Renowned Inventor, Entrepreneur and Author Nicholas J. Webb to Speak at PIPELINE 2011

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Webb will focus on the power of digital innovation

PIPELINE 2011, the second annual online conference on product development,, is featuring renowned inventor, entrepreneur, innovation management consultant and author Nicholas J. Webb as the opening keynote.

On June 1, Webb will reveal his research into how leading organizations are breaking through innovation barriers by actively listening to create transformative customer experiences.

“Leading organizations can create innovation and an exceptional value for their customers through active listening. Today, there is so much interaction and information coming via social media and the digital frontier. And those listening are positioned to be leaders,” said Webb. “When I went to see how top organizations are gaining ground, I found we are literally in the middle of a new revolution. Digital innovation represents the next generation of innovation.”

A prolific and bestselling author, Webb is set to release The Digital Innovation Playbook: Creating a Transformative Customer Experience.

At PIPELINE2011, he will share what he learned about digital innovation from some of the most successful organizations in the world who are now using digital and social media to drive unprecedented levels of customer value. His case studies include how the U.S. Army has solved its major problem through its digital presence. He will show how great innovators like Yamaha and Kodak are creating world-class innovations through digital connectivity.

Free to attendees online, PIPELINE 2011 is expected to draw more than 1,500 product development leaders and professionals worldwide. The virtual, cutting-edge conference will promote the knowledge and practices of innovation, product development and product portfolio management.

Attendees will be able to interact with speakers; network with other product developers; browse a virtual and interactive exhibition hall; and learn best practices, tips and tricks they can apply immediately in their organizations – all from the convenience of their computer screens.

“Nicholas is going to provide attendees with profound insights into what is happening now – he is constantly working on the cutting edge. We are excited to have him open PIPELINE with his intense, insightful and powerful new findings,” said Patrick Tickle, executive vice president of products of Planview, the host sponsor of the event.

Webb has been awarded more than 35 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and launched hundreds of technologies in his 25-year career. He currently provides innovation strategy consulting to a wide range of clients from small startups to Fortune 500 companies.

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