(Appleton, Wis.) August, 2007 —Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, is a featured speaker at the upcoming Process for Innovation 2007, to be held in Chicago August 21 and 22.  The event is hosted by IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Center). 

Cheryl is joined by innovation leaders from Motorola, Cargill, Humana, DaimlerChrysler to provide simple and structured approaches to innovation, as well as the methods required to deploy it across organizations.  The theme of this year’s event is, “Combining Creativity & Discipline for Systematic Solutions,” and is designed to give attendees a multitude of case studies on corporate innovation. 

“This is a valuable learning experience for those who are looking for insights into how to jumpstart innovation at their companies,” says Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, and former Chief innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. “I am looking forward to joining other leaders of innovation to share methods for aligning leadership around their innovation agenda, as well as how to foster creativity and extend the life of disruptive products and services.”   

Perkins will present a course on metrics that teaches attendees a strategic and disciplined approach that will enable them to create a family of innovation metrics for their maximum return on investment.  She’ll also lead a lunchtime roundtable discussion engaging executives on their use of metrics to measure innovation.  

For more information on Process for Innovation 2007, please check out the brochure, or register here.

More 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. 

More about IQPC: 

IQPC provides business executives around the world with tailored practical conferences, large scale events, topical seminars and in-house training programs, keeping them up-to-date with industry trends, technological developments and the regulatory landscape. The organization’s conferences are market leading “must attend” events for their respective industries.  IQPC produces more than 1,500 events annually around the world, and continues to grow. Founded in 1973, IQPC now has offices in major cities across six continents including: Berlin, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, and Toronto.

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