Chicago Innovation Judge

Tom Kuczmarski

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Co-founder, Chicago Innovation; President, Kuczmarski Innovation

Thomas D. Kuczmarski, senior partner and president of Kuczmarski Innovation, is a nationally recognized expert in the innovation and development of new products and services. The author of six books and many articles, Mr. Kuczmarski has taught product and service innovation at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management for 32 years. Mr. Kuczmarski is the founder and co-chair, along with Dan Miller, of the Chicago Innovation Awards, which recognizes each year the most innovative new products, services, business models and processes developed in the Chicago area.

The Chicago Innovation Awards recognize those with the courage, confidence, and good sense to take risks in the name of innovation. They celebrate the progress and profit that come from bringing new products and services to the market.