SOURCE: NineSigma


April 14, 2010 14:25 ET

NineSigma to Lead Discussions on Open Innovation Effectiveness at Two Major Innovation Events in May

NineSigma Will Present at the PDMA/IIR's Front End of Innovation US Conference (May 3-5, 2010) and the Industrial Research Institute's Annual Meeting (May 3-6, 2010)

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) - NineSigma, the leading provider of open innovation solutions, announced they will participate in two major innovation forums in May. Both events will convene thought leaders from around the world who will address a range of issues facing innovation-driven companies today. NineSigma will provide insights into open innovation effectiveness and will be joined by clients Sealed Air, Hallmark, Philips and Eaton. 

  Front End of Innovation US, May 3-5, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts
    NineSigma President Dr. Matthew Heim will moderate a panel titled "Increasing Value Through Continuous Open Innovation Improvement." The panel discussion will focus on how companies from diverse industries are improving open innovation effectiveness to drive value within their organizations. Panel members include:
    Blaine Childress, Sealed Air Corporation
    Tom Esselman, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    Graham Mott, Philips Consumer Lifestyle
    For more information on the conference visit:
  Industrial Research Institute Annual Meeting, May 3-6, 2010 in Seattle, Washington
    NineSigma's Director of Technical and Business Intelligence, Dr. Irina Shiyanovskaya, will present with Greg Thompson from Eaton Corporation on a new technology intelligence approach. The presentation, titled "The New Knowledge Era: Open Innovation and Dimensions of Actionable Technology Intelligence," will address the impact of the new approach using a case study from Eaton and will discuss the critical success factors needed for adopting a technology intelligence program. For more information on the conference visit:

"We are pleased to participate in these distinguished innovation events," said Matthew Heim, President of NineSigma. "For more than ten years we have worked closely with our clients to help them build critical open innovation capabilities to fully leverage external knowledge and solutions. We are excited to have the opportunity to present collective experiences and lessons with a few of our leading clients to help educate others on new approaches for optimizing their open innovation initiatives."

About NineSigma
NineSigma helps Global 1000 companies Engage with the global innovation community and Enable their organizations to more effectively adopt external knowledge and resources. Companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Philips, Siemens and Whirlpool utilize NineSigma's open innovation services to solve immediate challenges, fill product pipelines and integrate new knowledge and capabilities into their organizations. NineSigma has the largest open global network of solution providers and an extensive database of existing solutions that spans all industries and technical disciplines. The company has operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Learn more about NineSigma at

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