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Dr. Scott J. Edgett Presents on Creating Innovation Value at the "Street Smart Innovation" Summit event

ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA (Oct 10, 2013) - Delivering a keynote speech at the annual PDMA Georgia conference, Dr. Scott J. Edgett discussed Creating Value via the Innovation Performance Framework™, an executive framework for repeatedly and consistently launching profitable new products. Speaking directly to executives from key functions including product management, product marketing, innovation, and R&D, Dr. Edgett explains that four key drivers must be addressed to realize new product performance.

“It all starts at the top with a robust product innovation strategy. If there isn’t a crisp and clear strategy that supports the business, problems begin. Next, it’s the strategic allocation of resources that ensures innovation efforts advance the product innovation strategy - we call this New Product Portfolio Management,” explains Dr. Edgett.

“We then move to the third key driver, the tactics: a Stage-Gate® idea-to-launch process, which helps move successful projects efficiently from inception through to launch. And finally, the last piece of the framework is Culture and Leadership: the typical behaviors, norms, values, and leadership styles that enable or hinder product innovation performance.”

In his speech, Dr. Edgett also reveals that the real challenge is making the Innovation Performance Framework™ and its drivers work within the business. His presentation also focused on best practices to implement and case examples to ensure successful adoption of the Innovation Performance Framework®, resulting in new product performance.

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

Mark Camstra
VP, Global Consulting,
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 Stage-Gate International

Stage-Gate International’s mandate is to enable organizations to improve their product innovation capabilities.  Our international team of Product Innovation Experts and Consultants are mentored by Dr. Cooper and Dr. Edgett and understand the complex challenges organizations face. We help companies achieve product innovation success through our world-class products and services. 

Stage-Gate International leverages the world's most comprehensive research into best practices in Product Innovation. This research has led to some of the most important discoveries in the innovation field; such as, Stage-Gate®, the NewProd™ Studies, Portfolio Management for New Products and the Innovation Performance Framework™.

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