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Case Studies from Leading Companies, Selected by World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars, to be Presented at the Annual Stage-Gate® Innovation Summit

ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA - June 22, 2010 - Stage-Gate International (SGI), a Member Company of the Product Development Institute, is pleased to announce the leading companies and innovation champions that will be presenting at the annual Stage-Gate Innovation Summit on November 16-17, 2010 in Clearwater, Florida. These case studies were hand-selected by Dr. Robert Cooper and Dr. Scott Edgett for their rich, practical and exemplary demonstrations of product leadership and best practices.

This year’s Summit is focused on ‘Driving Product Innovation Results: Profits, Productivity and Speed’. Speakers will share valuable learnings, real stories and practical tips for accelerating and succeeding in key areas that impact your organizations’ product innovation performance.

Robert Cooper and Scott Edgett will deliver the Keynote addresses at Stage-Gate Summit 2010. On Day One, Dr. Cooper will deliver his presentation ‘Creating and Sustaining the Innovation Organization - Leaders Needed’. Robert Cooper will share the five vectors that drive innovation in an organization, and the seven habits of successful leaders of innovative organizations. On Day Two, Scott Edgett will present the topic ‘Raising the Bar: New Benchmarks and Practices in Product Innovation’. Dr. Edgett will share which practices truly drive world-class product innovation performance and lower the microscope to reveal the most critical elements - those that have a real and measured impact on results - from idea inception through to successful launch.

We would also like to welcome and thank our Gold Sponsors for Summit 2010:

  • Innovation Framework Technologies
  • Sopheon
  • The GenSight® Group, who will also sponsor the evening Networking Reception
  • PowerSteering® Software

Each of our Gold Sponsors’ innovation software has achieved Stage-Gate® Ready Certification. The certification differentiates software solutions and assures potential buyers of product development software that the application performs the functionality necessary to successfully implement Stage-Gate processes such as: Idea Management, Idea-to-Launch and Portfolio Management. 

For more information on this highly anticipated event or to learn more about Stage-Gate Certification, please visit

Executive Vice President, Global Growth
Stage-Gate International

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Product Development Institute is dedicated to helping companies improve their approach to new product development and portfolio management. The Institute has conducted some of the world's most comprehensive research and best practices in new product development - research that has led to some of the most important discoveries in product innovation such as: the widely used Stage-Gate® system; the concept of New Product Portfolio Management; and the Innovation Diamond™ Framework.

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