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Industry Innovators from HP, OnStar, GE Healthcare, Yahoo! Flock to the 6th Annual Global Innovations in New Product Development: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange to Share Best Practices in Innovation
Jun 18, 2010 (08:06 AM EDT)


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Forward-thinking leaders assembled in Anaheim, Calif. last week as Frost & Sullivan hosted its 6th Annual Global Innovations in New Product Development: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange. The event created an open forum for discussion and debate among leading industry visionaries, innovators, and technologists. The most popular topics examined were the power of disruptive technology, how to identify and seize white space opportunities, and the use of social media for product development. Additional topics included the importance of global innovation investing and the implementation of innovation-focused portfolio management.

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Keynote speakers Karen Morris, Chief Innovation Officer at Chartis Insurance, who presented Leadership vs. Management: Mapping Innovative Thinking to Global Economic Realities, and Rich Duncombe, Innovation Catalyst at HP, who led Fire Up Your Innovation Team! Transforming Organizations with Innovative Thinking, which anchored the event and set the tone for the visionary content that followed.

Attendee Jennifer Finkbiner, Scientist for KCI said, "As a technology developer/engineer/scientist, it was phenomenal to interact with the caliber of innovationists, VPs, and CEO's to build my repertoire of common language and processes for managing technology development."  The event presented "high-quality speakers with two or three great takeaways from each," said another event attendee from Johnson Controls.

Global Innovations in New Product Development: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange is an annual event packed with extraordinary networking opportunities, best strategies and next practices that drive attendees to seize industry opportunities and launch innovative and profitable new products and services.  To register for a future program, please contact Matthew McSweegan, National Sales Director for Frost & Sullivan, at matthew.mcsweegan@frost.com or 516-255-3812. For more information, you can also visit http://www.frost.com/pds.

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