"You got this great new, innovative idea--do you collaborate? Or do you go it alone? The key question is, how quickly do you want to be in the marketplace? If time is of the essence, you better have that core competency in your own organization. A very smart CTO said to me just yesterday, 'You can save 6 months in the laboratory with just 1 hour in the library.' So know your fastest path to market, and then pursue it--whether it is through your own resources or through collaboration." -- Denys Resnick
When do you collaborate?
Denys Resnick is responsible for incubating and launching NineSigma’s new Open Innovation and Collaboration products and services. Her focus is helping organizations negotiate and build long-term, cross-functional business relationships with solution providers around the world. Resnick’s team delivers a customized, completely facilitated program that leads clients through the assessment and acquisition of OI technologies. To use Denys’ own words, her assignment is to bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, educators and scientists to truly ignite innovation.
Before joining Nine Sigma in 2008, Denys was founder and President of TradeQuest, Inc., a consulting firm that developed and implemented international business growth strategies for global manufacturing and service companies. She brings 20 years of manufacturing and business development experience from companies like RPM, Faber Castell, and FedEx.
She earned an MBA in International Business and Finance from New York University, and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.