A Problem Definition Webinar
As scientists, we know the truth in Charles Kettering’s insights that “A problem well stated is a problem half-solved”. Especially when engaging global innovators through open innovation, problem definition is among the first steps on your successful Open Innovation journey. This webinar will highlight why problem definition is so critical and will outline NineSigma’s problem definition methodology. Additionally, we’ll hear from Mark Taylor, Ph.D., Technical SME & Project Manager, OLED Lighting, Corning about their recent OI success story, the Corning OLED-Works Lighting Without a Bulb contest, and how this methodology was applied to achieve a successful outcome.
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Denys Resnick, Chief Growth Officer, NineSigma
Ms. Resnick is responsible for incubating and
launching NineSigma’s new products and services. She leads NineSigma’s Grand
Challenge Team, and has
played an executive leadership and strategic role with key clients, including
GE, the National Football League (NFL), the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA), UnderArmour, Cisco, Statoil, PKN ORLEN (Poland), NASA and
the Canadian non-profit Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation
Since joining NineSigma in 2008, Ms. Resnick has
lead key initiatives, including launching NineSigma’s collaboration platform,
NineSights; developing NineSmart ™, NineSigma’s unique and proprietary approach
for engaging and managing our global community of solution providers; and growing NineSigma’s engagement
with the Government.
Ms. Resnick brings over 20 years of manufacturing
and business development experience from companies like RPM, Faber Castell, and
FedEx. Resnick earned an MBA in International Business and Finance from New
York University, and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.
Mark Taylor, Director, Photovoltaic Technology Assessment (retired), Corning Incorporated
In his role at Corning, Dr. Taylor managed external collaborations
and the intellectual property portfolio.\Mark
held a variety of technical, commercial and management positions in Corning’s
Science and Technology, Optical Networking, Specialty Materials and Strategic
Growth groups. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Carleton
College, a PhD in Geology from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in
Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is currently on a special project assignment to
Corning in the area of advanced solid state lighting. He volunteers as President of the
Science & Discovery Center, Vice-President of the New York Municipal
Electric and Gas Alliance, and a board member of the Schuyler County Industrial Development Agency.
He is the volunteer information technology coordinator for the Humane Society
of Schuyler County and MyPlace children’s center. He also serves as the chief technician for the
Schuyler County Board of Elections.
Kevin Andrews, Program Manager, NineSigma
extensive training in Physical Chemistry, Dr. Kevin Andrews came to the inks
and coatings industry prepared to make a difference. During many years in R&D he led
projects that resulted in
new coatings, reduced-VOC ink jet ink formulations, inks for high resolution
large format graphics printers, and spray-coating systems.
Dr. Andrews led numerous multi-functional teams
through product development cycles to develop powerful printing systems for
large- scale, high-resolution graphics applications. He has worked with Fortune
500 companies in the automotive, chemical, food, consumer product, packaging,
apparel, energy, and industrial manufacturing areas. He has experience with instrument
and equipment design, monomer and solvent purification, and polymer sample
preparation under modified atmosphere.
Dr. Andrews holds a Ph.D.
in Physical Chemistry and an M.S. in Chemical Physics from the University of
Maryland as well as a B.A. in Physics from the College of Wooster.