SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - Spigit, the global leader in Social Innovation Software, today announced that internationally recognized author, speaker and business thought leader Sir Ken Robinson will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Spigit Innovation Summit, set for January 22-24, 2013 at the St. Regis in Dana Point, California.
Recognized by Time, Fortune and CNN as one of its 'Principal Voices,' a global expert stimulating conversation on the major challenges facing our world today, Robinson will kick off the event with a discussion on the development of creativity and innovation in the context of emerging business challenges.
"The Spigit Innovation Summit has become a must-attend event for those in the trenches of managing innovation," said Paul Pluschkell, CEO and founder, Spigit. "Sir Ken Robinson will set in motion what is sure to be an energetic discussion amongst attendees with an important foundational element -- leading a culture of innovation."
Robinson has worked with Fortune 500 companies, governments, international agencies, and has authored a number of books including Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative and New York Times best seller The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. He has engaged audiences, including multiple TED talks, on the creative challenges facing business in the new global economies. Robinson's pioneering concepts on systemic innovation and leading cultures of innovation have changed organizations around the world.
The Spigit Innovation Summit brings together leaders from every industry that are helping to drive growth and engagement in their workplaces through Social Innovation. Attendees will learn how they can achieve real business results through crowdsourcing and tapping the collective intelligence of their business ecosystem while attending breakout sessions featuring customer success stories, best practices and product optimization.
Spigit is the innovation engine that drives growth for leading brands such as Overstock.com, Citi, Allstate, Estee Lauder, AAA, Farmers Insurance and Capgemini. The company combines crowdsourcing, game mechanics and big data analytics to help companies tap the collective intelligence of their employees, customers and partners.
For more information or to register for the Spigit Innovation Summit, visit http://www.spigit.com/customers/spigit-innovation-summit-2013/.
Spigit is a leader in Social Innovation, helping organizations unleash the creativity of employees, customers and partners to find transformative ideas that drive growth.
Leveraging crowdsourcing, game mechanics and big data analytics, Spigit's platform is helping the world's leading brands invent disruptive products, generate new revenue streams, build an innovation culture, reduce costs and significantly improve employee and customer engagement.
Highly respected companies in the Retail, Healthcare, Financial, Technology, Government, Insurance, Utilities and Pharmaceutical industries use Spigit.
Headquartered in San Francisco's Bay Area, Spigit is the innovation engine that drives growth and a key player in the social enterprise market. Spigit was recognized in the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 as the 67th fastest growing private company in America, 4th fastest growing company in the software sector and #1 fastest growing company in California. For more information, visit www.Spigit.com or follow us on Twitter @Spigit.