(Miami) September 2007 — How are successful corporations sparking innovation and driving growth? On September 25, Innovationedge Founder and President Cheryl Perkins brings together a panel of industry experts for “Innovation-Driven Growth,” an exciting sharing of insights on how some of the world’s leading consumer goods executives reshaped innovation and transformed their businesses to create value and deliver sustainable-growth innovation.

The discussion takes place during the 2nd Annual Consumer Goods Technology Growth and Innovation Forum in Miami. The theme of this year’s two-day event is The New Roadmap to Business Excellence.

“Top corporations know the key to forward-moving, sustainable solutions, and these visionary leaders will share how they are now better able to deliver new products to market,” said Perkins, Founder and president of Innovationedge and former Chief Innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark. “Forum attendees will benefit from these insightful perspectives on how changes in leadership, culture, organization design, processes, metrics, incentives, capabilities, systems and tools can increase or slow down innovation and growth.”

The panel discussion will include Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain experts as well as innovation leaders from Sara Lee, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Services and Anheuser-Busch. A globally-recognized innovation champion herself, Perkins helps guide client companies to redesign their ambiguous corporate culture and organizational structure.

“Many companies struggle with how to change their corporate culture in a way that stimulates strategic innovation,” Perkins said. “But as these panelists know, every person within each business sector has a role in driving innovation. These experts will define the different roles for executive teams, middle management and individuals.”

About Consumer Goods Technology

CGT provides consumer goods executives with actionable insight, benchmark analysis and peer-to-peer networking—through integrated media—in order to help them improve business performance.  Consumer Goods Technology serves a targeted audience of over 25,000 senior-level business and technology executives in the various segments that comprise the consumer goods market, from traditional packaged goods firms to cutting edge consumer electronic firms. 

About Cheryl Perkins and Innovationedge™

Innovationedge is a strategic innovation company founded by Cheryl Perkins 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 capabilities, design a winning organizational structure and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline. Innovationedge also gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business propositions and creating strategic corporate partnerships that deliver commercial success.For more information, visit www.innovationedge.com, or contact:

Amy Spreeman
Marketing Strategy and Communications
Innovationedge
920-734-8562

aspreeman@innovationedge.com

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