(Washington, DC - March 30, 2017) - Bill Ruggles, COO and Managing Partner of Ruggles^2 LLC, introduced and interviewed one of the world's leading quality, performance improvement, and innovation professionals: Dr. H. James Harrington, as the recipient of its "2017 Lifetime Achievement Award" at the International Association of Innovation Professionals' (IAOIP) Innova-Con 4.0 in Washington, DC on Thursday, March 30th.
"It was a great honor to be invited to introduce and interview Jim Harrington in front of everyone assembled there as a part of this Award. He's a good friend and an honored mentor. " stated Bill Ruggles. "I first worked with him in Montreal back in the early 2000's when he was CEO of Systemcorp, a Montreal-based, high-tech company that was eventually acquired by IBM at a huge premium for the owners. Then, about 5 years later, I delivered a couple of "Boot Camp" workshops for him in Dubai, UAE. Finally, I've already co-authored one book with him (Effective Portfolio Management Systems) and am in the process of writing another one (Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams) that is scheduled for release the 3rd Quarter, 2017."
Innova-Con is IAOIP's 2.5-day Annual Conference and this year it was held at the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center at the corner of 15th and Ideas (15th and I Streets) in Washington DC, just blocks from the White House. The Innovation Center was built to enable great ideas to converge and advance how companies build value. The community includes design thinkers, entrepreneurs, engineers and others, crafting the insights and technology to solve the toughest problems of today and the future.
The International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP), led by CEO Dr. Brett Trusko, is a non-profit, professional membership organization that is rapidly becoming the world’s only comprehensive, membership-driven innovation certification body, providing members with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to deliver real change in their industry or field. IAOIP was founded in 2013 and its first certification exam was administered at the February 2015 Innova-Con Conference in NYC.
To inquire about or join IAOIP, go to: http://www.iaoip.org.