SOURCE: NineSigma

January 21, 2008 08:30 ET

CoDev 2008 to Feature Special Presentation From NineSigma Open Innovation Expert

Paul Stiros, CEO and President, to Speak at International Congress on Co-Development Sponsored by NineSigma

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - January 21, 2008) - NineSigma today announced that Paul Stiros, CEO and president, will be giving a special presentation, "Open Innovation: How to Avoid Wasting Money and Risking Your Reputation," as part of the Seventh Annual MRT / PDMA International Congress on Co-Development (www.CoDevPD.org) on Tuesday, January 22. A noted expert and thought leader in open innovation, Stiros will outline the three fundamental steps to effectively leveraging external innovation by sharing case studies from companies receiving top-line results from their open innovation program.

Who: Paul Stiros, CEO and president -- NineSigma

What: Presentation "Open Innovation: How to Avoid Wasting Money and Risking Reputation"

Where: The Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

When: 5:15-5:45pm MT, Tuesday, January 22nd

About NineSigma

NineSigma partners with Global 1000 companies to transform their innovation capabilities by connecting them with the very best innovators from around the world. NineSigma's proprietary process for Open Innovation enables companies to dramatically improve speed to market while lowering product development costs. NineSigma's open network of innovators is the largest of its kind and spans industries, geographies, and technical disciplines. Companies such as P&G, GlaxoSmithKline, DuPont, Kraft, General Mills and Unilever engage NineSigma to build new innovation capabilities that leverage research and innovation globally to deliver greater value to their customers. For more information visit: www.ninesigma.com.

About The Management Roundtable, Inc.

The Management Roundtable is the leading knowledge and networking resource for product developers. Practitioner-oriented and unbiased, our focus is on providing actionable information about new innovations, processes, tools, and technologies that enable faster time to market, increased profitability, and overall competitive advantage.

Founded in 1980, Management Roundtable publishes newsletters and special reports, hosts a variety of specialized conferences, workshops, and audio-sessions and conducts onsite training. Its premium web-based service, FastTrack, was launched in 2004 to advance product development, innovation and collaboration. This service offers continuous, unlimited access to competitive insights and facilitates introductions among industry practitioners for benchmarking and partnering.

About Product Development and Management Association

Founded in 1976, the Product Development & Management Association is the only non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art and science of product development. PDMA's mission is to improve the effectiveness of people engaged in all aspects of developing and managing new products -- both new manufactured goods and new services. This mission includes facilitating the generation of new information and making it available worldwide. With more than 2,500 members in 32 countries, PDMA offers members and the product development community leading-edge thinking, state-of-the-art research, and the very latest information on key trends, processes, tools, and best practices.

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