SOURCE: Spigit

November 24, 2009 11:00 ET

Spigit's Hutch Carpenter to Speak and Serve as Featured Blogger at Open Innovation Summit

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2009) - Spigit, provider of the leading enterprise innovation management platform, announced today that Hutch Carpenter, Vice President of Products, will speak and serve as a featured blogger for the inaugural Open Innovation Summit set for Dec. 2-4 in Orlando, FL. During the event's Open Innovators' Spotlight, Carpenter will discuss key factors that promote open innovation. He will also be providing dynamic content throughout the summit by covering presenter interviews, summit news and other updates via Twitter, the Spigit blog and his personal blog.

Chaired by Michael Arndt, editor for Innovation & Design at BusinessWeek magazine, the Open Innovation Summit will bring together some of the most influential thought leaders in innovation to deliver practical strategies for managing open innovation initiatives and maximizing ROI for R&D initiatives.

"This summit features one of the most impressive rosters of innovation experts that I've seen," Carpenter said. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to interact with these esteemed colleagues and examine some of the best strategies in the business for leveraging cutting-edge innovation management tools to power profitable innovation."

Organizations are using Spigit to source new product ideas, uncover revenue opportunities, strengthen operational processes, and solve global and civic issues. Based on an advanced social software model, Spigit is the first turn-key solution designed to nurture innovation through a community-centric approach. The platform creates a seamless enterprise branded environment, which allows companies and organizations to leverage the ideas of participants, foster collaboration, and arrive at effective solutions. Through Spigit, participants around the globe can contribute ideas, offer feedback and evaluate concepts to help streamline idea generation and reveal actionable intelligence.

Spigit's award-winning innovation solutions are already in use by several Fortune 2000 companies and other well-known brands at the forefront of innovation, including: IBM, Pfizer, Lloyds Banking Group, MedPlus, Walmart, Southwest Airlines and Choice Hotels International. The company was recently named to InformationWeek's Startup 50 list of the top business technology startups as selected by readers and editors.

For more information about Spigit's award-winning innovation solutions, visit For more information about the Open Innovation Summit, visit

About Spigit

Spigit is the leading developer of social productivity software for enterprises to drive innovation and empower decision makers. Spigit's product offerings range from the intra-enterprise InnovationSpigit™ to its customer-facing IdeaSpigit solutions. Spigit currently powers innovation projects at numerous Fortune 2000 companies and has been named Best of Software Interop 2008 and is listed on the AlwaysOn Global 250 list, the power list of the top 250 private global technology companies. For more information, visit

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