CLEVELAND, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, Inc., of Cleveland, the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, today announces they will present at the PRCI Workshop, host a complimentary breakfast event to showcase open innovation best practices in the oil and gas sector, and will be a sponsor and exhibitor at the upcoming CoDev 2013 event. Media are invited to attend, and conduct interviews with executives from NineSigma at both events. Please contact us to schedule interviews, in person, or by phone. What: Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) Workshop Where: Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, Dallas, TX, USA When: Monday, February 4, 2013, 12:00pm – 5:00pmWhy: NineSigma CEO Andy Zynga will discuss novel approaches to open innovation and share real innovation stories that address topic areas and challenges relevant to the pipeline industry. Register or learn more online at http://www.ninesigma.com/news-and-events/industry-events/prci-meetingWhat: Breakfast & Networking Event: Making Open Innovation Stick in Oil & GasWhere: Houston City Club, Houston, TX, USA When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:30am – 10:00amWhy: Learn how and why organizations develop innovation programs, the benefits of Open Innovation as a component of a broader program, and best practices in peer organizations. Speakers from NineSigma, USAA, and Nalco Energy Services at Ecolab will be featured. Register or learn more online at http://www.ninesigma.com/news-and-events/industry-events/houston-breakfast. What: CoDev 2013, International Innovation ConferenceWhere: Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, CA, USA When: February 11-13, 2013Why: NineSigma is a participating sponsor, exhibiting at this two-day conference on how to develop and implement solid internal foundations for open innovation, integrate open innovation practices across global functions and organizations, and evolve a company's culture to drive higher value deals. More information is available at http://www.ninesigma.com/news-and-events/industry-events/codev-2013. About NineSigma NineSigma connects organizations with external innovation resources to accelerate innovation in private, public and social sectors. The company provides open innovation services to organizations worldwide, including Kraft Foods, Philips, Siemens, and Unilever, to solve immediate challenges, integrate new knowledge, fill product pipelines, and stay ahead of the competition. Named to the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private U.S. companies, NineSigma's proprietary process has produced billions of dollars in value for its clients. NineSigma has the largest open global network of solution providers and an extensive database of existing solutions spanning numerous industries and technical disciplines. NineSigma's online innovation community, NineSights®, is the world's first open innovation social media destination, connecting innovators of all sizes with resources and relationships to drive growth. Learn more at www.ninesigma.com and www.ninesights.com. Media Contact:Jackie Lucas, Warner Communications — firstname.lastname@example.org, (978) 255-1159 SOURCE NineSigma, Inc.