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Katherine is an internationally-recognized expert on innovation and product development who has helped hundreds of engineers and scientists to get their best ideas to market faster.
Author of the Shingo Research Award-winning book, The Mastery of Innovation and The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How to Get Your Best Ideas to Market Faster which is in its 2nd edition, and High Velocity Innovation: How to Get Your Best Ideas to Market Faster.
She has accelerated innovation on every continent except Antarctica and in industries from aerospace to alternative energy. Katherine lives in Camas, Washington.
Kathy has a strong interest in effective problem-solving methods that drive data-driven decision making, and she played a key role in developing these aspects of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.
Kathy’s background is in mixed hardware/software engineering with a focus on quality engineering. She has worked with a wide range of products – everything from printers to early web applications to cardiology and scientific instruments. In the course of her adventures in the high-tech world, she’s developed or improved many types of development processes for teams both large and small.
Kathy lives in Vancouver, Washington where she runs her own consulting business and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowshoeing in her spare time.