25 Champions of Innovation by BusinessWeek magazine.
•    The Future of Wipes Conference is sponsored by Intertech Pira and will be held from December 10-11, 2008, at the Doubletree Atlanta Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta.
•    The topic of Perkins’ keynote presentation will be “Don’t Be Left Behind: Partnering Delivers Disruptive Innovation.”
•    The presentation will include specifics such as where disruptive innovation comes from, how to get started to deliver immediate results, how to invite inventors and entrepreneurs into your innovation network, where to find the right partners to deliver disruptive innovation, and how to engage internal stakeholders in your efforts.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to share my experience on disruptive innovation with some of the leading consumer goods companies, nonwovens converters, packagers, and raw materials suppliers. In today’s market, it’s important for the entire wipes supply chain to discuss new ways to innovate and understand future thinking to pull ahead among competitors,” said Cheryl Perkins.


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


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Pursuing your passions for innovation

I was thrilled to be asked by Women Magazine to be a guest blogger on its “Women Today Blog,” about my recent International Summit. Check out the blog here, where I discuss using your passions to pursue relationships with those who can help you innovate.

This first Innovation Leader Summit was an  event attended by business leaders responsible for delivering their company’s growth and innovation strategies.  The event focused on the challenges faced by tomorrow’s innovation leadership, looking at culture, organizations, new business models, communications, open innovation and the generation of new breakthrough products and services.

Representatives from some of the world’s top companies are all looking for ways to build their company’s innovation circuit for success. The Summit has attracted over 80 professionals from companies such as Phillips, Kellogg’s, Cadbury, Nokia, Tetra Pack, Mars, Black&Decker, Philips, Kelloggs, Shell, Crown Packaging, PZ Cussons, Ahlstrom, WL Gore and Boston Scientific.

I thoroughly enjoyed networking with other successful leaders about their innovation challenges as well as opportunities!