"Frost & Sullivan has continuously put together a repertoire of powerful networking
opportunities and highly focused sessions. During our track, our discussions
were highly interactive and thought provoking. Through it’s track
focus and speakers, GIL offers solutions to strategic and tactical issues that
face professionals in their daily career challenges."
- Nan Bulger, Senior Director,
"GIL was the most
meaningful, relevant and worthwhile event that I have participated in. Great
people, great topics and great energy."
- David Cheskis, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, ANADIGICS,
"Frost & Sullivan managed to
create a great program this year, with great speakers, interactive sessions
and lot's of good technology and business insights. The networking opportunity
was great too. Thanks for the invitation to speak to this great audience."
- Claudio Lima, Vice Chair,
IEEE P2030 Smart Grid Standards WG
"Once again you and your team
organized a fantastic conference with cutting edge relevant talks, well
thought out workgroups and breakout sessions, and immaculate hospitality.
This will continue to be on my list of highly recommended events to recommend
to those wanting the best information and networking for Innovation."
- Roger Lee, Research Fellow Associate, Clorox
"It's hard to imagine a better
forum to network, learn, and share ideas with such a diversified
and influential group. Our panel, Collaboration in the Enterprise: Making it
Work," was a testament to Frost & Sullivan's ability to bring together experts
from market-leading organizations and moderate a discussion that was candid,
informative, and relevant."
- Brian Murray, Head of Implementation Strategy, Yammer, Inc.
"Frost & Sullivan continues to line up to its reputation to not just
research and comment on markets but leverages their knowledge to really help
companies with their strategies and growth. Any company needing a boost should
truly consider GIL"
- Nikki Willett, Vice President Product Marketing & Regulatory Affairs,
“GIL brings leaders across industries together for 3 days of
networking, education, and knowledge. I had heard nothing but positive
feedback from past participants and it exceeded my expectations. It was a
great experience. Listening to the other speakers and seeing the engagement
of the audience filled me with hope that I will take back to my organization.”
- Devin Hughes, Director of Sales, Genzyme Corporation
"I had a great time - bringing people together from different industries to
look at the problems we have to solve with a diversity of ideas certainly gave
fresh perspective to me that I can take back to work - have already started on
some extreme innovation ideas!"
- Nitin Apte, General Manager, Specialty Resins & LNP Specialty Compounds,
SABIC Innovative Plastics
"GIL was extremely well planned and organized for maximum
usefulness and effectiveness. As a speaker, I found that the attendees were
totally engaged – as well as engaging; it was one of the best audiences I've
had the pleasure to address, network with and learn from"
- Alberto Savoia, Engineering Director and Innovation Champion, Google,
"GIL was excellent to meet CXO's from tier 1 solution providers
especially in the exciting space of mobile terminals. The atmosphere was
relaxed and enhanced collaborative dialogs through the panels."
- Arup Gupta, Director Wireless Platform Solutions, Intel Corporation
"Simply put, this was an awesome experience!"
- Aliston Thomas, Senior Sales Representative , Agilent Technologies
“Frost & Sullivan has recognized the need for the integration of strategy with
intelligence and has brought these disciplines together in one forum.”
- Nanette J. Bulger, Sector Sr. Director, Market Intelligence, Philips
“Frost & Sullivan has found the key to create a compelling agenda,
assemble visionary business leaders and facilitate thought provoking dialog to
unlock answers for the business challenges of our times. The business insight
and networking opportunities are outstanding! Thanks to Frost & Sullivan
for a stimulating three days.”
- Rick Mitzner, Senior Director, Engineering Technology, Pfizer
"Frost & Sullivan assembled an impressive group of senior executives
representing a broad range of industries to engage in powerful dialogue on
relevant issues related to growth. There are very few opportunities to gain
such a wide variety of perspectives from leading practitioners and consultants
on such a diverse set of topics. GIL was well worth the time
- D. Keith Pigues, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Ply Gem
"Frost & Sullivan provides a unique platform to network and broaden
perspectives for Sr. Management. If you are not familiar with this excellent
program, you are at a competitive disadvantage."
- Mario Martinez, GM, Central and South America, Smith and Nephew
"I was pleasantly surprised by the number and caliber of contacts that I
made within a relatively short amount of time."
- Russ Johnson, Vice President of Research & Development, Cardinal Health
"This was my first experience attending GIL, and that experience was a good
one. Thought provoking, insightful speakers and thought leaders...excellent
panel discussions and great networking!"
- Kent Willetts, CP of Marketing & Strategy, Appleton Papers
"GIL was great, heard from some great thought leaders and the networking
opportunities were great. I would not hesitate to go again, worth the
- Paul Casanova, Senior Business Development Manager, Sun Microsystems
"There are plenty of conferences and industry events to attend thoughout
the year. But GIL Congress provides more useful
information packaged into 2.5 days than you will find anywhere."
- Michael Fox, SVP Corporate Strategic Development, SRA International
"An amazing place to meet and connect with senior business leaders who are
passionate about growth, innovation and leadership."
- Tom Wujec, Senior Fellow, Autodesk
"GIL is a premier event for executives interested in
innovation, corporate strategy and networking with other thought leaders."
- Thomas Taylor, President, Roush Life Sciences
"Frost & Sullivan performs an outstanding job......Each and every time I attend one of
their programs I am greeted by a group of industry peers seeking input to many
of the same challenges we are faced with as an organization. As I depart from
these programs I can be assured of new professional relationships, tangible
action items impacting our bottom-line and new concepts in business to be
explored in a strategic framework. Frost & Sullivan is truly a leader in professional
- Don Lamping, Director CRM, Zimmer, Inc.
"GIL was excellent. I found the quality and
quantity of information covered to be just right. The CEO Summit was particularly effective, with key messages
delivered quickly and to the point I personally reconnected with many CEOs
and other decision makers across various industries – Chemicals, Aerospace &
Defense and Basic Industries – many whom I had lost touch with over the years.
We shared many great ideas were shared on how to grow one’s company, either
organically or through acquisition. A not to miss event on my calendar!”
- Hector J. Cuellar – President, McGladrey Capital Markets
"GIL provided terrific insights on how the
business environment is changing, and more importantly on how businesses must
change to stay competitive. The speakers and the content in their presenations offered both visionary and pragmatic resources that can be
- Ken Edwardson, Global Leader, Dow AgroSciences
"Once again, Frost & Sullivan delivered an excellent GIL. The quality of the
participants is outstanding and the level and depth of the interaction is
unique in the industry. The sessions and events facilitate dialog and
networking in an interactive and fun way. Participation has good
business value for me, from both the contacts made and the thought-provoking
content that applies to driving business growth."
- Holly Hillberg, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer,
Carestream Health, Inc.
"Frost & Sullivan's GIL will have an impact on the implementation of our strategy. In
addition, during our panel at the event, we made several VP-level contacts
with customers and prospects that will likely result in new business. We
look forward to participating in future events!"
- Rob Hoffman, VP/GM, Aerospace and Defense, Wind River
"The Global Green Revolution Executive Symposium was an excellent
event with some very informative presentations and interactive exchanges."
The participants were very qualified in their respective areas of expertise
and provided a very valuable networking opportunity. GIL was
professionally managed, ran smoothly, and comes highly recommended. This
Symposium comes highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed!"
- Subra Narayan, Director, Venture Capital, Eastman Kodak Co.
"GIL exceeded my expectations. After one of the networking dinners, I had the
rare opportunity to connect casually with an executive from a company in an
adjacent space that had successfully dealt with many of the issues we are
currently wrestling with who was willing to share their solutions. In
addition, I found the sessions to be incredibly enlightening -- amazing how
companies big and small are all dealing with similar growth and innovation
issues. I took home a plethora of insights on growing my company."
- Jim Spare, President & Chief Executive Officer, Canesta
"The unique format, where you combine cross-industry and industry specific
forums, creates a rich exchange of ideas and perspecitves. This
challenges the participants to truly re-examine their competitiveness and the
way in which they approach their business."
- Mark Suseck, Executive Director of Strategic Marketing, Ortho
“Where else can you learn about the best practices for corporate growth in
general, and in your industry in particular, as they are being applied to the
top practitioners’ themseleves? No where. If you want to grow, here is where
you need to go…”
- Max Nelson, Director, Strategic Planning and Market
Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
"GIL was a great
opportunity to learn what is important and urgent to company executives across
North America. Usually, I learn from my peers in my industry and in my region.
At GIL, I found that the conversation was significantly
different and focused elsewhere than new web technologies. It was an
eye-opener. Frost & Sullivan has a unique model for allowing participants to
create their own insights and conclusions that industry-specific conferences
- Deborah Grove, Principal, Grove Associates
“This was an excellent forum to get ideas around growth from some
of the top minds”
-Gary Fairley, Director of Marketing, CIBA
"GIL was a great event. It really opened my eyes to the importance
- Frank Pagano, CEO, Coni-Seal Inc.
"I found GIL an excellent place to discuss with my peers issues and
opportunities in growing our business. I also found it refreshing to
know that I was not alone in having, "The Board expecting above average growth
and profitability". The bottom line is that growing the business is hard work
and there is no magic to it. This Congress did not try to offer magic,
but sound advice on growing the business."
- Francis Memole, Executive Vice President, Iteris, Inc.
"GIL is a must-attend event for practitioners involved at the cutting
edge of innovation. The event provides opportunities to learn about
innovative best practices through real-world case studies that are all centered around one focus area -- business growth."
- Sanjay Dua, Chief Marketing Officer, Teak Technologies
"GIL was very
valuable. As a financial person, it allowed me to meet with senior R &D
and marketing people, which I usually don’t meet. It gave me a different
perspective on the industry and in four instances of useful insight into the
strategy of specific companies."
- Jean L. Stephan Cayanni, Senior Managing Director, RSM EquiCo,
"As a first time participant at GIL I was very impressed with the caliber of the attendees
and the ideas being exchanged. A very worthwhile expenditure of time and
- Greg Galvin, President and CEO, Kionix, Inc.
"We attend many trade shows and conventions throughout the year and
found GIL to be much better than the industry
mega shows. Frost & Sullivan's intimate gathering of high caliber
attendees put us in direct contact with the users and buyers of our services."
- Jack Bissell, COO, EKM Corporation
"Frost & Sullivan does a terrific job in assembling quality programs
that engage outstanding industry thought leaders. The interactive
structure promotes exchange of knowledge and best practices and we always take
away excellent ideas and solutions from our talented peer participants."
- David Pilosof, Director, Consumer Applied Technology - R&D, The
"As great as the content of the event is, it is surpassed with
networking opportunities with some of the most respected business leaders in
America. This conference is a wonderful learning experience and a great venue
to exchange ideas and best business practices."
- Fred Miller, Vice President Global Sales, Marriott
"A great opportunity to meet and substantively engage
with thought leaders from all aspects of the industry. A fabulous, group
learning curve for anyone in the industry, but typically focused on their
- Linda McAllister, Director Tech. Management, Roche Dx Corpin,
"Through a combination of formal and informal sessions
with appropriate time allocations and varieties of format, Frost & Sullivan
created an inviting, collaborative environment in which both participants and
speakers interacted in many beneficial discussions"
- Rachel Nguyen, Senior Manager, Advanced Planning Strategy,
"A meeting where we share concerns about topics highly
charged with uncertainty and the discourse leads to some clarity and lower
- Rosendo Fuquen, Manager, Emerging Technologies, The Timken Co.