Jack Hipple (bio)

Innovation and Breakthrough Problem Solving Consultant

Contact:Mr. Jack Hipple
Mailing Address: 18222 Collridge Dr., Tampa, Florida, United States of America 33647
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Fields of Interest:

Engineering, Consulting, Creativity, Learning, Management, Technology

Most Requested Topics/Programs:

  • TRIZ
  • Innovation
  • Creativity

Recent Engagements:

  • Inventive Problem Solving course instruction for both ASME and AIChE nationwide (2003 to current date)
  • TRIZ: Problem Solving from the Left Side of the Brain (Creative Problem Solving Institute
  • 2006)
  • What's the Buzz about RIZ and How Can It Affect Our Quaity Efforts (ASQ
  • 2005)
  • Inventive Problem Solving for Enginers (3 part series for Chemical Engineering Progress
  • 2005)
  • Why Innovation Champions Fail and What to Do About It
  • IIR Return on Innovation Conference
  • 12/4/03
  • Introduction to the TRIZ Inventive Problem Solving and Forecasting Process--Innovation Network Conference 9/21/03
  • Future of Organizational Problem Solving--World Future Society 7/19/03
  • So You Want to Start an Innovation Effort--Research Technology magazine--May/June 2003
  • Introduction to the TRIZ Problem Solving Process---AAIM Management Association 6/25/03
  • The Rise and Fall of Corporate Innovation Centers--Innovation Network Conference 9/22/02
Speaker 's Fees:$2501 to $5000
Length of presentation:2 hours to 4 day workshops
Travels From:Tampa, FL
Travel Limits:None
Target Audience:Engineers
Target Audience - Other:Aerospace Engineers, Consultants, Educators, Other Professionals, Management Consultants
AV Requirements:LCD, Overhead, Flip Charts
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Jack Hipple is Principal of the consulting firm Innovation-TRIZ, Inc., an innovation consulting company based in Tampa, FL.

Jack has 35 years of experience in the chemical and materials industries, including 26 years with Dow Chemical, where he was responsible for global chemical engineering research as well as for its Discovery Research program. This responsibilithy included new business development across numerous product lines. Following assignments as program manager for Technology Transfer and Foreign Technology Sourcing with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences he assumed responsibility for major new technology and product development programs at Ansell Edmont and subsequently with Cabot Corporation. Prior to forming Innovation-TRIZ, Jack worked with Ideation International, a developer of advanced TRIZ methodologies and software, and Idea Connections, an innovation consulting company based in Rochester, NY. He is one of the few people in the world trained in all of the major innovation tools including TRIZ, Edward Debonoís Six Hats and Lateral Thinking, Michael Kirtonís KAI methodologies and assessment tools, and Myers Briggs social style assessment.

He has also developed a unique approach to organizational innovation assessment which has been publilshed in Research Technology Management and presented at major conferences.

Jack has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

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