Sunday, May 13, 2012

CogniStreamer and Cloverleaf at #FEI12 !

It is very exciting to think that next week we'll be at FEI12 or, if you're searching for more information #FEI12

Hundreds of like minded people will be mingling, comparing notes and sharing information about the topic at hand, The Front End of Innovation.

Reviewing the registrants list I see the lion's share of the Fortune 500 is represented with interesting titles ranging from Chief Innovation Officer (where was THAT title a couple of years ago?) to Director of R&D, Vice Presidents of Marketing, of Consumer Science and many other disciplines.  We're all trying to "crack the code" on what makes up the best practices in the very exciting world of innovation.

Speakers will be addressing the culture of innovation; how to instill in your workforce the belief that new thinking is not just acceptable but expected.  There are speakers sharing their innovation strategies (or people listening for advice on how to best formulate their own innovation strategy).  And those that understand every company needs a technology backbone to support these innovation efforts will be looking carefully to see what best of breed social networks dedicated to innovation are out there. 

There are a number of software vendors represented at the #FEI12  with idea management systems, each with a varied approach.  Some of these came onto the scene just this year, while others, like CogniStreamer, have been supporting clients for over a decade.  It is definitely worth a spin around the show floor to make sure you keep up with what the latest and best offerings are in this space.

We're proud to be shaking hands with all these smart people.  I'm certain we're going to learn about the valuable experiences of others and we'll have a chance to show off our approach at CogniStreamer (in booth 17).  

CogniStreamer has been part of the FEI show for years (both in Europe and in the USA).  This year we're joined by one of our partners, the folks from Cloverleaf.  Cloverleaf has a long history guiding the innovation culture and strategy of large organizations.  A perfect match with CogniStreamer's technology component.  I hope you'll stop by our booth to say hello.

By the way, in a couple of weeks we're hosting a free webinar dedicated to discussing some of the pitfalls of an innovation strategy.  This webinar will be entirely in Spanish and directed to a Spanish speaking audience, although all are welcome to attend.  It is on May 30th at 10AM Central and you can read more about it and register here:  http://bit.ly/J2uuLm


Ron Shulkin is Vice President of the Americas for CogniStreamer®, an innovation ecosystem.  CogniStreamer serves as a Knowledge Management System, Idea Management System and Social Network for Innovation.  You can learn more about CogniStreamer here http://bit.ly/ac3x60

Ron manages The Idea Management Group on LinkedIn (Join Here) http://bit.ly/ideamg

CogniStreamer® is a Knowledge Management system, an idea management software tool…in fact a social network dedicated to innovation.  It is an open innovation and collaboration platform where internal colleagues and external partner companies or knowledge centers join forces to create, develop and assess innovative ideas within strategically selected areas. The CogniStreamer® portal is an ideal collaborative platform that invites users to actively build a strong innovation portfolio. In addition it provides a powerful resource for internal and external knowledge sharing.  The CogniStreamer® framework is used by industry leaders such as Atlas Copco, Bekaert, Case New Holland, Cytec, Imec, Phillip Morris, Picanol and ThyssenKrupp. CogniStreamer® represents the best use of adaptive collaborative technology to harness human skill, ingenuity and intelligence.

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