Upcoming Events:

Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2018


Past Events:

Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit
February 27-28, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit brings together industry leaders responsible for accelerating revenue – both now and long-range — through innovative new products/services, market growth, partnerships/acquisitions, and geographic expansion. Together we will tackle the challenges of achieving top line growth in today’s hyper-competitive economy. Chaired and facilitated by Cheryl Perkins, the format is designed for deep discussion, forward action planning, and networking. Topics to be explored include:

For more information, click here.

March 28 – 29 2017  This two-day event will feature innovation experts from across the country, including our own Cheryl Perkins. Academics, business leaders, and industry professionals will have a creative platform to consider new ways of sourcing ideas and translating them into groundbreaking industry solutions.  The Texas Open Innovation Conference is your chance to be part of a forum for models of collaboration and partnerships. Read more here.


Complimentary Live Webinar
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
11am -12 noon EST

I am pleased to join once again with Management Roundtable to present this excellent free webinar.  Companies everywhere are seeking ways to increase the speed of innovation, grow their businesses faster, and do so without too much risk, money, or company resources. One approach The Clorox Company has found quite effective is its Entrepreneur-focused Launchpad program, designed to let entrepreneurs do what they do best while enabling a ‘light-touch’ but meaningful engagement with its network of much smaller firms.  Find out more here.


Join us online on Thursday, January 26, 2017 for an interactive free webinar: Leading Change: How HFM Shaped and Hardwired a New Innovative Culture. This is an excellent opportunity for innovation leaders and teams to attend together, ask questions, and gain insight to help create a new, sustainable innovation culture in their own organizations.

CLEAR™VIEW is a highly interactive, three day leadership experience for top executives charged with driving business performance through organizational capability and transformational change.  The CLEAR™VIEW program is focused on building practical strategies to address challenges in agility, change, innovation, talent and leadership. In-depth sessions with globally recognized thought leaders such as John Boudreau, Rob Cross, Al Vicere, as well as small group breakouts with CLEAR™ Institute executive coaches are designed to maximize ideas and learning in an intimate peer-to-peer setting. October 27 – 29, 2016 at the Lansdowne Resort and Conference Center in Leesburg, VA.  More

April 25-26


The Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit (I&GL) focuses on the most important leadership challenges facing Chief Innovation Officers, EVPs and VPs of Growth, Innovation, Product Development, R&D, Marketing, and Operations today. Learn from the front-runners and thought leaders – what strategies are most effective? How do you gain organizational alignment and buy-in, overcome resistance and cultural barriers? How do you balance risk with reward and make sound decisions to reach strategic objectives? What capabilities and skills do you need to execute flawlessly? More


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Join us for this groundbreaking event in Fort Lauderdale. The event will feature leading CG industry best practices and trends, along with real-world case studies (and more!) inspiring progressive dialogue for aligning global business strategies and technology investments in new and emerging markets. Whether your company is currently in new and mature global markets and looking to expand or just beginning the journey in developing a global strategy for new and emerging market opportunities, we recommend you and your team attend.

Details here.

Unleashing Innovation Summit

Join Cheryl and a host of forward-thinking companies for this year’s Unleashing Innovation Summit!  Details here.

University of Oshkosh MBA Leadership Series!

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The UW Oshkosh MBA Leadership Series provides exceptional continuing education for business professionals. These programs give you the opportunity to learn from renowned speakers while engaging with business professionals, entrepreneurs and executives in your community. Continental breakfast and beverages are also provided.  Click here



Cheryl Perkins invites you to an exclusive conversation with Braden Kelley, respected innovation expert and author, on January 15 from 12-1 EST. Braden is an experienced speaker, change strategist, and social business architect. He is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire, and an upcoming book on best practices and next practices of organizational change and project management. Register Here for this free webinar.

CODEV 2015!

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As Open Innovation goes mainstream, the players are doubling down on exciting new market expansions, creative crowdsourcing and higher returns! But how will you embrace these cutting-edge methods without risking everything?

Find out why the big winners in Open Innovation are going beyond just choosing the right partners. The pioneers are moving forward – but where? How do we follow them to success?
Join us for CoDev 2015 this February 9 – 11 in Scottsdale, Arizona!
CoDev 2015 is the place to be, and the people to meet to deliver the OI “must-haves” that you can take home right now! (Registration here!)


FREE WEBINAR EVENT: Maximizing OI Metrics: How to Get the Results You Need


Please join Cheryl Perkins in a  live webinar discussion on Tuesday, December 16@ 12 – 1:00 PM ET with leading practitioners from Campbell Soup Company, Clorox and Johnson Controls Automotive. Cheryl hosts a candid, interactive session exploring the benefits, challenges, how-to’s, and controversies of measuring open innovation performance. More Here

CoDev Asia

CoDev Asia Summit is the comprehensive source for open innovation learning. The conference brings together a group of leading experts and advanced practitioners prepared to share their experiences and candid insights on the latest trends, what’s working, what’s not, as well as the future direction of co-development and open innovation strategies.Specifically, the 3rd Annual 2014 CoDev Asia will be taking a closer look at how open innovation efforts are helping top companies build capabilities and networks to create business value. The two-day 2014 CoDev Asia conference is planned for Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11 & 12, 2014 in Shanghai, China.  Click to Register

Goodyear-Commercial-Network-sign1FREE WEBINAR EVENT:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:00-1:00pm ET

Business Model Innovation:
A Goodyear Case Study

Cheryl Perkins hosts an interactive conversation with Jim Euchner, Vice President
of Global Innovation for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and explore Goodyear’s experiences with Business Model Innovation.

 Learn more here!


Free Webinar!


Digital technologies have transformed the world we live in and innovation processes have been affected dramatically by these approaches and transformations. Due to this omnipresent digital world, new products and technologies are being created at accelerating speeds only dreamed of a few years ago.

The same digital power is moving into the front-end of the innovation process, redefining the way new ideas are explored, gathered, evaluated, and promoted;  impacting culture and processes as well as challenging legal frameworks. Understanding these dynamics, now, is a MUST for any innovation practitioner. Qualified, and up-to-date perspectives by practitioners, consultants, and expert panelists will add to the broad spectrum and diversity if insights needed on this subject.


Oshkosh event april 16

Innovation is in demand, but can only be successful if properly managed. Join Cheryl Perkins for this program, and learn how to leverage internal and external capabilities to accelerate delivery of results. Leave this session with a better understanding of what innovation management is and its enablers. You will also learn the role that leadership and culture play in innovation, and which organization and partnership models truly support it.

Program fee: $30

Click here to register now! 



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