Top 10 Reasons to Attend the CIMS Fall Meeting (with apologies to Dave Letterman)

Still undecided about whether to attend the annual Fall Meeting of the Center for Innovation Management Studies (CIMS)…?

Here are the top 10 reasons why you should make plans to come join the Center and it’s guests on October 23rd & 24th at the Downtown Raleigh Sheraton in Raleigh, NC:

10. You’ll finally figure out why Raleigh, N.C. is called the “City of Oaks.


Ricardo Pietrobon, MD/Ph.D./MBA

9.  Learn from a multi-talented and most charismatic MD/Ph.D./MBA, Ricardo Pietrobon as to why data mining is the future of translational medicine—and what implications this has for your industry.

8.  Be inspired by the dedication and enthusiasm of up-and-coming young Pentair Water Pool & SpaMBA students as they discuss the results of a research project they conducted on behalf of CIMS member company Pentair Water Pool and Spa.

7. Receive a free copy “Enduring Success: What Top Companies Do Differently,” by the meetings keynote speakers, Dr. Kurt Matzler and Dr. Todd Mooradian. The book looks at research on 1,100 European-based firms identifying the shared characteristics and features possessed and influenced by top-management.  Their presentation will cover their research in the book as well as their newly completed US-based firm’s research.

6. Be able to say you dined at Bu*Ku one of Raleigh’s best and trendiest new restaurants—without having to wait in line.

5. See first-hand how CIMS member, Air Products and Chemicals, has utilized the CIMS TEC Renaissance Research Project in tandem with the Center’s approach to Big Data Analytics to create markeAir Products Logot maps of potential new products, clients and partners utilizing both structured and unstructured data bases.


4. Hear Poole College of Management’s Stacy Wood breakdown the psychological traits and qualities associated with successful innovation.


3. Have your picture taken in front of a new Raleigh attraction, the dazzling Shimmer Wall, located on the side of the Raleigh Convention Center next door to the CIMS meeting.


2. Help shape the future of CIMS by sharing your views and vision at the members-only business meeting.

And the Number One Reason You Attend the CIMS Fall Meeting…

1. You just might have the professional experience of a lifetime.

As a former BP executive once told CIMS, “I was blown away by the depth and breadth of innovation knowledge, both academic and practical, that I saw at the CIMS meetings that I managed to attend. My only regret was not being able to attend more meetings.”

Ready to register?

Hurry, space is limited.

For additional information, contact Michelle Grainger, CIMS Managing Director .

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