Kalypso Opens Call for Speakers and Registration for 2011 Social Product Innovation Summit

August 23, 2011

BEACHWOOD, OhioKalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm, today announced that the Social Product Innovation Summit call for speakers and attendee registration are now open. This free interactive virtual conference will be held Tuesday, October 18 from 11:00am ET to 3:00pm ET. Registration is available online at http://spikesummit.com.

The Summit provides a virtual forum for experts, users and peers to discuss leading practices for Social Product Innovation – integrating social strategies, models and technologies into innovation and product development processes. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to learn, discuss and celebrate the best uses of Social Product Innovation across the product lifecycle, including open innovation, crowdsourcing, expert identification, collaboration platforms, social product development, sentiment analysis and more.

Social Product Innovation thought leaders, strategists and end users are encouraged to submit proposals to present at the Summit on the call for speakers website at .

The Social Product Innovation Summit will feature live chat sessions on key trends in Social Product Innovation, open networking opportunities, a virtual exhibit hall, expert speakers and presentations from 2010 SPIKE Award winners. The Summit will close with the SPIKE Awards ceremony, where the 2011 winners will be announced. The second annual SPIKE Awards will continue to accept nominations through September 2, 2011 at http://spikeawards.com.

Social Product Innovation Summit sponsors include Kalypso and Tech-Clarity. Companies interested in sponsoring the Summit should contact Amy Kenly at amy.kenly@kalypso.com.

About the SPIKE Awards

The SPIKE (Social Product Innovation Knowledge Excellence) Awards recognize the best use of social media concepts, strategies and supporting technologies to improve innovation, product development and product management. The Awards celebrate forward-thinking innovators that leverage social product innovation across the product lifecycle, including open innovation, crowdsourcing, expert identification, collaboration platforms, social product development and sentiment analysis. For more information, visit http://spikeawards.com. Follow @SPIKEawards on Twitter and on Facebook.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, medical device, life sciences and retail industries. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook.