Innovation ROI Best Practices – PILOT Research Project Update

Event Type
Research Project

Innovation Metrics, Managing Innovation and R+D, Innovation Business Cases

This project is working to identify best practices for measuring the ROI of innovation. In this webinar, we will hear the latest updates from the project leaders on their research so far.

To receive a calendar invitation, contact Matt Dorocak.

Greg Lemmon

Lead Statistician and Web Developer

Eureka! Ranch

Greg Lemmon is a statistician and web developer with over a decade of successful experience inventing and developing innovations and doing cutting edge market research in the field of innovation. Greg specializes in research and development for systems that enable innovation. In addition to leading research efforts for the Eureka! Ranch and the Innovation Engineering Institute, Greg assists innovation leaders at other companies with design of experiments, data analysis and their innovation systems. Greg has successfully shipped new innovations for improving creativity, marketing, sales forecasting, market research, project management and even blending bourbon. By leveraging data-grounded research, Greg has also successfully stopped thousands of innovation projects that were risky or of low potential value to the organization.

Lydia Carson

Vice President, Innovation Engineering Systems

Eureka! Ranch

Lydia Carson is Vice President, Innovation Engineering Systems at Eureka! Ranch, where she helps companies create and launch breakthrough new products, services, and systems.   Prior to joining the Ranch, Lydia’s corporate experience included working for Ford Motor Company and Lexmark International.  She also served as Director of Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, part of the National Institute of Standard of Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).  She left MEP to become an entrepreneur, founding Balm Innovations, LLC, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Arkansas BioVentures firm, and served on the MEP National Advisory Board as Vice Chair, representing small businesses.  Lydia received a mechanical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA through the University of Arkansas.  She has received numerous certifications, including Innovation Engineering Black Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt, and ISO 9000 Lead Auditor.

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