OREANDA-NEWS. Spigit®, the leader in innovation management software, today announced the appointment of a new Customer Advisory Board with seven pioneering innovation executives from major industries. The Board will offer in-depth industry expertise to reinforce Spigit's customer-centric product direction and innovation strategies.

Spigit is the top provider of innovation management software with the largest customer base in the industry. More than 5 million users globally have participated in Spigit-powered innovation programs. As Spigit continues to grow, the Customer Advisory Board will be critical in addressing industry-specific best practices and challenges around designing successful innovation programs.

Members of Spigit's newly appointed Customer Advisory Board include:

·      Kelly Amaroso, Senior Manager, Global Technology Communications, TE Connectivity

·      Barbara Distasio, Assistant Vice President, MetLife Enterprise Innovation

·      Joel Morris, Director, Ignite! Innovation, Optum and UnitedHealth Group

·      Yi Hoo Ong, Vice President, Li & Fung Limited

·      Renee Pearson, Director of ITS Global Innovation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

·      Katie Silvers, Innovation Manager, Corporate Strategy, RELX Group

·      David Underwood, Insight & Innovation Leader, CSAA Insurance Group (AAA)

The Board fully represents the breadth of clients served by Spigit as the members have been chosen from a wide range of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing and healthcare. Members of the Customer Advisory Board will serve a term of two years from 2016-2018. Initially, the Board will be divided into three working groups based on their individual expertise of leading innovation programs and to address the unique problems of their respective industries.

Spigit's Chief Customer Officer (CCO) Paul Brooks said, "The newly elected Customer Advisory Board is exemplary in their individual and combined experience. These members have transformed their companies with creative innovation programs and their knowledge can guide us in identifying industry-specific best practices and challenges. This collaboration will ensure that Spigit continues to fuel innovation success in every industry."

Spigit enables companies to tap into the collective intelligence of their crowds of employees, customers, and partners. Several companies undergoing digital transformation are turning to crowdsourced innovation software to source their best ideas for process improvement, competitive growth, and to identify new products and markets.

About Spigit

Spigit is the largest provider of innovation management software to some of the world's foremost companies, including AT&T, Citibank, Duke Energy, MetLife, Pfizer, Unilever, UnitedHealth Group and more. Spigit has powered innovation and process improvement for large enterprises across major industries of financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and energy.