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PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 11 July 2012 - IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced that Pamela Kumar, a member of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Board of Governors and director, India Systems and Technology Lab, with IBM, will participate in two panel discussions—“Accelerating Capability Development for Technology Innovation” and "Open Innovation"—at Zinnov Globalization Summit 2012 on 12 July in Bangalore, India.

Who: Pamela Kumar, a member of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Board of Governors and director, India Systems and Technology Lab, with IBM

What: Panel Discussions at Zinnov Globalization Summit 2012

When: 12 July, 12:30-1 p.m., "Accelerating Capability Development for Technology Innovation—This panel will discuss the state of affairs with regards to the current capability, talent pool and ecosystem. Upon taking stock of the current situation, the panel will focus on some of the challenges in this transformation/re-engineering journey and ways to mitigate them. Also, the speakers will share insights on some of the critical success factors that have enabled them build the necessary capability in their organizations to drive technology innovation. This session is uniquely positioned to deliver key takeaways for a variety of audience as the speakers are from different components of the eco-system.”

12 July, 2-3 p.m., "Open Innovation—MNC R&D (multi-national company research-and-development) centers in India that are focused on generating value for the parent organization are using innovation as a key lever. However, not all the ingredients of innovation might be present internally. Both for the purpose of fostering a culture of innovation, as well as to generate new ideas, open innovation is essential. Given this, MNC R&D centers are collaborating with universities, startups and even peers for the purpose of collaborative innovation. This could be for the purpose of sharing knowledge, best practices or even working together formally where emerging markets are concerned. The first of its kind, this session will aim to simulate an open innovation engagement by providing a common problem to different ecosystem players to solve collectively. The objective will be to show by example how, by cross-leveraging competencies, an outcome where the sum of the whole is greater than its parts can be achieved.”

The IEEE-SA will exhibit in Booth 2 in the Leela Palace grand ballroom at the 11-12 July Zinnov Globalization Summit 2012, one of industry’s most sought-after events on R&D and globalization. “Industry Transforming Innovations by Leveraging the Ecosystem” is the theme of Zinnov Globalization Summit 2012, and more information on the event is available at Globalization Summit 2012 Web site. external link

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