Edison Awards logoCelebrating it’s 30th year, the Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

This week, the Edison Awards announced the newest members of its Steering Committee.  Mike Docherty, CEO of Venture2, is proud to serve with this diverse group of senior executives as they monitor the development and successful launch of innovative products each year.  Mike brings a unique perspective on innovation, having been an entrepreneur, senior corporate executive and venture capitalist. He is passionate about the intersection of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. In his book Collective Disruption, Docherty reveals how the smartest corporations are learning to partner and co-create transformative new businesses with startups.

During the Edison Awards nomination process, the Steering Committee reviews each nomination, selecting only those they believe merit consideration for an award. The approved applicants are put on a comprehensive ballot and sent to over 3,000 experienced senior business executives throughout the nation. The ballots are tabulated and the finalists are notified.

In addition, the Steering Committee is responsible for selecting the Edison Achievement Award honorees. They review biographies, practices, and impact of nominees and select individuals who are on the cutting edge of innovation to receive the distinguished award.

For more information on the Edison Awards and the nomination process, please visit their website.