Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity Joins Spike Awards Judging Panel

September 1, 2010

Spike Awards nomination period closes September 3rd

Beachwood, OHIO - Jim Brown, founder and President of Tech-Clarity, an independent research and consulting firm, has joined the judging panel for the upcoming Spike Awards. The Spike Awards recognize the best use of social media and social computing (Web 2.0) to improve innovation, product development, and product management. The entry deadline is September 3, 2010.

Jim is known for his experience and thought leadership around the use of technology to improve product innovation, product development and engineering processes for better business performance. “One of the most exciting possibilities with social product innovation is the opportunity for everyone involved with a product, from marketing through development, services and even customers to provide feedback in a social forum that can then close the loop back into product development and innovation,” Jim said in a podcast interview. “The more this is looked at from a lifecycle approach, the better off companies will be.”

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Jim joins an expert panel of industry and Web 2.0 experts that will judge Spike Awards entries based on the identified business challenge, approach to problem, creativity of solution, and results that relate back to the business problem.

Entries must be submitted via the online form at http://spikeawards.com/nominate.php. Individuals are free to nominate their organization or another leading organization. There is no fee to enter. The Spike Awards are open to organizations of all sizes in the following four industry categories:

  • Technology Industry: High tech, consumer electronics, computer hardware, semiconductor, telecommunications, networking
  • Life Sciences Industry: Medical device & supplies, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare
  • Consumer Packaged Goods Industry: Consumer goods, food & beverage, retail, household, beauty, apparel
  • Manufacturing Industry: Discrete, automotive, industrial, chemical, aerospace & defense

Winners of the 2010 Spike Awards will be recognized at the Spike Awards reception at the 34th Annual PDMA Conference on Product Innovation Management October 19, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.

About the Spike Awards

The Spike Awards recognize the best use of social media and social computing (Web 2.0) to improve innovation, product development, and product management. The first annual Spike (Social Product Innovation Knowledge Excellence) Awards celebrate forward-thinking Web 2.0 innovators that leverage social media and social computing to drive innovation within their organizations. For more information, visit http://spikeawards.com. Follow @SpikeAwards on Twitter and Facebook.

About Tech-Clarity

Tech-Clarity is an independent research and consulting firm that specializes in analyzing the true business value of software technology and services. We offer insight into the unique benefits of technology solutions through publication, speaking and consulting on strategic business improvement through the intelligent use of enterprise software. Tech-Clarity helps software users, service providers and software vendors by determining and communicating real business value. Industry clients and readers benefit from seeing the value of solutions as opposed to the technology itself. For more information, visit http://www.tech-clarity.com and follow @jim_techclarity on Twitter.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance 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, New Product Development and Introduction, Value Management, PLM Technology, Leadership and Learning, and Intellectual Property Management. or more information, visit https://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook.