SOURCE: NineSigma

January 14, 2008 08:30 ET

New York Institute of Food Technologists to Feature NineSigma Vice President in an Open Innovation Panel

Paul Stupay, VP Business Development, to Participate in Innovation Event at Kraft Foods Management Center

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - NineSigma today announced that Paul Stupay, VP Business Development, will be participating in an interactive panel on open innovation, "Creating a Balanced Portfolio of Open Innovation Strategies," as part of the New York Institute of Food Technologist meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Drawing on years of client relationship experience, Stupay will cover the role of business intermediaries and examples of real issues that can be solved by outside solution providers.

Who:   Paul Stupay, VP Business Development -- NineSigma
What:  Panel Discussion "Creating a Balanced Portfolio of Open Innovation
       Strategies"
Where: Kraft Foods, Tarrytown, NY
When:  6:00 - 7:00PM EST, Tuesday, January 15th

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 IFT

Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with 22,000 members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government. IFT publishes various resources for the food industry, including Food Technology and the Journal of Food Science. IFT also conducts the world's largest annual convention on food grown, processed, manufactured, distributed, and eaten worldwide: the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo(SM).

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