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Scott Edgett Delivers the Latest Findings from a Benchmarking Study on the Four Drivers of Innovation Capability at the Stage-Gate® Innovation Summit 2014

ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA (February 26, 2014) - Dr. Scott Edgett, CEO of Stage-Gate International and the Product Development Institute and a globally recognized innovation expert, today presented at the Stage-Gate Innovation Summit taking place in Tampa, Florida (February 25-27, 2014). His presentation revealed the latest findings from phase one of a benchmarking study completed to understand the impact of the four drivers of innovation capability that comprise the Innovation Performance Framework®: product innovation strategy, portfolio management, Stage-Gate idea-to-launch innovation process, and culture and leadership. A second phase of research will commence in March

The Stage-Gate Innovation Summit is an annual event that showcases executive speakers from a variety of industries. Summit 2014 was a great success. Delegates left with new insights and tools and the latest benchmarks to share with their teams and improve their innovation programs. Planning is now underway for two exciting Stage-Gate Summits in early October 2014 (details to be released soon) and February 2015.

For more information, and to invite Dr. Scott Edgett to speak at your next event, please contact:

Rebecca Colley
Senior Product Manager
Stage-Gate International


For more information about the Stage-Gate Innovation Summit, please contact:

Izabella Lis
Senior Manager, Global Professional Development
Stage-Gate International


About Scott J. Edgett

Scott J. Edgett is Chief Executive Officer at Stage-Gate International and is internationally recognized as one of the world's top experts in product innovation. A high-profile speaker, sought-after consultant, and executive advisor, he is the pioneer of the critical practice of new product portfolio management, and principally focuses on issues affecting product innovation leadership and capability. Consulting and advising some of the world's best innovators and companies among the Fortune 1000, he has extensive experience working with large multi-national clients in a variety of industries. He is credited with helping business executives and product innovation professionals successfully implement world-class product innovation processes that have generated outstanding performance results.

A co-author of eight books, including the popular 'Product Innovation & Technology Strategy', and a published author of 60+ academic articles, Dr. Edgett is a former professor at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and is a Faculty Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) at Penn State University.

About Product Development Institute

Product Development Institute ( is dedicated to helping companies improve their approach to new product development and portfolio management. Led by internationally recognized experts in the field of product development, Dr. Scott Edgett and Dr. Robert Cooper, PDI provides executives and managers with a wide range of products and services aimed at improving companies' new product success rates. Cooper and Edgett have worked with more than 800 businesses, including most Fortune 500 companies, and have compiled the largest knowledge base on product development best-practices in the world.

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