Neenah, Wis. (September 18, 2008) Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, a global strategic innovation consultancy based in Wisconsin, will be speaking at the Consumer Goods Technology Growth and Innovation Forum. The forum will be held from September 24-26, 2008, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, Florida. Perkins will moderate a panel titled “A Cross-Functional Approach To Innovation” from 3:40-4:30 on Thursday, September 25.

News Facts
•    Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge (, was named one of the Top 25 Champions of Innovation by BusinessWeek magazine.
•    Perkins was named as a top executive driving vision within the consumer goods industry (Visionaries 2006) by Consumer Goods Technology magazine.
•    Panel speakers for this session include Hal Carper, SVP of R&D, Tyson Foods Inc.; Rob Everett, Global Director of Emerging Technologies, Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Mary Beth Robles, Vice President External Development, Colgate-Palmolive Company; and Nik Modi, Associate Director/Senior Analyst, USB Equities.
•    With companies striving to foster a culture of innovation, top down support is critical. The panel of executives representing marketing, IT and finance will discuss how each function touches the innovation process and what affect it has on success.

“It’s important for senior-level executives to build capabilities and an innovative culture to deliver new products, services and customer experiences on an ongoing basis,” said Cheryl Perkins. “This panel will discuss how to innovate by reaching outside their function, company and industry to achieve a sustainable innovation pipeline.


About Innovationedge
Innovationedge is a global strategic innovation consultancy based in Wisconsin. The team’s fearless champions of innovation break barriers to help executives define their business strategy, develop new capabilities, design a winning organizational structure, and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline of solutions and new-to-the-world innovations. The company also gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business propositions and creating strategic corporate partnerships that deliver commercial success. For more information, visit


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