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NineSigma's Innovation
Leadership Summit



April 26 - 27, 2016



Atlanta, GA


NineSigma 2016 Innovation Leadership Summit - Open Innovation Exposed!

In 2016, NineSigma will expose the inner workings and best practices for a successful Open Innovation program to our Summit attendees. We look to create dialogue and answer tough questions through provocative topics and discussions. Take a look at the topics we are exploring for the 2016 Summit agenda:

  • Marketing's alignment with R & D
  • Government's collaboration with industry for Open Innovation needs
  • The good, bad and ugly of prize-based challenges to answer innovation needs
  • Setting the "Ground Rules" to a successful Solution Provider and Solution Seeker relationship
  • IOT: exposing the need and possible solutions to this hot-topic through Open Innovation


Join us Monday, April 25th, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for NineSigma's Open Innovation 101 Workshop. Whether you are brand new to Open Innovation, need to know how Open Innovation could work for your organization or just want to brush up on the basics, this workshop will help set you on the right track to creating a successful Open Innovation program within your organization. Start the Summit off by attending this workshop to get up to speed on Open Innovation best practices. Then, roll right into the Summit proper with all the knowledge you gained to learn just how ​Open Innovation can work best for your organization.



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Shan Cooper
Vice President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
General Manager of Lockheed Martin's Marietta, GA facility

Stay tuned for more speakers as they are confirmed!



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The Commerce Club of Atlanta

The Commerce Club of Atlanta
191 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA  30303



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The Westin Peachtree Plaza

The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA  30303
T: 404-659-1400 
Booking Details - Coming Soon!



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The Westin Peachtree Plaza - Sundial Restaurant

Arrive on Monday, April 25th to join us for the Summit Welcome Reception. NineSigma will be welcoming our Summit attendees with food, drink and entertainment. It’s a great place to network and meet your fellow attendees prior to the hustle and bustle of the Summit!

Venue:   The Westin Peachtree Plaza
Sundial Restaurant
210 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
 Time:   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


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The High Museum, Robinson Atrium

Each Summit, NineSigma awards five of the best and brightest in their field who go above and beyond to promote Open Innovation within their organizations. The winners are awarded during a great networking event that provides a chance to socialize with other Summit attendees, speakers and, of course, award winners away from the main Summit while enjoying great food, drink and entertainment.

Venue:   The High Museum
Robinson Atrium
1280 Peach Street, NE 
Atlanta, GA  30309
Time:   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM