Computer-aided Innovation LO18169

Walter Derzko (
Fri, 22 May 1998 14:52:30 -0700

Creativity Consortium-Panel on Computer-aided Innovation

The Monthly meeting of the Creativity Consortium
Wednesday May 27, 1998--6:15 PM to 9:30 PM
The Ontario Club, 30 Wellington St West, 5th Floor Commerce Court South
Toronto, Ontario

[Can't attend ? copies of the proceedings will be available in
June--embargoed till June 28th. call or email for details]

Topic: Panel on Computer-aided innovation-software that helps you see
patterns, manage knowledge, think and invent

Building a knowledge repository-does it aid in collaboration, insight
generation and speed up the concept to cash life cycle ?Jim Falconer a
researcher from Nortel (Northern Telecom-Canada's premier research
establishment) reports on his experiences in building a repository of
knowledge artifacts and an interactive research and collaboration tool for
a small consulting department within a large communications solutions
company. Jim talks about the particular challenges faced by a
geographically-dispersed knowledge-based enterprise like Nortel in
constructing and maintaining a corpus of knowledge and innovation that is
self-sustaining, dynamic and value-rich. The solution relies heavily upon
the ubiquity, extent and hypertext-based underpinnings of the World Wide
Web. In addition, all aspects of the inquisitive/ acquisitive behavior,
interaction and knowledge management had to be modeled into the solution
for it to be both useful and engaging.

Can software programs help inventors, designers and engineers in creating
concepts for new inventions? IQ-Plus, a Canadian software company is one
of the several firms who have released new software based on the
creativity technique called TRIZ, a process originally invented by G.S
Altshuller in the 1960's. After it was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal
and Business Week, the TRIZ process is now used by such well-known firms
as: Kodak, Ford, Nortel, AMP, IBM, 3M, Eli Lilly, Kimberly-Clark, Rand,
Motorola, Rockwell, Saab, Xerox and others. IQ-Plus software is unique in
that it integrates several methods including VA, QFD, TRIZ, TOC and the
Coller method and others. Victor Minin, an engineer, scientist and
entrepreneur discusses his 12 years of experiences in product innovation
and solving engineering problems.

Come out and hear our experts or order the proceedings. Does it deserve
all the hype? What are some of the results? See a demo in action.

Panel Moderator: Walter Derzko, Director Brain Space and founder
Creativity Consortium.

Panelists: Jim Falconer, Nortel and Victor Minin, IQ Plus Corporation

Meeting Cost: $40 guests, $30 members, $20 full time students
Cash, cheque or AMEX

Proceedings: $42.50 (includes postage) if ordered in Canada
$37.50 US for all international orders Cheque (made out to the
Creativity Consortium)or Amex

For reservations or to order proceedings call (416) 588-1122

Walter Derzko
Director Brain Space
(formerly the Idea Lab at
the Design Exchange)
Founder Creativity Consortium
116 Galley Ave
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M6R 1H1
(416) 588-1122


"Walter Derzko" <>

Learning-org -- Hosted by Rick Karash <> Public Dialog on Learning Organizations -- <>