Gary Hamel to Deliver Keynote at Spigit Customer Summit

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World's Foremost Business Expert to Present Insightful Strategies for Corporate Innovation

Spigit, the leader in idea and innovation management software for the enterprise, announced today that world renowned author, speaker and business thought leader Gary Hamel will deliver the keynote address at the 2009 Spigit Customer Summit set for August 13-14 at the Four Season Aviara Hotel in Carlsbad, CA.

Recognized by the Wall Street Journal as the world's most influential business thinker and Fortune magazine as the world's leading expert on business strategy, Hamel will take the podium at 4 p.m. on August 13. In his talk, Hamel will discuss emerging trends in corporate innovation that businesses must prepare for in order to forge a successful path into the future. He will also be available for Q&A after his address.

"We are very excited to have Gary on the agenda for this first customer summit," said Paul Pluschkell, Co-Founder and CEO of Spigit. "He is a preeminent business strategist with a fundamental passion for innovation, and we think our customers will be thrilled to meet him and hear his insights on innovation strategies for future growth."

Hamel has topped Executive Excellence magazine's annual ranking of the most sought after management speakers for the last three years. His landmark books, Leading the Revolution and Competing for the Future, have appeared on every management bestseller list and his latest book, The Future of Management, was selected by as the best business book of the year. Over the past 20 years, Hamel has authored 15 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review's history. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Financial Times and many other leading publications around the world.

As a consultant and management educator, Hamel has worked for General Electric, Time Warner, Nokia, Nestle, Shell, Best Buy, Procter & Gamble, 3M, IBM and Microsoft. His pioneering concepts, such as "strategic intent," "core competence," "industry revolution" and "management innovation," have changed the practice of management in companies around the world.

The Spigit Customer Summit brings together leaders from a variety of companies who are actively involved in the innovation movement to discuss best practices, use cases and internal practices with specific "in the trenches" examples from some of the most experienced innovation managers in the country. The event will also include discussion of the Spigit innovation management platform roadmap and attendees will be encouraged to provide their feedback on the future of the platform.

To help inspire more creative and innovative thought during the event, attendees will also be treated to a visit at the TaylorMade-adidas Golf fitting facility at The Kingdom. One MVP for the day will experience the ultimate in fitting experience with MAT-T (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) to digitally capture their swing and provide a truly customized fit previously only available to Tour Pros.

For more information or to register for the Spigit Customer Summit, visit

About Spigit
Spigit is the leading developer of social productivity software for enterprises to drive innovation and empower decision makers. Spigit's product offerings range from the intra-enterprise InnovationSpigit(TM) to its customer-facing IdeaSpigit solutions. Spigit currently powers innovation projects at numerous Fortune 500 companies and has been named Best of Software Interop 2008 and is listed on the AlwaysOn Global 250 list, the power list of the top 250 private global technology companies. For more information, visit


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