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!

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    Cheryl, Sounds like an exciting summit. I have been creating products for over 20 years. It’s amazing what is happening today with open innovation and companies looking for outside ideas. Did anyone speak about licensing their ideas to bring them to market?

    Thanks,
    Stephen Key
    http://www.inventright.com

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    The Innovation leadership Summit was a great event that helped businesses leaders focus on the challenges of tomorrow’s innovation leadership, looking deeply at culture, organizations, new business models, communications, open innovation and the generation of new breakthrough products and services.

    The leaders and panelists shared case studies on how their companies have made specific changes in their innovation process to increase productivity and performance. They also shared examples of how open innovation is evolving very rapidly. Many models inclduing co-development, licensing, and othjer partnership models were discussed in Day 2 of the Summit. Companies of all sizes are realizing that it is no longer just a competitive advantage to innovate outside your boundaries but it is actually now a comptitive necessity. The need for top and bottom line growth with limited resources and funding is causing peoplel to look outside their own brick and mortar and leverage the compteneices and cpaabiltiies of others. The benefits of delivering more solutions to market faster and sharing risks can’t be ignored.

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