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Scott Edgett Will Share Best Practices for Accelerating Corporate Innovation at the Business Innovation Summit 2014

ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA (March 31, 2014) - Dr. Scott J. Edgett, CEO and co-founder of Stage-Gate International and a globally recognized innovation expert, has been invited to speak at the Business Innovation Summit 2014 held on May 28 and 29, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The major event, organized by the Conference Board of Canada's Centre for Business Innovation (CBI), focuses on exploring the real-life challenges and opportunities for innovation within firms, and is featuring tangible solutions that work.

Scott's presentation on May 29, will illustrate how top performing companies are using the Innovation Performance Framework® to achieve superior new product results by leveraging four key drivers for success - product innovation strategy, portfolio management, Stage-Gate® idea-to-launch innovation process, and culture and leadership. His presentation will provide insights into the components for each of these key innovation success drivers complete with supporting benchmark data and examples of how companies are using the drivers inside their organizations to realize their innovation goals.

For more information about the study, please contact:

Rebecca Colley
Senior Product Manager
Stage-Gate International

+1-905-637-8793
www.stage-gate.com

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 (www.prod-dev.com) 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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