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Kuczmarski Innovation is the foremost consulting firm specializing in accelerating growth through innovation. Kuczmarski Innovation focuses on consumer-based innovation consulting and uses a disciplined and systematic approach in developing strategies, building frameworks, outlining processes and designing training programs for clients. Founded in 1983, Kuczmarski Innovation is at the forefront of innovation and thought leadership serving Fortune 500 companies to small businesses in a broad range of industries.
Founder and Co-Chair, Chicago Innovation Awards Email Tom
Thomas D. Kuczmarski, senior partner and president of Kuczmarski Innovation, is a nationally recognized expert in the innovation and development of new products and services. The author of six books and many articles, Mr. Kuczmarski has taught product and service innovation at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management for 31 years. Mr. Kuczmarski is the founder and co-chair, along with Dan Miller, of the Chicago Innovation Awards, which recognizes each year the most innovative new products, services, business models and processes developed in the Chicago area.
The Chicago Innovation Awards recognize those with the courage, confidence, and good sense to take risks in the name of innovation. They celebrate the progress and profit that come from bringing new products and services to the market.
Founder and Co-Chair, Chicago Innovation Awards Email Dan
Dan Miller is co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards. Before that, he worked as the business editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News and helped launch Crain’s Chicago Business, serving as its editor for its first decade. He also served as chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission for four years 1994-98, and as publisher and executive vice president of The Heartland Institute from 1998 to 1999 and again from 2008 to 2010. Miller was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2005, and was named Illinois Journalist of the Year by the Northern Illinois University faculty in 1981.
Chicago’s reputation on the world stage continues to grow because businesses are working hard to bring high-quality, innovative products and services to international markets. Seeing the continued success of past winners further strengthens our commitment to recognizing the brilliant minds that continue to seek to reach the next level.
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