(Appleton, Wis.) August, 2007 — Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, is co-hosting the Chief Innovation Officer Conference in Denver, CO., Oct. 1-2, 2007. This year’s theme is Leading Your Company’s Growth and Innovation Initiatives.  The two-day interactive conference is designed for anyone leading the innovation charge at their company, and features emerging strategies, tools and techniques from some of the foremost thinkers in innovation today.  

“I am passionate about helping leaders take the guesswork out of innovation by designing a unique roadmap for their companies to build capability and deliver strategic innovation and growth,” says Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, and former Chief innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. “I firmly believe that knowing how to enable the right people, employ the right tools and identify the right projects to drive a successful innovation initiative will ultimately contribute to any organization’s sustainable growth and long-term success.” 

The comprehensive curriculum is designed around four core topics:
 
•    The Emerging Role of the CIO
•    Fostering an Innovative Company Culture
•    Establishing a Systematic Innovation Process
•    Accelerating Innovation in Your Organization
 

Perkins is co-hosting this second event with Breakthrough Management Group, coming off this year’s launch of the first CIO conference held April 30th – May 1st. Faculty for the upcoming CIO event in October includes Perkins along with co-host David Silverstein, President and CEO of BMG and author of the book, Insourcing Innovation, and Dr. Phil Samuel, Chief Innovation Officer for BMG. 

For more information on Chief Innovation Officer, please check out the course brochure, or go to BMG’s Web site to register.


About Cheryl Perkins and Innovationedge:

With over 20 years experience directing growth and innovation, Cheryl Perkins is a thought leader in innovation and most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark.  As a creative catalyst in brand-building initiatives, Perkins brings her expertise to Innovationedge, a strategic innovation company she founded 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 strategic capabilities, design a winning org structure and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline.
 Additionally, the Innovation Edge model gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business plans and aligning strategic corporate partnerships for commercialization.

About Breakthrough Management Group:BMG is the world’s leading provider of training and consulting for performance excellence.  Specializing in Lean, Six Sigma and Innovation, BMG works with leading companies around the globe to help “in-source” new capability and develop new core competencies. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Longmont, Colo., BMG has developed a loyal clientele that today exceeds 200 active businesses in industries as diverse as biotechnology, health care, finance, telecommunications, manufacturing and energy. BMG has offices in 12 countries and has more than 100 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.bmgi.com

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