Dr.Sergei Ikovenko is one of leading consultants and project facilitators in innovation technology of design. He has conducted more than 1000 courses on innovation and TRIZ topics for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Dr.lkovenko received special awards for development of innovation at Procter & Gamble and U nilever. He got an award from Samsung Electronics for integrating TRIZ indo Samsung SixS igma Black Belt training. A special Award from Hyundai Motor of 2008 concluded a 7-month innovation program led by Dr.Ikovenko that yielded 81 patents and ROl of more that 120 million dollars. The Program of 2009 yielded 245 mIn dollars of ROl and 122 patents. The program continues every year from 2008 till now.
Dr.Ikovenko is the author of DFP - Design for PatentabilityR method taught at Master Degree Programs of WIPO-funded (World Intellectual Property Organization, a specialized agency of United Nations) universities worldwide. Dr.Ikovenko is the President of the DFP Institute that operates in cooperation with European Commission, WIPO and MIT.
In addition, Dr.Ikovenko has taught TRIZ seminars at MIT, Harvard University, Carnegie-Melon University, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, and other leading educational institutions worldwide as well as for experts of China Patent Office, South Korean Patent Office, Swiss Patent Office, Polish Patent Office, etc.
Langdon is an award-winning innovator and world-renowned innovation consultant, best-selling author, and acclaimed keynote speaker. He is Senior Partner at InnovationLabs LLC, where he leads the firm's global innovation consulting practice with a wonderful variety of clients in business, government, and non-profits.
Recent clients include NASA, Accor, Airbus, Bayer, France Telecom/Orange, ING, Ingersoll-Rand, Kaiser Pemanente, Leidos, L'Oreal, National Board of Medical Examiners, Stanford Health Care, Total Oil, UNICEF, US Navy, US Coast Guard, and many others. He is recognized as one the world's leading thinkers and consultants on innovation, and his original and ground-breaking work has been adopted by corporations and universities on every continent.
The breakthrough project he led for the UNICEF Polio Eradication effort was honored as a finalist in the Innovation Leader Impact Awards for 2018..
Langdon is author or co-author of ten acclaimed books on Innovation and Strategy, with editions in Chinese (traditional and simplified) , Japanese, Korean, and French, and Editor of the five volumes in the NASA/Aeropace Technology Working Group series of space technology and commerce.
Jerome Conlon has more than thirty years of business, product marketing and brand planning leadership experience, twenty from inside Nike (Global Director of Brand & Marketing Planning & Insights) , Starbucks (VP of Brand, Strategic Research & New Products) , NBC Entertainment (SR VP of Marketing & Program Development)
He is the author of Soulful Branding - Unlock the Hidden Energy in Your Company and Brand (Futurelab Press, 2015) . He is also the author of The Brand Bridge - Howto Build a Profound Connection Between Your Company, Your Brand and Your Customers (Futurelab Press, 2019) .
As founder of Brand Frameworks, for the past 17 years Jerome has offered consulting services in the following areas：product marketing, brand education workshops, strategic research projects, research planning, assessment of past projects for insights that may have been missed. Market planning, Brand Planning, Brand Guardian Group Process, Brand Audits, Marketing Audits, Communications Effectiveness Studies, Deep Campaign Development, Brand Positioning Analysis, Brand Repositioning, Brand Essence Research into Purpose and Values and howto align with consumer facing positioning, Brand Narrative Development, Storytelling, Brand Field Analysis, Brand Strength Monitoring, Qualitative Research, Segmentation Studies, Depth Workshops, Concept Generation or Ideation Workshops, Brand Initiatives Planning, Client services have been tailored to start-ups-to-Fortune 100 brands.