Kalypso Brings Leading CIOs Together at SIMposium 09

November 05, 2009

Kalypso Brings Leading CIOs Together at SIMposium 09 to Discuss Best Practices for Driving Sustained Innovation

SEATTLE, Washington - Kalypso, the world's premier innovation consulting firm, today announced that Ken Parekh, a partner at Kalypso, will lead a panel of executives from The Dannon Company, Group Health Cooperative, and Oregon State University to discuss best practices for driving innovation across the organization and sustaining disruptive positive change. SIMposium 09: Fresh Ideas for Peak Performance is being held by the Society for Information Management (SIM) on November 8-10, 2009 at Westin Seattle in Seattle, Washington.

Session: Innovation Leadership Panel

Panel: Ken Parekh, Kalypso partner and panel moderator; Jeff Hutchinson, CIO North America, Groupe Dano, The Dannon Company; Ernie Hood, CIO, Group Health Cooperative; Curt Pederson, CIO and Vice Provost for Information Services, Oregon State University

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Time: 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Place: Westin Seattle, Seattle, Washington

Re-igniting the Innovation Engine: Renew the Focus on People

In the current economic environment, many organizations are looking to re-ignite the innovation engine under difficult services. They are challenged with deploying teams that can execute on the strategy, process, and technology of innovation to achieve the next breakthrough product or service.

CIOs from The Dannon Company, Group Health Cooperative, and Oregon State University will discuss best practices for driving innovation within their organizations, including the ability to evoke and sustain disruptive positive change. Additionally, they will explore the role of IT in helping organizations do more with less, ensure the right teams are in place to execute, and deliver innovations to the market faster.

About SIMposium 09

Hundreds of highly influential CIOs, CTOS, and senior IT leaders will gather at SIMposium 09: Fresh Ideas for Peak Performance to discuss current business issues, identify industry best practices, and lay the foundation for developing business alliances. The event provides two-and-a-half-days for IT leaders to engage with thought leaders in business and technology. For more information visit http://simposium.simnet.org.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve profitability by delivering on the promise of innovation. Kalypso offers clients full service capabilities including Business and Innovation Strategy, Front End of Innovation, Portfolio and Pipeline Management, Development and New Product Introduction, Value Management, PLM Technology, Leadership and Learning, and Intellectual Property Services. For more information, visit http://www.kalypso.com.