Michael Phillips is Director, Professional Development Programs and Affiliations at Stage‐Gate International, providing product innovation and New Product Development process professional development programs to clients globally and across a wide range of sizes and types of organizations and industry associations. Michael has extensive experience in adult education, training, and corporate consulting. He has spoken at a number of conferences and has contributed to a variety of industry trade magazines. Michael has significant experience in the oil & gas, medical, plastics, pulp & paper, and manufacturing industries. He holds a BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Henley Management College.